You might think you’re doing the right thing, but you’re doing more harm than good. It’s been said that the V@.g!na has its own self-cleaning system but what do I know about V@.g!na, my knowledge about this is very limited.
More aptly put, it’s a self-cleaning oven, which is very correct. The V@.g!na maintains a balanced environment thanks to a bacteria present inside it called lactobacillus, when you squirt, a douching mixture up there, it changes the normal acidic environment to a neutralized one.
Amber Brenza, Prevention will help us with this.
1. Do not steam your Pu.$$y.
Sounds like a good idea right? Not very much, one celebrity pushing this agenda is Gwyneth Paltrow, she has been pushing this bad idea. The V@.g!na isn’t a carpet, no need to steam clean it.
Raquel Dardik, MD, clinical associate professor at NYU Langone Medical Center’s department of obstetrics and gynecology, has a slightly different opinion. “Steaming would be a definite no because you would burn your V@.g!na,” she says.
2. Seek professional, don’t self-medicate
This has been one constant advice that relates to our physical health as much as S3@.x:’ual health. This ones aren’t about those ones you buy over the counter, rather its those homemade remedies. . “You should never try to self-medicate with homemade remedies like garlic or tea tree oil,” says Dardik. “You should never try to self-medicate with homemade remedies like garlic or tea tree oil,” says Dardik.
3. Don’t insert just any foreign object into your V@.g!na
There is a list of things that can go into the V@.g!na, fingers, S3@.x:’ toys, Pen.!s obviously and few other stuffs. Avoid even fruits such as cucumbers, bananas or anything that looks like a d.!ck, even when you sanitize them, they can cause serious irritation. “Essentially, it comes down to common sense and personal habits. S3@.x:’ toys, diaphragms, menstrual cups should all be cleaned and washed in-between uses,” says Young
4. The douching has to stop
We all love when it smells like fresh roses down there, its beautiful, isn’t it? But the truth is that it isn’t supposed to smell like that. “These products do exactly the wrong thing to the V@.g!nal microbiome, making it more susceptible to infection,” says Constance Young, MD, assistant professor at Columbia University Medical Center’s department of obstetrics and gynecology.