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how old were u when u 1st used a douch?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:59 AM on Aug. 24, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Is douching safe?

    Most doctors and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) suggest that women steer clear of douching. All healthy vaginas contain some bacteria and other organisms called the vaginal flora. The normal acidity of the vagina keeps the amount of bacteria down. But douching can change this delicate balance. This may make a woman more prone to vaginal infections. Plus, douching can spread existing vaginal infections up into the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 9:14 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Um...never. It's not really healthy to douche.
    SarahLeeMorgan

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 9:02 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Never. I heard it wasn't healthy so I never really worried about doing it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Never.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 9:09 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Never
    GrungeMum

    Answer by GrungeMum at 9:10 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Never
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Never, it's not needed.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:12 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Health problems linked to douching include:

    * vaginal irritation,
    * vaginal infections called bacterial vaginosis or BV,
    * sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and
    * pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of a woman's uterus, fallopian tubes and/or ovaries. It is caused by bacteria that travel from a woman's vagina and cervix up into her reproductive organs. If left untreated, PID can cause fertility problems (difficulties getting pregnant). PID also boosts a woman's chances of ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus). Some STDs, BV, and PID can all lead to serious problems during pregnancy. These include infection in the baby, problems with labor, and early delivery.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 9:14 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • and just in case youre wondering, anon..

    What is the best way to clean my vagina?

    Most doctors say that it is best to let your vagina clean itself. The vagina cleans itself naturally by producing mucous. Women do not need to douche to wash away blood, semen, or vaginal discharge. The vagina gets rid of it alone. Also, it is important to note that even healthy, clean vaginas may have a mild odor.

    Regular washing with warm water and mild soap during baths and showers will keep the outside of the vagina clean and healthy. Doctors suggest women avoid scented tampons, pad, powders and sprays. These products may increase a woman's chances of getting vaginal infections.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 9:16 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • thanks bexi
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

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