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What are the consequences of douching after having sex?

is there anything bad that can happen? jw. No i haven't done it. but im just wondering.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on Nov. 24, 2009 in Health

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  • your not suppose to douche.. your body cleans your vagina.. you done need to do it besides the normal washing in the shower...

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:29 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • Douching anytime that is not perscribed by a Dr. is not good for you. Your vagina contains natural normal flora that douching destroys. When the normal flora is gone..bad bacteria and yeast can grow unchecked leading to infection.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 12:31 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • I do once in a while, I have been doing it since I was 19 years old.

    Sometimes I feel like it needs a good cleaning.

    I have not had any problems.

    Answer by KFree907 at 12:38 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • My gyn said don't do that. That it is better to let the area self-clean.

    Answer by Bmat at 12:57 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • Douching at any time can cause infection because it alters the natural Ph balance of the vagina.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 1:37 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • You shouldnt I have to after AF comes cause the old blood does not like to leave my body anymore and its gross. But other then that I dont do it. I really dont think it will do any harm, but if someone was trying to flush out sprem...BAD IDEA it could just push them further up!

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 3:20 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • While it takes away bad bacterials, it also washes away good bacterial that fights infections. Better skip using it.

    Answer by Amberoz at 3:51 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

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