A 29-year-old member asked:
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why do some women douche?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Training, habits: Douching is a form of cleaning out the vaginal tract. The tract is quite capable of cleaning itself out nicely when undisturbed but some have been taught that this is a form of standard self care. The companies that mad such agents are happy to promote the need for this on a regular basis which is good for their bottom line. If the cleaning is to remove discharge or odor, see your ob.
Answered on Jul 17, 2015

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Douch: Women should never douche on a routine basis. Or for that matter ever.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Yes.: If not done too frequently and with harsh materials. Water alone can do the trick for most women.
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