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A 20-year-old female asked:

Since child till now, 20th, i used to masturbate with a strong shower faucet on my clitoris. is it has bad effect? i now had vaginitis, is it the cause?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Laura Pearlman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Possibly: Spraying water into the vagina may actually promote infection. It changes the bacterial colonization in the vagina, changing the acidity and allowing for a change in the organisms that keep the vagina stable.
Last updated Feb 5, 2014

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