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How often should a woman douche? How important is it? Does it matter if it is scented or should I purchase the vinegar douche only?

How often should a woman douche? How important is it? Does it matter if it is scented or should I purchase the vinegar douche only?

Personal pref.: Overall, douching is not necessary as it can get rid of natural bacteria and components that are often "healthy" in a normal vagina. If you feel the need to douche due to odor or feeling uncomfortable with your vaginal area, than no more than 3-4 times a year should be done, because as stated, you do not want to disrupt the normal vaginal flora that helps keep your "balance."scented or reg up 2u. ...Read more

Douching (Definition)

This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain ...Read more


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Why do woman douche?,How do I douche?

Why do woman douche?,How do I douche?

Douching: Women douche as they believe it will keep their vagina cleaner. The vagina cleans itself. The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching. ...Read more

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Can a woman douche after internal radiation for cancer?

Can a woman douche after internal radiation for cancer?

Not usually needed: Douching is generally not recommended for most women because it can upset the normal bacterial environment in the vagina that can actually cause infection. You will have to be extra careful after radiation because the tissue is more fragile. ...Read more

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Do you recommend douching after sexual intercourse as a means to remove sperm, odor and leakage in a menopausal woman?

Douching: Douching can disrupt the balance of the vaginal environment and irritate the tissues, so it is not recommended. ...Read more

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Semen comes in contact or gets near a woman's vulva can showering or wiping or douching prevent pregnancy at all ?

Semen comes in contact or gets near a woman's vulva can showering or wiping or douching prevent pregnancy at all ?

No: None of the methods you mentioned, showering, wiping or douching are known or effective forms of contraception. If in doubt consider "Plan B" to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is douching safe for women?

Is douching safe for women?

Yes.: If not done too frequently and with harsh materials. Water alone can do the trick for most women. ...Read more

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