How common is vaginal douching?

Common. It's common but not good for most women, because it increases risk of vaginal infection. You kill off the good bacterial that lives in the vagina. I don't recommend it.

Related Questions

What is vaginal douching?

Not recommended. Vaginal douching is squirting water or water with a little vinegar up into the vagina to rinse the vagina out. It was thought that the vagina needed cleaning. This is actually not necessary. The normal vaginal discharge is the vagina's self cleaning mechanism. Douching increases the chance of bacterial infections in the vagina. Read more...

Is it true that you can develop cancer from vaginal douching or from even wearing tampons?

No! Vaginal douching can disrupt the natural bacteria that live in the vagina, but it won't cause cancer. Wearing one tampon for too long may lead to infection, sometimes severe, but it won't cause cancer. Hpv infection is the cause of most cases of cervical cancer, and smoking may also increase risk. Using condoms, getting the hpv vaccine, and quitting smoking are the best things for prevention. Read more...
No. I am not aware these things cause cancer. Tampons are available for absorbing menstruation and should be disposed regularly. Bad infections may occur otherwise if left in place too long. Douching is done be women to maintain cleanliness and also not related to cancer. Read more...