Vaginal Douche (Douching)

Vaginal Douche (Douching)

Postby Alex31 on 25 Nov 2012, 12:04

The word "douche" means to wash or soak in French. Douching is washing or cleaning out the vagina (birth canal) with water or other mixtures of fluids. Most douches are prepackaged mixes of water and vinegar, baking soda, or iodine. You can buy these products at drug and grocery stores. The mixtures usually come in a bottle and can be squirted into the vagina through a tube or nozzle. :| :| :| :|
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Re: Vaginal Douche (Douching)

Postby Joyce on 25 Nov 2012, 12:11

Women douche because they mistakenly believe it gives many benefits. Women who douche say they do it to:
Clean the vagina
Rinse away blood after monthly periods
Get rid of odor
Avoid sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Prevent pregnancy... :P :P :P
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Re: Vaginal Douche (Douching)

Postby Emma on 25 Nov 2012, 12:18

Douching is common among women in the United States. It's estimated that 20 to 40 percent of American women 15 to 44 years old douche regularly. About half of these women douche each week. Higher rates of douching are seen in teens, African-American women, and Hispanic women. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :D
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Re: Vaginal Douche (Douching)

Postby Alex31 on 25 Nov 2012, 12:25

Research shows that women who douche regularly have more health problems than women who don't. Doctors are still unsure whether douching causes these problems. Douching may simply be more common in groups of women who tend to have these issues. Health problems linked to douching include:
-Vaginal irritation
-Bacterial vaginosis (vaj-uh-NOH-suhs) (BV)
-STIs
-Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)... :geek: :|
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Re: Vaginal Douche (Douching)

Postby Joyce on 25 Nov 2012, 12:28

Some STIs, BV, and PID can all lead to serious problems during pregnancy. These include infection in the baby, problems with labor, and early delivery. :x :x :x :x
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Re: Vaginal Douche (Douching)

Postby Emma on 25 Nov 2012, 12:30

Gynecologists suggests women should avoid douching completely. In most cases the vagina's acidic environment "cleans" the vagina. If there is a strong odor or irritation it usually means something is wrong. Douching can increase your chances of infection. The only time you should douche is when your doctor tells you to. :roll: :lol: :ugeek:
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Re: Vaginal Douche (Douching)

Postby Mado on 25 Nov 2012, 12:33

Most doctors say it's best to let your vagina clean itself. The vagina cleans itself naturally by making mucous. The mucous washes away blood, semen, and vaginal discharge. You should know that even healthy, clean vaginas may have a mild odor. :D
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Re: Vaginal Douche (Douching)

Postby Tony on 25 Nov 2012, 12:36

Keep the outside of your vagina clean and healthy by washing regularly with warm water and mild soap when you bathe. You should also avoid scented tampons, pads, powders, and sprays. These products may increase your chances of getting a vaginal infection. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Vaginal Douche (Douching)

Postby Alex31 on 25 Nov 2012, 12:40

Can douching after sex prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?
No. It's a myth that douching after sex can prevent STIs. The only sure way to prevent STIs is to not have sex. If you do have sex, the best way to prevent STIs is to practice safer sex.. :ugeek: :ugeek:
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Re: Vaginal Douche (Douching)

Postby Joyce on 25 Nov 2012, 12:41

Be faithful. Have sex with only 1 partner who has been tested for STIs and is not infected.
Use latex or female condoms every time you have sex. Avoid contact with semen, blood, vaginal fluids, and sores on your partner's genitals. :idea: :idea: :idea:
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