Is douching dangerous for women?

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Is douching dangerous for women?

Wawers Wawers
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I heard that douching is dangerous for women
05/07/2012
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Zombirella Zombirella
I would only do it if recommended by a doctor. It can upset the PH balance inside a woman's vagina and cause discomfort, infection, irritation.
I tried it once after a period.....NEVER again! I had to go to the doctor because it caused burning and redness, she told me to stay away from the douches.
05/07/2012
Cathy01 Cathy01
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Originally posted by Wawers
I heard that douching is dangerous for women
Same here
05/07/2012
isisandshiva isisandshiva
It's my understanding there are a few seperate issues, a lot of store bought douches have fragrances, and other chemicals, and yes it's a ph thing plus a reaction thing like some women being sensitive/alergic to scented tampons. while straight water can be a problem to, it is less likely to upset a healthy lady bit. the other problem can be though rare and might even fall into urban legend territory is damage caused by force, some hook up to the shower water supply and the concentrated water pressure can cause abbrasions and other damage.
05/07/2012
VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
You're right! Doucheing is not recommended. The vagina is self-cleaning, and it's really unnecessary. As mentioned, there are other issues if you're using a chemical or soap (yeast infection waiting to happen!). Yeah, I would stay away from doucheing.

However, this bulb is also meant to be used as an anal "douche" or enema, which is far less dangerous. I hear it doesn't work very well though, and isn't an effective product. And apparently the nozzle is silicone over plastic, so you probably can't boil it, either.
05/07/2012
its just me its just me
Pretty much as what everyone is saying, Id recommend only doing so if recommended by a doctor, its self cleaning.
05/07/2012
bh253 bh253
It's unnecessary and can be dangerous.
05/07/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I've douched with normal water during my period without any ill effects, though I know I probably shouldn't.
05/07/2012
lustylusty lustylusty
I have done it 4-6 times and I never had a problem.
05/07/2012
asphyxia asphyxia
I would only use that in my butt.
05/07/2012
ScottA ScottA
Vaginal, no. There's really no benefit, and there are known risks.

Anally (really a small enema), if you're careful, use water or saline, and keep it small and not too often you're probably OK.
05/07/2012
CaptainAngel CaptainAngel
I am really glad I read this. I did not know any of these things. Thank you everyone and Eden community!!
05/15/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
I always heard that it was fairly dangerous and you should not do it
05/15/2012
RxL00 RxL00
Quote:
Originally posted by Wawers
I heard that douching is dangerous for women
i believe its if u do it to often.
06/07/2012
Vadim50 Vadim50
You're right!
08/05/2012
xxombie xxombie
I'm pretty much on the same page as everyone else here; It really is good for causing irritation and infection and probably isn't very necessary. I have only done it about twice, several years ago. It wasn't the typical "fresh scent" kind of douche. It was specifically formulated to be Ph balanced ... It really didn't do a whole lot helpful wise but it didn't cause any problems either. Don't know if they still make it (or what the name was or brand, Sorry!!) but I haven't used any since and seem to be just fine.
08/06/2012
Vaginas Vaginas
vaginally it does fuck up your ph balance and can give you a yeast infection, but I think anally is fine.
12/06/2012
Girly Juice Girly Juice
It can give you an infection, especially if you use gross chemicals rather than just water.

However, occasionally a douche can be a good thing. I cured a case of BV naturally by douching daily with hydrogen peroxide and apple cider vinegar (and then putting a probiotic capsule inside my vag overnight).
12/07/2012
wickedclowns95 wickedclowns95
Thanks for the tips everybody!
01/11/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
I don't douche, it ruins the pH of your naughty no-nos.
01/11/2013
Pengwn Pengwn
Quote:
Originally posted by asphyxia
I would only use that in my butt.
agreed
02/26/2013
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Wawers
I heard that douching is dangerous for women
The above is a picture of an anal douche bulb! Used for totally different reasons than vaginal douching and has completely different side effects.

Some people like to do a shallow anal douche before anal play or anal sex just to clean out the last few inches of the digestive tract. This, if done infrequently has none of the problems that vaginal douching has.

This thin douche bulb wouldn't even work in a vagina.

It's for butts, people.
02/26/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
Quote:
Originally posted by VelvetDragon
You're right! Doucheing is not recommended. The vagina is self-cleaning, and it's really unnecessary. As mentioned, there are other issues if you're using a chemical or soap (yeast infection waiting to happen!). Yeah, I would stay away ...
I agree with VelvetDragon. The vagina is self-cleaning. However, I have douched before when I had a bad yeast infection. I used a diluted betadine solution. I would stay away from Vagisil products as they can actually make a yeast infection worse.
If you do have itching or a yeast infection, I'd recommend eating lots of yogurt and even putting some plain greek yogurt in your vagina to help replenish the good bacteria. If you must douche, I've never had any problems with using diluted betadine solution or diluted hydrogen peroxide.

Anal douching I don't think is as dangerous, but I wouldn't recommend doing it often. Doing it before anal sex once in a while is probably not harmful.
02/26/2013
.kaycat .kaycat
Thanks for the post!
06/02/2013
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