What Do Douches Do? A Brief Explanation of How Home Douches Work
Douching is a common practice that women perform from time to time. It’s a great way to cleanse the vaginal canal and prevent infections and to ensure excellent vaginal health.
What is a douche?
A douche is a term that literally means “soak” and “wash” in the French language. Douching on the other hand is a method that refers to the flushing of water or other liquids into the vaginal canal. There are different types of douching agents such as baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and iodine just to name a few. There are also douche preparations that are readymade and can be bought over the counter at pharmacies and even supermarkets.
Why should I douche?
It is important for women to maintain excellent vaginal health. Regular douching protects the integrity of the vaginal canal and prevents infections.
Some women also perform a douche during and after their menstrual period. Vaginal douching is a good practice to follow to control the odour that is common among women during this time. There are many misconceptions that vaginal douching can prevent conception, but no studies have reported such a claim to be true.
Rectal douching is yet another cleansing practice that is not only limited to women’s use but done by men as well. Just like vaginal douching, rectal douching involves the introduction of a liquid inside the rectum for cleansing purposes.
Is it necessary to douche?
Occasional douching is recommended for women to feel fresh and clean. It’s not a practice that needs to be done daily as this can lead to itching, irritation, and infection. Before buying your own douche kit, we highly recommend that you check in with your doctor to ensure douching is suitable for you.
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