8 Ways to Take Care of Your Body’s Special Parts

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1) Don’t be duped by the douche

95% of women douching are doing so unnecessarily and possibly putting themselves at more risk for vaginal infections.  Many women mistakenly douche for a variety of reasons: pregnancy prevention after unsafe sex, reducing vaginal odor and cleansing the vagina after menstruation.  The truth is that douching is ineffective at resolving any of the issues listed.

The vagina is one of two-self-cleansing organs that the female body possesses (the other one is the eye). Your body naturally keeps a balance of yeast and vaginal secretions to maintain its own health.  When disrupted by intense cleansing such as douching, it can force the vagina to overcompensate, resulting in a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis.  The vagina has a distinct smell that isn’t reminiscent of roses or a sunset breeze.  Pay attention to your vagina’s natural scent.  An offensive fish-like odor can indicate an infection.

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