4 Things You Should Avoid using in the Vaginal Area

Posted by JTB Law Group, LLC on Friday, November 18th, 2016

Women are bombarded with advertisements for feminine hygiene products on the television, the radio and the internet every single day. Advertisers spend billions of dollars a year studying the best blueprint to make a shopper-shop and a large segment of shopping is for female products.  Some of the advertising strategies focus on feeling fresh and clean, with happy women dancing in flowers when this occurs.  Psychologically, this puts them in a position where they are meant to feel uncomfortable and vulnerable if they go a few days without using any of these aggressively advertised products.

Keeping the vagina clean and healthy is of great importance. But any product that comes in a package with flowery designs and girly colours is not necessarily good for your private parts. The messages on the products may seem sweet and innocent on the outside. However, little do customers realize that these products have the potential to cause harm to their health in more ways than one.

Under such circumstances, women have to be extra careful about what they put on their private parts. Just because a product has been marketed well does not mean that it is going to improve the health of your genitals and in fact some may be detrimental. In addition to hygiene products, there are some other items that women use to make their private parts look better. Most of these products are better left avoided. Here is a list of things that you should not be putting on your vagina:

1) Douches

Most physicians and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommend that women avoid the practice of vaginal douching.  Douches are not essential products by any stretch of the imagination. Given that there are much safer cleaning alternatives out there, there is no good reason for a woman to use a douche. The idea that the vagina needs to be “cleaned out” is a terrible myth. Besides being unnecessary, the douche may mess up the pH balance of the vagina. This can have horrible implications on your overall reproductive health. It is never a good idea to distort the natural mixture of bacteria in the vaginal region and can push bad bacteria deeper into the body. Any change in the composition may leave you susceptible to yeast infections which can be incredibly agitating.

2) Tattoos

When you have an entire body to adorn with ink, it does not make much sense to get your vaginal region tattooed. It may result in severe irritation in and around the vagina. Even though it is not acceptable to judge someone for having tattoo down there, it is quite silly to put ink on parts of your body that are extremely sensitive and vulnerable to damage.  Plus, there is the risk of infection when first doing the tattoo, so it is best to avoid altogether in the genital region.

3) Hair Dye

The pubic hair is a lot more sensitive than the hair on the head. There is a significant difference between the structures of these two types of hair. This is why dermatologists discourage women from colouring the pubic hair in their vaginal region. The dye that is applied on the pubic hair is very likely to drip on to the skin. When the dye comes into contact with the vulva or enters the vagina, you are going to experience considerable pain and frequent irritation.

4) Talcum Powder

A few women have successfully commenced a talcum lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for not issuing warning labels on the talcum ovarian cancer link, or baby powder ovarian link.  Continually inserting talcum into the privates can raise your chances of suffering from ovarian cancer. This is why any woman who is genuinely concerned about her health and safety would not opt to brush off their vagina with talcum powder. There are a lot of other natural cleaning products out there that can be used in place of the talcum powder and there’s no sense in risking cancer for alleged hygiene when there are safer products out there.








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