Just because it’s possible for certain things to be put in your vagina, doesn’t mean they should be. It doesn’t matter how good it feels or how harmless you think it may be – these are the things you should never, ever put in your vag.
1 Steam. It’s become trendy at some spas, but keep steam away from your vag. A warm treatment could feel good and enhance blood supply to the area, but it could very easily result in burns and irritation. It’s just not worth it.
2 Douches. We’ve told you before and we’ll tell you again: your vagina is self-cleaning. Douching is a known culprit when it comes to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and bacterial vaginosis. If you’re worried about keeping things clean, all you have to do is wash your vulva with soap and water in the shower (keep soap out of your vagina, though!)
3 Tea tree oil. If you want to use a household oil as a lubricant, you need to use oil that’s pH neutral – almond oil, coconut oil and olive oil are fine for the most part. Tea tree oil, on the other hand, can cause chemical burns. Yikes!
4 Vaseline. It seems like a safe lubricant, but Vaseline or any other type of petroleum product can be a potential source of infection in the vagina. Keep it far away!
5 Home remedies for yeast infections. You may have heard that yoghurt-soaked tampons are a good, natural way to treat a yeast infection, but this totally isn’t the case. Rather see a doctor about the problem.
6 Any sharp object. The blood supply to the inside of the vagina is so rich that even the smallest cut can cause insane amounts of bleeding. Typically, the cut will heal itself, but it’s not a chance you should take.
7 Fruits and vegetables. Vegetables have pesticides, so you’re essentially putting pesticides in your vagina, which probably isn’t the best idea. You could also have them break off and end up with pieces that stay there for rather unhealthy amounts of time. Keep food out, no matter how healthy!
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