Giving a special lil’ name to one’s vagina— is it a millennial or Gen Z thing? Anyway, I love the trend.
So, what’s yours called…Sweet pea? Gigi? Hillary? I’m totally not judging!
Actually, I think it’s cool. In fact, one of my best friends in my head of course, Jeannie Mai, said in a podcast on ‘Going To Bed With Garcelle’ that you should take your ‘girl’ out for drinks and get to know her, spend time with her, name her!
Apparently, the vagina can now talk and tell you all you need to know about her! Have you started having a dialogue with yours? If you have one of course!
It’s okay if you haven’t, I can’t say I truly have myself. However, as a soon-to-be medical house officer (Ha!) I can tell you some of the things your vagina would probably scream at you if you made her a person (as you should).
- Don’t Douche …. you do not need a special vagina wash!
The word “douche” means to wash or soak. Douching is washing or cleaning out the inside of the vagina with water or other mixtures of fluids. Most douches are sold in stores as prepackaged mixes of water and vinegar, baking soda, or iodine. The mixtures usually come in a bottle or bag. You squirt the douche upward through a tube or nozzle into your vagina. The water mixture then comes back out through your vagina.
Also, that cute little bottle containing a summery fresh vagina wash…DON’T TOUCH IT! LEAVE IT!!!
I’m not the one screaming, your vag is!
She would also say, you lucky girl!.. I am an amazing organ. Not only do I help bring life into this world (as if anything could top that), I also do a great job of keeping myself clean. I do this by balancing healthy bacteria and pH levels on my own ( pretty amazing huh?!!)
Yes, no douching needed. Douching eliminates some of that healthy bacteria (lactobacilli) which changes the pH and makes you more susceptible to infections. Again, the vagina (intimate) washes also disrupt the vagina ph and bacterial balance. You wouldn’t want to do that to your best friend, would you?
Douching is different from washing the outside of your vagina during a bath or shower. Unlike douching, rinsing the outside of your vagina with warm water will not harm her.
Now, you probably thinking, ‘So, how can I make Gigi smell like the lily of the valley?’
You don’t need lavender, rosemary what what infused vagina washes!!!!’
I’m sorry, it’s your Sweet pea screaming again.
Let’s find a way to make her happy. I’d tell you hygienic ways that would make Hillary smell garden-fresh—in the next post.
Fun fact: The lily of the valley though has a sweet scent is highly poisonous if consumed due to its dense content of cardiac glycosides.