There is plenty of evidence to suggest that vaginal douching can be damaging to our intimate health. In fact, there are many disadvantages of douching which far outweigh any perceived benefits. Here are some of the risks associated with vaginal douching...
Increased risk of bacterial vaginosis (BV)
Douching disrupts the natural pH balance of bacteria in the vagina. These changes make the environment more favourable for the growth of bacteria that cause infection. Studies have found that women who stopped douching were less likely to suffer from bacterial vaginosis flair ups. If that's not an incentive to stop douching, we don't know what is!
Increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, which has a whole host of uncomfortable and distressing symptoms. Research has found that douching can increase the risk of developing PID.
Increased risk of fertility challenges
Women who practice douching regularly have more difficulty getting pregnant than those who don't douche.