Can I douche with just water?
After having sex, I usually have a hard time to pee after sex, which helps get rid of bacteria. I was thinking I could use the water to rinse out any bacteria after sex. Instead of constantly getting UTI, yeast infection, B.V, etc..
- EdnaLv 712 months ago
If you're douching after sex, you are not washing out bacteria from your urinary tract. Douching washes out your vagina.
- JimLv 512 months ago
You do not need to douche, ever. The vagina is self-cleaning. Semen will come out on its own.
- KayleenRLv 712 months ago
absolutely, never use soap or douche on these areas, water only
- Anonymous12 months ago
Have you thought about just having the guy use a condom?
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- mayonaLv 412 months ago
No need for douching coz it could change the necessary balance of vaginal flora (bacteria that live in the vagina) and natural acidity in a healthy vagina. A healthy vagina has a balance of good and harmful bacteria. The balance of bacteria helps maintain an acidic environment.
- 12 months ago
The vagina cleans itself. Let it do its job.
- PatriciaLv 712 months ago
Not sure where you heard this stuff.
- KangarooLv 712 months ago
You can't rinse out your urethra.
- PippinLv 712 months ago
Douching is never recommended. And it would not remove bacteria from your bladder or urethra.
If you are 'constantly' getting vagina infections, you need to see your doctor. And you need to be sure that your partner is checked and treated. If he's passing the infection back to you, douching won't solve the problem. You both need medicaiton.
- MissALv 712 months ago
Douching will not make you get less infections. It will make you get more. There is almost never any real reason to douche.
In the event you do, as it seems like you're planning on it... slightly acidic is better, as it matches the natural pH of the vagina. Most water systems strive to keep for a completely neutral pH, which isn't what you want.