Is it healthy to douche every once in a while?
By Kendall @ Planned Parenthood | June 14, 2011, 8:53 p.m.
Is it healthy to douche? Not always but once in a blue moon?!
No. Douching can change the balance of bacteria in your vagina, which can cause vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina. A lot of women and girls use douches because they’ve been brought up to think that their vaginas smell bad, but it’s important to remember that the vagina is self-cleaning, and douching is totally unnecessary and often harmful. All you need to do is wash your vulva regularly with water and a mild soap.