The word ''douche'' is French for ''wash'' or ''soakhealth.''
It is a method to wash out the vagina, usually with a mixture of water and vinegar. Douches that are sold in drugstores and supermarkets contain antiseptics and fragrances. A douche comes in a bottle or bag and is sprayed through a tube upward into thevagina.
Definition according to WebMd.
Many would agree that most health search queries on google, WebMd provides the most accurate answer. However, I did a further research on some other trusted forums and sites like the baby center and pregnancy.org. Just to acquire more knowledge on this whole douching term.
Some suggested douching is a mixture of water with either iodine, hydrogen peroxide, plain vinegar or apple cider vinegar, baking soda or over the counter mixture. It is further clarified douching isn't complete without the use of the douche bottle as seen in the image below.
The bottle has some unique holes almost at the tip to enable the contents squirt into your vagina.
It was again further clarified in these most trusted health related sites not to douche for the following reasons ;
1. To eliminate strong vagina odour.
2. To prevent STD'S and pregnancy.
3. As an attempt to stop itchy or burning sensation at the vagina.
And of cos this practice of using the HARSH CHEMICALS and the bottle doesn't prevent infections, as matter of fact one is at risk of the following :
1. Pelvic inflammation disease (PID).
2. Cervical cancer.
3. General yeast infections.
4. And difficulty getting pregnant.
This is said to be because the harsh chemicals alter the natural PH level of the vagina thereby killing healthy sperm upon entry into the vagina.
It was further argued again the vagina is self cleansing and contains healthy bacterium in its natural habitat. Well, the position of vagina aids gravity to take its natural cause, all bodily fluids deposited there voluntarily(e.g sperm) or bodily fluids passing the canal (e.g menstrual blood, egg white cervical mucus etc) would likely not remain there, it's definitely going to flow out. With a little help during a shower to rinse those the fluids away with only WATER from the vagina isn't going to hurt.
I believe the entire misconceptions surrounding whether to douch or not is been cleared. On a final note, please if you ain't comfortable with this practice due to personal believe on this particular health practice you still have an awesone life you are leading.