A trend on social media has emphasized that women are applying Vicks VapoRub on their vaginas to experienced more pleasure. It is being claimed that application of Vicks not only improves their sex life but can also protect against soothe itching and yeast infections.
This is how VapoRub can affect your vagina
- Putting VapoRub on an area as sensitive as the genitals can result in some intense pain.
- It also increases the chances of getting an infection.
- Vaginas are self-cleaning and they do not need a lot of extra ointments/products to be kept healthy.
Dr Vanessa Mackay, a gynaecologist and spokeswomen for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, told The Sun,
“Mild soap or a mild shower cream and water is all that you need to wash the outside of your bottom, front and back. And you don’t need to wash your vagina – it self-cleans. If you have any concerns about odour you need to contact your doctor.”
Vanessa added: “Using Vicks VapoRub on the vagina would not only be uncomfortable but also has the potential to cause damage and disrupt the natural flora of the vagina. It is a myth that any products need to be used to odourise or clean the vagina. Use plain, unperfumed soaps to wash the area around the vagina (the vulva), not inside it, gently every day.
“During your period, washing more than once a day may be helpful.”