How do i clean my vagina and after period to?


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i want to know how to clean my vagina it kinda smells stinky and i want to know how to clean it inside and outside and also im on my period how do i keep it clean? and how to do clean it after period? and whats the best product to use? and is it ok to just use the douche bottle and put only warm water in it? plz and help and ty

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  1. Ghee says:

    Some of the above answers are NOT good advice — and some are downright RUDE!!

    If you do not have a yeast infection or bacterial infection — there is not need to douche –
    Joanna is right — the vagina is a “self-cleaning” organ —

    I suggest that you shower a little more often when you’re on your period — and wash well between the folds of the labia (outside) – and all other areas between your legs — with water and a good soap (Dial is antibacterial) , rinse well — and dry well —- Also, wearing cotton panties or panties with a cotton crotch – keep you drier — and fresher — (bacteria grows in dark, moist places) —
    Change your pad or tampon more often if you detect an odor — You can use a body spray or powder to deodorize and keep you drier between showers –
    Douching changes the Ph level of the vagina – making it more susceptible to yeast infections – you should only douche if your Dr. orders it —

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  2. Just, Arielle. says:

    The above answer is extremely rude and should be ashamed. Douching is appropriate. But you can just use old fashioned soap and water. Use an antibacterial soap and lukewarm water, and use a wash cloth to cover all the areas. They also have Always brand wipes that I use ( their scentless) and they leave you feeling fresh and clean. I also found that Vagisil leaves you feeling fresh too, even if you don’t have an itch or odor. Or, you could use babywipes. Any of those are probably your best bets.

    Good luck and I hope I helped!

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  3. louise says:

    just wash it normally with soap the outside not inside tho then rinse well.

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  4. Joanna says:

    No douche! The vagina is a self-cleaning organ. Just use soap and water in the shower each morning. Just rub suds on your armpits, vulva, and rear-end then rinse–that’s it. Sometimes with your period, you might want to clean a little during the day with baby wipes or personal wipes.

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  5. Marie says:

    My skin is very sensitive so my doctor told me just to use water in the outer intimate area and that douching was not needed because the inside will clean itself. So after my period there may still be a few days with discharge that is not blood but is just that clean out process. Some people like to take a bath and allow a little more of a “cleaning” to happen naturally that way.

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  6. TheEditor says:

    Baby wipes are a good idea for any time during the day.

    You want to avoid anti-bacterial soaps. Some of that discharge has bacteria that eats yeast. Girls who are too-fastidious often get yeast infections from too much cleaning with too-strong soap.

    The douche bottle once a day with warm water is a good idea but no more.

    The women in my family swear by the Summers Eve wash. (Wife and 3 daughters). This is for the outside but it is gentle for daily use.

    My advice would be to wash in the morning with fem wash or just water in the shower. Use baby wipes once or twice during the day. Save the warm water douche for one use before bed, but make it optional.

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  7. Larkin L says:

    Do not douche unless recommended by your doctor. Douching can cause an infection. You can try just warm water, but that too will wash away some of the good bacteria.

    The vagina is self-cleaning all the time. You will have your own musky scent. If you have a foul smell or fish smell, you have an infection – bacterial, yeast or STDs.

    Different types of infections:

    Signs of yeast infections:
    White, cottage cheese-like discharge
    Swelling and pain around the vulva
    Intense itching
    Buy Monistat 7 over-the-counter

    Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
    A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
    A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
    Itching or burning
    Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva
    See a doctor

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  9. Samanta says:


    Just shower like normal, even when on your period:) As log as you change your pads when they need to be changed, it is fine^^, I might recommend these soaps that are designed to be used in intimate areas. It should say on the bottle. All you need to do is to shower on the outside, not inside the vagina. The body takes care of cleaning the vagina itself^^, Handy isn’t it?:P

    However, if you feel you are still smelly, you might have an infection, and that means you have to go to the doctor to get a diagnosis and a prescription and it will go away:) Just don’t think that infections in this area has anything to do with poor hygiene, anyone can get it.

    Hope this helps^^,

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