What You Need to Know About Your Lady Parts

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No, You Don’t Need to Douche

Your vagina cleans itself—hence the secretions that flush out bacteria, excess water and vaginal wall cells (all that good stuff). Douching can actually harm your vaginal health by pushing bacteria farther up into your uterus and fallopian tubes. All you need is to wash the outer parts of your vagina with a gentle soap.

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