Do you douche?

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Silly us, we always thought douching was so seventies. But it turns out there's a brand new device on the market called WaterWorks which claims to revolutionize the douching process by "neutralizing vaginal odor" using water rather than harsh chemicals. According to their press release, women who test-drove this product "experienced a significant reduction and/or elimination of vaginal odor compared to those who used placebo only."

Do you know why they call it douching? Because the guy (and yes, we're 100% sure it was a guy) who decided that vaginas should smell like a summer's eve is 100% douchebag. Your vagina smells like a vagina! And if it doesn't, then it's most likely a sign that you've got some sort of infection down there (e.g. bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection), which you should discuss with your doctor. But that normal, everyday, "vaginal odor"? That's supposed to be a good thing. You know who else is 100% douchebag? Any guy who won't go down on a woman because of the smell (assuming that she's ruled out all possibilities of the smell being anything other than run-of-the-mill vagina).

And you know who else thinks douching is a terrible idea? Our very own Dr. Kate, who has five very good reasons not to douche. And let's see who else says don't go there: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Pretty much every doctor out there (and all of the good ones). The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Oh, and did we mention us?

Related: Do all vaginas smell the same?

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