Can Douching After Sex Prevent STIs?

>> Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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No, douching after sex will not prevent STIs or STDs. In fact, there is no post-sex STD/STI protection, and even condoms won't protect against all infections. The only 100% fool-proof method is abstinence, and since that isn't likely to happen, knowing how to protect yourself is important.

But douching is not the answer. I know many of you douche for a variety of reasons, even though over the past few months we have talked about the many reasons you should not douche. Douching is not healthy, and regular douching can change the delicate chemical balance of the vagina, actually making a woman more susceptible to infections. Douching can introduce new bacteria into the vagina which can spread up through the cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes. Researchers have found women who douche regularly experience more vaginal irritations and infections such as bacterial vaginosis, and an increased number of sexually transmitted infections.

We have discussed the WaterWorks vaginal cleansing system in past blogs. It is important to note that WaterWorks will also not prevent STI/STDs after sex. However, because it uses a unique medical grade stainless steel nozzle and plain tap water it will not destroy the natural flora or chemical balance which protect the vagina. It also uses a downward rinsing action unlike traditional douches and has been FDA cleared to safely eliminate vaginal odor. You can use it every time you bathe or shower after sex to safely clean the vagina of unwanted discharge or blood without the worry of pushing infection or sperm further up into your cervix and uterus.

Please, choose your sexual partners wisely, be careful and use protection against STDs.
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