Some misled women out there are now apparently utilizing toothpaste in an audacious effort to attempt and tighten their vaginas.
From labiaplasty to vaginal steaming, some women are down to go to extremes to achieve the “perfect” vagina. And just when it seems you’ve heard it all, an additional outlandish DIY method comes forth. Vanessa Mackay, spokesperson and consultant gynecologist for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stated: “It is a myth that toothpaste will tighten the vagina. Putting toothpaste into the vagina, or on the vulva, would not only be uncomfortable but it could also cause serious damage and disrupt the natural flora of the vagina leading to the potential for infections like bacterial vaginosis and thrush.” Oluwole Yusuf, a Nigerian medical doctor, claimed: Oluwole Yusuf, a Nigerian medical doctor, claimed: “Toothpaste is caustic and too abrasive for a sensitive body part like the vagina and can destroy the organisms meant to protect the vagina from possible infections.
“When the vagina can no longer protect itself, the body is prone to infections which could later destroy the tubes and block the chances of getting pregnant.” Even James O’Loan, a UK consultant pharmacist, said: “I’d urge anyone thinking of trying this rather worrying ‘toothpaste’ technique to cease and desist — because it won’t do anything at all to combat premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction, despite the claims being made in these videos. The peppermint oils and other chemicals in toothpaste, including bleaching agents, can be extremely irritating to sensitive skin. By putting it on your genitals you actually risk a mild burn, as well as blisters and scarring. “And toothpaste should in no way be used as a lubricant, either.”
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