Doctors warn women not to use toothpaste to “tighten their vaginas”
From vaginal steam to labiaplasty, some women are willing to reach the extreme to reach the “perfect” vagina.
And just when you think you’ve heard everything, another strange DIY method emerges.
Apparently, some women are now using toothpaste in an attempt to tighten their vaginas.
As expected, doctors warn them that it is a very bad idea and that it could cause unpleasant damage.
Vanessa Mackay, consulting gynecologist and spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said: “It is a myth that toothpaste will tighten the vagina.
“Putting toothpaste on the vagina, or vulva, would not only be uncomfortable, but it could also cause serious damage and disrupt the natural flora of the vagina, which could lead to infections such as bacterial vaginosis and candidiasis.”
Some types of toothpaste contain small particles that can also cause painful micro abrasions in the vaginal walls.
Oluwole Yusuf, a doctor from Nigeria, said he had seen a “recent obsession” in women who resorted to using toothpaste to squeeze lower.
He even said that using the dental product in the vagina could leave women infertile.
According to reports, Yusuf told the Nigeria News Agency: “Toothpaste is caustic and too abrasive for a sensitive part of the body such as the vagina and can destroy organisms intended to protect the vagina from possible infections.