Doctors are warning women not to put ice lollies in their vaginas to try and cool down during the UK’s heatwave.
They say that not only is it unlikely to help you feel any cooler, it could end up actually causing infections, irritation and other potential trauma down below.
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The warning was prompted after one woman who was feeeling the heat thought sticking an ice lolly in her vagina might be a good way to cool herself down according to Metro. The article also said it was a very bad idea to put dairy-based ice cream into your vagina.
She said: “The vagina is composed of very delicate and sensitive skin, hence things that may seem innocent to other areas of the body, if they come in contact with the vagina, can cause infections, irritations and damage.
“There are many things that should never go near a vagina and ice lollies are up there. The ice can stick to the delicate skin of the vagina and cause real trauma and damge.”
Dr Welsh continues to say that the sugar in the lolly could potentially disrupt the natural pH of the vagina and if all that didn’t sound horrible enough, there’s also the added concern that the lolly could break inside of you.
Dr Shree Datta, a consultant gynaecologist from MyHealthcare Clinic seconded the words of caution and shared some advice for keep cool in the heat without harming your genitals
“My advice would be to avoid any foreign bodies in the vagina for risk of infection,” she added. “I would suggest loose cotton underwear and avoiding tight clothing to prevent any irritation and dermatitis develiping.
“A cool shower (without internal douching), and keeping well hydrated should suffice.”
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