Whenever we hear stories about girls putting weird things up their vag–from electric toothbrushes to vodka tampons–it’s easy for us to scoff at their misadventures and sit pretty with the knowledge that we’d never do something so ridiculous. But we shouldn’t get too arrogant because there are plenty of other things out there that are just as terrible if not worse for our vajayjays that we don’t realize are terrible.
Sure, you wouldn’t put a candlestick up your vag, but what about soap? What about flavored condoms? There are a few things out there that you might be surprised to discover don’t have any business chillin’ in your lady garden. Check out seven of them below.
Anything That Was Just In A ButtThis might seem obvious, but if you're getting your sex ed from porn then you might be surprised to know that you should never insert something--penis, dildo, whatever--from the anal cavity straight to the vagina. One of the last things you want is fecal matter or E.Coli in your vag. That can cause some nasty infections. Plus, it just ain't sanitary. So yeah, please refrain. YouTube
Flavored CondomsFlavored condoms are fine if you want to have oral fun, but keep it oral. Flavored condoms can contain sugar which ain't good for the cooch. They can cause irritation, inflammation, and yeast infections. So yeah, keep the flavor out of your vag. Shutterstock
Oil-Based LubeOil-based lube is not the business. They'll make your vag a breeding ground for bacteria, it can increase your risk of spreading STDs, and it can break down condoms. Stick with water-based or silicone-based lube! Amazon.com
Jelly-Like/Rubber DildosYou have to be careful when picking out sex toys. After a while, dildos, vibrators, etc that are made of soft jelly-like or rubber material can produce little nicks and scratches that can hold onto bacteria long after it has been thoroughly washed. Your best bet is to go with silicone, hard plastic, or stainless steel sex toys. Not Another Teen Movie
SoapI know, you've probably heard this to death but it needs to be said again: DON'T PUT SOAP IN YOUR VAGINA. Your vagina is self-cleaning, and just because it doesn't smell like a coconut doesn't mean that your body wash needs to get all up in there. Target.com
Any Foods And Home RemediesFact: Yogurt can help stave off yeast infections by helping to maintain a balanced PH level in your bits. But with that said, you need to be very careful and weary of home remedies that include sticking food like yogurt up your vag if you suspect you have a yeast infections. Same goes for other apparent remedies like putting a clove of garlic up your cooch. I'm not flat out dispelling these ideas, because some people swear by douching with yogurt, but please check with a doc first to make sure you actually have a yeast infection in the first place. You don't want to show up at the hospital with key lime pie flavored yogurt and garlic up your vag because a forum you found via Google told you to. Shutterstock
Deodorant SpraysYou've probably heard about how awful douching is for your vagina. Okay, you got it. But just so you know, deodorant sprays for your vag aren't that great either. You won't die or anything, but some might experience irritation. The bottle might say that it'll help balance your PH, but that can't really happen if you're just spraying your vulva. BUT OMG! Definitely don't spray it in a way that actually emits the liquid into your vag. Summer's Eve
Have you ever put anything funky up your vag? What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever heard going up a vagina? Tell us in the comments!