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To not want nor agree with fucking douching or moisturising MY OWN Vag.

(197 Posts)
frogslegs35 Tue 01-Oct-13 09:23:30

I can't go anywhere nor watch TV without being reminded that I 'Should' be doing one of/both and I'm getting slightly pissed off with this severely outdated information.
Dr's recommend it here shock Half of pharmacies are taken up with feminine products such as Provag gel - moisturiser for your vagina (WTAF?) and floraVag - to purify your vagina hmm I'm getting leaflets in the mailbox and even got given one on a visit to the cinema ffs!
Final straw today was in the pharmacy - the assistant asked if I'd like to buy some on promotion so I told her I didn't use it and didn't want to cause myself thrush and she looked at me like I'd just told her I ate newborn babies confused
If my translation of language would have allowed I'd have also informed her that my own Gynaecologist and GP both advise against using anything other than gentle soap on the outside - so thank you very much but my vag is capable of cleaning itself, is clean and hygenic, doesn't smell and I manage perfectly well without FloraVag.
Rant over grin

fuzzpig Tue 01-Oct-13 09:48:25

It's best to use just water surely. I have used femfresh during my period in the past but not anymore (not that it ever caused problems, I've never had thrush)

I've heard you aren't supposed to use talc there either due to the risk of particles going places.

I have stopped using Always too. Madness. Scented FFS.

arf @ Parmarella

fuzzpig Tue 01-Oct-13 09:52:16

I wonder if there's an equivalent Willy Wash that men are encouraged to use hmm

FrigginRexManningDay Tue 01-Oct-13 09:52:19

Read my post heart I asked who told you that femfresh prevents thrush,not who told you to use it cause you are gullible. No need to be so irratated.

LoopThePoop Tue 01-Oct-13 09:52:24

Parmarella grin

Fuzzpig I wonder what they would call it Pampered Penis, Delightful Dick,?

TheBigJessie Tue 01-Oct-13 09:56:10

confused I just wash the surface of my body all over with my normal shower-gel and water. It hasn't caused thrush yet. I only even know about thrush from MNers.

No special products required, never mind douching!

Parmarella Tue 01-Oct-13 09:58:48

Delightful Dick sounds like a famous 5 character, or an olde English pudding

Parmarella grin

Taking it one step further, I wonder what it would smell like. It would have to be a 'MAN' smell, so something like Engine grease, 2 stroke oil, Camembert?

SmokedMackerel Tue 01-Oct-13 10:02:56

I think I remember a Monty Python book having a page dedicated to fake adverts for "intimate freshness" products, and telling women how they all smell, and then a business proposition asking people if they could think of any new body parts that need deodorising then to write in. Or something like that anyway, hard to remember now. But I remember reading it s a teen and laughing.

meddie Tue 01-Oct-13 10:05:14

I think testi-breeze has a nice ring to it

Parmarella Tue 01-Oct-13 10:06:58

I am sure that men would get more BJ's if they somehow kept their delightful cocks free of pee-smell.

maybe they could invent a little smell-neutralising penis-holder to be worn inside pants,a bit like a panty-liner but then a sort of tea cosy for a cock.

(I soooo need to start work, but am distracting myself on here by being slightly outrageous...)

specialsubject Tue 01-Oct-13 10:08:11

I don't know what scary place you live in, OP - I'm not seeing these ads or posters, and no-one has tried to sell me this stuff in the chemist!

there is no law against selling useless products.

Parmarella what about a 'plug in', men do like a gadget!

Parmarella Tue 01-Oct-13 10:10:18

plug what into where?!

Into the hole at the end. grin

Parmarella Tue 01-Oct-13 10:24:42

a fart neutraliser? hmmm

Parmarella Tue 01-Oct-13 10:25:23

I think a plug in that whistles when one farts would be more successful (knowing men)

I have lots of business ideas today

FrigginRexManningDay Tue 01-Oct-13 10:27:54

Just hang a Christmas tree air freshener around his balls,vanilla scented and pretend your eating an ice cream.

curlew Tue 01-Oct-13 10:29:31

The problem is that it's hard to persuade men that they aren't perfect just as they are- but women are always ready to believe that their bodies are too fat, too thin, too hairy, too smelly..........Why waste the marketing budget on men when there are still bits of women they can make us feel inadequate about?

SkodaLabia Tue 01-Oct-13 10:32:13

I don't squirt anything up there, that's what douching is, isn't it? But I wash the external area with whatever shower gel I've got going at the time.

Unless I fully waxed or trimmed v v close I'd be surrounded by a cloud of flies if I didn't clean it with something. grin

IceBeing Tue 01-Oct-13 10:36:14

plug in? <faints>

frogslegs35 Tue 01-Oct-13 10:40:12

where do you live op?/ you need to move
Eastern Europe/I won't be driven out by the VagAttack squad smile

I assume the vag moisturiser is for those who are dry of vag and need a little help?
Nope, it states and I quote albeit translated -
''prOVag ® gel Innovative gel for intimate surroundings used to strengthen the protection and soothing'' smile
It's a moisturiser with some such shite in it the same as the douch stuff.
There's a whole other host of lubricant type products.

I'm currently pregnant and use femfresh wash instead of shower gel or soap
That's different to what I'm talking about, it's just a gentle soap with a low PH and hypoallergenic, the same as baby soap which I use for my outside Vag area's.

All completely unnecessary products, a marketing ploy and yet another stick to beat women with.
Agreed, I WON'T CONFORM to a chemically rose smelling foof smile

And YES, there's the same kind of washes here for men too, given names like - Revitalising, soothing, moisturising intimate gel for men hmm

I've also just remembered about - Ellen, the probiotic tampon grin

I love the idea on this thread that thrush is an invention of the consumer healthcare industry and that only those foolish enough to buy into it will suffer

unlike thebigjessie and co. with their superior biochemistry
who have "never even heard of thrush before MN"

another entertaining excursion into the parallel universe of AIBU

IceBeing google male chastity belts, a plug in is mild compared to them.

Infact that's just given me another idea, a male chastity belt with something similar to those minging toilet cleaners that hang over the bowl intergrated into it.

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