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upsylazy Tue 07-Jun-11 16:47:07

I was in Superdrug about a month ago and they were doing a 3 for 2 offer on toiletries for womens' "intimate area" eg soap, wipes, talc, deodorant. I couldn't believe how many women were throwing them into their basket. After this, I've made a habit of checking the bathrooms whenever I go to someone's house and these products do seem to be in the majority of them.
I'm now starting to get a bit paranoid because I don't use them. I do have a shower and change my undies every day. I'm so skint at the moment, AIBU not to fork out for fanjo toiletries?

scarlettsmummy2 Tue 07-Jun-11 16:49:15

I don't use them, just showers etc and I use ordinary toiletries. I actually thought those products were bad for you?? I think I remember my midwife telling me that, but I could be wrong.

shinyshoes Tue 07-Jun-11 16:49:18

I don't buy them, my fanjo gets a good soaping with regular soap, clean knickers and that's that.

Perhaps I'm a grubby cow blush

strandedbear Tue 07-Jun-11 16:50:02

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EightiesChick Tue 07-Jun-11 16:51:29

It's a mercenary marketing tactic to get us all thinking we are unclean unless we spend extra and buy this stuff. No need. Ordinary toiletries will do the job just fine.

katvond Tue 07-Jun-11 16:52:07

I only use the femfresh talc and that's for my boobs.
I only use dove soap for my fanjo, I tried femfresh wash and it stung me

youmaynotlikethis Tue 07-Jun-11 16:52:10

its talc free talc(well thats wot it says)that is the only talc u can use "down there" apart from the talc i havent tried any other products

backwardpossom Tue 07-Jun-11 16:52:47

I buy the fanjo wash as I find that if it runs out and I forget to buy it, I end up with thrush after about a week. sad

Onemorning Tue 07-Jun-11 16:52:54

I don't buy them. It's a trick to make us feel inadequate about our nethers (as well as skin, breasts, hair, weight...) and buy their bloody products.

I honestly think they're unnecessary - most women I know shower / wash regularly. I've never known an occasion where I've sat next to someone and wondered if she'd washed her fanjo recently...

LindyHemming Tue 07-Jun-11 16:53:14

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porcamiseria Tue 07-Jun-11 16:54:19

the italians have bidets and wash their bits a few times a day, they think we are mingers, the soap is not cos they think its smelly, but more that toilet roll does not wash off poo and wee seperately.

I thunk they have a point!!!!! but dont use it, nah

its a hygeine not feminine issue, they have willy soap too!

MotherSnacker Tue 07-Jun-11 16:57:52

Not necessary at all. I find it quite sad women are being encouraged to believe their genitals are so dirty they need to be chemically cleaned and deodourised.

foolserrand Tue 07-Jun-11 16:58:25

Maybe its the women buying up all the fanjo products who are dirty? Y'know, I don't shower but if I spray this and dab that, nobody will know any better?

Above users excluded naturally!

vogonmothership Tue 07-Jun-11 16:58:33

I buy a ph neutral fanjo wash (not that pink one tho) as it's the only thing that doesn't give me thrush

I have never understood the deodorant thing though

cannydoit Tue 07-Jun-11 16:58:38

its bad for your vagina, its self cleaning any product even soap effects its natural ph and can cause thursh and vaginosis and all manner of badness and smells. a good clean with water in enough ladies or comrades or what ever. you natural vagina smell is how it is suppose to smell.

DontGoCurly Tue 07-Jun-11 16:58:55

Why would anyone put talc on their muff ? confused

fuzzpigFriday Tue 07-Jun-11 17:00:32

I use the Femfresh wash in the shower, and the flushable wipe things, when I'm on my period, as it just makes me feel a bit less icky.

<TMI emoticon> blush

Would never use talc though, not anywhere - the idea of all the little particles going places (fanjo, lungs etc...) is not an appealing prospect!

allosaurusrex Tue 07-Jun-11 17:01:02

I buy the fanjo wash as I find that if it runs out and I forget to buy it, I end up with thrush after about a week.

That's not because the femfresh is keeping away thrush, it's probably because you are washing yourself too much with the ordinary soap when you've run out of it. It is massively important not to overwash that area of the body - it NEEDS bacteria to keep the fungus that causes thrush at bay.

bigbuttons Tue 07-Jun-11 17:01:10

I think over- washing of the fanjo is actually bad for all the natural oils and stuff that keep the ph balance right. I have heard many instances of women actually developing thrush etc because of the overuse of chemicals on their nethers

Dozer Tue 07-Jun-11 17:01:31

agree with eighties chick and mothersnacker.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 07-Jun-11 17:01:56

YANBU to not need additional fanny wipes. Who on earth could think it unreasonable to have a clean, unwhiffy undercarriage?

I do think some women benefit from these sorts of products, and they shouldn't be judged as gullible or ridiculous. It's no different to using anti-perspirants and deodorants on underarms.

allosaurusrex Tue 07-Jun-11 17:02:19

Oh and YANBU OP. Bloody waste of money.

reelingintheyears Tue 07-Jun-11 17:02:26

I've never bought any 'special' fanny cleaning stuff.

Shampoo and shower gel are all i use.

I've haven't bought deoderant since i was a teenager either.

No one has ever said i stink,including DP who knows that area better than most.wink

bigbuttons Tue 07-Jun-11 17:02:47

x posted there!

HeadfirstForHalos Tue 07-Jun-11 17:02:53

AIBU not to fork out for fanjo toiletries?

That's got to be the best AIBU I've seen for a while grin

YANBU, I don't buy fanjo toiletries either?

<wonders if men's cock 'n' balls toiletries are available too>

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