Doctors are warning women to stop using toothpaste to try and tighten their vaginas.
A new trend where women are using toothpaste to keep their loose vaginas tight has doctors concerned.
Shocked by the new trend, one female commentator asked:
“Which one of you loose p*ssy h*es out here playing with Colgate?”
DIY youtube videos, blogs, and different influencers have been recommending women put toothpaste in their vaginas to rejuvenate their walls and keep it feeling brand new.
Doctors say the trend will do the exact opposite of what you hope for and will do damage to your vagina and your health if continued.
Consultant gynecologist and spokesperson for the Royal College of obstetrician and Gynecologists Vanessa Mackay said:
“It is a myth that toothpaste will tighten the vagina. Putting toothpaste into the vagina, or on the vulva, would not only be uncomfortable but it could also cause serious damage and disrupt the natural flora of the vagina leading to the potential for infections like bacterial vaginosis and thrush.”
She explained that some types of toothpaste contain small particles that could also cause painful microabrasions to the vaginal walls.
Oluwole Yusuf, a medical doctor went as far as to state that toothpaste can make you infertile:
“Toothpaste is caustic and too abrasive for a sensitive body part like the vagina and can destroy the organisms meant to protect the vagina from possible infections. When the vagina can no longer protect itself, the body is prone to infections which could later destroy the tubes and block the chances of getting pregnant.”
Yusuf also told women to not feel body-shamed by their peers, and gave tips on other ways to keep that loose vagina tight:
“Women can build up the strength of their pelvic floor muscles by doing ten slow contractions and holding them for about 10 seconds each. The length of time can be increased gradually and the slow contractions can then be followed by a set of quick contractions. This process should be carried out three or four times a day.
In some women, however, vaginal laxity may be due to pelvic organ prolapse, in which case it may be appropriate to be referred to a gynecologist for an expert opinion.”