We have seen a lot of bizarre trends over the years, and now we have a new one. There has been a recent increase in women using cucumbers in their vaginas as a form of cleanse.
If you have been anywhere on the internet recently, then it is likely that you have heard of this phenomenon known as a cucumber detox cleanse. This is where women are inserting cucumbers into their vaginas as they think it will help clean them.
But is there some truth behind these claims? Should you use cucumber in your vagina?
Let’s Talk About Feminine Hygiene
The vagina is a self-sufficient and self-cleaning organ. This means it has the ability to keep itself clean and healthy through totally natural functions.
This means that using special cleansers or vaginal douches are not necessary. In fact, in many cases, these can actually do more harm than good.
The vagina is perfectly capable of taking care of itself, and it has been doing so since the beginning of time. Sure, there may be occasions when you need an additional helping hand, such as if you have a vaginal infection which may require antibiotics or feminine soaps to treat.
But in most cases, the best thing you can do for your vagina is just to let it do its own thing.
Vaginal Odors And Discharge
Women may feel the need to use vaginal douches or cucumbers in their vaginas as a cleanse because they experience a vaginal discharge.
Vaginal discharge is a totally natural occurrence that is a sign of healthy bodily functions.
As the vagina cleans itself, it needs to get rid of the waste that it no longer needs. This is what discharge is, and it is nothing to be ashamed of.
The only time you need to be concerned about vaginal discharge is if it is yellow, green, or grey in color and has a distinct smell. In some cases, a strong or fishy smell in the vagina can be a sign of an infection.
If this is the case, using cucumber in the vagina will only cause more issues.
What Is A Cucumber Vaginal Cleanse?
There has been a recent surge online of women claiming to put cucumbers in their vaginas as a form of detox cleanse.
This is yet another bizarre trend that actually has no medical weight to it.
There has been an influx of women on wellness blogs and platforms talking about using cucumber in the vagina to cleanse this area and make them feel better. Those who have done a cucumber vaginal cleanse have claimed that it is a detox, which means that it puts the vagina in a healthy, working order.
According to these wellness blogs, a cucumber vaginal cleanse involves:
- Peeling a cucumber, so there is no skin left on it
- Insert the peeled cucumber into your vagina
- Move the cucumber around while it is in your vagina
- Keep the cucumber in the vagina for around 20-minutes
Some of these wellness blogs will claim that you should move the cucumber around inside of the vagina, whereas others say it should be left alone.
Should I Use A Cucumber In My Vagina?
Despite the claims of these wellness blogs, using cucumber in your vagina will not have any positive effect. Many medical professionals have actually spoken out on the dangers of putting a cucumber in your vagina.
As the vagina is a self-cleaning organ, there is no need for special douches, cleansers, or detoxes to improve its health.
The vagina is a very sensitive organ that has its own pH balance. This pH balance is required to keep the vagina healthy and clean. Inserting a cucumber into the vagina can throw this pH balance off, which will cause infections.
At best, using cucumber in the vagina is merely unnecessary as your vagina does not need to be cleaned. At worst, cucumbers in the vagina can cause infections with symptoms such as strong odors, excess discharge, and itching.
Another danger of using cucumber in the vagina is the pathogens they could carry. These are something that you do not want to be inserted into your vagina, as they could cause serious damage.
Cucumbers can carry a range of pathogens, including the Erwinia tracheiphila which causes the plant to wilt and the Erysiphe cichoracearum which forms mildew. Of course, these bacterias will not cause your vagina to wilt or develop mildew, but they will impact the natural pH balance that is present.
Inviting new bacterias into the vagina could be very dangerous and is certain to lead to an infection.
This is why it is so important for you to leave the vagina alone as often as possible so it can do its own thing.
How To Take Care Of Your Vagina
Your vagina is not dirty, so it does not need to be cleansed with excess soaps, douches, or cucumbers.
Women may feel the need to clean their vaginas because they notice a smell or experience discharge. It is totally normal for your vagina to have a slight odor to it and trying to get rid of it could interrupt the natural pH balance.
If you do notice that your discharge is particularly excessive, is green or yellow in color or has a strong fishy odor, then it could be a sign of infection. If this is the case, you may need to seek medical help.
You can take care of your vagina through simple means, such as:
- Using a soap-free feminine cleanser on the labia. Never insert soap into the vagina
- Wearing loose and breathable underwear
- Taking probiotics that will improve women’s health and wellbeing
- Keeping hydrated by drinking enough water
There is no need for you to insert cucumbers into the vagina as a cleanse. This is not only unnecessary but could also cause damage or infections to this sensitive area.
The best thing you can do for your vagina is to leave it alone.