A medical health expert has issued a warning to women in the habit of using cucumber on their private part.
Dr. Toluwani Binutu warned that using a cucumber to clean the v@gina is potentially harmful, and should be avoided.
Dr. Binutu also said it is unsafe to use feminine wash or soap products in the v@gina as it can upset its balance and cause an overgrowth of harmful bacteria.
He, however, advised that women could wash the vulva with water and unscented soap.
The vulva is the external female genitalia that surrounds the opening to the v@gina.
Speaking further, the physician said “It can break inside (the v@gina). It can get stuck inside (the v@gina). The cucumber isn’t sanitary. Plus, it is weird putting food inside your body through a hole that isn’t the mouth.”
In a video posted on his Instagram page, @tolubinutu, he said “Some women wash the v@gina and nothing bad happens afterward. It doesn’t affect them negatively. Some other women, however, suffer the negative effects when they wash their v@ginas.”
Listing some of the b=negative effects of washing the v@gina, he said, “A healthy v@gina has both good and bad bacteria living together in an acidic environment. This acidity of the v@gina protects it from many infections.
“When you wash your v@gina, you upset this balance and may cause an overgrowth of the harmful bacteria. When this happens, it increases the risk of yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis.
“This is even worse. For those who already have an infection and are still washing the vagina, this may push the infection up into the uterus, fallopian tubes, and even the ovaries.
“This may cause PID (Pelvic inflammatory disease).
“Washing the v@gina may also increase the risk of other problems like Vaginal dryness and irritation, Preterm birth, Ectopic pregnancy, STIs, even HIV!
“This is because washing the v@gina makes it less efficient at fighting off infections.”