Doctors are warning women to stop putting toothpaste in their vaginas to try and tighten it because it can do some nasty damage to the body. Vanessa Mackay, consultant gynaecologist and spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to The Sun: "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."
Nigerian doctor, Oluwole Yusuf, also disclosed some of the nasty damage toothpaste can cause to the vagina: “Toothpaste is caustic and too abrasive for a sensitive body part like the vagina and using such on it can destroy the organisms meant to protect the vagina from possible infections."
He urged women not to be "body shamed" by their partners and to be confident in their own skin, according to LIB.
Dr. Yusuf also said that women can resort to exercises or practices to slowly tighten the vagina. "Kegel exercises and Yoga exercise are part of the exercises that can make the vagina tight without engaging in harmful practices,’’ Dr Yusuf said.
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 gynaecologist for an expert opinion."