(Warning: This post contains TMI)
I bought an awesome eye serum and received a few packs of Feminine Wipes, for free. Yaay….. NOT !!
It took a lot of effort on my part to not fling it back at the cashier. It’s not her fault. Preying on insecurities is what Commerce is built on.
There are articles dedicated the Pros and Cons of Feminine wipes. And I belong to the Con side of things.
While common-sense hygiene, underwear and diet is always good, I find ‘wipes’ dedicated to the Va-Jay-Jay (thanks Oprah for the word !) offensive.
I don’t see wipes for men. Then why, why do we need it ? The natural taste and odour is what the vagina is designed to have. Nature knows best.
And what maddens me even more is the allergic reaction these products can have.
My own experience – THRUSH !
Now being allergic to wheat I have suffered, what in the past was a pretty frequent attack of, Vaginal thrush. I shudder to recall the sharp pain-itch even as I type.
Sitting in Vinegar baths, garlic suppositories, what not. I stopped my frequent wheat consumption and has helped keep this ‘pain’ at bay
However in my early, ignorant years, I ventured into Feminine Wash. And HOLY F*** The Thrush !!!
I don’t care how well formulated modern VJJ washes or wipes are. Don’t mess with nature.
I know there are discharge and odour issues that might have underlying medical-diet reasons. A topical, cosmetic suppressant is not the answer.
And again, who said the Vagina needs a wipe or ‘perfume’?
Use them to wipe your makeup brushes or spilt foundation.