Don't Use Soap
Use Soap on Your Private Parts
By Dr. Ben
the years, I have found that many people aren't aware that soap
should not be used to clean the vaginal opening, the tip of the
penis (urethral opening), and the anal sphincter.
applying soap to these areas can cause the mucosal lining in these
areas to become dry and unhealthy. A chronically dry mucosal lining
can lead to a number of uncomfortable health conditions, the two
most common ones being chronic inflammation and a tendency to experience
you use soap to clean your body, you should limit its contact to
your skin. Your skin is lined with sebaceous glands that secrete
an oily substance called sebum, which serves to keep your skin waterproof
and resistant to infection by undesirable microorganisms.
the presence of sebum prevents soap from drying out skin to a point
where significant health challenges can arise. Still, unless you
work with grease and oil, it's best to use soap sparingly - just
enough to remove objectionable odors and to feel clean and refreshed.
mucosal linings of the vaginal opening, the penile opening, and
the anal sphincter don't secrete sebum to offer protection against
the drying effects of soap. Actually, the labia minora does contain
some sebaceous glands, but in most women, there aren't nearly enough
sebaceous glands in this region to keep the vaginal opening healthy
if regularly washed with soap.
how do you wash the vaginal opening, the penile opening, and the
anal sphincter? Ideally, with warm or hot water. And when more intense
cleaning is desired, you can use warm or hot salt water.
worked with enough people who have experienced health challenges
from using soap in the private areas to know that this advice is
worth heeding. Please share this information with family and friends,
as my experiences have led me to believe that most people aren't
aware of this issue.
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