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street*rain
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I actually have two questions in one.. well the first is... what kind of soap do i need to buy or use.. when i wash my privates.. i heard that some smelly soaps..can irritate the vagina.. so im tryin to prevent that.... and my second question is do inverted nipples ever pop out to be normal nipples???

thanks for the help!


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Beppie
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You are quite right in wanting to avoid scented soaps when washing around your vulva. It is fine to use a very gentle, unscented soap to wash your genitals externally, but DO NOT douche or attempt to wash inside your vagina in any way. Your vagina, in its infinite coolness, has a self-cleansing system, and anything that you do could interfere with that, and disrupt its natural pH balance, which leaves you more susceptible to infection.

Also, inverted nipples ARE normal nipples. I have heard, however, that they can pop out while lactating (producing milk), but so far a quick google search has not been able to back that up. I will let you know if I find anything to either support or refute that claim.

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Beppie
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Just as a follow up: this breastfeeding site reports that in some cases inverted nipples can protrude a bit during breastfeeding, but certainly not in all cases.

Just as a warning too, if you decide to do your own searches on inverted nipples: there are a lot of really dubious sites out there that try to make women think that the need plastic surgery if they have inverted nipples. This is a BIG FAT LIE. Inverted nipples are totally normal, beautiful and do not need modification.


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