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golden101
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when washing "down there" with regular soap is there a chance that you could have an allergic reation?
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Starry Night
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Hi Golden-

I would have to say yes. Your genital area is very sensitive to artificial scenting and/or coloring found in alot of soaps (which is why most doctors advise against douches and some feminine deoderant sprays), and some soaps may be abrasive or harsh and cause irritation to your vaginal tissue. It's really best to wash gently with a normal bar of soap, nothing too 'fancy', like dove or ivory, because they are usually unscented (or the scent is hypo-allergenic). I personally wash my entire body with Johnson and Johnson's baby wash because it's so gentle on my skin all over my body.
Hope I could help.


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golden101
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thanks alot, that really did help me. But i have one more question.....what happens when the soap irratates the vagina? Like what happens to it?

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LilBlueSmurf
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First I've got to ask where exactly you're putting this soap.

Soap on the labia majora and minora is just ducky. Don't put inside your vagina. That really really stings. I know, i've done it. Don't ... ever ever ever ... You're vagina is just fine cleaning itself. Any help from you, or anyone else, and it just gets all upset and hurts. Be nice to your vagina.

If your vagina is irritated, you'll know. It might get itchy or sting ... or just won't feel right. If you notice this happening, switch soap. Simple as that

My personal faves are body shop soaps (the nice smelly ones ... ) and stuff like Dove and Ivory. Remember ... Ivory is 99% pure (hehe, I don't work for them, i swear LOL)

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You can have an allergic reaction with any kind of soap.

I did the same thing, a few times. One day I washed myself and I guess some soap was still down in, on wherever, and I went pee and it burned like a mother. OMG I almost passed out. So do becareful how you wash yourself, andd remember to rise yourself really good. I make sure now when I wash myself I spend at least an hour making sure the soap is all gone from there.


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