Am I Normal 'Down There'?

Health medical editor Dr. Roshini Raj answers all of your embarrassing questions about your private parts.
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Is it OK to use scented body wash on my private parts?

Nope. The rest of your body may be very happy smelling like passion-fruit-verbena-berry raindrops, but the delicate skin in your genital area can’t take it.

Much like douches, scented bath products contain chemicals that can be irritating to the urethra and vagina and can increase your risk of urinary tract and yeast infections. Stick to plain, unscented soap and water, and wash the outer part of the vulva only.

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