Why girls cleaning their vaginas with lemon risk their health

Doctors warn against using lemons on the private part as it imbalances the vaginal pH.

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What you need to know:

  • Girls using lemons to clean their private parts assume the juice washes away the sperms, hence keeps them free from pregnancy.
  • Researchers have sought to establish whether lemon and lime juice have treatment and prevention properties and found it is harmful to the vaginal tissues.

A recent forum on safeguarding adolescents against violence, revealed that girls were using lemon to clean their vagina after sex.

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