'People Used To Clean It With Lysol.' Incredible Facts About Vaginas That Most People Don't Know.

'People Used To Clean It With Lysol.' Incredible Facts About Vaginas That Most People Don't Know.

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Believe it or not, the entire clitoris, which wraps all the way around to the back of the vagina, is about 80% the size of a penis. When you consider the scale of female and male bodies, this means the clit is proportionately the same size as a penis.

30. Women once thought cleaning their vaginas with Lysol was a good idea

In the early twentieth century, Lysol aggressively and successfully marketed its disinfectant as a vaginal douche. Seriously. For the record, shooting an antiseptic soap into the vagina is a bad idea. Gynecologists do not recommend douching because it alters the vaginal flora and can, ironically, cause an infection.

Nonetheless, sales took off with advertisements preying on feminine insecurities.

For example, one ad showed a woman looking in an ostentatious mirror, surrounded by the text, “She was a Jewel of a Wife…with just one flaw. She was guilty of the 'ONE NEGLECT' that mars many marriages. 'Lysol' helps avoid this.” Presumably, many paranoid women lysoled their vaginas to save their marriages, although many more used it as an off market birth control option. Lysol neither cleans the vagina nor prevents pregnancy, so it was a bad idea either way.


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