Often, women on their cyclesfeel unclean due to the bleeding and because the pH change associated with menstruation can cause unusual odors. Blood has a neutral pH, and can change the naturally acidic feminine environment into one which is more favorable to overgrowth of bacteria and its resultant odor.
Unfortunately, often women turn to douching during and after their cycles to feel cleaner. However, this is dangerous. When a woman is on her cycle, the cervix is slightly open. If a woman douches during this time, the forceful pressure of the flow of fluid can force bacteria and old blood from the vagina back up into the uterus and fallopian tubes, potentially causing PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), infertility or peritonitis.
WaterWorks is a new popular vaginal cleansing system that uses only natural tap water in a gentle downward flow instead of up or out like most douches. It uses the unique and safe odor-elimination power of stainless steel combined with running water to safely and effectively eliminate vaginal odor. It is a great solution right after your menstrual period is over.