Masturbating with water and a pulsating shower head or facet is not the same as douching. Vaginal douching involves inserting nasty ingredients like acid, sodium, vinegar, and iodine via a nozzle and douche bag into the vaginal canal. Products like Summer’s Eve market feminine douches as a way to clean, balance pH, and rid smells from the vagina.
Why they think a vagina needs to have a standard odor is beyond me, but these products are not necessary and should be avoided. By disrupting your body’s natural pH levels, you are actually making yourself more susceptible to yeasts infections and bacterial vaginosis. Vaginas are self-regulating machines that rarely need tuneups or maintenance (except the yearly pap). There’s no reason to waste your money on douching products that will just cost you more money for medical-related expenses in the long run.
Douching is never a good idea. When I referred to the shower head, I meant using it in a bath with only water. Douching actually kills all kinds of good bacteria in our vagina. Without it, we would easily get a yeast infection, and there’s no reason why you would want or need your vagina to smell like Summer’s Eve.
As for the BV, that is something your doctor has to treat. Usually you get prescribed a jelly-like antibiotic you insert into your vaginal canal. It comes in a contraption similar to a tampon applicator.