Doctors have urged women to stop putting ice lollies in their vaginas.
As temperatures soar in Britain thanks to a record-breaking heatwave, some resourceful ladies have chosen to cool off by inserting frozen treats into their genitals – however, doctors have urged people not to do this it can have a negative impact on vaginal pH, increasing the risk of infection.
Dr. Sarah Welsh, the co-founder of condom brand HANX, said: “There are many things that should never go near a vagina, and ice lollies are up there. The ice can stick to the delicate skin of the vagina and cause real trauma and damage.
“What’s more, putting any foodstuff inside your vagina can introduce microbes, disrupting its normal balance and allowing an environment for bacteria to grow and infections to develop.”
Dr. Sarah Jarvis, GP and clinical director for Patient.info added: “While you may feel hot all over in this weather, there is never any reason to put ice lollies in your vagina.”