Recently, an article from the U.K. warned women to “Not Put Lollies in Their Vaginas to Cool Down.” (For those of us across the Pond, “lollies” is the British word for Popsicles.)

Now, I’ve heard of many wacky things during my 70 years, but this is definitely one of the most bizarre. Evidently, the U.K. is suffering from a heat wave and this warning was issued after one woman, in trying to cool down, thought icing her vagina with a lolly would be a great way to do it. I have my suspicions that she was also suffering from a menopause induced hot flash. The heat wave, along with the hot flash, made her desperate and affected her rational thinking. I can certainly understand that.

A doctor who was interviewed for this article stated: “The vagina is composed of very delicate and sensitive skin, hence things that may seem innocent to other areas of the body, if they come in contact with the vagina, can cause infections, irritations and damage.” The doctor also goes on to explain that “ice can stick to the delicate skin of the vagina and cause real trauma and damage. Sugar in the lolly could potentially disrupt the natural PH of the vagina” and, if that’s not enough, the “lolly could break inside you.” In other words, Popsicles are meant to me consumed through the mouth, not the vagina.

Dear reader, if you have any cool-down tips that don’t involve vaginal infections caused by Popsicles, please share.

Published by Another Sufferer

I am a woman over 65 who has experienced the many changes that happen to a woman's body and mind as they get older. I started this blog in order to share information and experiences.

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