Deathly baby powder sounds like the thing Q would make for 007, but the idea talc could be linked to cancer has been percolating for decades, although conclusions are still debated vigorously. Some studies have found a slightly increased risk others have not. An NHS analysis in 2016 said it was “plausible that talc could work its way up into the upper genital tract and have some type of biological impact.” Ovacome charity that works to reduce ovarian cancer, does not believe a link has been proved. It says: “We still do not know what really causes ovarian cancer. It is likely to be a combination of many different inherited and environmental factors, rather than one cause such as talc.”So, while assertions and evidence continue to be thrown around, here is another question: why is any woman putting talc inside her vagina or on her vulva? (The vagina is a tube of muscle that joins the cervix and vaginal opening; the vulva is the exterior genitalia.) The vagina is an amazing organ. It is lined with a mucous membrane that protects against infection (necessary in any part of the body that opens to the outside world), has a clever, complex mix of bacteria – known as vaginal flora – that does the same thing (only the bowel has more bacteria than the vagina). Together, they keep the vagina healthy. It is self-cleaning, too, keeping itself safe and hygienic with secretions. (One day, I will get used to gynaecologists referring to my vagina as “a self-cleaning oven”. Women have a DIY vagina-vulva-wash of mucus, which can vary in appearance and volume throughout the menstrual cycle. It is mostly highly effective, except in the case of infection, including STIs, which can be signalled by a change in colour, thickness or odour. (Odour can become slightly muskier due to exercise or sex; if anything is noticeably different, or you itch, get a medical professional to check it.) But you would not know about our natural powerwash from the size and value of the industry that says women smell. The idea that talc could be linked to cancer has been percolating for decades, although conclusions are still debated vigorously.’
Women all like to feel fresh and clean, particularly when bleeding. But for decades “feminine hygiene” industry has worked hard to increase fears thare not. Seventy years ago, women were being sold Kotex products that would make them feel “tangy”. Nothing has changed. Show me a sanitary pad or a tampon campaign that does not use the word “fresh” and I will swallow a bottle of vinegar douche. For every mention of “fresh”, look for the fear at which it is aiming: fear that we smell of period blood or are leaking; fear that we smell in general; fear that our sexual partners will mock or reject us because of what our vaginas and vulvas look or smell like. The jingle for baby talc was “a sprinkle a day keeps the odour away”. There is a reason that “you smell” is one of the most dreadful playground taunt accusation feared most and the hardest to protest is fear of fishy smell. The odds are vagina vulva look and smell normal, because, when it comes to genitalia, normal is a very big category. In a paper studying the range of female genital appearance, researchers at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson hospital in London found that “women vary widely in genital dimensions”, but that “detailed accurate representations of female genitals are rare … although representations of female nudity are common”. Rates for cosmetic genital surgery are soaring above rates of genital disease diagnosis. Something is deformed, but it is women’s thoughts, not their genitals. To ensure cleanliness, the vulva needs nothing fancier than water, mild soap and a gentle pat dry (do not rub). The vagina does not need vajazzle, internal glitter bombs or leech therapy treatment touted as detoxifying by some eastern European beauty clinics (it is not). Jade eggs inserted in the vagina also terrible idea, according to the gynaecologist Jen Gunter: “Jade is porous, which could allow bacteria to get inside and so the egg could act like a fomite … It could be a risk factor for bacterial vaginosis or even potentially deadly toxic shock syndrome.” The mucous membrane that lines the vagina is also very porous. This makes the vagina an efficient route for absorbing medication and pathogens. Vaginal steaming is used by the women who give birth to heal. But Gwyneth Paltrow supposedly sits herself over steaming herbal potions to improve her vulval and vaginal health – is not good for your vaginal wellbeing.‘Vaginal steaming – popularised by Gwyneth Paltrow – is not good for your vaginal wellbeing. The outlandish stuff is one thing. But even a simple solution of vinegar and water sprayed up the vagina is a bad idea. Douching, as this is called, is done by one in five American women aged 15 to 44. Commercial douches can contain antiseptics, as well as potentially hazardous chemicals such as parabens, along with fragrances that are unknown: because these are cosmetic products, the US’s Food and Drug Administration requires only that manufacturers do not include anything “deleterious” in their products and trusts manufacturers to comply – it does not require any testing of products before they are launched. In short, products you put in close quarters with a highly porous part of your body are less stringently regulated than cough sweets. In the UK, they are regulated as general products, not medical devices; it is up to the manufacturer and seller to make them safe. Anything introduced to the vagina risks upsetting the careful balance of bacteria, particularly if a woman is buying products because she thinks something is wrong. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that the more women douched, the greater their risk of getting bacterial vaginosis, a mild infection can cause itching and discharge (and therefore lead women to douche even more). If the women surveyed douched once a week, their risk doubled. Douching has been linked to greater rates of bacterial vaginosis, premature births and cervical cancer. One study of 40,000 women in Puerto Rico and the US found douching doubled the risk of ovarian cancer. There were caveats, as an NHS article pointed out: the women, who did not have cancer, were followed over six and a half years to see if they developed cancer and whether they douched. Forty women who reported douching their vaginas developed cancer. The researchers concluded a link; the NHS was more circumspect. Perhaps women with poor vaginal health are more likely to douche. The researchers did not enquire about risk factors such as a family history of ovarian cancer or whether the woman smoked.
“It’s a myth the vagina needs extensive cleaning with perfumed soaps or feminine hygiene products,” says Vanessa Mackay, a spokeswoman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. “It’s a good idea to avoid perfumed soaps, gels and antiseptics, as these can affect the healthy balance of bacteria and pH levels in the vagina and cause irritation. Women are advised to use plain, unperfumed soaps to wash the area around the vagina (the vulva) – not inside it – gently every day. During a woman’s period, washing more than once a day may be helpful.” I wonder if such statements would be necessary if “vulva” conversational as “sex.” If the discussed fears of vulvas and vaginas are conversational with GP and health professionals and with partners easily as seeking help for a headache, aisles of feminine washes, sprays, douches and wet wipes, all those sticking plasters on our fears and embarrassment, would vanish. “If God naturally intended the vagina to smell like roses or lavender, so would the vagina smell like roses or lavender,” said Ronnie Lamont, an RCOG spokesman, in an interview for the NHS website. If more open about genital matters, women’s health and confidence would be vastly improved, if scent is less fragrant but natural.In addition if you have sex in the dream it means loss. As intercourse takes place your glory is released into the marine kingdom. It means you have a covenant with spiritual husband so have spiritual children. The semen deposited in you connects your glory to marine spirit to keep in their banks. Sex with spiritual spouse means your marital blessings suffer, no financial progress, no love for a real physical husband. And a spirit husband satisfies sexual urge than real husband. If married, your husband may not like you again. General symptoms of sex in dream is pollution, childlessness, marital delay, blocked womb and a low sperm count of your husband. It causes fights and arguments in the home and divorce if you do not break the satanic covenant and initiation into the marine kingdom of darkness. Families dedicate children to shrine from birth, unaware of spiritual covenant. Cast out demon of lust tormenting your life and break evil covenant in Jesus Name and pray with Psalm 27. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, repent of all your sins, walk in love and forgiveness. Seek God faithfully daily and raise your family to love God and Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Cover yourself with the BLOOD of Jesus daily in Jesus Name to wash you with pollution of evil spirit. Thank God ALMIGHTY for deliverance in Jesus Name. Give GLORY to God and Jesus through the Holy Spirit.
PSALM 27 IN BIBLE
27 The LORD is my Light and Salvation whom shall I fear? The LORD GOD is the Strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked, even enemy foes, came upon me to eat my flesh they stumbled and fell. 3 If a host encamps against me, my heart shall not fear: though war may rise against me, I have CONFIDENCE in God. 4 One thing I desire of the LORD and I seek after; that I will dwell in the House of the LORD all the days of my life to see the beauty of the LORD and enquire in HIS Temple. 5 For in the time of trouble HE shall hide me in HIS pavilion, in HIS Tabernacle HE hides me; HE has set me up upon my rock Jesus Christ. 6 Now my head is lifted up above all the enemies around me. I offer to God in HIS Tabernacle sacrifices of joy I sing yes, I sing praises to the LORD. 7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have MERCY on me and answer me. 8 When YOU said seek MY Face; my heart said to YOU, YOUR Face, LORD I seek. 9 Hide not YOUR Face far from me put not your servant away in anger YOU are my help; leave me not or forsake me O GOD of my salvation. 10 If my father and my mother forsake me the LORD GOD will take me up. 11 Teach me your way LORD and lead me in the plain path because of enemies. 12 Deliver me from the will of enemies for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out cruelty. 13 I will have fainted if I did not believe to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 I wait on the LORD, I am of good courage GOD shall strengthen my heart, I wait on my LORD GOD ALMIGHTY in Jesus Name.