Doctors warn women not to put tobacco in their vaginas to boost sex drive
Doctors have advised women not to put tobacco inside their vaginas.
While this may seem like pretty obvious health advice, it comes after ladies attempted to boost their libidos with the smoking product.
After claims the home remedy could heighten sex drive, medics warned it could actually cause your intimate openings to “close up”.
Professor Pascal Foumane said: "These products often create ulcers which, by scarring, shrink the vagina, make it hard and can go so far as to close it completely.
"It can even make the normal flow of menstruation impossible", Sci Dev Net reports.
This isn’t the only unfortunate side-effect, as gynaecologist Dr Abdoulaye Diop says it creates sensations of “shrinking vagina”.
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Sufferers may feel their genitals are getting smaller as their intimate muscles retract.
Dr Diop explained: “This feeling is transient and misleading, because the vaginal mucosa that is attacked will eventually develop changes that are the gateway to cancer."
The dangerous trend seems to be most prevalent in Senegal.
In the West African nation, you can purchase 13p substances that claim to “send your main into seventh heaven”.
These products tend to be derived from dried tobacco leaves, as well as tree roots and plant extracts.
In some cases, soda and shea butter are added too.
A number of customers who tried the products have reported unfortunate side-effects.
These include dizziness, nausea and burning sensations.
Gnima Ndiaye, a Senegalese reproductive health worker, has also dealt with a patient who has experienced “lesions”.
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This isn't the first gynaecological warning to hit headlines in recent months.
Back in September, a doctor warned men not to use toothpaste as an antidote for premature ejaculation.
And then a month later, another health expert told women to avoid using it to tighten their vaginas.
Meanwhile, here are four "natural remedies" that should never touch your vagina.
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