Should you spray deodorant down there?

Don't use deodorant. The area around the vaginal opening, the vulva, is made of very delicate and sensitive tissue. Antiperspirants and deodorants may work for the armpits, but they can cause more than a small amount of damage below the belt. If you're sweating in your groin area and you really want to use a deodorant, it may be safe to use a solid, unscented deodorant.

You can, but it won't do anything but mask the bad smell of sweat in your groin. Ladies, be sure to keep anything from getting inside the vagina. To get a roll-on deodorant, apply the deodorant to each armpit several times for even coverage. Gel deodorant Turn the knob on the bottom of the deodorant container to push a small amount of gel to the top.

But what if there was a better technique that could make your deodorant more effective and leave a fresher smell for longer? Deodorants marketed for use on genital areas are especially problematic because, while armpit deodorants are sold to everyone, most products intended for private parts are largely aimed at women. Some deodorants marketed as “natural” ingredients, such as baking soda, activated charcoal and tea tree oil, for their antimicrobial and deodorizing properties.

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