The heat gets unbearable and we get all hot and bothered for the wrong reasons, and for one woman who it was too much to bear decided to pop an ice lolly into her lady garden with disastrous results.
It was a terrible idea and it has prompted doctors to issue a warning to any other women who are considering it, to absolutely not go there!
It doesn’t cool you down and leaves you open to infections, irritation, and in worst-case scenario trauma down below.
Consultant gynecologist Dr. Anne Henderson says: “Anything with food coloring, dye, perfume or high levels of sugar will have a negative impact on vaginal pH and lactobacillus and could increase the risk of vaginal infection such as thrush and bacterial vaginosis.
“Additives can also be potentially irritant in such a sensitive area as the vagina causing local inflammation and discomfort.
“On a more basic level the process could also be very messy as the ice lolly with melt very quickly and will leak upon dissolving.
“It is also a pointless exercise as the core body temperature, including internal organs such as the vagina, is set by the brain and cannot be altered by the application of any cooling agent such as ice, which at best will provide very temporary relief before the temperature rises once again.
“The body is very good at autoregulation and it is never a good idea to tamper.”
Dr. Sarah Jarvis, GP and clinical director for Patient.info says, “While you may feel hot all over in this weather, there is never any reason to put ice lollies in your vagina.
“Many people who have taken ice straight from the freezer have discovered it can make your tongue sore because the covering of the tongue is much more sensitive than your regular skin.
“The lining of your vagina is more delicate still, and ice or ice lollies can definitely damage the lining, leading to pain and even tearing of the lining.”
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.”
Instead, experts recommend wearing loose cotton underwear and avoiding tight clothing to prevent any irritation or dermatitis developing.
Dr. Shree Datta, consultant gynecologist at MyHealthcare Clinic said: “My advice would be to avoid any foreign bodies in the vagina for risk of infection.
“I would suggest loose cotton underwear and avoiding tight clothing to prevent any irritation and dermatitis developing.
“A cool shower – without internal douching – and keeping well hydrated should suffice.”