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Timeline of Intimate Care Products – Infographic

TIMELINE OF INTIMATE CARE PRODUCTS
Douches were first marketed as a type of contraceptive to use after sex. When that was debunked, companies instead amped up their messaging myths of cleanliness, health, and hygiene, and introduced a whole host of new products that corporations pushed on people as “necessary” for vaginal health. Learn more in this timeline of some of the industry’s “douchiest” practices and products. For more resources and information on intimate care products (like douches, wipes, washes, sprays, powder, lubricants, etc.) click here.
References:
– https://www.womensvoices.org/take-action-with-womens-voices/green-cleaning-parties/green-cleaning-recipes/
– https://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/book-excerpts/health-article/a-brief-history-of-birth-control/
– https://www.si.edu/spotlight/health-hygiene-and-beauty/feminine-hygiene-products
– https://timeline.com/sexist-history-douching-bcc39f3d216c#:~:text=French%20obstetrician%20Maurice%20%C3%89guisier%20released,
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– https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-1998-07-16/pdf/98-18879.pdf
– https://invivo.pharmaintelligence.informa.com/PS017638/TOPICAL-ANTIFUNGALS-RxTOOTC-SWITCH-FOR-
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