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After I've taken a bath I leak everywhere, can't put any pants on afterwards cos I just wet them. I'm worried that if I'm taking water into myself I could get an infection. Is this normal?
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replied April 20th, 2011
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DuskyCherry, No, this is not normal. Do you masturbate in the bath?

As long as the water is clean (no bubble bath or bath salts), And it has not been forced into your vagina, you should be ok.

When you stand up to get out, just push your finger into your vagina to give the water a chance to run out. Doing a few kegels can also help, or a few squats.

Take care
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replied April 21st, 2011
No I don't masturbate in the bath. The thing is, I fannyfart (hate that word) A LOT when I have sex and can do it on que... I'm only 20 but my 'barrel' is huge- if I put my fingers in there when I'm in the bath there's about 6-8 inches of width. Do I need to speak to my doctor?
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replied April 21st, 2011
Also I haven't had any babies.
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replied April 21st, 2011
You should definitely try doing some squats and see if you are able to push some some of it out so that you do not have water in there after a bath.
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replied April 22nd, 2011
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Duskycherry, your vagina is actually collapsed when you are not aroused. Sort of like a fire hose on a fire truck. The muscles around your vaginal entrance will also push the entrance closed. So water does not freely flow in and out. If that was not the case, you would get out of a pool with a soaking wet tampon inside you. That would be as unhygienic as swimming with a pad in your swimming costume. Obviously, that is not the way it works for the vast majority of women.

There is also no suction in your vagina so water will not get sucked in. Your 'fannyfarts' may explain what is happening. (it is also called a 'vart' as in vaginal fart, or more commonly a 'queef'). Some women will suck air into their vaginas based on how they move their pelvises. Go to YouTube and search for 'queef' to see plenty of examples of this. So you might suck water in when you move. Just put your finger inside to let it out, squat or do a few kegels when you get up.

Are you saying that your vagina is 6 to 8 inches deep or wide? The average penis is only around 5 inches around (circumference). With a 6 inch wide vagina, you should be able to fist yourself and sex will be very ineffective. His penis will not be able to get any friction. In order for a 6 inch circumference penis (considered large), your vaginal entrance should be smaller that 2 inches wide for it to work.
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replied November 20th, 2012
I'm 20 also with no children and I have the same problem. Ypu can actually use your vaginal muscles to push the water out as if you were trying to urinate. This helped me somewhat.
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replied November 20th, 2012
I'm 20 also with no children and I have the same problem. Ypu can actually use your vaginal muscles to push the water out as if you were trying to urinate. This helped me somewhat.
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replied November 20th, 2012
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Just pushing your finger in when you stand up will make all the water flow out as well.

How does the water end up inside your vagina? Just sitting in a bath should not cause your vagina to fill up with water.
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replied September 25th, 2013
What is the best natural solution to use when soaking after my period.
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replied September 26th, 2013
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Clean water.
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replied October 8th, 2015
Draining Urine from Vagina after Bath- Vistula?
So I am holding fluid in my vagina after a bath as well, but the unfortunate thing about this is, it is definitely urine. I have tested it with a menstrual cup. It is such a drag to have at least 2 oz of liquid come out after a bath that I used a menstrual cup to pull the liquid out afterwards. The liquid was in the cup portion closest to cervix and was yellow and smelled like urine. I have been bathing all day because my back went out, and now I am walking around with urine soaked pants (smell undeniable). This has been going on since my daughter was born.
So do I have a fistula? This is the only time urine comes out of my vagina, and I know that some women have bath water trapped in their vagina's after baths. This is not bath water. What is going on?
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replied February 28th, 2016
I have this problem every time I take a bath. I have been told that my vagina is actually quite narrow, I have never had children, and I do not masturbate in the bath tub so that rules those out. This leads me to believe that it has more to do with directional orientation (how your vagina curves and bends) or how you sit in the bath, than how "big" you are down there.

My solution was just to stop taking baths. Even without soap you are exposing non-sterile, chlorinated water into the inside of your body. If you have cats, then your cat is walking in a litter box full of poop, onto your floor, then you walk on the same floor with catpoop bacteria and go soak your feet in the same water where you soak your vagina? Think about it. You would probably not drink water straight from a bath tub no matter how "clean" it is so why would you put the same stagnant water into one of the most pH-sensitive parts of your body?
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replied January 10th, 2017
It's CLEARLY STUPID to stop taking baths because you hold water into your vagina!What do you do,you stay unclean and you never wash yourself on your body??THAT'S SIMPLY RIDICULOUS!The bathwater isn't more non-sterile than the water that you drink from a tap,which is also chlorinated!So,if you drink this kind of water(and don't tell me that you never drank water from a tap),YOU MAY VERY WELL EXPOSE THE INSIDE OF YOUR BODY to it!And to drink water from a bathtub IT'S NOT AT ALL THE SAME THING with putting such water into your vagina!Not to mention that the comparison with the catpoop IT'S ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS!If you don't want to risk going with catpoop bacteria in the water(assuming that there REALLY is such a risk),then YOU SHOULD SIMPLY WIPE WELL ON YOUR FEET before getting in your bath!
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replied January 10th, 2017
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Really? Ever heard of a shower? It is not a bath and it cleans as well as a bath, and often even better.

What. Is CLEARLY STUPID, SIMPLY RIDICULOUS, and ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS now?

Did you really go through all the trouble to create an account to just post this?
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replied February 28th, 2016
My Solution for Vaginal Leaking after Baths
My solution is now to always wear a tampon when I take a bath. It works great. I figure it is something about lying horizontal and perhaps having a tilted birth canal and cervix. It's a little expensive to go through tampons like that but squatting- putting a finger in after the bath does not work and leaves my clothes smelling. I am at peace with it. It is a little embarrassing so I don't tell anyone. Works for me.
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replied July 26th, 2017
I'm only 15 years old and this has been happening to me for about 3 years now. It's very annoying and I don't understand how it happens as I lay perfectly still in the bath. After I get out, I do try to pee and it gets most of the water out, but it's still super annoying.
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