Boric acid suppositories have numerous vaginal health benefits. But, it is not a magical remedy that takes care of all potential vaginal health issues. There are a lot of social media videos going around about why to use boric acid. A lot of these are wrong, including: 

  • Boric acid suppositories make you taste better
  • Boric acid suppositories make you wetter
  • Boric acid suppositories make you tighter

Let us dive into some of these misleading reasons to use boric acid suppositories. Keep reading to keep yourself educated and in the know.

Reason 1 - Do boric acid suppositories make you taste better?

The simple answer is no. Your vaginal taste will not change because you used a boric acid suppository. Boric acid suppositories are meant for vaginal use only. Any ingestion of this product is prohibited. You should never perform oral sex on someone who has used boric acid in the last 24 hours. Likewise, you should not receive oral sex after you insert a boric acid suppository within a 24-hour period. Boric acid can be toxic when ingested, as it can lead to accidental poisoning and even death. 

Manufacturers do not produce every boric acid suppository equally. Some boric acid brands will leave you with a gritty mess after insertion, which can last for days. Also, some boric acid suppositories do not dissolve and stay inside the vagina, leading to a higher chance that after 24 hours, you still need to refrain from oral sex. 

Our Kushae boric acid suppositories are made to relieve your discomfort and provide instant relief. The only mess you will find is your body making more vaginal discharge to get rid of the infection (bacterial vaginosis or yeast infection). For the increased discharge (which is normal), we recommend wearing liners and changing them frequently to reduce further vaginal irritations or infections.

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Reason 2 - Do boric acid suppositories make you wet?

No, boric acid suppositories are not making you wetter. While boric acid suppositories can increase vaginal discharge, their purpose and design do not involve increasing vaginal moisture. The increase in vaginal discharge is because the suppositories are getting rid of vaginal bacteria.

Vaginal dryness can be an underlying symptom of hormonal changes (i.e., menopause), medications (birth control), medical procedures (i.e., cancer therapy), or immune disorders (i.e., Sjögren's syndrome). If you deal with vaginal dryness, you need to consult with a healthcare provider who can provide you with appropriate treatment. By using boric acid to treat vaginal dryness, you may cause more harm to your vaginal health by further disrupting your natural balance. 

Reason 3 - Do boric acid suppositories make you tighter?

The answer seems simple, but in this era of social media, people may make bold claims every day. Simply put, boric acid cannot tighten vaginas. The only intended use for boric acid suppositories is to treat two common vaginal infections: yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis (BV).

The vagina is a muscle with many factors that influence its tightness or looseness, including but not limited to vaginal childbirth, aging, constipation, and certain medical procedures. Do not use boric acid suppositories for vaginal tightness. Some pelvic floor treatments for vaginal tightness include,

  • Strengthening exercises such as kegels or vaginal cones
  • Avoiding stress factors by limiting unnecessary strains (i.e., lifting heavy things incorrectly)

If you are concerned about vaginal tightness, consult your doctor about treatments and therapies that may work best for you. 

Read more of our blog on boric acid and other prominent topics in vaginal health and wellness.

April 10, 2024

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.