Vaginal douche, the 'Omega Spray', 1900-1940.

'Omega Spray' vaginal douche, 1900-1940.
This is a vaginal douche and it is made out of rubber and vulcanite. This type of apparatus is used to force water or another solution into the vaginal cavity to flush away vaginal discharge or other contents. Douching is neither a contraceptive, nor an effective measure against catching sexually transmitted diseases or other infections. Regular douching can alter the chemical balance of the vagina and make a woman more susceptible to infections such as pelvic inflammatory disease. This type of douche, the �Omega Spray� was made by Ingram, in England and was patented by Raine. It is the second object from the left and is illustrated with a tampon (A606555), a contraceptive sponge (A626884), and a contraceptive sheath (A626876).
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
1901-1940
Inventory number :
A626910