FAQs – Feminesse Gel


How does Feminesse Gel work?

Unlike sprays or washes, Feminesse Gel works from within the vagina to eliminate vaginal odour. By maintaining the natural pH balance, this in turn combats the development of odour-producing amines (compounds). A technique called bioadhesion ensures that each application of Feminesse Gel works to rapidly relieve vaginal odour for 3 days at a time. Some women find applying Feminesse Gel slightly less frequently still keeps odour at bay. After all, everyone is different. You’ll soon find out what suits you best.

Can I use Feminesse Gel during my period?
Feminesse can be safely used during your period but we recommend using it just before to allow the gel to stick to the wall of the vagina effectively.

I currently take a number of medications, is Feminesse Gel safe to use alongside these?
Yes, Feminesse Gel is not medicine so can be used alongside other medication. If you are using other vaginal products you should alternate between them instead of using them at the same time.

How do I apply Feminesse Gel?
At the moment we sell 1 size and it can be worn if you have had children or not.

We recommend that you use Feminesse Gel every 3 days; preferably in the morning, after your bath or
shower.

1. Remove cap from the tube. Break the seal on the tube opening by puncturing it with the opposite
end of the cap.
2. Pull the end of the applicator gently until you come to a natural halt (approx 2.5cm from and of
barrel).
3. Screw the open end of the applicator on to the opening of the tube.
4. Squeeze the tube to fill the empty part of the barrel with the gel.
5. Unscrew the applicator from the tube and replace the cap.
6. While sitting, standing or lying on your back with your knees bent, gently insert the open end of
applicator into the vagina as deeply as it will go comfortably. Holding the applicator in place with
your thumb and middle finger, press the plunger until it stops. Withdraw the applicator.
7. Thoroughly wash the applicator in warm, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and dry.

Why do you recommend using it in the morning?
Feminesse Gel can be used at any point during the day. We simply recommend using it in the morning so that you can get better coverage as you move around during the day.

Do I have to apply Feminesse Gel every 3 days?
Some women find applying Feminesse Gel slightly less frequently still keeps odour at bay. After all, everyone is different. You’ll soon find out what suits you best.

Will the gel cause a condom to split?
Some women find applying Feminesse Gel slightly less frequently still keeps odour at bay. After all, everyone is different. You’ll soon find out what suits you best.

Why me?
Vaginal odour could happen to anyone and it is often simply because of a pH imbalance which some
people are more susceptible to than others. Some women will notice that their vagina smells more before their period, after sex or if wearing
tight clothing, again this is due to a change in pH balance.

I’ve used the gel and my vagina still smells. What should I do? (Fish Odour Syndrome).
If you have used the gel and are still finding a strong vaginal odour it is best to go and see your GP to rule out any possibility of Fish Odour Syndrome.

What are parabens and why doesn’t Feminesse Gel and Moisturiser contain any?
Parabens are common chemical preservatives that can be found in a variety of food, pharmaceutical
and cosmetic products. They have been used for many years and are considered safe. Recent research has suggested that parabens
disrupt hormones and they have been found in cancer tumours. Many consumers now choose to buy paraben free products. Feminesse Gel
does not contain any parabens as a number of customers have expressed a desire for a product with different ingredients.