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  1. Joey LP
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  3. Friday, October 24 2014, 07:55 PM
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Hi Floating community,


A woman in her late 60's floated for the first time, but got out after 20 minutes complaining about a burning sensation in her private area. She doesn't know if she may have a cut or an infection, if she doesn't could it be a reaction to the epsom salt or maybe the PH level? Another woman just floated after her and had no complaints.


Thank you,


Joey

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Thanks Sally. We supply a packet of Vitamin A&D ointment in our rooms and we make sure to tell them if they have any scrapes, cuts, etc to put some on before they enter their float. This is in addition to a lot of other things we tell our clients, we also have a list printed above the door in case they forget. Half way through the orientation some of our clients'eyes begin to glaze over with too much info. It's good advice, thank you. I think instead of giving them more info & instructions to absorb right before they float maybe we'll add it to our auto emails that go out prepping them for their first float.

Thanks again Sally!
  1. Joey LP
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This happens to me and one of my daughters. I have a bladder condition and so I am always going and wiping which keeps the area tender and thin skinned. I dry the area off after showering and apply a thin layer of white petroleum to the area and it takes care of it. I thought this was a female only problem until I had a male floater tell me it burned his boodie.

So after that, part of my orientation to first time floaters is if they have any cuts, scrapes, hangnails, or have done any rough wiping or had any excitement in the private areas lately, they should dry that area and apply a THIN layer of the ointment to provide a protective barrier against the salt.

Liquid band-aid will burn genitalia very badly, I do not recommend that.
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What are the bandaides for Kane?? Are you suggesting women apply these bandades on their nether regions while they are floating to prevent water coming in contact with the female genetalia before or after the float? I am not sure how well this would work.

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Thanks Kane, extremely informative, really appreciate it!

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np :)
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Hi Joey,


Unfortunately burning sensation in the privates of women does happen. There is the posibility of a rash or cut that burns but it is usually a matter of chemistry. The vagina is naturally acidic to prevent bacterial infection. The float solution should be ph balanced and if it is, will be far more alkaline than the vagina.


According to webmd.com, the natural phH of the vagina is 3.8-4.5. A balanced float solution should be pH 7.0. This is a shift alkaline of 2.5-3 which is enough to cause burning in sensitive women. Furthermore, if a woman is prone to bacterial infections, she should probably clean the area really well after, and in some cases use a vinegar rince to reset her acidity.


If a woman experiences this, it might be wise to keep waterproof adhesive bandages such as Steri-Strips© on hand.


http://www.amazon.com/3M-Steri-Strip-Elastic-Skin-Closures/dp/B0002DKZXW

References
  1. http://www.webmd.com/women/vaginal-wet-mount
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