- Date Found: Pre-Internet
- Used By: Internet
Douching is the act of washing out the vagina. It has also inspired a popular insult.
Douchebag, Douche, and other variations are common insults on the internet and in real life, typically directed at males. The insult is frequently used on IRC channels, forums, comments sections, and everywhere else people trade barbs. Numerous sites have even appeared that document and critique douchebag behavior. In the business/technology world, self-proclaimed social media "experts" have rightly earned the "douchebag" title.
Its use as an insult is usually considered too extreme by old media standards, but it is widely used in blogs, internet magazines, and online conversations. It is less offensive than motherf*ucker or c*cksucker, though it is more potent than calling someone a jerk or an ass.
- "What a douche."
- "Douching does not prevent pregnancy. It should never be used for birth control." - US DHHS
- "Studies have shown links between the practice of vaginal douching (intravaginal cleansing with a liquid solution) and several adverse health outcomes." - APHA