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Friday, July 12, 2013

You And Your Vagina!

Women should be concerned about their vaginal health. This post will discuss this somewhat hidden topic. Most women shy away from talking about their vagina like its not also part of their body. (and maybe the pic of the vagina makes you cringe, lol). Well if you are such woman, welcome to this post. Keep reading...

I will be telling you like 5 hygiene rules for a healthy vagina, so lets go!
A healthy vagina is naturally acidic and contains beneficial bacteria to help prevent or fight of infection and maintain a normal pH level. A healthy vagina will also secrete small amounts of discharge to cleanse itself. So here's how to keep your vagina healthy:

Don't Douche! There was a period of douche craze. And i remember most of my friends had that douching bottle that has a really long tip which they inserted into their vaginas,squeezing out the liquid to wash out the vagina. Well, the truth is that douching drys out your vagina, reduces its acidity and prepares it for bacterial infection! Shocked? Keep reading...
If your vagina has an unpleasant smell, douching will only cover it up! See a gynaecologist.

Safe Sex! I know you don't need a soothsayer to tell you this! lol. 
Using condom during sex helps protect against STDs such as genital herpes, gonorrhoea, syphilis, HIV, genital warts, and chlamydia. Be careful when switching from oral or anal sex to vaginal sex, INSIST ON A CONDOM CHANGE!

Treat Infections as They Arise! There are 3 common infections: yeast infection caused by fungi; bacterial vaginosis caused by bacteria overgrowth in the vagina; and trichomoniasis, which is sexually transmitted.Treating infections immediately is crucial because not treating them can lead to unpleasant odour, painful, stressful and serious reproductive health problems!


Follow Proper Hygeine steps; such as cleaning from front to back after using the toilet. this will avoid bacterial contamination of the vagina and reduce the risk of bladder infection. Change your tampons/pads regularly during menstruation. Avoid panty liners as they keep the vagina area too warm, which can result in infection.

Choose Your Clothing Wisely. Certain fabrics worn close to the genitals can increase heat and moisture, which makes the vagina a breathing ground for infection. Avoid panties made with nylon fabric, choose those made with cotton.

Check out some Vaginal Washes That can cleanse and keep you feeling fresh all day. These products can be found in pharmacies all over the world.(Please avoid using your body soaps to wash your v-jay-jay!)

Sebamed Intimate Wash is organic and has anti-bacterial ingredients.

Summer's Eve is a popular brand for vaginal washes. Also try their vaginal wipes instead of tissue.

I love the mildness and pure fragrance of Femfresh. 


There's nothing as strange as a pretty lady with glowing skin and unhealthy vagina! lol.
Feel free to make comments, share thoughts and ideas...xoxo




17 comments:

  1. people wear condoms during oral sex? never knew that. and ladies never engage in anal sex!!!! it's not good for your health and esteem!

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    1. my dear anonymous, speak for yourself. u don't know how freaky people get these days, lol!

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  2. You hit the nail on the head with this post! Good job! I can't tell you how many times I have tried to do a vaginal/pelvic exam and the smell that greets me is PUNGENT, but being that I have to be professional, I can't even "blink". This is a topic that soo many women fail to address and discuss with their daughters, and like you said, It is just as important!



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    1. lol, gucci i agree with u. great blog u have. i am always excited whenever i check out your posts. good job! hey y'all check out gucci's blog for fashion, style, home decor on www.diaryofdocdiva.com plus she is a doctor too, so leave your questions and ask for medical advice! its free, lol!

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  3. Dont use femfresh o it gave me an infection now i only use water down there and nuffin else.

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    1. thanks for the feedback. but i think i should inform u properly, so u don't misinform others. firstly, it could be u had that infection long before u started using femfresh, or even probably u bought a vaginal wash thinking that could solve a sign u already noticed. secondly, it could be that u are really sensitive down there, therefore u get irritated easily, because it happened to u, doesn't mean femfresh is bad (i have been using it for over 4 years), and thirdly, all vaginas and skin types are different, so what doesn't work for u, may work for someone else.

      i would advice u check your vagina out with a gynaecologist, as it may be that the infection was triggered by an ingredient in femfresh. hope this helps...

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  4. using water is great for vaginal wash, however, prepare to have a stench down there as the area that house the clitoris smells when its moist from sweat, sex and heat not to talk of the anal zone!. this is the reason a mild wash or wipe is needed to clean down there.
    the focus should be to go with feminine wash products that are mild with fewer ingredients or fragrance. xoxo

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  5. Nice write up nd educative too.

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  6. Pls wat can one use to stop and clear shaving bumps from the bikini line area.I have got shaving bumps around my bikini line that it makes the area dark,rough and not so good to look at.The skin around that area isn't smooth any longer

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    1. Hi. Firstly, i think u should try using shaving creams instead of sticks. They are much milder. Secondly could it be that u scrape too hard when u shave? Try to be gentle cuz the skin around there is sensitive. Thirdly have u considered waxing?
      Tip: use vase line or a moisturizer immediately after shaving to calm your skin. Also opt for cotton undies.. Hope this helps

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  7. There is no day I don't visit ur blog waiting for u updates. u are a genius. before I knew ur blog I cared less abt my skin but right now there is a huge difference.pls I need u to answer dis for me .I Douche with summers eve...I should stop it right.

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    1. Thanks so much. Yes dear, stop douching right away! It dries u out and allows bacteria to breed easily. Try using washes instead.

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  8. You are so on point!!Thanks for sharing the knowledge!!

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  9. I love your blog. Can you please write on foot odour and general feet care? I will appreciate this. .

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    1. Oh! Thanks for the feedback. Great topic idea, will do just that. Keep visiting the blog...

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