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