Taking care of your vaginal health is ain’t no cakewalk, and isn’t similar to washing your whole body by simply lying down in the bathtub and tada! you are good to go.
Your vagina does more good than simply determining your sex life, along with providing immense pleasure it sometimes experiences extreme pain and also provides critical information about our reproductive health as well.
The Vagina, an organ that every woman possesses yet makes it the most ignored body part as 90% of women in India despite suffering from vaginal health issues do not openly talk about it to even gynecologists.
Hmm! Is there some top secret? For your vaginal health, Worry Not! We are simply breaking it down for you with these 5 simple steps to keep your vagina clean & healthy.
The vagina Is a self-cleaning organ
pH level scaling between 3.8 to 4.5 is ‘moderately acidic’ that indicates ‘normal’ vaginal health.
This prevents bacteria from proliferating into the vagina, thereby preventing any infection. However, a pH level above 4.5 makes the vagina prone to infections.
Say Hi to cotton undergarments
Cotton is a breathable fabric allowing the passage of air through the garment that leaves no bacteria to be trapped inside. Cotton is also a vulva-friendly fabric preventing the sensitive area from any rashes or risk of cuts and irritation. On the contrary synthetic fibers like nylon and lycra are non-breathable and can produce irritation and rashes around vagina.
Umm! Trim, Shave, or Wax?
Well No, Brainer! Removing pubic hair is a lot of tasks and to execute this task we tend to look out for safer options. If you really wanna play it safe, trimming your pubic hair is the best option as it doesn’t allow any irritation, cuts, or rashes down there if you do your job well.
Secondly, if you opt for shaving consider shaving in the direction of your hair growth as following the opposite may lead to ingrown hair growth and that’s the last thing you would want.
The third option at your disposal is Waxing, However not contraindicated but should be preferred least as the skin around the vulva is too sensitive to wax that can cause inflammation and infection.
Wipe your Vagina Well
While wiping your Vagina strictly remember to wipe it from front to back as wiping it opposite makes the bacteria from your anal region spread into the vagina thereby making it prone to infections.
Pee After Sex
Sexual intercourse emanates a lot of friction and sweat around the genital area making it a breeding ground for bacteria. In females, the urinary bladder is very close to the external surrounding as the
The Urethra is short in comparison to men hence urinating after sex may reduce the chances of any vaginal infection.
It’s about time to talk loud and clear about the vaginal health issue and break free from the taboos constructed around it. Your Vagina deserves the care alike any other body part because a Healthy Vagina makes a Happy Woman.
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