6 Tips For A Happy And Healthy Vagina
I think it is safe to assume if you are reading this article, you have a vagina. So let’s skip past all the other names used for a twat, vajayjay, box, etc. and get to the point.
No one wants a sad vagina, more importantly – no one wants their downstairs to be unhealthy. Below you will find 6 tips to ensuring you have a happy and healthy vagina.
Did you know?
The vagina is a fascinating and incredibly important part of the female body which is why we must take care of it.
• Self-cleaning – The vagina is self-cleaning which means there is no need to take matters into your own hands. Avoid douching – it is not only unnecessary, it also interferes with the vagina’s natural pH levels. This also applies to using scented soaps, just don’t do it! Stick with warm water to clean the area.
If you are wondering what douching is: it is the practice of spraying a combination of water and vinegar or feminine product inside to ‘wash out’ your vagina.
• Regular check-ups – While having a check-up with your doctor intermittently is great for questions and concerns you may have, do not neglect the fact that you should be getting your regular pap smear to ensure there is nothing else happening behind the scenes that you can’t see. This pelvic exam is used to screen for cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV). A pap smear could save your life!
• Cotton underwear – Your vagina likes to breathe; cotton underwear allow it to do so. You may have noticed that most of your underwear regardless of the style, contain a small strip of cotton lining, this is why. The cotton draws moisture away from the skin reducing the risk of bacteria overgrowth and infections caused by heat and moisture.
• Self-lubricating – thanks to the amazing hormone estrogen that women produce, the vagina is self-lubricating. Unfortunately there are a few things that disrupt the effective production of the body’s natural lube and these can include: menopause, sexual stress (such as trying for a baby), breastfeeding and certain medications including antidepressants and birth control.
If your vagina has stopped self-lubricating or appears dryer than usual, consider using a specially formulated vagina moisturiser like Vagisil Prohydrate Plus and make an appointment to speak to your doctor to ensure there are no underlying issues that may be causing the change. A healthy vagina is a happy vagina!
• Vaginal workout – Yep that’s right, just like the rest of your body your vagina needs to work out as well. This is commonly known as Kegels! You look after the rest of your body by eating well and exercising so don’t neglect your vajayjay, it deserves better. Just in case you aren’t convinced that bladder control is a good enough reason to get those pelvic floor muscles in shape, it also helps to improve your orgasm.
• Wear condoms – Just like getting the flu shot as a preventative, condoms are the more effective way to reduce your risk of catching an STD. Your vagina will not be as forgiving as your running nose if you were to catch something!
It doesn’t take much to keep your downstairs happy and healthy.
Do your vagina a solid, look after it!
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