Wednesday, December 3, 2014
5 Tips to Keep Your Vagina Healthy, Fresh & Clean
Get a Vagina Haircut
Just like the hairs on the rest of your body, the hairs on your vagina serves a purpose. It is to protect 'her'. I would not recommend shaving, as this can cause cuts, bruises, and increase your chances of being infected, but trim her down as low as possible. Keeping your vagina trimmed is a great way to prevent odors, that having a long bushy, 'vagifro' can cause. There are lots of personal groomers on the market, invest in one.
If you are drinking liquids and eating regularly, you should be using the bathroom at least four times a day to pee/poop, or both. Although everyone's body is different, the fact remains that you use the restroom everyday. Toilet paper alone, just won't cut it. And if you don't believe me, use toilet paper as usual, and at the end of the day, use a wipe, and wipe from front to back. Look at it, you can even smell it. Case dismissed! With every restroom visit, you are wiping with toilet paper right? Well just like you don't clean a baby's private parts with toilet paper, don't clean yours with it either. Don't get me wrong, you don't have to completely omit toilet paper. You can use it to do a preliminary wiping before using the wipes or you can use it pat dry after using the wipes(air drying is best). I would not recommend using scented wipes, because it can cause infections/negative reactions for some women. But I would recommend using unscented, all natural, sensitive wipes. There are lots of different brands out there, find one that works best for you. And if your don't care to purchase wipes, simply damp some toilet paper, and use as necessary.
Use a Feminine Wash
Don't wash your vagina with any old soap. Use one that is specifically designed for 'her'. Most soaps contain lots of fragrance and chemicals that can cause irritations, and overall are not the best for your vagina. Use a natural, fragrance free feminine wash. My current favorite is The Honey Pot Lavender feminine wash. It is amazing!
Use Clean Hands vs. Washcloths
Say goodbye to washcloths, and hello to using your hands. If you don't already know, washcloths contain germs and even mold. It is recommended that you wash them after every use, but who does that? Washing them can decrease the amount of germs in them, but it won't eliminate it. Instead of washing your vagina with a germs-filled washcloth, use your clean hands. Apply a generous amount of feminine wash, and clean area as directed(from front to back). Never use the hand you washed your anus with to wash your vagina. Think about it, don't you use the same washcloth to wash your butt, and then the next day use the same exact washcloth to wash your vagina. I know, it's gross and a tab bit TMI to discuss. But you get the point that I'm trying to make.
Wear 100% Cotton Panties
You've probably heard this a million and one times, but yet you don't always do it. I'm not saying you can't occasionally wear different types of panties, but for your everyday, all day wear, it is highly recommended that you wear cotton panties. The same way cotton pillowcases absorb moisture from your hair, a cotton underwear absorbs excess moisture from your vagina. It helps to prevent yeast infections, vaginal irritations, and allows your vagina to breathe easy. Nowadays there are so many cute, sexy cotton panties. When you think of cotton panties, don't think of them as 'granny panties' or 'bingo bags', think of them as a healthier, comfortable panty option.
Additional Tip: If you wish to make her smell extra delicious, use a light/musky perfume, or perfumed body nectar, and apply it 5-6 inches above your knees, on your inner thighs. Perfect for when you're wearing nightgowns, short skirts, dresses, pants...Etc. Never use perfumes directly on your vagina or underwear.
I hope you found this information helpful. If you have persistent smelly vaginal odors, please consult your health care professional before trying new products, or to get medical advice.
Hygiene is very important, especially for women. We sometimes aim to look our best, but being healthy, clean, and smelling our absolute best is most important.
Which of the five tips do you agree/disagree with?
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Peace and Love.
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