Genital organs are very important for every woman and therefore it is very important for you to know how to maintain their health.
- The genitals are growing together with your body. You can use various anti-aging products that can make you look younger, but you cannot do such thing for your genital organs, especially for your vagina which is pretty sensitive.
Karen Boyle, M.D. is a female sexual health expert and she explains: “Gynecologists don’t warn women that these things can happen, and then women are shocked when their vulva and vagina are fully changed within several years.”
Anyway, this is a complex topic and most women are feeling uncomfortable to share their vaginal problems, even with their gynecologist.
Read on and learn 7 simple ways to maintain the health and condition of your vagina.
– Maintain a good hygiene
Unpleasant vaginal odor is one of the most common problems that women are facing. To prevent this, wash the vagina at least twice a day with a gentle soap.
Pay particular attention to the pubic hair around the vagina, because part of the skin has a lot of sweat glands that can cause the unpleasant smell. Avoid highly alkaline soaps and practice to wash your vagina with chamomile tea.
– Have regular haircut or shaving
The regular haircut or shaving will facilitate the maintenance of vaginal hygiene, coz the pubic hair retain bacteria and sweat.
– Let vagina to breathe with the right underwear
Use the right lingerie which will allow air around your vagina because, leaving the area damp leaves you open to a bacterial invasion. Cotton underwear is preferably to nylon and other airless fabric.
– You need to change your underwear once a day
You must change your underwear every day, since the vaginal secretion is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Bacteria can cause infection like colpitis, cystitis or uterine infections. Change your underwear twice during the menstrual periods, because the vagina releases more bacteria than usual in this period.
– Don’t Put Perfumes on your Vulva
The perfumes could disturb the pH balance, which results with infection. Maintain your vagina clean!
– Visit your Gynecologist regularly
All women should go to their gynecologist on every 6 months. This is recommended for all sexually active woman and all women that have turned 21. Every woman need to do tests for the most common infections, to do a PAP test and ultrasound scan on her uterus and ovaries. If you see your doctor regularly, he can save your life.
– Did you knew that you can make your vagina taste better?
Consummation of proper food can improve the taste of your vaginal juices. Eat more fruits, particularly the fruits loaded with natural sugar, including grapes, apples, mangos, etc. Avoid eating garlic, onions, spicy foods and drinking coffee and alcohol, which all have negative effect on your vaginal juices’ odor.
Bonus: You can also use baby wipes when going to the toilet. They have neutral pH balance and are free of perfumes which are dangerous for your vagina and the overall reproductive system.