Feminine Hygiene- Tips for a healthy Vagina
What constitutes a healthy vagina? There are plenty of misconceptions out there on what makes a healthy vagina. But I thought… why not write about what I’ve found helps to keep your vagina happy and healthy.
Disclaim: I am not a gynecologist nor do I claim to be an expert on this subject. However, with that being said I am a woman and have learned a few things over the course of my 22 years of life and thought I should pass on the wisdom.
Is it ok to shave your pubic hair? Answer: hell yeah! Whether you want to shave or not is completely up to you. There is no absolution on whether to shave your pubic hair is bad or good.
That being said having hair down there does have its purpose. Pubic hair serves as a barrier between you and friction that can cause bacterial infections and skin abrasion,
Ingrown hair and your razor
Ingrown hair is super common but also super unattractive.
Change your razor!
- It’s important to change your razor because the blade itself has been exposed to bacteria and trust me…. You don’t want that anywhere near your cookie
- The more frequently you shave the more often you should be changing your razor blade. Not changing your blade often enough causes the blade to dull and thus the unwelcomed ingrown hair makes its appearance
- The longer you use your razor the more chances of the blade harboring bacteria, and trust you don’t want that anywhere near your va-jay-jay
Let me just start off by clarifying that every woman has a natural scent. The only time you should really be worried about the smell of your vagina is if it starts smelling very off. If the scent starts to smell fishy then go to your gynecologist to make sure everything checks out ok.
People have the misconception that discharge is unnatural. Every woman produces a discharge, this is perfectly natural. The secretion is normally left on underwear and can be any amount from a teaspoon to a tablespoon. Discharge is normally creamy white in color.
Lube it up
Vaginal dryness is not only uncomfortable but it can also hurt during sex. While aroused the vagina creates its own natural lubricant but its still better to have an added lubricant to make sure chafing doesn’t happen. Make sure the lubricant being used isn’t one that will throw off your pH balance.
Keep it dry down there
When you leave your vagina wet for an extended period of time you’re more prone to infections.
- After having sex your vagina is normally wet. Make sure to take the time to not only pee but also dry up that area.