Take care of your vagina !!!
Did you know that the vagina can self-cleanse itself? A healthy vagina has good and harmful bacteria that help keep the pH balanced. Douching using water or fancy over the counter washes can disturb the flora and fauna down there causing vaginal infections or irritation. For those who don’t know what douching is, it’s washing the vagina with water or other mixtures of fluid. Did you know 1 in every 5 women between the age of 15-44 douche in the United States?
Douching can cause overgrowth of harmful bacteria leading to yeast infection, bacterial infection, problems during pregnancy, STI’s, vaginal dryness, and also Pelvic Inflammatory Disease(a serious health problem).
What about those fragrances that smell like strawberry or chocolate? What about the feminine wash?
Well, your vagina should smell like a VAGINA. Steer clear of Feminine washes due to harmful ingredients like
- Other Fragrance
Is Vaginal/Yoni steaming good?
DO NOT STEAM YOUR VAGINA. Vaginal steaming can cause irritation and dryness of the vulva and also burns. And, no the steam does not reach the uterus. Most importantly, remember that your vagina is a self-cleaning oven.
Should I not clean my vagina ?
There is a difference between the vagina and the vulva. The vagina is the canal that connects the uterus and vulva. The vulva consists of external genitals that can be cleaned using warm water and mild soap. DO NOT USE SOAP if the skin is irritated on sensitive. If you have a foul odor or discharge please see your physician.
How to take care of your vaginal microbiome?
- Wear cotton underwear
- Urinate after sex
- Drink plenty of water and eat well
- Protect yourself with a new partner
- Do not douche
- Let it breathe sometimes