How is it down there?

Learn how to keep your private area clean and healthy

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Girls are more prone to infections than boys. It’s the way our bodies are.
So we need to keep an eye on what’s happening. Especially around our vagina. It’s important to know what is normal. And what isn’t.

Below are important things you should know

Vaginal Discharge
The milky or yellow stain we sometimes see on our pants is called vaginal discharge. It is normal. It helps clean the vagina. Our discharge should not be green, or brown If yours is, please report it right away to a trusted adult or medical professional.

Itching and Burning sensation
Is your vagina itchy? Does it hurt around your vagina? Do you have a burning sensation when you urinate? This is not normal. This might be a sign of infection. You need to seek medical help. Talk to a trusted adult right away.

Bad Vagina Smell
Yes our vagina has its own smell. That is perfectly normal. But it shouldn’t smell foul or fishy. If you perceive a strong odour, it’s time to check things out. Talk to a trusted adult.

Wondering how to keep clean down there? Here are some tips:

  • The best way to wash is with water. You can also use a mild soap.
  • After using the toilet, wipe from front to back. This stops bacteria from getting into the vagina and causing an infection.
  • Wear cotton pants. Avoid pants or trousers that are too tight.
  • Sitting directly on a public toilet is a NO! NO!

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Fabulous

I don't feel comfortable during my period. I know its normal

July 14, 2022, 3:55 p.m.

Fola

I dont feel pain during my period but am not usually comfortable during my period so i take lot of things that has high sugary content so as to force or hasten the period. I want to know if this is good.

June 25, 2022, 4:05 p.m.

some people said that the viginal discharge bringing out milky colour is also an infection

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Milky colour is whitish....so its not abnormal to see a milky or clear discharge

After making love i usually experienced hotness(peppering) around my viginal

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey Chineme.njekwe! There are so many causes of feeling a burning sensation after sex. It could be lack of lubrication, roughness or even an infection. We advise that you talk to a trusted adult and also see a doctor. We hope this helps.

May u do sex too much

When making love i feel like to pee on the bed and after sex i do see redish particle in my urine is it normal

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Its not normal....Maybe you are not of the right age to start having sex that's why you usually feel like to pee...

Hey Miracle! Please see a doctor immediately and talk to a trusted adult. We hope this helps.

Pls are u married

When Makin Lov I Experience Goose Bombs

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

Nice adivice

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

9ice 1

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

Thanks GEM, but my question is how often can one have this vaginal discharge? Because you said having the milky/yellowish color is normal.

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey Beauty-luv! Thanks for this question but to correct you, these are the types of discharge that are normal for girls; White - this is common at the beginning & end of your cycle. Clear & stretchy - this is also called "fertile" discharge and it indicates that you are ovulating. Clear & watery - this does not come at a particular time. It can show up at any time in your cycle. These discharge occur at different times in a girl's menstrual cycle and they do not show at the same time. We hope this helps.

but i don't see all these things,and i am 10 years old is something wrong with me?

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Nothing Is wrong with you. It may be normal

Hey Floxy! Nothing is wrong with you dear. Not everyone starts puberty as early as 10. You still have a sometime as you are still young. Don't worry yourself, you have a long time to experience these things so before it comes, enjoy yourself. Stop worrying yourself okay? Puberty will come soon. We hope this helps.

what is the cause burning sensation?

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey girl! If you feel a burning sensation down there, we advise that you talk to a trusted adult about this and also see a doctor. We hope this helps.

tnx

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

What is the cause of my friends frequent urination?

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey Ira! There are several causes of frequent urination. It could be as a result of taking lots of liquid or even an infection. The best solution is to talk to a trusted adult and also see a doctor. We hope this helps.

hmm what is d blackish spot that stains, ones pants

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey Bhahibhy! Normal discharge in color and consistency is clear and yellowish or cloudy and white. Sometimes one gets to see other colors of discharge (black or brown) due to reasons like changes in the menstrual cycle, improper nutrition, early pregnancy and birth control pills intake. Black vaginal discharge is not common at all. Dark colored discharge can be seen right before period or several days after menses. Any strange symptom vaginal discharge could indicate infection or disease and must not be ignored. Please talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor immediately.

I am 12 but have not seen my period is any thing wrong with me

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey Marmar! Nothing is wrong with you dear. Not everyone starts puberty as early as 12. You still have a sometime as you are still young. Don't worry yourself, you have a long time to experience these things so before it comes, enjoy yourself. Stop worrying yourself okay? Puberty will come soon. We hope this helps.

If the vagina has sores, but once the sore appears, it leaves on its own and comes back after some month. Do this sign needs to be taken seriously?

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey Bianca! Any strange feeling in the vagina should be treated with urgency. Soreness may be a sign of infection. Please talk to a trusted adult and also see a medical doctor for a proper test and treatment. We hope this helps.

Yes It Need To Be Taken Seriously

The same thing that happen to my buttocks

My Period Comes Slowly I Mean It Use To Come In Small Quantity Pls Is Anything Wrong Wit Me.

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey Tehmy! If this is the way your flow is normally, then it can be normal/hormonal but if the flow of your period has reduced then it can be your diet. We advice that you eat more fruits and vegetables and drinks lots of water. What you eat can also affect your period. Also, please tell a trusted adult and also see a doctor. We hope this helps.

Atimes I do have boils down there, is it normal?

March 20, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

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Hey girl! Vaginal boils are a bit sensitive. In fact, anything that happens down there is sensitive because you cannot say exactly what is wrong and what the cause is. We advice that you talk to a trusted adult and also see a doctor for proper medical care. We hope this helps.

Is it normal to have an itchy sensation even after shaving?

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Tweenie45! No, it is not. You are probably shaving the wrong way. Follow the instructions in the article "To shave or not to shave". We hope this helps.

can a virgin crave fro sex

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Splendourlove! Yes, it is very normal for a virgin to crave for sex. We are all human beings and we have thoughts and feelings. However, it is what you do with the craving and how you handle it that matters. We hope this helps.

what is burning sensation

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Taby! It is when you feel something hot (like a really uncomfortable hot feeling) down there. We hope this helps.

Hello every one i´am new

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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hi,nice to meet you Tano,you are welcome

Hello

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hi

Nice one...I hail all the Springter

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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You are rite for hailing all d SPRINGTERS

Am fine

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

You are right for hailing the SPRINGTER

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

Hi Big sis u have not welcomed me

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Springster! You're welcome. We hope you like the stories. Feel free to invite your friends here.

Is it bad to use the toilet your mum , dad, brother,and ur sister is using

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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i dont think using toilet with your family is bad but just make sure the toilet is clean

Hey Tano! This is very personal and should depend on the rule and patterns of your home. Like Dolly said, the most important thing is that it is clean. We hope this helps.

its not bad

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Thank you very much

hey everyone i'm new here and a male to be precise am i welcome here?

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hi, your are welcome just enjoy the fun

thanks sophy

Hey I'm new everyone I'm I welcome

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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U are most welcome

Thanks tano are u female would u like to be my friend

Yes i am a female i want to be ur friend

Thanks tano I'm pleased to have u as a friend.

Pls where do you live

if am 11 and I have pimples is it bad

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Amiso! No dear, it is not bad. Sometimes, pimples are a sign of puberty and sometimes go on their own. Other times, it is because of our skin type but there is nothing wrong with it. We hope this helps.

am also new everyone

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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You re welcome love

hello i am new big sis

Is it normal if ur menstrual cycle changes? Because I usually see it every 28 days but sometimes it comes a day or 2 days before the day I calculated it, and I hate this very much. Pls is this normal?

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Purification! It is normal for periods to come before or even later. This happens to almost every girl. But sometimes, your diet can influence your menstrual flow. We suggest you try eating healthy (more fruits and vegetables). Cut down the sweets, biscuits, soft drinks and other types of junk. Sometimes, what you eat affects things like your menstrual cycle. Also, please talk to a trusted adult around you and if possible, see a doctor. We hope this helps

hey I'm new I'm I welcome

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

please I have been having itchy in my private part I have use many drug n cream but still haven't gone

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Efe! Please do not prescribe drugs and creams for yourself. The vagina is a very sensitive part of the body. Talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor immediately. We hope this helps.

some pple r afraid of telling pple dat dere someting wrong with dem sum tink it a disease

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Kenntol! There is nothing wrong with telling someone (you trust) about things like this. It is the best thing you can do for yourself. When you have to keep things to yourself, you start to assume and prescribe the wrong treatments for yourself. So please always talk to a trusted adult because the vagina is very sensitive and things pertaining to it should be treated immediately. We hope this helps.

Thanks tano I'm pleased 2 have u as a friend

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Me too

How will u use the public toilet then?

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Rity25! One has to be very careful when using a public toilet. We always advise that you never sit on a public toilet. Always wash properly after using a public toilet. We hope this helps.

Also I need ur advice, on how to maintain the pubic hairs

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hi rity25 there are ways u cud maintain ur public hairs u can care for the armpit air by washing twice a day because it perspirate and smell easily u cud shave once in a week with a shaving stick cos they r easier to use. U can also shave d other one down with a scissors or shaving stick its ur choice bt never shave dry cos it cud cos a wound I hope this is useful

Hey Rity25! Thanks Star for helping a Springster out. To properly maintain your pubic region, also wash your private part with just water every time you use the toilet. Also, change your underwear regularly and make sure you change into a clean one, drink lots of water but most importantly, please talk to a trusted adult and also see a doctor. We hope this helps.

Am new here

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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You are welcome

U r welcome

How can the prevent odour from a person hampit

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Having a wash daily and using deodorants

Hey Joker! Thanks for the question. There is a detailed article on "How to deal with mouth odor". Kindly search for it. All the answers you need are there. We hope this helps.

Hi I am new here!!!

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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You are welcome

my vagina smell like fish

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey lucifer300001! The only time you should be worried about a discharge is if it green or yellow in colour, if its clumpy like cheese, if it has a bad odour, rashes, swelling or if it itches. Please talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We hope this helps.

Anytime I bath finish,my body will start itching. What's happening?

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Itzhaywhy! You may be reacting to something. You should try adding a disinfectant to your water, boiling your water before use or you may need to change your sponge or just even wash your towel. Try doing these and if it continues, please talk to a trusted adult. We hope this helps.

Is it Okay if your period smells like Fish

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Precious! Menstrual flow is not meant to smell. What smells most of the time is the sanitary pad you have had on for too long. The reason why it smells is because of the blood trapped in the pad which is not meant to stay in for too long. Try changing your pad regularly when you are on your period and always stay clean. We hope this helps.

Is it normal for a small, painless swelling to appear in the pelvic area monthly? Especially a week or more before period starts?

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Aqua! Please talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We hope this helps.

l have pimples and boil on my private part . Sometimes my private part usually itch me but not too much pls what should I do, I hope is not serious I have taken antibiotic before but still nothing seems to happen.

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey LOVETH,PLZ u have to see a well qualified gyaneocologist,nd explain briefly to d doctor.dis ix very serious,come on

Hey Loveth! Like Zakxman said, you need to see a doctor and also talk to a trusted adult. We hope this helps.

i had a medical abotion due to some medical issues, but still bleeding after 3week of the process. how long does it takes to stop?

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Pink! Please go back to the doctor immediately and also talk to a trusted adult. We hope this helps.

Is it normal for d vagina to itch whenever u shave d hairs around it?.. And is it right to shave the hairs that grow very close to the inner part?

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Queeny! Shaving can be a bit technical sometimes. You just need to learn a few tricks like NEVER shave dry! You should always shave on a damp skin. Also, Shave towards just one direction (preferably inwards; the direction where the hair grows from). Also note that you should moisturize 30 minutes after shaving as the skin remains sensitive immediately after shaving. We hope this helps.

Wat if u are shy 2 ask someone if something is wrong

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Springster! Do not let your shyness stop you from asking questions (especially questions about your body). Look for that person you can get comfortable with and ask him/her questions. Please be sure that the person knows a lot about these and can be trusted too. There is no question that is bad when it comes to you wanting to know about your body. We hope this helps.

I always have boils around my vegina after shaving please what do I do.

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Springster! Shaving can be a bit technical sometimes. You just need to learn a few tricks like NEVER shave dry! You should always shave on a damp skin. Also, Shave towards just one direction (preferably inwards; the direction where the hair grows from). Also note that you should moisturize 30 minutes after shaving as the skin remains sensitive immediately after shaving. We hope this helps.

is vagina discharge a sign of periods?

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Tkgirl! Not necessarily. Discharge helps preserves the pH level inside the vagina to protect against fungus and infection. It actually removes dead cells from both the cervix and vagina, allowing the area to remain healthy without any additional hygiene. There are different kinds at different times of the month. It could be clear, milky or stretchy depending on your cycle. The only time you should be worried about a discharge is if it green or yellow in colour, if its clumpy like cheese, if it has a bad odour, rashes, swelling or if it itches. Seeing a discharge does not necessarily mean that your period is coming soon. We hope this helps.

my vagina is Itching mi

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Abigail! Thanks for the comment. We suggest you read the article and follow the tips written there. They are very helpful. We hope this helps.

I fink you should to ya fiance for hot S*X,if you have one,we hope this helps. Lolzz!

hi,,,M new here..

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

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WELcome

hi

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

Big Sister, please can i get an example of "mild soaps" as mentioned in the article Thank You

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

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Hey Kylie! Thanks for the comment. Unfortunately, we do not recommend brands on Springster. We advise that you use something that is really mild and not harsh. We hope this helps

WHAT IF YOU HAVE NOT STARTED YOUR PERIOD IS IT NORMAL TO C STH BROWNISH ON YOUR PANT

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

I THINK I HAVE AN INFECTION CUZ MY DISCHARGE IS NOT WHITE ANYMORE IT IS SOMEHOW TAINTED WITH BROWN AND IT IS ITCHY AND NOT HAVING D SAME ODOUR ANYMORE IT CHANGED BUT NOT STINKIN.PLS TELL ME SOME REMEDIES B4 GOING TO THE HOSPITAL.PLS BIG SIS I WANT TO BE HEALTHY BACK,CUZ I DON'T LIKE MYSELF ANYMORE.

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey CATHY! Thanks for the comment. There are no home remedies for this. The vagina is a sensitive place and so we advise you to talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We understand that you want to be healthy and we promise that it is very possible. What you need to do is to drink lots of water, eat fruits and vegetables, exercise and get enough rest. We hope this helps

PLS RESPOND TO ME

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

If person feel like sex every time it's infection or wht?

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hey Gifty! Thanks for the comment. Having the urge for sex IS NOT an infection. In fact, it is perfectly normal to have the urge for sex. This shows that you are human and humans have feelings. It is what you do with the urge that matters. We hope this helps

Pls respond to me

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

Pls respond to me

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

Big sister pls help me out After sexual intercourse all the sperm came out, it kept happening over and over again.. Please what is responsible and way out.. Thanks

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hey Gifty! Thanks for the comment. We advise that you talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We hope this helps

Pls respond to me

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

Pls respond to me

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

Somebody asked that is it normal to have brownish stains on your pant when u have not yet started your period

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

can infection cause vaginal tear? if yes, what can be done to heal it?

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

can infection cause vaginal tear? if yes, what can be done to heal it?

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

help!help!help!Big sister i am in trouble,i started my period not so long but after two days of see blood i started seeing discharge. plesse help me i will need a reply .thanks

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

Is Itching in the Vagina signs of Infection

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Yes

Pls how can vagina discharge be stopped, pls big sister

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

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Pls big sister I need reply