Keep Your Vagina Healthy and Happy

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Keep Your Vagina Healthy and Happy

Your vagina isn’t just an important part of your body. It’s pretty sensitive too. Which means you need to take special care of it to prevent infections. Wondering where to start? You’re in the right place. Follow these tips and you’ll be fine:

1. Don’t Wash your vagina with douches (water and other fluids used in flushing the vagina) or harsh liquids. They can upset the natural balance of your body. To find out more about douching click here

Do: Wash your vagina with warm water and mild, unscented soap only. There’s no need to scrub with all your might. Your vagina cleanses itself naturally from the inside through vaginal discharge.

2. Don’t: Dry your vagina with a rough, soiled towel after bathing. It can irritate your skin.

Do: Gently pat your vagina dry with a soft clean towel.

3. Don’t Wear tight, uncomfortable underwear or underwear made with synthetic fabrics like nylon, rayon and polyester. They can get you all sweaty and stinky.

Do: Wear clean and fresh underwear made with natural fabrics like cotton. They absorb moisture well and allow your skin breathe easy.

4. Don’t: Wipe your vagina from back to front after using the toilet. It transfers bacteria from your anus to your vagina.

Do: Wipe your vagina from front to back always. If you have super sensitive skin, use plain, unscented toilet paper to avoid irritation. If you’d rather use water, dry your vagina before putting on your underwear. Also, don’t forget to wash your hands with soap each time you use the toilet.

5. Don’t: Panic if you have clear, watery, white or milky whitish vaginal discharge. It’s not strange or gross. It’s a perfectly normal and healthy bodily function.

Do See a doctor if you have thick, chunky yellow or green discharge, if there’s a foul odour, or if your vagina itches.

6. Don’t: Shave your pubic hair with a blunt, unsterilized shaving stick. Or shave your pubic hair just because everyone else is doing it. There’s no one way your vagina should look. If you want to shave, fine. If you prefer to trim, fine. If you don’t want to do anything, fine. Your body, your choice. As long as that area is clean, you’re good to go.

Do: Shave your pubic hair with a clean, sharp shaving stick. First, trim your pubic hair with a small, sterilised pair of scissors. Next, shave slow and easy so you don’t hurt yourself. When you’re through, dab some aloe vera on your pubic area to soothe it. Then store your shaving stick in a cool, dry area to keep bacteria away.

There you have it, girl! Now show your vagina some love.

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