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 smell is the most usual problems that women experience. In order to stop this, you should wash your vagina twice a day with a gentle soap and warm water.
Pay attention to the pubic hair that surrounds the vagina, since this part of the skin has many sweat glands that can cause the unpleasant odor. Wash your vagina with chamomile tea and avoid highly alkaline soaps.
- Have Regular Haircut or Shaving
You will maintain your vagina’s hygiene far easier because the pubic hair promotes sweating and retains bacteria.
- Let Vagina to Breathe with the Right Underwear
Don’t wear synthetic underwear. Wear underwear made of cotton or other natural materials. It is crucial to allow your vagina breathe normally. If the vagina lacks of air, it will develop dermatitis, eczema or bacterial infections.
- 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
Every woman should visit her gynecologist at least twice a year. This is advisable for every woman who is sexually active and every woman older than 21. You should do tests for the most common infections, do a PAP test and ultrasound scan on your ovaries and uterus.
- Did You Know 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.