Do you know how to keep your vagina healthy and happy? Well, think again! Many women believe that when it comes to keeping their private parts in tip top shape, they have it all figured out. But did you know that there are many things that you need to do (but you still aren’t doing) to take good care of your vagina? Here are some of them:
Maintain vaginal health through proper diet.
You may not realize it yet, but the key to maintain good reproductive health is a nutritious and balanced diet. The truth is, there are foods that can help in upholding vaginal health. For one, cranberries can treat yeast infections while soy products can help treat vaginal dryness as it contains a weak form of estrogen that promotes natural lubrication.
Maintain vaginal pH using condoms.
We already know that using condoms can help protect us from STDs. But did you know that it can also help maintain pH balance in the vaginal area too? When the pH balance is maintained, good bacteria can thrive and prevent vaginal infections.
Keep odor and infections at bay with a regular pubic hair trim.
The shorter your vaginal hair is, the lower the risk of having infections or bad odors. But avoid shaving off all of your pubic hair as it helps in protecting your vagina from dust and dirt too.
Protect vagina from health problems with a regular visit to your gynecologist.
Once you have reach puberty, you should visit the doctor to get information about reproductive health. When you get sexually active, undergoing a Pap smear for every 2 to 3 years is required to screen for cervical cancer, infections, and other abnormalities. If you notice any signs of infections, itchiness, a strange color of vaginal discharge, seek medical help.
Let your skin breathe by wearing cotton underwear.
Instead of choosing an underwear based on design, you should consider the fabric used. For this purpose, your vagina has one preference, cotton as it absorbs moisture and allows the skin to breathe.
Strengthen your pelvic floor muscles by doing Kegel.
Not many women know this but having strong pelvic floor muscles is the secret to having stronger, more powerful and mind-blowing orgasms. In addition to this, it can also promote better bladder control. If you wish to enjoy all these benefits, include Kegel in your workout sessions.
Protect your vagina when cycling by wearing padded shorts.
When you go cycling, your vagina is at risk of tingling, pain, and genital numbness. To prevent this, wear padded shorts and make some form modifications on your next cycling session.
Prevent vaginal irritation and dryness by washing with water.
Soap can cause dryness to the skin and that’s why you should use only warm water when washing the vagina. But if you are not comfortable with going soap-free, use only a gentle, plain unscented soap.
With these tips, you can keep your vagina healthy and your partner happy!