Simple Tips To Maintain Healthy Vaginal Hygiene


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Avoid using scented soaps and hygiene washes as part of your vaginal hygiene. These disrupt pH balance and eliminate good bacteria. Shower and cleanse the vagina prior to and post sexual intercourse to prevent STDs and infections. Opt for cotton underwear and don't ignore any bumps, rashes, bleeding in between periods.

Maintain Healthy Vaginal Hygiene

Avoid Soaps And Hygiene Washes

The vagina is extremely sensitive and harsh chemicals contained in these fancy scented soaps and hygiene washes disrupt the natural pH balance that has to be maintained at a 3.5-4.5 level so that bacteria do not breed. Wash with plain water to clean the vagina.

Avoid Feminine Sprays And Douches

These sprays that claim to change the smell of the vagina are chock full of chemicals and result in washing out the healthy bacteria that helps to maintain the vagina free from infections and fungus. Opt for essential oils like rose, lemongrass etc mixed with water to spray on if it is a must for you.

Read more here: Would Wearing Lacy Innerwear Cause Vaginal Infections?

Maintain Hygiene During Periods

It is extremely important that you stay clean and healthy during your period, as there is a chance for increased infections. Change your tampons and pads frequently and do not use panty liners every day of the month as this could lead to skin irritations. Opt for a menstrual cup instead of tampons. These are rubber cups inserted into the vagina to catch the blood and rinsed out every few hours. Chemical free and environment friendly, these do not irritate skin or disrupt pH balance.

Wipe From Front To Rear

After washing, wipe with plain, unscented toilet paper in the front to back direction. This is to ensure that no fecal matter enters the vagina and causes infections.

Opt For Cotton Underwear

Cotton fabric dries fast and prevents yeast and unhealthy bacteria from breeding. Organic, undyed cotton underwear is best for those who suffer from vaginal infections.

Wash Yourselves After Intercourse

Wash the vagina with warm water after intercourse to minimize unpleasant consequences of any bacteria or microscopic substances that may have entered. Both partners should shower before and after sexual intercourse to prevent unhealthy bacteria breeding in the body.

Pee After Sexual Intercourse

Bad bacteria may travel up the urethra as a result of intercourse. To prevent urinary tract infections, it is best to pee soon afterwards intercourse. This will flush out the unhealthy bacteria in the vaginal area.

Perform Kegel Exercises

Strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and the pubococcygeus muscle to avoid issues like urinary incontinence.

Treat Infections

Discharges with a fish odor, rashes around the vulva, should all be treated on time. Timely consultation could prevent what may possibly be a STD such as HPV, Chlamydia, genital warts etc.
Look Out For Changes: Know your vagina- the way it feels and smells so that you identify any unnatural changes immediately. Strange bumps, change in color, bleeding in between periods etc should not be neglected.

Care Accordingly

Remember that the vagina is extremely sensitive and a vital part of your body. Awareness and caution be exercised as you care for it.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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rochyencabo 5pts

I am bleeding during sexual intercourse? I'm bothered about it. I need some advice , please.

Jen Shulaw
Jen Shulaw 5pts

Where else r we supposed to maintain it? Lol

Ses2015 5pts

Is keel exercise good for vaginal lubricayoom? I am trying to enlarge my breast by massaging and eating fenugreek at least 3 times pet week. Now noted the change. Tell me enlarged breast will sag more?

Also need some good article about sexual arousal of ladies above 60

All your articles are very informative. Many thanks for it.

Cassi M Nance
Cassi M Nance 5pts

At least the high schools took the time out to teach young ladies and they know how to keep themselves up every since they were young that's the point, And some foreign women don't even wash their hands so I doubt their personal hygiene is on the up keep.

Samantha Howe
Samantha Howe 5pts

Ughhhh high schools a tad late to learn about something you were born with lol

Cheryl Lee
Cheryl Lee 5pts

So why are so many of them doing the same things she I'd asking women to avoid. Foreign women are taught by their mothers how to care for their vaginas . Not by the teacher in school.

Cassi M Nance
Cassi M Nance 5pts

Unless you are trying to educate foreign women but women in the US learned this education in high school.

Kate Peberdy
Kate Peberdy 5pts

Same Neil he just knows when to be appropriate... Time and a place and all that

Justin Crowder
Justin Crowder 5pts

You must be talking about a different Neil that I know ;-)

Kate Peberdy
Kate Peberdy 5pts

No he won't Justin because he's a mature adult \U0001f609

Kate Peberdy
Kate Peberdy 5pts

Does it matter? It's just beneficial information ☺️

Maria Benitez
Maria Benitez 5pts

Because I knew all this information as already .

Sandy Boyd
Sandy Boyd 5pts

Shouldn't a woman be posting this? Lol

LeeAnne Schultz
LeeAnne Schultz 5pts

I do whatever it us I have to do to get his attention so he talks to me

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Kimi Walker
Kimi Walker 5pts

Soap and water has always worked. Lol

Ayurveda 5pts

Kannadasan Subramamniam Welcome! :)

Kool Vivi
Kool Vivi 5pts

A water? thanks! I'm sensitive of this parts!!!

Patrick Lekie
Patrick Lekie 5pts

Actually I discussed this info with my wife and she said it was accurate and I learned something about women. I'm just a smart ass\U0001f601

Ayurveda 5pts

Lisa Franklin Research done well! Thanks for sharing! :)

Areesha Jawwad Hassan
Areesha Jawwad Hassan 5pts

well kristy some females ignore hygienic methods specially after sex so its needed dear friend

Mildred De Asis
Mildred De Asis 5pts

Use feminine wash \U0001f60a it makes u feel fresh all the way

Ayurveda 5pts

Kristy Marie Rinehard-Anzara A lot of women are not aware about these things. It is important for them to know! :)

Mysticah Lorhe
Mysticah Lorhe 5pts

put toothpaste wash in warm water.....feel fresh . ...

Ian Shea
Ian Shea 5pts

Let's use the constructive feedback we just received from one another to better ourselves! I clean, you wack the bush and we can't lose!

Amy Knabenshue
Amy Knabenshue 5pts

Maybe my hedge is why I can't keep a man. \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Ian Shea
Ian Shea 5pts

Aww thanks hun! I found an article that may answer some questions about the care of your own vagina

Nicole Ebanks
Nicole Ebanks 5pts

Listen, girl. It's not sad. Some women just do not know what to do. I'm sure you've been to women's restrooms. This is a blessing to us all. I'm sure you wouldn't know where to start this discussion with a co worker. I'm just sharing this link... Maybe she'll take a hint.

Patrick Lekie
Patrick Lekie 5pts

Thanks for the tips cousin. Very interesting what we have here, what you said about the thing. \U0001f601

Lisa Franklin
Lisa Franklin 5pts

Klean the kitty and take a break from sex sometimes because douching isn't good. Oh, that discharge isn't normal, you might have BV (Bacterial Vaginosis), not a yeast infection, because your good and bad bacteria is off. Ijs. Researching is fun.

Willa Bea
Willa Bea 5pts

It's self cleaning unless you have an infection. Soap and water externally. No need for expensive products.