Healthy and a happy vagina: How to take care of your vagina.

Your vagina is a remarkable part of your body, deserving of care, love, and attention just like any other. Our vagina is an important source of power of feminine energy. So whether you’re well-versed in vaginal health or just starting to explore it, here are a few tips for a Healthy and Happy Vagina.

Before we start, here's a common, but often misunderstood fact — the part of your genitalia visible when you look down under is called the vulva, while the vagina refers to the inner cavity leading to the uterus.

  1. Your vagina needs to breathe!
    The type of clothing you wear can significantly impact vaginal health. Tight-fitting clothes, especially made from synthetic fabrics like silk nylon or polyester, can trap moisture and heat, creating an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive. This can lead to discomfort, odor, or even infections such as yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis.

    If you prefer fancier and shinier underwear, remember, not all that glitter is gold!

    Your vagina will love you for choosing underwear that is made out of cotton or bamboo, which allows air to circulate and moisture to evaporate, keeping your vagina dry and healthy. Also, changing them more often will make your vagina very happy.                                                                                                
  2. Over cleaning or douching is not-so-vagina friendly!
    Do you believe that regular douching will make your vagina smell like roses and keep it clean? Well, guess what?

    Your vagina is capable of cleaning itself naturally!

    Feminine products intended for vaginal cleansing and washing are loaded with chemicals that have detrimental effects on vaginal health. They not only disrupt the vaginal pH but also wash off the good bacteria, thus making it a risk factor for developing infections. Avoid using scented soaps, shampoos, and especially douching.

    However, you can clean your vulva, the vaginal opening you see on the outside, with warm water or maybe scrub it gently with a soft loofah.
  3. Safer sex leads to a happier vagina!

    Safe sex isn't just about preventing unwanted pregnancies or sexually transmitted infections (STIs); it's also crucial for maintaining vaginal health. Unprotected sex can introduce harmful bacteria or viruses into the vagina, increasing the risk of infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, or HIV.

    Always use condoms or other barrier methods to protect yourself during sexual activity, especially with new or multiple partners.

    If you like to have fun in bed with your toys, then just make sure you’re considering the long-term happiness of your vagina, too. Choosing the right sex toy made of the right material and ensuring that they are clean before and after use is vital to keeping infections away.
  4. Drink as much water as you can!
    Insufficient water intake and the use of harsh chemicals can make your vagina as dry as the Sahara. If vaginal dryness continues it will not only itch but also burn and cause pain and discomfort during sex.

    Given the fact that your vagina is extremely sensitive from the inside out, it’s better to be on the safe side and drink at least 7-8 glasses of water a day. This will ensure a sufficient level of vaginal moisture and lubrication. 

  5. Nail your wiping technique!
    I’m sorry to break it to all you ladies out there, but you might be wiping the wrong way! 

    If you’re habitual in wiping from back to front, you might be sweeping in all the bacteria and infectious agents right into your vagina and urethra. You shouldn’t be doing that because it not only increases the chance of you getting bacterial infections but also Urinary tract infections (UTIs).

    Nail your new wiping technique i.e. from front to back and wash afterward with water to ensure 100% removal of stool and bacteria.

  6. Let’s get physical!
    It might sound new to most of us but just like your body needs exercise to stay in good shape, so does your vagina. Kegel exercises can be beneficial for your pelvic muscles, rectum, small intestine, and uterus. They tighten and strengthen the muscles of your vagina.

    The right way to do them is to identify the pelvic muscles. To do this, the next time you pee, try stopping it mid-stream. Feel that part of your body squeezing the urine to an immediate stop, that’s the pelvic floor.
    Remember, your vagina is a remarkable part of your body, deserving of care, love, and attention just like any other and our vagina is capable of naturally cleaning itself!

Remember, your vagina is a remarkable part of your body, deserving of care, love, and attention just like any other and our vagina is capable of naturally cleaning itself!

A healthy and happy vagina, it means health and happy you.  

Finally, don’t forget to visit your gynecologist often. Don't ghost them, they are an important part of keeping our vagina healthy and happy.

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Written by: Catalina Sardi


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