If staying clean down there is a concern, we have some vagina health tips for maintaing pussy control. Don’t worry — it’s not rocket science, and you won’t have to reinvent the wheel in the process!
Regular Cervical Check-up
Everyone can appreciate a nice and healthy honeypot. When a woman becomes sexually active or turns 21, whichever comes first, it is recommended that she visit a gynecologist every year. A gyno, for short, is a specialist that cares for the female reproductive system.
Always visit your doctor if you encounter any issues down there for a professional diagnosis. Your physician will provide a regular and thorough bimanual or two-handed examination of the vagina and cervix. Checking for STDs, abnormalities, and overall wellness to provide proper medical advice for any concerns you might have between your thighs.
Opening up might not be an easy thing to do. Some might be anxious about the idea of spreading their legs for inspection. Indeed, that is not the most comfortable thing in the world. Still, annual visits are crucial for vagina care. Though some signs of malady will be evident, some illnesses might go unrecognized. A good vetting will ensure that any symptoms get treated to avoid more serious problems developing in your pants down the line.
Habitual Wash of the Vagina
The most basic step to vaginal care might be the most obvious — clean it. Wash the vulva, that is, the fleshy part of the genitalia, which includes the labia and clitoris, as well as the perineal area (the skin between the vagina and the anus) — regularly! Once a day should be enough for effective hygiene but consider your personal needs and lifestyle. You might want to wash more frequently during hot summer days, after a workout, if you are sweating, when on your period, or anytime when you feel necessary.
When bathing your vagina, make sure to gently spread the lips apart and wipe or rinse the entire area. Clear all crevices of soap, residue, or debris. You should also avoid overwashing the vagina, which can cause sensitivity, irritations, and abrasions. Change into clean underwear daily too. And during menstruation, routinely replace any tampons, pads, or liners several times a day. Practice urination after sex to flush away microbes, and always wipe from front to back.
Use the Right Cleaning Materials
Some might believe that powerful and perfumed cleaners are the best way to keep your kitty fresh — but they are wrong. Ph is the measurement of how basic (alkaline) or acidic some matter is. The vagina requires a specific level to remain healthy and free of harmful bacteria — about 3.8 to 4.5 on a scale of 7, which is moderately acidic. Most soaps are highly basic, so washing with fragrant suds can cause dryness and throw off the balance, creating an environment that is prone to the growth of harmful bacteria.
There is no need to wash the vagina with harsh scented soaps, gels, antiseptics, or deodorants. Rinsing the area, well, with water and plain, simple soap should be enough to keep the situation in order. Women have a natural smell, and you shouldn’t have to worry about slight odors. It is not necessary to douche or put any cleaner inside of your slit. Drinking plenty of water and eating right is efficient to support the body’s natural self-cleaning process.
Awareness of Vaginal Discharge
It is perfectly common for females to experience discharge or cervical mucus. Sometimes more, sometimes less. It is a good thing since fluids from the body are needed to keep a healthy putang moist. We do not want to be dry! The fluids also serve as a self cleaner, continually flushing out old cells out of your lady parts. Learn about different types and what are typically considered abnormal secretions.
Things to consider when determining if your discharge is normal:
Ordinarily, vaginal discharge should be clear to milky white, not including periods of menstruation. Anything cloudy, yellow, green, grey, red, or brown can be evidence of disease or injury. It should have a gooey or elastic touch. If it appears or feels like cottage cheese, it might be a sign of yeast. Also, heed any itching, burning, soreness, or pain, especially during urination. The vagina is warm and wet, so there will always be a certain smell down there, even when practicing excellent hygiene. Take note of any foul, fishy, or rotten smells, though.
Again, if any indications of sickness or infection are there, always get a proper diagnosis from a doctor or gynecologist as soon as possible. Everybody is different, so becomefamiliar with what is normal for you and note any changes.
Always Practice Safe and Smart Sex
Our sex habits have a direct effect on the health of our vagina. Always practice safe sex to keep the kitty fit and right. Semen is alkaline and may throw off the ph balance of the acidic vagina. Keep that in mind if your partner or partners are frequently ejaculating inside or not pulling out on time during orgasm, you can be introducing the possibility of not only sexually transmitted disease but also a shift in the normal flora of a healthy muff.
If you practice backdoor sex, refrain from having vaginal intercourse immediately after anal penetration. Use lube if you need extra moisture during intercourse too. Also, be on the lookout for sores or lesions on you or your partner(s) and steer clear from doing the deed or skin-to-skin contact if you see or feel anything suspicious to prevent STIs (sexually transmitted infections).
Furthermore, research and learn about the vast birth controls options and stay diligent. Allergies to spermicides, latex condoms, and other prophylactics can cause irritation and reactions. So highly regard your sexual activity and anything you might be putting in or near your lady bits.
Proper Meal Diet
There is a connection between the gut and vaginal health. A poor diet might have a negative effect on the condition of your vajajay, so eat a regular and proper meal to encourage wellness.
Foods to Feed Your Vagina:
Cranberries — contain flavonoids, called proanthocyanidins. This chemical that gives the berry its red color helps to prevent urinary tract infections. The acidic quality of its juices balances ph levels and helps to combat bacterial infections.
Probiotics — Foods like plain greek yogurt and kimchi are packed with a helpful species of bacteria (lactobacillus) that help to fight off infections and yeast.
Fresh fruits — An enzyme in apples, phytoestrogen phloridzin, is said to boost the female libido and make orgasms easier to achieve. Also, the load of vitamins helps the immunity.
Green, leafy vegetables — Vitamin- and mineral-rich foods increase blood flow, helping to ward off infection and some cancers.
Ginger — Anti-inflammatory properties of ginger help to kill infection and invigorate blood flow.
Garlic — Consume this bulb for its anti-microbial and yeast-destroying benefits.
Nuts — Calcium and vitamins B found in nuts help to prevent vaginitis, while vitamin E is vital for strong muscles and keeping the vaginal walls and membranes wet.
Flax — A super source of phytoestrogens! This chemical is similar to estrogen that lubricates the vagina.
Dark chocolate — It houses magnesium, which balances hormones and calms muscles during cramping.
Avocado — Avocados are full of fats that restore the vaginal wall, vitamin B6, and potassium help vitalize your sex drive.
Water — Stay hydrated to keep the vagina lubricated, maintain balanced ph levels, and support the body’s self-cleaning system.
Omega-3 fatty acids — Foods such as fish promote circulation around the body and excite the libido. Reports show that these nutrients help to prevent endometriosis.
Foods to Avoid:
Alcohol — Except for red wines that are high in antioxidants, it is typically recommended that one limit alcohol consumption in order to avoid vaginal dryness.
Simple sugar — Too many sweets are connected with an overabundance of yeast.
Fried and processed foods — Filled with sugars, salt, saturated oils, and preservatives, these foods are generally poor health choices that can compromise your immunity and throw off the ph of your love muffin.