7 Ways to Keep Your Vagina Healthy
Your vagina is a very, very precious thing. You want to make sure that it, like the rest of your body, is healthy and taken care of. That’s why Karaz’s Sarah talks you through 7 ways to keep it clean, keep it healthy and keep it fresh.
1. Always Go Cotton
Cotton underwear is the best option for your lady parts. It breathes and absorbs moisture. It wont suffocate it. In fact, when you get the chance, you should go without underwear to give your V time ‘air out’.
2. Use Condoms
Condoms aren’t just for protecting against an unplanned pregnancy. They actually help keep your vagina’s pH levels normal with good bacteria. The good bacteria are the ones you want to keep because they help against infections, which is something no one wants down there.
3. Do Your Kegels
Kegels strengthen your pelvic floor muscles—which are a part of your body you want to work out, just as you would anything else. The stronger they are, the better your bladder control will be. Bonus? You’ll have better orgasms as well.
4. Greek Yogurt is Your Friend
The good news is that we love Greek yogurt. The better news is that it has the live cultures that boost the good bacteria in your lady parts that protect you from infections. But the yogurt we mean here, is the real kind—not the one loaded with sugar, which could actually make you more susceptible to infections.
5. Get Checked Out
It’s important to go to your gynecologist…even if you don’t think anything is wrong. Schedule it in at least once a year, to not only check that all is well, but also to talk about health issues.
6. Lube, Lube, Lube
Vaginal dryness is normal and can happen if you’re on medications like antihistamines, antidepressants, or birth control. It can also happen post-baby or right before menopause. Talk to your husband about it, and avoid possible pain by using more lube in the bedroom.
7. Don’t Douche
Douching is when you shoot water up your privates to ‘clean it’. What you’re actually doing, is making it worse. You could actually be inviting infections, pelvic inflammatory disease and more into your life. That would suck. Remember that the vagina cleans itself, so let it do what it does best and don’t get in the way.