Oftentimes, we women pay a lot of attention to our appearance, which includes taking care of our bodies and even our skin. But what about our lowlands? Topics like sexual health and taking care of our private parts are put into a corner precisely because there is a slight hesitation or stigma attached to these topics. It’s really uncomfortable to ask someone about it.
But ladies, I want to tell you that your vaginal health is just as important, if not more so, than maintaining a flawless appearance. after everything. To be more prepared to take care of your female parts and help you keep them in the top ten conditions, we decided to do a little research. While doing this research, we discovered that some of our daily habits are disastrous for buttock health. Curious to know what they are? here you are-
- Wash it
Before we say anything, we’re not saying you shouldn’t clean it under the hood. What we’re saying is that rubbing is not the same as rubbing your armpits or your back – rubbing and lathering with soap. Rubbing it is out of the question as it can make the area very rough and uncomfortable. Using soap can also cause irritation if you are sensitive to it.
Instead, just spray with water, and if a cleaning solution must be used, look for one that is unscented and hypoallergenic, apply it only with your hands, and avoid using a towel, toilet brush, or loofah.
- Sitting for a long time in sports clothes
We were all there when we got to the gym and after a good workout felt our adrenaline, thinking there’s no harm in some running. It might buy us a few minutes, but it definitely won’t make Vajjay happy.
Sweat is a breeding ground for many bacteria, including yeast that thrives in wet conditions, and once you’re done working out, get rid of your sweaty workout gear. If possible, try showering at the gym and putting on a new pair of clothes, including underwear, before running errands.
- Wear sanitary pads
Yes, even sanitary napkins can cause problems for the lower areas. If your female organs are sensitive, wearing sanitary pads all day can irritate them or cause chafing. If you really want to keep using tampons, try using tampons.
Whether you prefer to go into the realm of nature or not, consider giving it a chance for health and happiness in your nether regions. It turns out that pubic hair helps maintain an air pocket between the skin of our lower areas and our underwear. This air pocket helps keep the area dry and inhospitable to infectious germs and bacteria. In the absence of hair, there is no air pocket, which leads to moisture buildup due to sweating (1). Therefore, shaving may seem more hygienic, but it is an unhealthy choice. If you like, you can trim it off or try to clean only the areas of the bikini line.
- Leaving tampons on for long periods of time
Have you heard of “toxic shock syndrome”? Well, it is a type of life-threatening infection, caused by a type of bacteria known as Staphylococcus aureus (Staph). However, sometimes it can also be due to toxins secreted by another type of bacteria called group A (streptococcus) bacteria (2).
One of the main causes of toxic shock syndrome is leaving tampons on for longer than recommended. So, even if you don’t feel quite full, try to change it as often as possible.
A poor diet not only harms your overall health but also puts Vajjiai at risk of infection and disease. For example, if you follow a diet high in sugar, this can lead to an overgrowth of bacteria that cause yeast (candida) infections (3). And if you indulge in spicy foods, it can alter the natural pH of your vagina, which can make it smell different.
To avoid this, you can include probiotics in your diet, this will help the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut and will do the same for your lower areas.
- Use inner towels to empty it
Your vaginal secretions are a natural way to clean your female organs (4). Some people are quite aware of this and resort to wearing sanitary pads or sanitary pads to avoid the discomfort of smelling the secretions. However, it is not wise to do so. Wearing the vagina for a long time may irritate the vagina, so do not use it if there is any discharge. If you have more foul-smelling discharge than usual, see a doctor.
So ladies, if you want to have a happy experience, these are the habits that you should break. If you know of any other habits that affect vaginal health, let us know in the comments.