Like UTIs and thrush. Just so that you never do any of these heinous things ever again, here are 8 of the worst things you could ever do to your vagina. This advice is everywhere.
Our vaginas give us pleasure, allow us to have children, go through menstruation once a month and then, eventually, menopause. Which makes it even more important to pay special attention to day to day hygiene when it comes to this female area. We spoke to Dr Jullien Brady, a consultant gynaecologist for GynaeHealth UKabout everything we need to know around vaginal hygiene — during a normal day, a gym day, a sex day and during the menopause.
Take one walk down the feminine hygiene aisle at your local drugstore and you're bound to find a large selection of products that claim to balance your vaginal pH and make your genitals smell fresh and clean. Although these products have been popular for decades, they aren't necessary for maintaining a healthy vagina. In some cases, they can even cause irritation or worsen existing bacterial infections.
W hich of the following should go nowhere near your vagina: a penis, a finger, a tampon or talcum powder? Talc consists mostly of the mineral silica. However, because silica and asbestos are often mined near each other, talc could be contaminated with asbestos.
Please refresh the page and retry. Some of us cringe at even saying the word, let alone discuss any queries or concerns with friends. There are a myriad of feminine hygiene products on offer to apparently help ease our blushes, but do they cause more harm than good?
As far as we know, people are not going out of their way to sell us probiotics to make our feet taste better, or repackaging wet wipes into being specifically to keep your knees fresh. Women do not benefit from untested products that are not supported by basic science and rely on destructive, patriarchal messaging. Despite advocates for steaming, douching and moisturising among other things the reality is that the female genital area needs no such bells and whistles to remain clean.
According to WomensHealth. Douching is washing or cleaning out the inside of the vagina with water or other fluids. Most women make their own douching concoctions using water, vinegar, baking soda, yoghurt, cinnamon or iodine.
Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based sexual health writer and activist, is here to calm your nerves and answer your questions. No gender, sexual orientation, or question is off limits, and all questions remain anonymous. Q: I'm a full-grown woman, but I'm embarrassed to say that I still don't really understand how to maintain vaginal cleanliness.