Often, we women pay a lot of attention to our appearance, including taking care of our bodies and even our skin. But what about our lower regions? Topics like sexual health and personal care are pushed into a corner because there is little doubt or stigma attached to these topics. I feel uncomfortable asking someone about it.
But ladies, I want to tell you that vaginal health is just as, if not more, important than maintaining a perfect appearance. After all, happy vajayjay means you are happy. We decided to do a little research to help you take care of your lady parts and keep them in top-ten condition. During this research, we discovered that a few of our daily habits can negatively affect the health of our front bottoms. Want to know what they are? here you are –
Before you say anything, we’re not saying you can’t clean it under the hood. What we’re saying here is that cleansing isn’t the same as washing your armpits and back – it’s soapy scrubbing and lathering. Rubbing it makes the area so rough and uncomfortable that it can’t be done. If you are sensitive there, using soap can irritate.
Instead, just spray it with water, and if you must use a cleaning solution, look for an unscented, hypoallergenic solution, apply only with your hands, and avoid washcloths or suds.
- Sitting in gym clothes for too long
We’ve all been there when we go to the gym and get our adrenaline pumping after a good workout, thinking there’s no harm in doing a few reps. It might save us a few minutes, but it certainly won’t make our Wajjia happy.
Sweat is a breeding ground for many bacteria, including yeast, which thrives in wet conditions, so get rid of sweaty workout gear after you’re done exercising. If possible, shower at the gym and try on new clothes and underwear before work.
- Wear sanitary napkins
Yes, even sanitary napkins can cause problems for your bottom. If your lady parts are sensitive, wearing a sanitary pad all day can cause irritation or inflammation. If you want to keep using sanitary pads, try using cotton pads.
- Shave there
Whether you prefer to visit the natural world or not, consider it for the health and happiness of your northerners. As it turns out, pubic hair helps maintain an air pocket between our bottom skin and our underwear. These air pockets help keep the area dry and resistant to infectious germs and bacteria. When there is no hair, there are no air pockets, so moisture accumulates through perspiration (1). So while shaving may seem hygienic, it is an unhealthy choice. If you want, you can cut it off or try to clean only the bikini line area.
- Leaving the tampon in for a long time
Have you heard of “toxic shock syndrome”? It is a life-threatening infection caused by a bacterium known as Staphylococcus aureus (Staph). However, sometimes it can be caused by a toxin produced by another type of bacteria called group A streptococcus (2).
One of the main causes of toxic shock syndrome is keeping tampons in longer than recommended. So try to change as often as you can, even if you are not full.
- Improper nutrition
In addition to harming your health, a poor diet also puts Wajjia at risk of infection and disease. For example, if you eat foods high in sugar, you can cause an overgrowth of the bacteria that cause yeast (candida) infections (3). If you like spicy food, it changes the natural pH of your vagina, which in turn makes it smell different.
To avoid this, you can include probiotics in your diet, which will help the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut and the bottom line as well.
- Use underwear when unloading
Your vaginal discharge is a natural way for your female parts to clean themselves (4). Some people are completely aware of this and wear sanitary napkins or sanitary napkins to avoid discomfort when they feel the discharge. However, it is not wise to do so. Wearing the vagina for a long time can irritate the vagina, so do not use it if there is discharge. Call your doctor if you have foul-smelling stool or more than usual.
So ladies, if you want to experience happiness here, you need to ditch these habits. If you know of any other habits that affect vaginal health, please let us know in the comments