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For women: 12 simple ways to maintain your vaginal hygiene
By Brian Onyiego | Updated Sep 14, 2017 at 08:14 EAT
A woman covering her vaginal area
  • As a woman, you should always take pride in knowing how to keep your vagina fresh
  • Many women experience an increased rate of vaginal infections all over the world
  • Cleaning your vagina should be something you do everyday

It is easy and normal to clean your body when taking a bath,but wait until you reach your honey pot and all of a sudden you are trying different products to make it as hygienic as possible. Here are some tips that will make help you with vaginal hygiene.

  1. Focus on the area around the vagina

    Only the external part of your vagina should be cleaned and not the internal part. “The vagina has its own anti-germs mechanisms you do not have to do so much to clean it by yourself.”Explains Grace Nguna, a gynecologist at a leading hospital.

  2. Avoid using soap and shower gels

    Naturally your vagina has a p.h of 3.5 to 4.5 and using soap,shower gels and detergents would either increase or reduce the p.h. Additionally using soap when cleaning the vagina,wipes out the good bacteria that keeps that bad bacteria inside your ‘kitty’.

  3. Use a washcloth

    When cleaning your vagina use a clean washcloth to wipe around the vulva(outer part) only. Going beyond the vulva will not only leave your vagina very dry but also will do away with the good bacteria that keeps it safe from yeast infections.

  4. Avoid all lotions and deodorants

    Do not use lotions,deodorants or alcohol based reagents when cleaning your kitty. Using perfumed soaps or deodorants will leave your vagina itching that will give you a big discomfort.

  5. Wipe from the front to the back

    To avoid rectal germs and from urinary tract infection (UTI) wipe your ‘coochie’ from the front to the back to the rear and not vise-versa. The poop give you various infections.

  6. Dry off after shower

    Remember to dry yourself when you are from the shower and before you put on an underwear. Dry your vagina in a slow motion without trying to go in the inside room.

  7. Observe any changes

    Apart from the normal menstrual cycle,it is normal to produce clear or white secretions (discharge) from your vagina. This mucus is produced naturally from the neck of the womb, known as the cervix. "The main signs of an imbalance are change in odor, discharge, appearance, itching or pain during intercourse which might need a doctors interventions," says Grace.

  8. Avoid baby wipes

    Baby wipes contain concentrations of alcohol that will have an itchy and a drying effect on your vagina. Therefore cease from using such materials on your vagina.

  9. Go commando or at least wear a cotton underwear

    Choose your underwear carefully when shopping,underwear made from materials such as silk or polyester, trap moisture hence creating room for bacteria. Consider choosing cotton underwear or go commando.

  10. Change your sanitary pads regularly

    Change your pads regularly so that they should not create a feeding ground for bacteria. Neither should you wear pads when you are not on your periods in order to trap the normal discharge because it will only make things worse.

  11. Have a Balanced diet

    Take yogurt,fruits and adequate water for a healthy vajayjay. Everything should go through your mouth and not through the vagina.

  12. Use a condoms

    Using a condom when having intercourse saves you from serious infections like gonorrhea,chlamydia,herpes,syphilis and HIV.

Biologically your front honey pot was designed to take care of itself but by any case you notice anything from the normal,consult a gynecologist.

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