Proper vaginal hygiene can make a world of difference to our reproductive health. It can reduce the risk of acquiring infections, it can speed up recovery and prevent uncomfortable symptoms such as irritation and discharge.
Vaginal hygiene is one of the factors in the prevention of vaginal discomforts. The intimate area has a specific microbial flora, where good bacteria (producing lactic acid) keep the balance with other bacteria.
Summer time means your vagina is more vulnerable than usual – heat, sweating, traveling, swimming, are only some of the things that can cause vaginal discomforts. Here is some advice on how to take care of your vagina during summer months.
It is often said that bad hygiene is actually worse than no hygiene at all. This is not an overstatement – bad hygienic habits can be a cause of an imbalance and infection in your intimate area. Take a look at the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding what determines proper intimate hygiene.
There are mixed views from physicians about the value of manually cleansing your vagina by douching or by using other techniques, such as steaming. This is because the vagina is very effective at cleaning itself and any aggressive cleansing regime, by whatever method, can do more harm than good.
A balanced diet is important for all aspects of your health. Your body needs certain nutrients in order to function well. Vaginal health can be affected by poor diet and make you more prone to common problems related to poor immune function.
Pelvic floor or Kegel exercises can help you control and prevent urinary incontinence and improve other health problems related to weak pelvic floor muscles. Here's a short guide on how to do them correctly.