I feel there should be more education about how we should take care of our bodies!! Most women believe we have to use special products in and around the vagina to encourage it to smell clean and fresh. WRONG. The truth is, these products can actually make things worse!!
So, what do you use? Believe it or not, just simply some warm water on the outside only, should be enough! If you feel you need to wash, maybe after working our, or spending a lot of time outside on a hot day, you can use a gentle soap, like an unscented body bar, on the outside only. You should never, yes, I said never, put any soap in your vagina. No douching, either. No pH balancers. Just simply warm water on the outside and occasionally a little soap on the outside when absolutely necessary.
Not daily! If you wear a panty liner daily these can actually make discharge worse, too. Cotton lined underwear is the best thing for you to wear for your vaginal health. If you have to use a panty liner you can try an all cotton one, but I would try to stay away from these, too!
Change your underwear and bottoms after working out.
Bubble bath lover?
It’s ok, but if you start having issues with vaginal discharge or odor, you might want to take a break for awhile and see if that was the cause.
What about sex?
What do we do with our vaginal care before, during, and after intercourse?
Plan with some unscented lubricants as well as non-latex condoms. Then, afterwards, simply urinate. There is no need for douching.
What if there is a problem?
If you have any odor, increased discharge, itching, irritation or discomfort, come see us! These could be signs of infection or bacterial imbalance. We are happy to help.