Don’t assume you know everything about keeping your vagina in top shape, you could be wrong.
From swab to not wearing cotton pants, there are lots of common misunderstanding about what you should do to maintain a healthy vagina. Below are 7 ways to keep your vagina sweet and great sex friendly.
1. Do not swab
The vagina actually cleans itself, avoid using soap to wash your vagina or other feminine intimate wash. Let your vagina breathe by maintaining the right pH balance.
Rubbers are actually great at protecting against STDs and pregnancy, using condoms helps keep your vagina’s pH level at the status quo so good bacteria, like lactobacilli, can survive in there. This is really important since those little bacteria help prevent yeast infections, UTIs, and bacterial vaginosis.
3. Sex hygiene
Make sure not to go from anal to vaginal sex without changing the condom or properly cleaning off first. Going from back door to front exposes your vagina to a host of bacteria and can increase your risk of infections.
4. Do not wear anything and if you will, wear cotton underwear
When it comes to your underwear selection, your vagina loves cotton. That’s why most underwear comes with a thin strip of cotton fabric in the crotch. And when you’re laying around the house, feel free to go commando so you can let things some air in.
5. Do some workout
Doing kegels is important for strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, which are key in producing stronger, mind-blowing orgasms. You can can do kegels anytime and anywhere.
6. Always go for regular checkup
Visit to your doctor is a very good step to imbibe. Using this time to chat about using condoms, fertility, and any random sex questions you might have is just as important as checking for STDs. So before you switch up your doctor visits, have a conversation about it with him or her first.
7. Just lube up already
Vagina dryness is totally normal. It can also occur during pregnancy or shortly before menopause. When this happens, make sure you communicate with your partner so they don’t forget you’re properly lubricated, because if you are not well lubricated, it can be painful and can cause sores. So just use lube to speed up the process and make sex even hotter.