Vaginal health is something that we may not like to discuss, but it’s extremely important. A happy vagina is less prone to infections and makes sex a lot more comfortable and fun. The question then becomes how to keep your vagina happy. In this post, we’ll go through the eight irrefutable laws for a happy vagina.

1. Stop Waxing So Much

You might not like all that pubic hair, but it forms an important biological function. Its primary functions are to protect your vagina and to show mates that you are ready to start procreating. It’s meant to be there, so don’t wax it all off. 

 

2. Don’t Douche

Douching is something that might make you feel all nice and clean, but it’s something that should be avoided. It disturbs the pH balance on the inside. Besides which, your vagina is self-cleaning, so it’s really unnecessary. Just use a little warm water or a pH balanced soap on the outside instead.

 

3. Make Sure Your Clothing Breathes Well

Think 100% cotton underwear and skip wearing skintight jeans that cut off all air-circulation down there. Breathable clothing is essential to keeping the area dry and preventing an overgrowth of bacteria. 

 

4. Do a Quick Change Act 

When you’ve been swimming or at the gym, you create the perfect environment for yeast infections because of the moisture. Dry yourself off quickly and change out of your swimsuit or gym clothes as quickly as possible. 

And, while we’re on the subject, make sure that you wear clean panties every day. 

 

5. Watch Your Diet – Laws for a happy vagina

Your vagina has a delicate balance of bacteria in it. Don’t freak out about that – it’s good bacteria that you need to fight off bad bacteria that can cause infections. To support these healthy bacteria, eat lots of probiotics, such as cheese and yogurt and prebiotics, like raw onions. 

 

6. Always Wipe the Right Way

When you use the bathroom, it’s essential to wipe from front to back. If you wipe from back to front, any bacteria that might be present from your bowel movements will be transferred. That’s something you don’t want happening. 

7. Always Use a Condom with New Partners

Condoms don’t only protect against pregnancy, but also STDs. Not only that, they can help to keep the pH in your vagina steadier while having sex. 

 

8. Do Kegel Exercises

Kegels help to tone your pelvic floor muscles. This is good for your bowels and bladder and great for your sex life. Do at least three sets of Kegel exercises a day. 

 

Final Notes

As you’ll notice from a lot of the tips mentioned above, natural is normally better. To keep your vagina healthy, keep things as close as possible to the way nature intended. For the most part, your vagina is quite capable of looking after itself, use these guidelines as your laws for a happy vagina.

Don’t get in the way of its natural functions. Read more about how to keep a happy vagina on our blog

 

Deborah Kerr, M.A.
Author

Meet Deborah Kerr. She's a huge advocate for patient-focused healthcare. After twenty years of store management in community pharmacy, and ten years of corporate management for independent pharmacy, she developed an itch. The more she scratched, the more it spread. Why does menopause take so many women by surprise? Why does it have the ability to impact relationships, and families, and workplaces. It's insidious. She found herself shouting, "there has to be a better way".

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