There may be a lot of confusion about what to do and what not to do “down there” when it comes to matters of cleanliness and maintenance. Here are some tips that can help you figure what you need and what you can skip:
1. Scented soaps and body washes may dry things out or cause irritation. All you really need is warm water. If you do not feel that this is getting you clean you can use a very mild and unscented soap.
2. Using c*ndoms actually helps to balance out the pH level inside your [email protected] The pH helps healthy bacteria such as lactobacilli and helps to keep bad bacteria away.
3. If you like to go cycling a lot or if you take spin classes regularly make sure that you have some padding. Many women experience numbness, tingling or pain down there while cycling because the seats are not exactly lady part friendly. You can change up the way that you cycle by keeping yourself off of the seat for a majority of your workout as well.
4. There are many different types of fabrics when it comes to underwear but cotton is best. That is why many brands have a white cotton strip inside. It breathes easier and is better at soaking up moisture. If you are feeling brave you can even go commando every now and then.
5. Use lubrication before you hop into bed with your partner to avoid getting cuts or irritation.
6. Make sure that you do your Kegels every day. They help strengthen the pelvic floor and help with bladder control.
7. If you have to take antibiotics make sure that you eat something that has probiotics in it as the antibiotics can kill the healthy bacteria in the [email protected]
8. Eat yogurt that has live cultures. It’s great for the healthy bacteria in your body. Just make sure that you don’t get the kind that is full of sugar because it ends up being counterproductive.
10. Don’t use d0uche. It will open you up to infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, and STDs. Your body is made to clean itself out down there so don’t stress about trying to find way to make it even cleaner.
11. Do not skip your annual OB/GYN exam. It is very important to make sure that everything is working right and that there are no pre-cancerous cells that are sneaking up on you.