Let’s face it ladies... our vaginas go through a lot! They bleed once a month, have things inserted into them occasionally, push babies out, and just straight up lose their minds when we get stressed, get too wet, too dry, or too anything else. I’ve put together a short list of things that can help us keep things under control!
Tip 1: This should go without saying but... it’s important to keep her clean! NEVER do anything to cleanse the inside of the vagina (like douching) because our bodies take care of that on its own! Instead, focus on cleansing the vulva (outside of the vagina) with fragrance free mild soap or healthy feminine washes. There are some great all natural, vegan based products out there now like @thehoneypotco who offers washes, wipes, pads, tampons, lubricant... well pretty much the works!
Tip 2: Avoid the desire to over-cleanse her! Our vaginas are made up of both good and bad bacteria, and need a healthy PH (a good amount of acidity) to keep it all under control. Doing things like douching or taking too many baths can confuse our bodies and alter that natural process, causing irritating infections.
Tip 3: Keep her properly, but not overly groomed! Having a lot of hair down there can be a breeding ground for bacteria, but removing the hair completely can take away a layer of protection when it comes to the risk of contracting different sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Also, if you’re someone who grooms make sure you keep your tools (i.e., razors and things) clean, replace when necessary, don’t share, and try not to commingle with other body parts.
Tip 4: When it comes to toys, be selective! Use toys and products that are body friendly and made of body safe materials. Check the labels for toys that are made of 100% silicone, stainless steel, and glass to name a few. Toys that are lifelike, made of cyber skin, or jelly can break down and potentially be toxic to the body causing things from infertility to cancers. Whichever toys you use, make sure you properly cleanse them in between uses and especially if being used with other partners.
Tip 5: Don’t stress. Love her. Enjoy her. Embrace her. Stand up for her. Protect her.
These are just a few tips! For more information on understanding your vulvovaginal health set up a coaching session or book me for your next group event today at www.dionnemichele.com.