Vaginal cleaning is more of a hot topic than ever before. With new products such as douches and perfumes being released every week, it's enough to make any woman question whether she should be doing more to keep her vagina clean. Short answer: no.
Your vagina is kind of like The Incredible Hulk—not necessarily in the muscular and green kind of way I hope? Unfortunately, lots and lots of things can make her angry she still doesn't know you refuse the lube, btw. The good thing is, it's not too hard to stay in her good graces.
Washing the vagina can lead to many problems. You might have heard that the vagina is like a self-cleaning oven — a pretty accurate metaphor. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists points out that your vagina cleans itself and keeps itself healthy by maintaining the correct pH balance and cleaning itself with natural secretions.
The vagina is taking over the world of beauty products and skin care. As Dr. Marketing may use the two terms interchangeably, but the vagina and vulva are two separate parts of the body.
Credit: Bigstock. We also are the ones who have the sexual organ that has all the painful components. Ouch to periods, giving birth, fibroids and all the other vagina-hating monsters out there.
The number-one mistake women make in the ob-gyn office: They call everything the vagina. Make sure you know the 15 everyday habits that can mess with your vaginal health. Seems excessive?
Everything seems to be A-OK during Summer — there are pools to lounge in, fresh watermelon to be hadand plenty of barbecues and beach trips to plan. But with the heat and outdoor fun comes the greater risk of health concerns down there. Vaginal hygiene is important year-round, though it's especially crucial in these hotter months, and Adeeti Gupta, board-certified ob-gyn and founder of Walk In GYN Careis here to give us some essential info to remember.
Every healthy woman has her own noticeable vaginal odor, even if she practices proper hygiene. It is similar to light fermented milk or musk. However, the odor is not always the same.
Have a health question? Ah, the perennial vaginal health question. To answer it, we chatted with Mary Jane Minkin, M.
Our vaginas give us pleasure, allow us to have children, go through menstruation once a month and then, eventually, menopause. Which makes it even more important to pay special attention to day to day hygiene when it comes to this female area. We spoke to Dr Jullien Brady, a consultant gynaecologist for GynaeHealth UKabout everything we need to know around vaginal hygiene — during a normal day, a gym day, a sex day and during the menopause. MORE: How to keep your vagina in shape.