By Guest Blogger, Diana S.
4 Questions about Women’s Intimate Hygiene – Answered
Turns out that all women have the same questions and the same concerns about their personal hygiene, and many feel too embarrassed or afraid to talk about them. But our personal, feminine hygiene is crucial for good health, and you shouldn’t feel ashamed to ask questions about your body. You should always be aware of what is going on inside of you, and ask a professional for advice if you see some changes that you aren’t sure about. So, let’s answer some of the most frequent questions about your personal hygiene:
Are the odors normal?
We all tend to think that our bodies are somehow weird and different from everyone else’s. But actually, the odds are that whatever you are going through, a lot of people are going through as well. You might notice a certain odor around your vagina, but the discharge that it produces (which is also completely normal) often has a smell. The one thing you definitely mustn’t do is use strong soaps with a lot of perfume to try to cover up the smell, because that can do some serious damage. If you think that the odor is stronger than it should be, or if you find it unpleasant, it might be a good idea to check in with your doctor, because a strong odor might be a sign of an infection that needs to be taken care of.
Should I be douching?
Absolutely not. Your vagina is actually very smart and it takes care of itself really good. The discharge that you can sometimes spot is actually a vagina’s self-cleansing system, which, if you are in good health, works like a charm. Douching, or trying to clean the inside of your vagina in any way, can harm the natural balance and processes that your body has in place. Remember that periods are completely normal and that there is no need to feel dirty, while you are on your period. If you think that there is something wrong with your lady parts, instead of taking things into your own hands – visit a gynecologist and share your worries with them.
Should I groom my pubic hair?
That choice is entirely up to you. In the past, women and men would remove their hair to prevent lice, but in today’s modern society, we don’t have those worries. What’s more, your pubic hair actually protects your vagina from any dirt that might otherwise get to your labia. So, the choice is entirely up to you, but be careful with hair removal techniques, because your skin is very delicate in that area and ingrown hairs are a common occurrence. If you do choose to remove your pubic hair, perhaps it’s best to visit a professional beauty salon and let them help you.
What is the proper way to clean up?
While you are in the shower, you should wash the outer parts of your vagina with some warm water. If you want to use soap, make sure it is natural, mild and made for intimate care. Don’t ever let soap get on the inside of your vagina. Some places have equipment devoted to the task, like a bidet in Australia or Europe. These are especially useful for when you are on your period, because they make cleaning up very easy. But if you are out and about, traveling or camping, you can use intimate wet wipes for on-the-go freshness.
Remember that it’s up to you how you take care of your body, and health and comfort should be your top priorities. So, stay clean and fresh and be happy in your body.
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