FAQ

20 Things All Women Should Know About Vaginal Health
 
1. Vaginal discharge is normal. A dry vagina is not a healthy vagina. 

2. Wearing panty liners 24/7 is not necessary. They will trap moisture, causing infections. 

3. Vaginas are acidic enough to BLEACH fabric, hence the discoloration of underwear. 

4. Longer labia are just as natural as smaller labia. 

5. A man’s sperm can throw off your pH balance and change the smell of your vagina. 

6. It is not safe for vagina to smell like sunshine and flowers, so don't expect it to. 

7. STOP douching and washing your vagina with scented soaps. It is not healthy for the vagina. You don't need soap to wash your vagina. If you find that you STILL have an odor after rinsing off with water, see your midwife or OB/GYN. 

8. The vagina is self-cleaning. 

9. Having sex has no correlation of how "tight" your vagina is. The vagina is a muscle and expands when a woman is aroused. If a woman is constantly "tight" down there during sex, it may be possible that she is not attracted to her sexual partner, hence not opening up to them down there. 

10. Yeast infections are COMMON!!! Not normal, but COMMON. 

11. The best thing you can do for your vagina is to leave it alone. 

12. If your vagina stinks after it's washed with water, or your discharge stinks and has a color, go see a gynecologist. Even unscented soaps there is no need for. (Natural smell and foul odor are two completely different things) 

13. Let her breathe – no underwear at night. 

14. The VAGINA is the narrow canal that runs INSIDE the body. NOT the whole genital area. NEVER use soap inside your vagina. In rare cases you MIGHT need to use unscented soap on the outside. But never, never on a normal basis. 

15. Always urinate after sex to rinse the urinary tract of fluids that could be caught and can cause urinary tract infections. 

16. Drink water. Add lemon and lime to the water for taste. 

17. COTTON panties ladies. Wearing silk, satin and lace seven days a week will absolutely throw your pH off. 

18. Stop sprinkling powder on your lady bits, stop IMMEDIATELY!  

19. Vagina is a natural sperm killer, except when you’re ovulating with the exception of a very high pH level.  

20. Also, your diet has a major role in this. Eating more fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds will help balance your natural flora. Eating more junk food, sugary beverages, and processed foods will cause a shift in your pH.

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