As a women you often wonder what can I do to make sure I’m smelling and looking my best at all times. We know what to do to fix our hair so that we’re looking fabulous, and fly. But the question I’ve been asked once are twice is how do I care for my vagina so that it doesn’t smell other than take a bath. Well according to one of my trusty sources this is what Healthline.com say;
Do you really need to wash your vagina?
No, but you do need to wash your vulva.
Let’s recap some basic anatomy. The vagina is the inner canal inside your body.
The term “vulva” refers to the outer parts around the vagina, such as the:
While you shouldn’t wash inside your vagina, it’s a good idea to wash your vulva.
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.
Your vagina contains a lot of “good” bacteria. These bacteria maintain the ideal pH balance in your vagina, which is slightly acidic.
The acidic pH makes it hard for “bad” bacteria to infect your vagina.
When you use soaps, sprays, or gels — and yes, even water — to wash inside your vagina, you disrupt the bacterial balance. This can result in bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, and other irritation.
Washing your vagina can also affect your vagina’s ability to clean itself. So if you want a clean vagina, leave it alone to clean itself! For more information about this topic visit https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-clean-your-vagina
Caring for myself
I’ve always believed that it is very important to care for your health, making sure that you visit a health professional on a regular basis. Make sure you have a family medicine doctor/PCP that can care for you are refer you to a specialty doctor.