For an intimate area that breathes freely
We are always a bit self-conscious before jumping under the covers with someone, and we want any fragrances coming from our intimate areas to be irreproachable! And when your partner starts to veer south, ready to use his tongue as a weapon of pleasure, it’s then that you really start to worry. For peace of mind at such moments, learn how to take good care of your vagina with these easy tips.
1/ Avoid taking very hot baths or jacuzzis
The heat can have the effect of killing off the natural bacteria and interfering with your vaginal flora. Avoid staying in for too long.
2/ Limit certain foods
Certain foods can throw your body’s glycemic balance off and generate bad bacteria, responsible for unpleasant vaginal odours. Avoid refined sugar and processed foods, often the cause of bad odours.
3/ Don’t use products likely to cause irritation
Avoid using soaps or perfumed shower gels for washing your intimate areas, at risk of irritating them. Be aware also that the special products you can find in the supermarkets and pharmacies are not recommended either, as these can affect your vaginal flora balance. (Another tale of marketing.) The best solution is to wash yourself with a gentle soap and fresh water.
4/ Don’t neglect the clitoris area.
While you are washing around your vagina, don’t forget to also wash the creases around your clitoris. You can use your fingers to pull back the vulva, and gently rub the skin on both sides with your hand or a clean mitt.
5/ Wash your bikini line well
Don’t forget about your bikini line, the external area on either side of your vagina. Sweat can build up here easily.
6/ Wash your anal area last
Always leave it until last to wash around the anus. This prevents germs from the rectum spreading to the vagina, which could cause urinary infections that are best avoided!