When they meet, women talk about anything and everything excepting their intimate hygiene, as this still one of those taboos that it is hard, awkward and quite shameful to talk about in the open. Even when there are problem, women prefer to keep those for themselves or share the information with one closest friend. But is this wise? A lack of proper communication may lead to a lack of correct information, which in turn may lead to bigger problems. And if women don’t find that peculiar to talk about sexual positions, why would it be strange to talk about tampons? Health is the primary issue when it comes to intimate hygiene and it is a matter of great importance. And you’d be surprised how many women don’t actually know the basics, or are flooded with all the wrong data. So let’s skip the shyness and overcome the taboos and let’s talk about five things to keep an eye on if we want to be healthy and even help others.
How often do you shower?
It’s perfectly alright to be clean and healthy, but some women exaggerate sometimes, creating some unwanted issues for themselves. Showering, taking long hot baths and “energically” cleaning your intimate parts doesn’t always mean you’re on the right track. Also, if you use all sorts of washing products, soaps, shower gels, intimate gels, intimate wet tissues and so on, you may risk to do some serious damage down there. Remember that a shower a day keeps the doctor away and is enough, quit that “energic”, aggressive type of washing your mother or grandmother may have told you about and be careful with the cleaning products. Yes, you heard about neutral Ph, but keep in mind that probably the best and safest intimate hygiene products are more likely to be found in a pharmacy and not in the cosmetic department of your neighborhood supermarket.
Wash locally, not internally
Vaginal cleaning is something the media filled our heads with and you can’t blame it. We have now so many internal vaginal cleaning devices, solutions, chemical substances and excited customer reviews, you’d wander how come there are still intimate hygiene problems left in the women’s world and how come we didn’t eradicate candidiasis yet. Sometime ago, when medicine wasn’t so developed, every women’s’ magazine was recommending vaginal washing as the safest way to stay healthy. Remember that your vagina and your eyes are the only organs that can clean themselves and if your doctor didn’t specifically told you to keep an internal washing program, you’d better leave your internal flora and mucus the way they are. The risks involve irritation, infection, bacterial virginities and an overall imbalance. If you really want to keep clean, use a bidet. It is a smart device designed to locally wash your intimate parts and if you learn what type fits your needs and how to properly use one, they can become a very good health investment. Read reviews here if you consider in keeping a healthy intimate hygiene without damaging your health.
Be careful about those fabrics
You’ve heard many times many debates regarding the benefits and drawbacks of using internal tampons versus absorbents. The discussions are still legit. Sometimes an internal tampon is more necessary than air, but women should know many of them are made of synthetic fibers, some are bleached with dioxin (to keep them white), many of them can induce toxic shocks (the cases are very rare but many product packages warn users about potential risks) and under no circumstances they can be held inside for more than 3 hours tops. Otherwise, every woman with her preferences. But enough with the tampons! How about your towels and your panties? It is recommended to have your own intimate towel that you will use only for your intimate needs and not drying your hands. You may want to wash that towel at high temperatures and avoid washing together with your or your family’s underwear. Microbes don’t die in any warm water and you risk spreading them, as we don’t believe a woman boils all her and her family clothes. Regarding lingerie, we won’t be able to get rid of the G-Strings but at least we can sleep at night without any panties at all. Warmth, perspiration, textile contact and rubbing, they all can lead to bacteria production. It’s safer, not to mention hotter. In the good way.