We rely on our moms for a lot of advice, but feminine health is a topic that we should explore our own.
In the last decade or two a lot of research has been conducted on feminine health and things that were once common practice are now considered health hazards. Here are a few things you need to know!
For many years women believed the best way to keep sweat from accumulating between the legs was to use talcum powders.
While we still want to stay sweat-free down below we now know there is some risk for ovarian cancer when using talc powder. Research is on-going for determining just how high the risk is, but in the mean time we might as well steer clear of using it when they are easy to obtain alternatives.
First of all, simply wearing cotton underwear throughout the day can help you stay sweat free. Beyond that, if sweat does accumulate you can simply swipe it away with Swipes!
Swipes are all natural, cruelty free wipes that are made for use before and after intimate moments, but can also conveniently be used to freshen up throughout the day.
It used to be common knowledge that douching would help keep your vagina clean and healthy. However, today we know that the vagina is self-cleaning and that douching does more harm than good by stripping our lady parts of a healthy microorganisms.
When the vagina is left without any microorganisms it’s easy for STIs to take hold. Additionally douching washes away healthy bacteria which can lead to infection.
If you’ve been thinking about douching because you’ve noticed an unpleasant smell coming from down below it’s better to visit your gyno than wash it out. Unusual smells usually indicate infections which can be quickly treated when diagnosed by the doctor. Douching will only prolong the issue and possibly make it worse.
Bubble baths are fun, relaxing and smell great! You can find a soak in as many different scents as there are days in the year — and all of them are bad for your lady parts.
Scented soaks and feminine products can throw off your body’s natural chemistry, called pH-balance, and cause you to smell really bad down below. That’s the exact opposite of what you want! The scents also can mask any unusual smells that would alert you to infections.
To prevent any irritations and foul scents it’s best to stick with unscented body washes, mild soaps and feminine products.
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