6 rules to follow for a healthy vagina

6 simple rules men wish their women knew about their vagina.

  • Healthy diet

Our diet plays an important role in our general wellbeing. A balanced yet nutritious diet and drinking plenty of fluids promote healthy vagina and reproductive health.

Just like other parts of the body, the vagina needs certain nutrients found in our local foods to function properly.

  • Practice safe sex

Trust and love are the foundations of every relationship. You can only have sexual intercourse with your partner when you trust him or her with your life. It’s always advisable to use condoms to protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as HIV, genital herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, genital warts, and chlamydia.

Some of these, like HIV and genital herpes, have no cure. And others, like the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes genital warts, are known to cause cancer. Avoid sharing sex toys with your partner or friends to avoid spreading or contracting diseases.

  • Visit gynecologist regularly

Just as your visit the dentist at least every month, mark it on your calendar to visit the gynecologist once a month to inquire about the health of your vagina especially if you are a sex addict.

It is also recommended that women undergo Pap smears starting at age 21 to screen for changes in vaginal cells that might indicate the presence of cancer.

  • Treat infections when they arise

Invest wisely; invest in your health. Sometimes it’s accepted to self-treat with an over-the-counter medication has vaginal infections. But if the symptoms don’t go away, then you need to see the doctor as soon as possible.

There are three common types namely yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomoniasis.

Certain types of fabrics and tight-fitting clothing create warm, moist conditions in which yeast thrive. Wear breathable cotton underwear and avoid thongs. If you’re prone to yeast infections, change out of wet swimsuits and sweaty workout clothes as quickly as possible.

You should know this by now. No chemical, during that time of the month; wash your vagina with clean water or lukewarm to keep it clean and healthy.

After a bowel movement, wipe from front to back to avoid bacterial contamination of the vagina and to lower the risk of bladder infection. Change sanitary pads and tampons regularly during your period.

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