It is of course very important to keep up with your vaginal health if you want to stave off yeast infections, vaginal odor and excess vaginal discharge, as well as keep a tight vagina. There are several ways to maintain vaginal hygiene and none of them are very expensive or difficult. The one thing you shouldn’t do is douche or use too much scented soap; these things damage your vaginal flora and allow for bacteria to come into your body.
There are a few herbal soaps that are safe and gentle enough to use in small quantities. These soaps shouldn’t be used for more than a minute or two at a time; anymore than that and you’ll just end up leaving residue behind and not doing much more good. Use it only when you are starting to have trouble with vaginal odor, excess vaginal discharge or you want to have a tight vagina; there is rarely need to use it daily.
Don’t neglect your hygiene during your period. Make sure to wear clean tampons and pads and change them regularly. You can use special cleansing wipes for cleaning up after each trip to the bathroom, but again, this isn’t necessary unless you want a bit more comfort. Be careful that the wipes aren’t scented or else you could damage your vaginal flora.
After Sex Care
If you are sexually active, it is important to that you urinate after each sexual encounter. This is because urine washes out bacteria that the penis carries (or that the condom carries) and that can cause damage to your vagina.
Douching is not the way to go here; just urinate and you’ll wash everything bad out while retaining everything good. You should also steer away from using food in bed; whip cream or chocolate may be fun, but keep it away from the vaginal area as the sugar gives yeast a good place to grow.
Maintaining good vaginal health is important if you want avoid vaginal odor, excess vaginal discharge and overall health. It is not difficult to do and it is well worth the effort. Take care of yourself and you can enjoy sex and your body for a lot longer.