It’s 2017 and it still feels like folks are tip-toeing around the name – let alone the smells and fluids – of our lady bits. We are all too familiar with the lengthy (and awkward) pause right before the word vagina gets dropped. Or we get phrases like vag, vajayjay, nether regions, hoohaw, cooch…pink panther? Whatever you’re calling it these days, here are three easy and practical ways of optimizing the health and comfort of your pink taco…wait, banana basket? Punani? Oh, never mind.
Wear Cotton Underwear or Go Commando
When it comes to your underwear selection, your vagina has a favorite: cotton. Ever wonder why most underwear come with a thin strip of cotton fabric in the crotch? Because cotton breathes and absorbs moisture, so it’s ideal for your vagina. When you’re lounging around the house, feel free to go commando so you can let things air out!
Say No To Douching
Girl, we get it. Our vaginas each have a unique smell. They can also be very juicy – or not – depending on your body. When you begin thinking that you might need some assistance keeping your blossom clear, think again. The vagina actually cleans itself, she’s a powerhouse! Ditch the douche…really. Studies have shown that using intravaginal hygiene products can put you at increased risk of infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, and STDs. Just don’t do it.
Always Go To Your Annual Exam
A visit to your doctor isn’t just about poking around your cooch, ladies. An annual exam is important for talking about health problems – use this time to chat about using condoms, fertility, and any random sex questions you might have. This is just as important as checking for STDs. So before you switch up your doctor visits, have a conversation about it with your doctor first. If it’s about that time of year, be sure to schedule your consultation today! (link to consult form)