There are so many different names for vaginas so I'm going to have a little fun and try to use as many in this blog as I can.
Now, let's discuss how you should be cleaning your front bottom!
My Gynecologist always tells me that gently cleansing your vulva with warm water and mild soap is safe. *Only externally* If you're sensitive, avoid products with glycerin, which could possibly make you more prone to yeast infections and UTIs. Ketly Michel, MD, always advises against douching as well because it can throw off your pH balance.
75% of women will have a yeast infection during their lifetime, 45% will have it more than once. That's why I find it interesting how we don't seem to talk about it like its this secretive dirty thing.
Here’s something that spooked me into doing more holistic research, antibiotics can throw off your pH balance. If you go to the doctor for a yeast infection they will most likely give you an antibiotic to cure it.
Curing yeast infections and BV with antibiotics can make it easier for you to get another infection because they sometimes kill the good bacteria too. So, if you get recurring infections, the antibiotics have less of an affect on you. Jusf adding that to the list of reasons why I've been researching holistic healing more and more.
Here‘s how to steer clear of yeast infections, BV, and UTIs:
Always pee after sex
Stay hydrated, always drink lots of water
Avoid a high sugar diet
Don’t sit around in wet clothing/bathing suits
Avoid harsh, fragrant vaginal hygiene products
Wipe from front to back
Make sure your sexual partner has good hygiene too
*For UTIs specifically* Cranberry juice may help (not cocktail and not from concentrate) Cranberries contain compounds such as phenolic acids and flavonoids, which may help treat and prevent UTIs.
That's enough twat talk for today. If you read the newsletter then you know your assignment this week is to make sure you do something special for your minge!