Many women are at a loss when it comes to what to do down there. But talking about it with friends is as awkward as ‘the birds and the bees’ talk we got from our parents.
What exactly are we talking about? Between where is the vagina?
Your outer genital area, aka the hairy part is known as your vulva. This consists of the labia majora and labia minora in short outer and inner lips, the clitoris located a point at the top of your labia, that area of flesh above your clitoris is called Mons.
It’s generally covered by your pubic hair, and the openings of both your urethra that is where you pee and your vagina. Now the vagina itself—THAT is something you can’t actually see. It’s the tube that connects the outside parts of your reproductive system to the inner parts. Phew!
Armed with this newfound knowledge, we bring to you 6 things you should never do to your vagina and why.
#1 Don’t mess with the hair there (if you don’t know what you’re doing)
The fuzz bothers you, itches and sweats. Waxing is a good option (although trimming is also good as long as only excess hair is being chopped). If your therapist is good, and your salon hygienic, then it’s like any other waxing. It hurts for the first time but the pain reduces with each session.
Men’s razors are not an option as they are designed for beards that are coarse. The blades will simply cause rash and burning. Hair removal creams not made for the bikini area are a definite no-no. If you do choose to use a hair removal cream, follow package instructions TO THE LETTER.
#2 No bleaching please!!
If the tiles in your toilet or your pot get stained, you bleach them. Harsh chemicals and your sensitive areas do not go together.
#3 No douching
You may have heard about it from a friend or read about its many benefits on the Web, but something about spraying vinegar into your vagina just seems really off. Get the verdict here: Douching: Healthy or Harmful to your Vagina?
Continue reading for 3 more must-know no-nos in taking care of what’s down there
#4 Find the right way to please yourself
Fruits and vegetables are meant for eating, not putting them up there. If you don’t have a man good enough or one at all, get yourself a vibrating boyfriend. Trust me, they need less maintenance, are not possessive, quite better in bed minus the stress. Use a lubricant meant for the act and never share devices!
#5 No perfume needed down there
Perfumed soaps and perfumes are a big no-no. Use a vaginal wash or simply water. Every woman has a peculiar smell, which is okay! But if you smell like a fish market and are having a discoloured flood down there, see a doctor as soon as possible.
#6 Don’t be too adventurous
Skinny-dipping in pools and jacuzzis seems like a lot of fun. But the water is always chlorinated, and chlorine may disrupt the natural pH balance in the vagina. Plus, the bacteria and microbes in the water can cause an infection you don’t want to have. So be safe and have fun – with a bikini bottom on.
Republished with permission from: theAsianparent Singapore
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