The vagina is a very sensitive part of a woman's body. The following guideline is to provide a safe method of cleansing while avoiding possible irritation and/or infection. Also don't forget to consult your doctor for any possible infection or cancer.
Perspiration or secreted or excreted fluid may create an odor when in contact with bacteria on your skin. Use antibacterial wipes, or Always Wipes, or wash this area with soap and water if you detect an odor. Some odors are related to vaginal infections. If you have a discolored discharge and any itching or burning associated with this odor, see your doctor.
Some girls and women shave the part of their pubic hair that shows when they are wearing a bathing suit. If you are going to shave, use a really good shaving cream, like Gillette SatinCare gel, and a good razor, like the Gillette Venus razor. I hear more and more about girls shaving their entire pubic area, but I don’t understand the reason for it. A shaved pubic area will itch really badly as it grows back, and there is no need to shave this area at all. You can use hair removing cream instead.
Clean your Vagina to Beauty!
- Clean rinse water
- Bath tub or stand up shower
- A very mild Bar soap or Bodywash; or Mild Vaginal Soap
- Clean hands!
The Process of cleaning vagina
- Get in your shower in the most comfortable position to wash your vulva. This could be either standing with the shower head running or even squatting while the tap is running.
- If you are left handed, use your left hand or if you are right handed, use your right hand. Gently rub your vulva with your index, middle and ring finger with clean water, get between your labia (lips) to make sure any discharge, dead cells or dirt is removed.
- Using a clean wash cloth or a plastic cup, rinse by pouring water over the vulva. Don't rub too hard, or get the water too hot. This could lead to irritation.
- You should not use soaps or washes. These will dry-out the mucus membrane of the inside of your vulva which may cause irritation, and toxins that may be present in some products are more easily absorbed through the mucus membrane. Soaps and washes will also effect the natural pH of your vagina/vulva which effects healthy bacterial balance - this can lead to bad odour and risk infections.
- Wash or wipe using a front to back motion (meaning spread your labia[vaginal lips] apart and wipe from front to back). This helps to prevent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI).
- Make sure when you go to clean your vagina, that your hands are clean, and do not have soap on them, if you don't want to use soap.
- Be gentle! Aggressive scrubbing could damage sensitive tissues of the vagina.
- Use minimal soap and be careful to avoid getting soap inside the vagina.
- Wash the buttocks and anal area last to avoid cross contamination. Anal bacteria reaching the vagina (by piggy-backing on a wash cloth or fingers) can cause serious discomfort and/or infection. Gently wash in front to back direction.
- Be careful during menstrual period.
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