When you hop into the shower, do you clean your vagina first or last? Do you use soap or a body wash? A loofa, washcloth, or just your hand?
As long as it isn't lumpy, itchy, green or particularly smelly it's fine. Discharge flows outwards to gently flush the vagina and lubricate the walls. However, if you're just using your finger and a little water and you're not having any itching, pain or burning, then you're probably not doing yourself any harm.
Our vaginas give us pleasure, allow us to have children, go through menstruation once a month and then, eventually, menopause. Which makes it even more important to pay special attention to day to day hygiene when it comes to this female area. We spoke to Dr Jullien Brady, a consultant gynaecologist for GynaeHealth UKabout everything we need to know around vaginal hygiene — during a normal day, a gym day, a sex day and during the menopause.
Your body is washed. Everything is going swimmingly and then… you look down. What are you supposed to do with your vagina?
Back to Sexual health. The vagina is designed to keep itself clean with the help of natural secretions discharge. The vagina is a tube of muscle inside a woman's body that runs from the cervix the opening of the womb to the vaginal opening.
Washing the vagina can lead to many problems. You might have heard that the vagina is like a self-cleaning oven — a pretty accurate metaphor. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists points out that your vagina cleans itself and keeps itself healthy by maintaining the correct pH balance and cleaning itself with natural secretions.
Definitely not. So much nope. Even though Goop recently raved about the uterus-cleansing powers of V-steamsGunter explains that this is just unnecessary — and potentially dangerous. Obviously occasional washing below the belt is necessary, and in most cases, plain old water is all you need on the outer area of your genitals.
Have a health question? Ah, the perennial vaginal health question. To answer it, we chatted with Mary Jane Minkin, M.
Just a week after a man made people ponder why a penis might smell and what smegma actually is after admitting he never washed his penisthe Channel 4 show has shared the story of Nunu, a woman who says she sometimes forgets to wash her vagina. She said she noticed the smell happened when she occasionally forgot to wash her vagina. So, first things first, you do not need to clean the vagina — meaning the internal parts of the genitals — in any way. The vagina is self-cleaning, keeping bacteria levels healthy with its own natural discharge.