By Jessica Hamzelou. Having sex with a male partner can disrupt the balance of bacteria in the vagina — which might put women at risk of infections. The bacterial communities of healthy vaginas tend to be dominated by one type of bacteria.
Your vagina is kind of like The Incredible Hulk—not necessarily in the muscular and green kind of way I hope? Unfortunately, lots and lots of things can make her angry she still doesn't know you refuse the lube, btw. The good thing is, it's not too hard to stay in her good graces.
The number-one mistake women make in the ob-gyn office: They call everything the vagina. Make sure you know the 15 everyday habits that can mess with your vaginal health. Seems excessive?
Having a healthy vagina is pretty high up on the taking-care-of-your-body list. Douching can change your necessary balance of vaginal yeast and flora the bacteria that live in your vaginaaccording to the Mayo Clinic. This balance helps create an acidic environment, which protects your vagina from infections or irritation.
Deborah Bateson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Many women perceive vaginal discharge as undesirable and unnatural rather than physiological and normal. Read more: Health Check: what is normal vaginal discharge and what's not?
Post-coital intravaginal cleansing IVC could counteract the protective effect of a vaginal microbicide. In multivariate analysis, post-coital IVC was associated with younger age, larger household size, greater sexual activity, consistent gel use, and clinic of enrolment. During IDIs and FGDs, respondents described post-coital IVC as a common hygiene practice motivated by the need to remove semen, vaginal fluids and sweat, although this practice may be amenable to change in the context of microbicide use.
Vaginas need and enjoy attention; and knowing how to keep your vagina happy is very important -- because if your vagina isn't happy, nobody's happy! If you're a midlife woman, you might have noticed that your vagina and her needs are changing. Vaginas experience climate change!
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. MORE: How to keep your vagina in shape.
We respect your privacy. All women should be concerned about their vaginal health, but what constitutes a healthy vagina? A healthy vagina also secretes small amounts of discharge.
Your after-sex routine should always be something you are comfortable with. Whether it's showering immediately after you've finished, or cuddling and enjoying the moment for a bit before getting up to pee, one thing that's important for every person with a vagina to know is how to properly clean your vagina after sexand it's actually easier than you might think! I spoke to experts, and their advice on how to properly clean your vagina post-coital? Jess podcast, tells Elite Daily.