Some folks can be a little shy when talking about having problems “down there,” but these are important conversations to have if we all want to stay happy and healthy.
Vaginas can be temperamental, delicate little flowers. They sometimes do things we either don’t understand or really wish they wouldn’t do. But it is crucial that we take good care of them at all times.
There are many things that lots of women do on a daily basis that could be making them dangerously susceptible to infection. Some items that even promise to prevent infection or unwanted scents can be the very things causing the infections and odors in the first place.
Scroll through below for a list of 10 things you should never do to your vagina. Are you guilty of any of them? Did we leave anything off the list? Let us know in the comments.
And please SHARE these important no-nos with the women in your life you care about!
1. Use Home Remedies
The environment inside of your vagina has a very delicate balance, and if you go around using home remedies such as tree oils or what have you, you could end up in great pain or with an infection.
Plus, these remedies may not be effective, so you’re better off going to the doctor if you’re experiencing discomfort, pain, or something like a yeast infection.
2. Wear Skinny Jeans Every Day
Don’t throw them in the trash, but just alternate wearing them with other, looser-fitting clothing.
Wearing tight-fitting clothing all the time can lead to yeast infections or pressure acne, and no one wants either of those things. Make sure to give your lady parts room to breathe.
3. Use Scented Or Flavored Anything
Again, I cannot stress enough how delicate your vagina really is. The moment you add scents or flavors to the balance, your pH can fall way off kilter and you could end up with an infection, or just general discomfort and a more pungent smell.