Simple tips for a happy V
Learn how to prevent infection and promote intimate comfort
Change your tampons or pads regularly during menstruation.
Blood has an alkaline pH, which can affect the natural acidity of the vagina. This makes your intimate zone more vulnerable to imbalance during menstruation. Change your tampons or pads regularly and use the lowest absorbency that works for you. Using protection with an overly high absorbency can create friction or dryness.
Wear cotton underwear and change it daily.
Lacy, synthetic thongs and panties can be very sexy, but they can also cause chafing and irritation. Try to wear cotton underwear as much as possible or choose sexy panties with a cotton crotch.
Give your body room to breathe.
Wearing tight clothing or materials that don’t breathe, such as polyester, can create a hot, moist environment that can cause chafing and irritate your vulva. To avoid irritation or infection, wear loose, permeable clothing made of natural materials like cotton whenever possible.
Strengthen your pelvic floor.
Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles is essential to a lifetime of good intimate health – not to mention the perks of more exhilarating sex and better bladder control!
Visit your gynecologist regularly.
If you’re 18 or older, you should consult your gynecologist regularly to check for infections, abnormalities, and cervical cancer. It’s not the most pleasant appointment on the calendar, but in reality it’s relatively quick and painless, and the health benefits are worth it.
Use the bathroom after sex.
Peeing before and after sex helps to prevent urinary tract infections, which can occur when germs in the vagina are pushed into the urethra during sex. Also, be sure to wash your hands before and after sex to help prevent the spread of bacteria.
Wash your towels regularly and use a clean washcloth.
Use only your own towel and wash it regularly. Washcloths are breeding grounds for bacteria, so use a clean one with every wash.
Wash your intimate zone daily with a balanced intimate care product.
Your intimate zone is one of the most sensitive places on your body. Since the vagina keeps its own delicate pH balance, which naturally keeps it clean, there is no need to wash internally (i.e. douching). Keep washing external and use products like Lactacyd, which are designed for intimate use and respect your body’s own mechanisms.
Listen to your body.
Pay attention to signs that something is off. Contact your doctor if you have any concerns regarding your intimate well-being. Remember that each body is different – an activity, product, piece of clothing, or sexual position that is just fine for one woman may create problems for another.