As a lady this is your most priceless body part. Since it is what most people are pursuing you for, no lie. This means that you are in control. You are controlling the prize. This means that the prize has to be in good condition. After all, no one would like a prize that is not appealing.
Since you are trying to maintain your vaginal pH and vaginal health there are things that you are allowed to do and things that are not allowed. This is a topic that most people avoid and what will shock you more is that people do not know how to take care of their vagina even when on campus.
Maintaining vaginal pH
The vagina is fairly acidic with a pH between 3.8 and 4.5. This is because the vagina cleans itself and prevents bacterial and yeast infections. A higher pH is ideal for bacteria and infections such as Trichomoniasis and Bacterial vaginosis just to mention a few.
What causes a pH imbalance?
Menstrual flows: the menstrual blood is said to be a little bit alkaline
Douching: this involves washing the vagina with soap and water. Most ladies make this mistake all in an aim to make your vagina smell like flowers. Unfortunately this encourages the growth of harmful bacteria
What are some of the signs and symptoms of unbalanced pH?
- Burning sensation when urinating
- Vaginal itching
- Unusual discharge that is green or yellow
Now this brings us to the main concern which is maintaining or restoring the vaginal pH balance. If the pH has been altered a good way of restoring the pH balance is by taking probiotics. Taking yogurt is also another way. Avoid douching at all costs. The vagina is not supposed to smell like flowers.
Since douching is not allowed then how are you supposed to clean your vagina?
Wash your vagina with warm water only. As said earlier the vagina cleans itself. Make sure your panties are also dry before wearing them.
It is also advisable to visit a Gynaecologist at least once every three months for further advice. Protect your prize no matter what.