You know protein builds muscle and carrots boost vision, but
Not only that, but it has other unspoken needs when it comes to its maintenance, living quarters, and personal style.
Naturally this part of our bodies doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Many adult women haven’t even dared to look at their vaginas closely and require an ice-breaker of sorts:
So without any further ado, here’s the Reader’s Digest version of everything you need to know to make your vagina happy and healthy:
The vagina is naturally acidic and contains healthy bacteria.
Yogurt with live and active cultures helps to boost good bacteria to prevent yeast infections as well as maintaining a healthy pH.
Look for the Live and Active Cultures seal when buying yogurt, often found in greek yogurts. I’m partial to Stonyfield brand.
Other good foods for vaginal health?
• Cranberries/Cranberry Juice – to prevent UTIs
• Fresh Fruits and Veggies – to prevent vaginal dryness and possibly reduce menstrual cramps
• Water – Duh. To maintain lubrication and create a less pungent smell and taste.
Foods like spices, garlic, and onions, while not bad for the vagina, may have a strong effect on its scent.
As discussed by another GYFT writer here, Kegel exercises can boost orgasms and make sex more pleasurable for your (male) partner as well.
In fact, you can get great deals on Kegel balls on Amazon.com. Here's the 1" variety Secret Love™ 1" Silver Kegel Exercise Ben Wa Balls (and Pouch!)... and there are plenty more to choose from!
• Experts recommend cotton panties or going commando as the best way to ensure the vagina receives proper ventilation. At home and overnight, going bottomless is recommended.
• Avoid douching and harsh soaps and cleansers on the vagina, as these can interfere with healthy pH levels.
• Use lubricant during sex if needed to avoid irritation and skin chaffing and increase sexual pleasure.
• Change out of wet swimsuits and workout clothes as quickly as possible to avoid bacterial overgrowth and infections.
This one’s personal, but deserves some thought.
• Are you a natural, earthy kind of gal who prefers to let things grow as they will with little artificial intervention, or
• Do you prefer a more manicured look?
• Does a hairless vagina seem strange for a post-pubescent woman, or
• Do you swear by Brazilian waxes because of how you look and feel during sex?
For the uninitiated, this is a trend that involves applying crystal ornaments to the vulva as a form of decoration.
Some criticize or ridicule this trend, but my personal take? It’s pretty darn sexy. Besides, we pierce our ears and polish our nails and get tattoos, so it’s just a short ride down that slippery slope to vajazzling, my friends.
By the way, I see in the future a quiz titled “What’s your vagina style?”