Sweetheart, your vagina does not have hair! So here’s some breaking news….You have been calling the wrong person vagina all your dear life.
Most people are lost with what to do down there. But talking about it with friends is as awkward as the sex education class we got from our parents.
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Between where’s the vagina? Your outer genital area, aka the hairy part, is known as your vulva. This consists of the labia majora and labia minora in short outer and inner lips, the clitoris located a point at the top of your labia, that area of flesh above your clitoris is called Mons.
It’s generally covered by your pubic hair and the openings of both your urethra that is where you pee and your vagina. Now the vagina itself—THAT is something you can’t actually see. It’s the tube that connects the outside parts of your reproductive system to the inner parts. Phew!
With so much in your kitty now, we bring to you nine things that you should definitely not do to your vagina and why.
Don’t mess with the hair there
The fuzz bothers you, itches and sweats. Hair removal is great, but according to me, waxing is the best option. Though trimming is also good as long as only the hair is being chopped. If your therapist is good, salon is hygienic, it’s like any other waxing. It hurts for the first time but the pain reduces with each session.
Remember how it felt the first time you waxed your arm? If you are a delicate darling, at least use a female razor designed for a sensitive area like this.
Men’s razors are not an option sweetheart as they are designed for beards that are coarse. The blades will simply cause rash and burning. Hair removal creams are worst! Causes discolouration because of the harsh chemical which is too harsh our dear friend.
No bleaching, please!!
Now, after the damage is done with the discolouration, one adds insult to the injury by bleaching it! I mean seriously love. Let me explain it mathematically. If the tiles in your toilet or your pot get stained, you bleach them. If your vagina gets dark, you bleach it. Bleaching does not help to do away with discolouration anyway.
No public hand shower eeks!!
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Your vagina is super sensitive and prone to all the infections of the world. Using a public hand shower is inviting germs and bacteria of strangers for a house party. Because they will house themselves in you and trust me, you will have a party. You’ll dance for sure.
Douching and all are really not needed as the vagina cleans itself. In fact, douching can lead to cervical cancer and many other urinary tract infections. Ouch!
No breaking acne
Believe it or not, skin anywhere in the body whether on your face, your butt or anywhere else can get acne. Breaking them will lead to the same consequence—more marks, more acne. Just leave them alone to dry and trust me they will.
Find the right way to please yourself
Fruits and vegetables are meant for eating, not putting them up there. If you don’t have a man good enough or one at all, get yourself a vibrating boyfriend. Trust me, they need less maintenance, are not possessive, quite better in bed minus the stress.
Did I mention never to share it no matter how proud you are of him? Heavy lubricants like petroleum jelly and oil are a little heavy to wash. Use a lubricant meant for the act. Trust me, it’s a lot more fun and easier on your friend.
Like the skin on the face, some people are more sensitive down there. See if you are one of them and avoid using synthetic sanitary pads.
No perfume needed there
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Perfumed soaps and perfumes are a big No-No. Use a vaginal wash only or simply water. Every woman has a peculiar smell. Which is okay! But if you smell like a fish market and are having a discoloured flood down there, See a doctor as soon as possible.
Wanna get adventurous?
Pools and jacuzzis seem like a change from the mundane bedroom drama. But the water is always chlorinated, and chlorine may disrupt the natural pH balance in the vagina. Plus, the bacteria and microbes in the water can cause an infection you don’t want to have. So be safe and have fun.