Illustration by Brandon Bird. The human body is a beautifully disgusting and disgustingly beautiful Rube Goldberg machine, with many parts and processes interacting to make magic happen. But sometimes those processes interact to make something horrifying.
Washing the vagina can lead to many problems. You might have heard that the vagina is like a self-cleaning oven — a pretty accurate metaphor. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists points out that your vagina cleans itself and keeps itself healthy by maintaining the correct pH balance and cleaning itself with natural secretions.
Health and wellness touch each of us differently. And it almost always has to do with my body. I was assigned female at birth, but when I hit my teen years, I became increasingly uncomfortable in my own skin.
Our vaginas give us pleasure, allow us to have children, go through menstruation once a month and then, eventually, menopause. Which makes it even more important to pay special attention to day to day hygiene when it comes to this female area. We spoke to Dr Jullien Brady, a consultant gynaecologist for GynaeHealth UKabout everything we need to know around vaginal hygiene — during a normal day, a gym day, a sex day and during the menopause.
After my last blog post, The Myth of the Tight Pussy, I received a flood of responses from all kinds of people. Thanks to everyone who wrote in! However, I did get a couple messages that were an abrupt record scratch at my pussy party.
Show less You may have been taught early on to cleanse your vagina daily with strong soap or "feminine hygiene" sprays, but these practices can actually do more harm than good. To have a healthy vagina, clean the area with medium-hot water only to avoid disrupting your natural pH, change menstrual products frequently to prevent bacterial growth, and wipe front to back when using the toilet.
Ever since the revelation that Emma Watson conditions her pubic hair the world has become obsessed with the exciting new world of vagina grooming products. Speaking to Into The Gloss a few years ago, the Disney princess proudly revealed, 'I've been bleaching my top lip since I was nine. I don't do it very often, but I do it!
Like, 'Nope, that's her second belly button. I think I was just young and couldn't believe it. It was really hairy. I think, really, I just saw my mom's friend's pubic hair.
Consider the word vagina. It's often used to describe your ever-elusive lady parts as a whole, but it's actually a misnomer: Your vagina's technically inside of your body that's why an ob-gyn has to use a speculum to see it ; what many women are referring to when they say "vagina" is actually the vulva—your external genitalia. Familiarizing yourself with
Sex should be fun, but it can also be complicated. Welcome to Sexual Resolutiona biweekly column by sex therapist Vanessa Marin answering your most confidential questions to help you achieve a healthy, joyful sex life. Here, she answers a reader who is having a hard time receiving oral sex due to her body insecurities.