10 Tips for Loving Your Vagina

1. DON'T DOUCHE ๐Ÿ™…

Douching might be the absolute worst thing you can do for your vagina. Your body naturally knows how to clean itself according to your own unique pH level, and chemicals (even water) can upset this natural balance.

2. DRINK LOTS OF WATER ๐Ÿšฐ

Itโ€™s no secret staying hydrated keeps your entire body happy and healthy, and your vagina is no exception. Staying hydrated makes your period more comfortable and keeps you lubricated during sex.

3. DITCH THE TOILET PAPER ๐Ÿงป

TP has tiny filaments that can attach themselves to your labia (the outer lips part of your vagina) and cause irritation. Instead, switch to hypoallergenic unscented wet wipes. While slightly more expensive, wet wipes will help you feel cleaner and more confident when it comes to your vagina.

4. LET YOUR VAGINA BREATHE ๐Ÿ›

Head to bed without pants on or opt for cotton underwear. Either way, allow your vagina to release some of the moisture which can otherwise lead to irritation or infection.

5. NO SCENTED PRODUCTS, PLEASE ๐Ÿ‘ƒ

The ingredients used to make products smell nice and pretty tend not to be the most natural. Scented products like sanitary pads, scented oils, bubble baths, bath oils, talc or powder can irritate the skin and cause infections.

6. STAY UP ON SCREENINGS ๐Ÿ‘

The recommendations for how often to get a pap smear depends on your age and sexual activity, but following up with your OBGYN annually will keep you on the up-and-up. Staying up to date on your STI testing is also critical when youโ€™re sexually active.

7. PRACTICE SAFE SEX ๐Ÿ†

Using condoms, communicating with your sexual partners and following some best practices is incredibly important. Remember, just like with wiping, always go front to back to prevent against any infections.If you notice irritation, try switching to latex-free condoms.

8. LOVE YOUR LUBE ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Lube comes in handy in many different situations, and itโ€™s important to try out the different types to find your favorite. There are all natural options including coconut oil or a silicone-based lube like รผberlube, which is one of our favs!

7. TALK TO YOUR DOC ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ

Vaginal health isnโ€™t always a DIY situation. If you ever feel pain or are unsure about something going on down there, itโ€™s important to talk to a professional. We recommend finding a physical therapist with a specialization in pelvic floor health.

8. EXERCISE YOUR MUSCLES ๐Ÿ’ช

Kegels are the best exercise to strengthen your pelvic floor. Kegels on their own naturally tighten your vagina and increase the intensity of your orgasms, but kegels with a weighted system like Kegelbell gives you faster, easier, more noticeable results.