4 Hygiene rules to a Healthy Vagina
Keeping your private parts clean and well-groomed gives you a fresh feeling that will please both partners. Here are some tips for and women on how to spruce up.
1. Proper hygiene
While the inside of the vagina usually keeps itself clean, the outside can use a little help sometimes. Wash every day with a gentle, additive-free soap to keep your vagina fresh and smelling nice.
Baby wipes are just as a big necessity as soap when bathing. It’s good to carry travel sized Huggies compartment in my purse. Ladies, let’s face it. While we are “ladies”, and love to be clean and smelling good, our urine smells no better than a man’s. So, I utilize baby wipes everytime after I pee. Toilet paper alone is fine, but I find it not to be enough, especially on a date night. Trust me, this works.
Whether or not to shave the pubic hair is a personal choice, and you shouldn’t do it if you feel uncomfortable with it. If you don’t mind the idea however, consider that once that pubic hair is gone, things like sweat and stray urine droplets won’t get trapped in the area. If you notice your vagina smells bad, it could be scents trapped in the hair and not the vagina itself. Shaving will also improve the taste of your vagina, much the same way as it improves smell.
a.Choose your shaving cream wisely. For this sensitive body zone be sure to get and use a good shaving cream or gel, using soap is definitely out. The Art of Shaving, Unscented Shaving Cream is phenomenal for getting a smooth shave, moisturizing skin and preventing ingrown hair.
b.Don’t skimp on your razor. Stay clear of the straight, cheap disposables or you’ll be asking for cuts and nicks. Instead use a razor with a pivoting head and multiple blades to give you a smooth, close shave. My pick is Schick Quattro for Women
c. Give a haircut. Trim hair down first as short as possible by placing comb flat on the skin and trim over comb with scissors, or with clippers using the shortest guard. The less hair you start out with means less use of your razor.
d.Take a warm shower or bath. At least 5-10 minutes of the heat will soften skin and relax the hair follicle.
e.Exfoliate. Rid dead skin cells and provide a closer shave by using a mild exfoliator or your favorite body wash with an Ayate washcloth on your pubic area.
f.Dab on some shaving oil or cream. Working as a barrier on your skin, the razor will glide easier instead of dragging and moisturize skin. It also helps prevent razor burn, general irritation and ingrown hairs.
g.Apply shaving cream or gel. Make sure skin is damp but not overly wet. If you have a shaving brush, work the product with the brush in circles to help lift hair and get a closer shave.
h.Shave. Using a fresh blade, first go in the same direction of hair growth and then in opposite direction. Don’t go over the same area too many times.
i.Rinse. In between strokes, be sure to rinse blade. A clogged razor won’t work well.
j.Cleanse. Rinse pubic area and pat dry with towel.
k. Moisturize. Apply a light, preferably unscented lotion.
j.Fight redness. There’s a tendency for getting ingrown hairs. Flawless Ingrown Hair Serum ( can help with bumps, redness and ingrown hairs).
Tips on Scents:
3. Flavored oils
There are flavored massage oils available that can be used on the vagina to improve the taste and smell. These are only to be used during sex though, not during everyday activities. Still, if you’re looking for a quick improvement in taste and smell for an intimate moment, massage oils are a good option. Make sure the kind you get is specifically intended for sex, and always test a small amount first so you know your vagina isn’t too sensitive for the product.
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4. Drinking juice
Cranberry and pineapple juice have both been reported to improve the taste and scent of vaginal discharge. Cranberry juice naturally combats unhealthy bacteria in the urinary tract system, so this will help improve the smell of urine as well. Even if you only drink a glass of one of these juices a day, you can still see changes. The pineapple juice trick works for men too, so if you live with your partner, consider getting him to try it with you.
If you notice a persistent bad vaginal smell, you may be suffering from some kind of infection, so see a doctor if these natural tips don’t improve your condition.