It’s a girl thing: 5 habits that can affect reproductive health
A woman’s plate is almost always full, that oftentimes, between her responsibilities at home and at work, self-care becomes an after-thought. As the world celebrates women, her whole being, we’ve compiled five health reminders that concern female’s health down there.
On the topic of reproductive health, there is one thing that remains constant: vagina is a sensitive part. And yet there are some things that women do in this area that do more harm than good. These are five of the most common habits of women.
Wearing tight clothing
Skinny jeans and leggings are part of many women’s wardrobe. They are staple pieces and, sometimes, they are just the convenient items of clothing to wear. But wearing tight clothes down there irritates the vulva due to rough friction. Tight trousers also trap heat and moist, as well as restrict the air that flows through—leading to major discomfort in the vagina.
But don’t throw all your skinny pants and leggings just yet. The better solution is to cut the number of times you wear them and the number of hours you are squeezed in them.
Visiting OB/GYN rarely
On the subject of reproductive health, it is important to note that annually visiting your OB/GYN is a must, as only your trusted doctor know the exact status of your reproductive health. Some may think going to the OB/GYN might be intimidating, but the thing is, it wouldn’t really hurt to go through some screening tests to know what you’re doing right, what you’re doing wrong, and what you should do to further improve.
Cleaning too much
In case you didn’t know, vagina cleans itself inside with natural vaginal secretions or discharge. While hygiene is obviously important, lay off cleaning your vagina inside as special treatment or douching disturbs the natural bacteria that are set up inside, which could then lead to infections.
Experts recommend washing the perineal area between the vagina and anus at least once a day—and to not overdo it.
Having your hair removed
Much like the hair in your nose, pubic hair in that area is there for a reason. It’s worth noting that hair down there helps regulate body temperature, keeps bacteria or other microscopic particles from harming or entering the vagina, and protects it from friction—which can cause an injury—by providing some sort of cushioning.
Removing pubic hair carelessly might cause inflammation, irritation, and even infection—reason why letting it in its natural state has more sense. However, if you wish to have it removed, through Brazilian wax, for instance, go to a certified professional to do it for you.
Using low-quality sanitary pads
Sanitary pads made of low-quality materials may cause irritation in the vaginal area, not to mention fail in its job of preventing leaks.
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