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The Right Way to Clean Your Vagina, According to a Gynecologist
How to Clean Your Vagina
Well the vagina does in fact clean itself daily through your vaginal discharge. It can also vary in thickness depending on where you are in your hormonal cycle. Given this info, you may be wondering why so many feminine hygiene washes and wipes exist if this is true? While cleaning your vagina is unnecessary because it cleans itself through discharge, your external vulva area and the skin around it does not. This area should be gently cleansed, but no matter what mainstream messaging wants you to believe, your vagina is NOT dirty or gross. When your pH is off, your vagina is not happy and bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections and irritation will follow.
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Shaving Your Pubic Hair
Definitely not. So much nope. Even though Goop recently raved about the uterus-cleansing powers of V-steams , Gunter explains that this is just unnecessary — and potentially dangerous. Obviously occasional washing below the belt is necessary, and in most cases, plain old water is all you need on the outer area of your genitals. Like, no soap at all.
As far as we know, people are not going out of their way to sell us probiotics to make our feet taste better, or repackaging wet wipes into being specifically to keep your knees fresh. Women do not benefit from untested products that are not supported by basic science and rely on destructive, patriarchal messaging. Despite advocates for steaming, douching and moisturising among other things the reality is that the female genital area needs no such bells and whistles to remain clean.