The vaginal flora is the set of microorganisms that live in your vagina.
You have some small bacteria, which are important for keeping your vagina healthy.
These bacteria do not cause disease, but rather, they protect the intimate region against pathogenic bacteria, that is, harmful ones.
However, it is crucial that there is a balance of these bacteria in the flora, because without this, there may be a proliferation of pathogenic bacteria.
And how can you rock them in your vagina?
Doing the correct intimate hygiene!
The intimate health of women is extremely important for the proper functioning of the body.
Intimate hygiene is totally linked to health as a whole.
Therefore, it is important to have suitable products and know how to use them correctly. Know that small habits can help you fight diseases and rid you of minor discomfort in the vaginal flora.
In this way, I will give you several tips for you to put them into practice, in order to reduce recurrent infections: both urinary and candida.
Vaginal flora: Diseases
Candida is a fungus that already lives in your body.
It belongs to the gut universe, but when it passes into the vaginal region, it causes candidiasis.
Candidiasis can have some symptoms, such as:
- Itching in the vaginal area;
- White vaginal discharge;
- Pain and redness in the vaginal area;
- Painful sexual intercourse .
Vaginal flora: Seen this, now pay attention!
- With the practice of Pompoarism, you increase the local blood supply. Therefore, you increase your defense system . So, when there is a proliferation of some fungus or bacteria in the region, it becomes easier to fight them.
- Your intestine starts to work better. Did you know that there are women who go 48h, 72h or even 5 days without going to the bathroom?
- Proper cleaning comes from the vaginal canal to the anus and NEVER from the anus to the vagina.
- Make good use of an intimate soap!
By the way, most gynecologists recommend intimate soap, yes!
Vaginal flora: pH of the vagina
Know that the vagina is an acidic place – more precisely the pH of the vagina varies from 3.8 to 4.5 in acidity.
To put it plainly: the pH of the human body ranges from 0 to 14. Being 7, a state of neutrality. From 7 to 0 it is acidic. From 7 to 14 is basic. As the vagina varies from 3.8 to 4.5, it is in an acidic state.
In short, if you are going to wash your vagina with a neutral soap, for example, you will be taking the pH of 3.8 and bringing it to a pH of 7.
Anyway, you will be alkalizing your vagina, causing the risk of infection.
Therefore, always try to use an intimate soap with balanced pH for the region of vaginal flora!
Remember: every time you look for an intimate soap, read the composition of the product! Every soap must have an acid (citric or lactic).
Some products for vaginal flora contain tea tree oil and barbatimão.
Some women do not like this type of soap, because due to this composition, it can contract the muscles. On the other hand, other women like that feeling.
In fact, even if this soap contracts the muscles, NEVER replace the Pompoir exercises, see? This contraction is only a momentary sensation during the bath.
Write down another tip!
If you are traveling or just spend the whole day at work, there is a compact solution: cleaning foams.
The way to use it is simple: you should put the foam on a toilet paper or a wet tissue, if you have one, and rub it in your intimate area.
Likewise, you can also use the intimate deodorant. It is a product that does not please all women, but many do not dispense the use in vaginal flora.
Anyway, there are two types of deodorant (with balanced pH):
- Dry jet deodorant;
- Spray deodorant.
My preference is for dry jet deodorant, because it is important that the region of the vaginal flora is dry, see?
How to wash the vagina
Always wash the EXTERNAL area and NEVER put soap inside the vagina. It’s just the vulva!
When you wash, pull the clitoris cap upwards, as there may be some clumps that can cause a bad smell in the vaginal flora. Make upward movements.
It is also important to know how to dry the vulva!
The tip is: dry between the big lips and the small lips. The region of the vagina is a dark and damp place, that is, fungi and bacteria can proliferate easily.
Do not allow this to happen to your vaginal flora!
Thus, it is essential to dry properly and carefully .
There are people who choose to dry with the hair dryer. In that case, you do not need to use a hot jet.
Sleeping without panties is good! Especially to ventilate the vagina, which is so stuffy.
Also be aware of your clothes.
The tighter your pants, the greater the likelihood of infection. Therefore, combine the use of pants with pieces such as skirts, dresses and light clothes. The vaginal flora will breathe!
Allergy to the smell of soaps
There are a number of neutral and odorless products. It’s up to you!
Absorbents for daily use
Especially some women have excessive lubrication, so they choose to use this type of absorbent for daily use.
If you are one of these, it is important to use breathable pads, as they will not have that plastic that is under the normal pads, which leave the region of vaginal flora very stuffy.
So, change several times a day or change panties.
Wash your panties
First, know that the ideal is to wash in the bathroom with the intimate soap and avoid the washing powder.
However, DO NOT leave your panties drying in the bathroom, as it is very humid. It is crucial to let it dry in the sun or in the wind.
If there is no sun, leave it near the window and use the iron at the bottom of the panties, for excessive heat to kill the remaining bacteria and fungi.
After intercourse, pee
This tip is certainly important! This reduces the chances of urinary tract infection. You see, the urethra comes from inside the vaginal canal.
In sexual intercourse , the man penetrates and ejaculates inside. The pH of the vagina is acidic and the sperm is alkaline.
In summary, it may be that this junction disrupts the pH. Therefore, when you pee, you wash the urethral canal and acidify the vaginal flora again!
That does NOT exist!
There is NO washing the vagina inside!
This can leave it without acidity, that is, more exposed to bacteria and fungi.
Namely, when you have your period, you can use the menstrual cup.
Certainly the menstrual cup is an alternative for women who no longer want to use traditional pads, whether they are external or internal. It is a kind of cup made of hypoallergenic medical silicone, that is, it does not cause allergies.
Anyway, the operation is simple: the woman places the menstrual cup inside the vaginal canal, but at the entrance. The object can stay there for up to 12 straight hours, during which time it stores menstruation blood.
At the end of this period (or earlier, according to her will), the woman removes the collector. She discards the blood in the toilet itself, washes and inserts it again.
Anyway, there are several surveys that say women who use the menstrual cup have reduced the recurrence of infection by up to 60%. In addition, there is a list of benefits of the menstrual sink.In fact, your vaginal flora thanks you.