We have so many articles on how to keep our face and hair clean, but nobody really does a video on how to keep the private parts clean. This is mainly because people think it’s common sense to wash it like any other part of your body. However, contrary to popular belief, you do have to clean it differently. There are proper and healthiest ways you can clean your private parts. I’ll tell you the importance of cleaning your vagina and what to avoid when cleaning your private parts.
Why is it important to clean your vagina?
You should clean your private parts because it’s exposed to many bacteria, which are mainly caused by using the restroom or from engaging in sexual activities. The longer you wait to wash it or use the bathroom, the more likely a bacterium will multiply to a point where your body might not be able to fight it off, and you could easily end up with an infection.
You actually don’t wash your vagina because that’s the part that leads to your body. For the record, your vagina cleans itself by secreting clear discharge. But you should wash around your vagina to keep it fresh and eradicate the bacteria lingering around that area.
How are you supposed to wash your private parts?
You should wash with warm water. If you must use soap, which we don’t recommend using, you should use soaps that are gentle and fragrance-free. A plain, unscented bar soap is probably the best since they have fewer chemicals. Try not to cause irritation by using your hands to wash down there. Make sure you rinse off all the soap and dry with a clean towel. It’s important to keep that area dry because moisture encourages more bacterial growth. Only wash around outside the part of your vagina because the vagina keeps an acidic pH which keeps bad bacteria from growing and you do not want to eradicate the good bacteria that are inside your vagina.
What to avoid when cleaning your private parts
When you use a restroom, make sure you wipe thoroughly after each trip to the bathroom. If you find toilet paper too rough, try using baby wipes. Always wipe from the front to back never back to front because if you wipe back to front, you can contaminate your special spot with poop particles. Avoid using any feminine hygiene spray. These cleansers are filled with chemicals that can cause irritation and burn, plus they wash away all the good bacteria that are there to keep harmful bacteria from growing. Don’t rub the area or put a lot of pressure because the irritation will make your vagina prone to infection.
That’s all you need to know to help keep your private parts clean and healthy. Remember every girl is going to have some scent down there, but it shouldn’t smell bad. A bad smell coming from your vagina can indicate an infection, which can only be cured with medication or antibiotics. So, if you do smell something wrong down there, it’s highly recommended to see a doctor.