The vagina is one of the most sensitive parts of our body. Which is why it’s important that we keep it clean at all times. Our vagina has a natural acidic pH level which must be kept at a normal level for good self cleaning. The term “pH” stands for power of hydrogen and is the measurement of hydrogen in the body. Not only that but vaginas also have good bacteria that fights infections. During our menstrual cycle the vagina’s pH level increases because blood has a pH level of 7.4. It can also increase during sex as semen has a pH level of 7.1 to 8.
In order to keep itself clean, the vagina releases a small amount of discharge. Which basically means that the vagina cleans itself! The external part of the vagina, also known as the vulva, however doesn’t have self cleaning properties. Which is why it is important to keep it clean by using warm water and a cotton wash cloth. In order for the vagina to clean itself, it is important to keep it clean and dry.
During your period this means using warm water to wash it at least once a day to help it restore its pH balance. Wearing cotton panties is also a sure way to keep the vagina clean at all times. Other fabrics increase the heat and moistness of the vagina, which can lead to bacteria overgrowth and infections.
Some other vaginal health thing to know is that, it’s actually good to keep your pubic hair. Pubic hair actually prevents any bacteria from getting too close to your private part and any other irritation from occurring. However, if you choose to have no hair, remember to steer clear of harsh products that could irritate the vagina. After all, natural is best for one of the most sensitive parts of your body.