For those of you who think that my blog is all about generating new clients and new income for myself, today I’m going to prove you wrong. Today I’m going to write about something that might actually keep one or two of you out of my office: how to maintain a healthy vagina before you ever come in for a vaginoplasty or labiaplasty.
The vaginal area as well as the surrounding vulva are fairly resilient, however, they still require some care. I suggest that when you bathe or shower that you avoid the use of harsh soaps in the vulva area. These soaps, because they are alkaline, can disrupt your normal pH balance. Instead, use a gentle soap such as Dove, or maybe even shampoo.
Make sure you clean the areas between and around the labia minora and labia majora. However, never use cleansers or soaps inside the vagina or around the vaginal opening; these areas could become infected if you use irritating soap products.
You should try your best to keep the vulvar area cool, clean and try and that you avoid upsetting the vagina’s normal balance. Therefore, to do this, avoid wearing tight clothing. during the day, wear cotton underwear, and at night, wear loose boxers or no underwear.
Don’t use feminine hygiene sprays, deodorants or douches.
As soon as you get done working out, change out of your sweaty clothing immediately. Likewise, if you go swimming, once finished, change into dry clothes as soon as possible.
Change your tampons and pads regularly. Remember to only use pads when you have your period. You should avoid using them for everyday discharge. This is because they tend to keep moisture and warmth close to your body.
Following a bowel movement, wipe from front to back. Be sure to bathe or shower regularly, and ask your sexual partner to do the same thing. And speaking of sexual partners, change condoms when you switch from anal to vaginal intercourse.
I also suggest the regular use of lubrication, since it plays such a positive role in facilitating comfortable and safe vaginal penetration. It prevents chafing, irritation and skin breakage around the vagina and labia. When a woman is around, some vaginal lubrication occurs naturally, but it’s often not enough for penetrative sex. Therefore, to avoid damage to vaginal tissue and to increase pleasure, using an artificial lubricant is a smart thing to do.