Women’s intimate parts are more sensitive to infections. The skin is more delicate, it gets exposed to more bacteria, and it is by nature warm and humid, the ideal mold for bacteria to proliferate.
But not to worry, our body knows how to defend itself and it’s easy to give it a little help! And we’ve collected women’s health tips for the best intimate hygiene routine!
We start with the best part: SEX! Sex is good for your health. When you have sex and you orgasm, your body releases hormones that help you destress, sleep better and that boost your mood. It alleviates pain. It impacts your physical and psychological health. Its benefits can actually show on your face by the glow of your skin!
And not only couple sex. Solo sex is a beautiful way to appreciate your own body, learn to know it better, explore and educate your libido and ultimately to enjoy sex more with your partner.
Sexual health is actually the subject of medical studies and NGOs programs around family planning, because of its many ramifications with public health!
First of all, to maintain a “healthy” and stable environment, your vagina’s pH level should be kept between 3,8 – 4,5. At this level, it provides a good environment for the “good” bacteria. So what does that mean for your everyday intimate hygiene?
Think about it: we carefully consider the products we apply to our skin and what we put inside our bodies so why wouldn’t we think about what our menstrual products contain. As they are in contact with the most sensitive part of our body, it’s with checking their material and ingredients!
If you use a tampon or pad, you should remember to change it regularly (how often depends on your flow and the product recommendations). Menstrual cups can be worn for up to 12 hours and collect the flow instead of absorbing it. You can use lubricant for easier insertion. Between changes you simply rinse with water and when you’ve finished your period you sterilize it with boiling water.
Sometimes it’s difficult to change your menstrual product when you are on the go. Change to a fresh tampon or pad before you are off and carry an extra one on you.
Alternatively, a menstrual cup lasts 2 to 3 times longer than a pad or tampon (up to 12 hours). And if you don’t have access to water, simply clean it with toilet paper or an OrganiWipe.
Sex is all about pleasure so to make sure nothing comes ruining it, make sure to have these simple reflexes for a good sexual hygiene!
Starting with the basis, but we can’t say it enough: there is always a risk for STD so use a condom to protect you and your partner before you decide to be exclusive and get tested!
Condoms and lubricants are in direct contact with a very sensitive skin, the membrane of which absorbs quickly what you put on it. Here are our tips to choose a lube:
Don’t pee before sex, but right after
Beyond creating sensual products for women, we like to sit and write about female sexuality. This week, let’s talk oral sex!
To develop the best intimate products for women, we interact with our online community every week and engage in some real honest talks about our sex lives.
It goes without saying that having an orgasm feels great, but did you know that masturbation is also good for your skin? Incorporate it into your daily skincare routine and you will begin to see the many benefits an orgasm can bring to your life. Read on for some great tips to have clear skin.