Odor down there…

It has been said the vagina is like a self cleaning oven…it looks after cleaning itself.  Women are inundated with products to keep them clean “down there”, from douches to scented pads, it can be overwhelming.  It is easy to get caught up in the idea that au natural is not good enough anymore.

It is not recommended by most doctors to douche.  Not only does it change the delicate balance of the vaginal flora,  meaning it throws the good and bad bacteria in the vagina completely off, it can cause too much acidity in a healthy vagina.   Any changes can cause an over growth of bad bacteria which can lead to a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Plus, if you have a vaginal infection, douching can push the bacteria causing the infection up into the uterus, fallopian  tubes, and ovaries.  Not fun, not something you want,  ever.

The best advice is to just leave it all alone down there and know during certain times of the month the flora is going to be different.  The only time to be concerned is if you have a strong odor that just won’t go away.  Go to your doctor, this is usually caused by a foreign object such as a tampon or piece of a condom getting left behind.

Showering or bathing daily should be enough to keep any girl as clean as she needs…careful which soap you use as highly perfumed soaps can cause irritation.  Eat healthy, what you eat can have an effect on your smell and taste.  Wipes are great during that time of the month or for a long day at the office.  If you are really concerned, try dabbing a small amount of perfume on your inner thighs to keep things smelling as sweet as a rose!

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