A Neutral Vaginal PH
A neutral vaginal PH balance is very important in every ladies life. It plays an important role in a women’s confidence. Also is very necessary for a perfect healthy oral sex and any sexual experience even your solo ones.
How much do you really know your vagina? I’m pretty sure you might think you know it all or nothing at all. I’m sure you would want to know how much. Despite your confidence is very important to search for new information. There are a lot of misconceptions about what you should do to maintain a healthy vagina.
Allow us to introduce you to some important things that your vagina wants to tell you:
After all, we are what we eat and so is our vagina. It’s not about limiting what you eat or going on a diet. Just make sure you include a list of beneficial food like:
It contains lactobacillus (a good bacteria) It helps your vagina stay in the optimal PH range fighting bad bacterias. You can buy the same probiotic in the yogurt in pill format ( probiotic feminine supplement)
Green Tea or Cranberry Juice
Cranberry Juice helps fight urinary tract infections. Cranberries contain compounds that stop the infection from sticking to your bladder. It is best to consume some homemade with no too much sugar and sugar is a hazard for yeast infection. Green tea with its potent antimicrobial effect could help fight UTI’s without putting in risk your vaginal PH balance.
Fish ( omega 3 )
Some nice fish in your diet or simply supplement pills. Omega 3 fatty acid it’s an anti-inflammatory that studies suggest may help with discomfort when presenting first symptoms of an unbalanced PH.
Minimally Processed Soy foods
like tofu, organic edamame, or tempeh. They are high in estrogen and also hydrophilic making them good for vaginal dryness due to low levels of estrogen so you would definitely want to put this on your list. A daily consumption of this products can help keep your tissues elastic and well lubricated by attracting more water to your tissues.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is a strong natural antibiotic. This acid liquid it’s very helpful when you have a basic ph. It kills viruses and bacteria making good bacteria recolonize. There are many ways to include the apple cider vinegar in your diet, you can also apply directly to the vagina.
Take one spoon of apple cider vinegar and dilute in an 8oz cup of water and drink daily. You can also use this water-vinegar and apply or wipe vulva with it. Try to avoid a daily application due to the acid.
Also, try to avoid hormonal birth control this can affect your natural hormone balance affecting your vaginal flora.
Keep in mind all the food to include in your diet especially probiotic this will help to maintain a neutral PH balance fighting any possible yeast infection.
No soap! Seriously ladies you don’t need soap to clean your lady part. It is so perfect that it cleans itself. Some nice temperature water will do the job.
If you feel a little uncomfortable or you think your body smell is too strong for just water then try some simple mild soap. Avoid any crazy fragrance and avoid falling for the feminine wash. Remember that less is more, fewer ingredients the better the product.
And for the love of your chacha say no to douching!
There are actually some studies that have shown that using this type of products can put you at big risk of infections, STD’s, and pelvic inflammatory disease.
Go commando whenever you can so it can air out. The less humid the best for your PH balance.
Managing your period the correct way is crucial for a perfect vaginal PH balance. Ladies this is a once a month thing, 12 times a year sometimes more this is a part of us that we must master.
Is a must that you:
Keep it clean and fresh down there with only water or maybe some gentle soap and gentle wipes.
○Change tampons, pads or cup as often as possible avoid scented pads and tampons.
○Remember to be careful with pills
○Have safe sex if you do have sex when you have your period.
I Know for a fact that a visit to the Gynecologist can be very stressful, scary or tedious moment. This annual exam is very necessary and it’s not only about the pelvic exam. This is a good time to do an STD test, check out for general infections, talk about your birth control and any sexual or vaginal issues or concerns.
Tip: make a vaginal or sexual journal or notebook. Write down any situation, questions or concerns you have through the year. Trust me this will make your life easier that one day.
Ladies we all have’d that moment wen you’re in the mood but your vagina didn’t get the memo. No need to feel self-conscious, that is totally normal. Vaginal dryness can be caused by some medications, like antidepressants, hormonal birth control, and antibiotics. It can also crop up with menopause or after pregnancy. To avoid cuts or soreness that can lead to a yeast infection or any discomfort make sure to communicate with your partner so they won’t forge ahead without being lubricated.
Condoms are great protecting against Pregnancy and STD’s. Also, some studies have found that using a rubber when having sex can helps keep your vaginal PH level on point do good bacterias can survive in there. Especially if you are not in a monogamous relationship.
A very important note:
keep it separated, if you are using a condom for anal sex make sure to change it before going from anal to vaginal sex. If you go from back to front without cleaning properly this exposes your vagina to a host of bacteria risking a yeast infection.
I’m Hoping for a world with a better Vaginal PH balance!