You can say that you know everything about your private part. What kind of news can we tell you about the organ, with which you live?
Women often mistakenly use the word «vagina» for everything in their nether region.
The truth is that this name refers only to the muscular tube, which connects your womb with outer part of the body.
External genital organs include labia majora (skin folds, which contain fatty tissue), labia minora (small inner lips, which coat vaginal opening) and clitoris (a bunch of nerves, located on the top of the vulva).
Maybe you know that your menstrual cycle and fertility stay under the control of reproductive hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone (no, it's not a mistake, your body normally secretes a few of male hormones).
In fact, these chemicals keep your vagina well-lubricated and elastic. They also help maintain optimal pH balance to prevent bacteria and yeast growth.
We hope that we’ve told you something interesting about your intimate zone.
Do you want to know more? Read these facts about your private part, you probably didn't know:
#1. You don't need to douche it – your vagina has ability to clean itself without your help. Don't use soups, sprays and other products to cleanse it, as douching can disturb normal pH balance, causing numerous problems.
#2. It's OK to have clear discharge – don't panic, if notice clear or whitish scanty discharge on your panties. The problem is, if it becomes green, yellow and have unpleasant specific odor, as it may be a sign of sexually transmitted infection.
#3. Yogurt can't help treat yeast – no, dear, unfortunately all these natural remedies are ineffective. Don't try to put yogurt to your private part to cure vaginal thrush. The best idea is to visit your gynecologist to get proper treatment.
#4. It doesn't smell like flowers – healthy vagina has slight musky odor, but it doesn't smell like snowdrops. Be aware that fishy, foul or other abnormal vaginal scent may indicate infection.
#5. Not only yeast can cause itching – we all know that yeast infection becomes apparent in uncomfortable itching, burning, skin redness and cheesy discharge. Besides this, vaginal itch may be caused by wide variety of reasons, from simple shaving to sexually transmitted infection.
#6. You can train it – actually it's mainly about your pelvic floor muscles, which surround the pelvic organs, rectum and vagina. Doing Kegel exercises regularly can help you improve blood flow to your private area and make your orgasms even more powerful.
The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!
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