Unless you’ve been living under a tree, you’ve probably heard plenty of Tinder stories where men and women shared their most embarrassing and intimate stories on their quest for love. Or Sex.
It doesn’t help that Rachman Blake had a successful run in Asia with his monologue act, “True Dating Stories” that hit our shores twice in the past 6 months!
Jokes aside, a large population of women suffer in silence from vaginal infection – bacterial or yeast infection at least once in their lifetime. Even the most confident among us has been plagued by discharge, odour, itch, irritation, redness, swelling, pain while urinating or during intercourse, burning, sensitivity and soreness. These occur when there is an overgrowth of bad bacteria and harmful microbes.
Our healthy vaginas have gatekeepers – “good lactobacillus bacteria” that inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria/yeast by producing lactic acid, which maintains the acidic environment, and hydrogen peroxide, which screams murder at bad bacteria.
But, sometimes the balance of vaginal flora can be compromised, bad bacteria invades the delicate territory. Causes of such imbalance include tissue damage caused by giving birth, health issues, stress, medication, tight clothing or synthetic underwear, inappropriate hygiene, irritants present in lotions, body washes and other cosmetic products. Even friction caused during intercourse when we’re not ready for some action and hormonal changes have been known to be perpetrators. Poor hygiene is also a common culprit.
Here’s a quite take to maintaining vaginal health:
- Always clean with water.
Our vagina itself is a self-cleaning organ. If we use harsh chemicals often, it could disrupt the vagina’s normal process. It is advisable for you to clean your intimate area with water; luke-warm water. Alternatively, you can use an extremely mild wash.
- Follow-up with good hygiene.
Having our vaginas clean all the time is really important. Common sense can go a long way in protecting the health of our vaginas. To protect our vaginas, you should wipe it from front to back to avoid bacterial contamination of the vagina. This can also help to lower the risk of bladder infection. If you are unaware, it is very easy to transfer bacteria from the anus to the vagina when wiping from back to the front.
- Frequent change of sanitary pads, tampons & panty liners.
Please, please, please change your sanitary pads or tampons regularly during your period! It is fine to wear panty liners to absorb normal vaginal discharge. However, you need to change them frequently as well. And please be aware of any irritation or inflammation as those who wear panty liners all the time may experience some vulvar irritation.
Women are born warriors but sometimes, even a hero needs a helping hand. Sometimes you will be advised to take medication, which can cause side effects as they can kill your ‘good’ bacteria. To avoid this from happening as much as possible, our heroes are gentle yet effective treatment products and vaginal wash.
Multi-Gyn, your solution to complete V-Health
All in all, your vagina should stay clean and dry. One of the most complete yet gentle and effective vaginal health product I have come across is Multi-Gyn. For extra protection against vaginal discomforts, Multi-Gyn offers a complete range of intimate care products for all women out there. If you are having any symptoms of vaginal discomforts, Multi-Gyn ActiGel aids in direct relief of the irritation and prevents it from recurring by restoring the healthy balance of vaginal flora. The main ingredient is 2QR-complex (pronounced “to cure’) which is a natural, plant-based extract, hence it has no known side effects.
Feel confident about your vaginal health.
This article is published for Multi-Gyn.