A recent study found that more than 75% of women neglect their reproductive health since they are unaware of the separate intimate regime. Women should not limit their intimate care routine when you’re having sexual intercourse, pregnant or getting medical abortion service. 

In the busy life of a woman, the reproductive system and its healthcare should not go ignored. 

Clean your genitals and vagina regularly: 

Many a time, women think that they have to clean the vagina and genitals only if there’s some problem which has risen. The way you can easily get an abortion pill, but you rely on protected sexual intercourse, regular intimate care is also equally important. But precaution is better than cure, isn’t it? 

So, when you maintain intimate care regularly, it acts as a preventive measure for any discomfort or infection issues. This also ensures that you keep your reproductive areas healthy and clean always. 

Though washing during a shower is common, you should not limit to once a day. You should be cleaning your genitals and the vagina at least 2-3 times a day, especially during menstrual cycles. With this, you can avoid infection issues if any. 

Say no to soaps: 

Soap is indeed not harmful for your skin. Having said that, the vaginal area is sensitive and maintaining the pH balance in this area is quite important. Unlike on other body parts using soap does not disturb the skin’s pH balance, it may affect the vagina are. The pH balance here should be between 3.8 to 4.5 to avoid dryness, irritation or soreness of the vagina. It also prevents the growth of harmful growth of bacteria around the vaginal area. 

So not scrub the vaginal area: 

As said before, the skin near the vaginal area is delicate. If you brushed or scrubbed the genitals, it could lead to scratches and painful itching. After you wash the genitals, you can wipe the area off with a soft towel. 

Clean from front to back: 

If you are cleaning the front and back areas, you should always take your hand from the front to the back and never do it vice versa. Washing the vagina first, and then the anus stops harmful bacteria to spread or affect the vaginal region. 

Wear cotton underwear: 

Wear breathable underwear which can be of cotton or other soft material. Ensure that the underwear cloth material is skin-friendly and you are comfortable in it. Do not wear too tight underwear which can possibly create discomfort near the genitals and the vaginal area. If you wish to wear any other material, wear it only on selective days or occasions. Wear cotton underwear for regular use. 

Comfortable clothing: 

Last but not least, you should wear comfortable clothes which allow for air circulation. Do not wear clothes that are too tight as this would compress the genital and vaginal part and cause discomfort. 

Reproductive healthcare is a topic that every woman should be open to talking. Most reproductive healthcare problems get severe because women shy away from discussing them. This blog aims to help such women who are unaware of essential intimate care tips.