Sam Edwards

Two experts spill the details on a topic we're too embarrassed to speak up about.

Oct, 05, 2016

We all have some thoughts about our feminine area that we are too timid to share, but it’s time to break that barrier. Let’s get real about how to get our vaginas living their best lives. Instead of trying to debunk the most common myths ourselves, we went straight to the experts for answers we can trust. Take notes! 

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Feminine Washes Are Like Douching
Although a douche is considered a feminine care product; there are many other types of products that are considered feminine care products that are not douches. Douches are used internally—to rinse the vagina. Most other feminine care products are used in the external vaginal area, such as washes, wipes and sprays. These products are specially formulated to cleanse and freshen the feminine area of a women’s body. Try Summer’s Eve Island Splash Cleansing Wash ($8, walmart.com) — Cindy Minnix, Research & Development Expert at Summer’s Eve

Is Showering After Sex Completely Necessary?
Showering after vaginal intercourse can help with hygiene however it cannot decrease the risk of sexually transmitted diseases.  In addition, douching or using harsh soaps down there can increase vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections and even sexually transmitted infections. The use of these harsh products when cleansing and also douching can increase the risk of bacterial vaginosis.— Shepherd

Is Pubic Hair A Must?
Pubic hair is there for a reason and provides a cushion against friction. It also helps keep bacteria from entering the vagina and causing any vaginal or urinary infections. So feel free to keep the hair and not feel pressured to remove hair from your pelvic region. If you do choose to groom pubic hair, use a mild pH balanced cleanser to soften the skin and hair follicles in order to prep for a safe wax or shave. — Shepherd

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