Vaginal hygiene is essential for
proper health and to prevent infection.
Here are tips from experts on how to maintain
proper vagina hygiene after sex.
1. Always try to urinate every
time you engage in sexual intercourse.
This will prevent any bacteria from breeding and
also avoid bacteria migrating to the
kidneys to cause infection.
2. If you have to wipe or clean the vagina
with toilet paper, do it carefully to avoid carrying
bacteria from the anus or rectum into the vagina.
3. Do not re-use a condom after a sexual
intercourse. Do not also re-use a wet wash
cloth as there could be some bacteria
already breeding in there.
4 After washing, allow the vagina to dry
before putting on your very clean underwear. This
is to avoid creating a wet
environment for bacteria to breed within
CALLING ALL THE ATTENTION OF ALL LADIES ON VAGINAL HEALTH INFO:
Vaginal health is an important aspect of any
woman’s life. Many women struggle with some
kind of vaginal issues at some point in their lives.
Yeast and bacterial infections, urinary tract
infections (UTIs), vaginitis, thrush, excessive
discharge or vaginal dryness can make any
Several factors that affect vaginal health
include unprotected sex; conditions like pelvic
inflammatory disease, endometriosis,
psychological issues; and hormonal changes in
the body. Side effects of birth control and use
of feminine-hygiene products also impact your
A healthy vagina has a naturally acidic pH level
and plenty of healthy bacteria to help ward off
infections. Good hygiene and several foods can
help keep your vagina healthy and your pH levels
HERE ARE SOME FOODS TO IMPROVE YOUR
1. Greek Yogurt:
Eating Greek yogurt daily is great for
maintaining vaginal health. It contains live and
active cultures (Lactobacillus bacteria) that
prevent disease-causing organisms from
attaching to the vagina and produce chemicals
like lactic acid that inactivate or kill other
infection-causing organisms. It also helps
maintain healthy pH levels in the body.
Lemons also support vaginal health as their
acidic nature helps maintain the vagina’s
healthy pH level. Antioxidants in it also help
protect the cells from free-radical damage.
In addition, it works as an immune booster to help
your body prevent and fight any kind of
Drink lemon water once or twice daily to help
restore the pH balance in your body. To make
lemon water, mix the juice of ½ lemon to a
glass of warm water and add a little raw honey
3. Cranberry Juice:
Cranberry juice is great for improving your
vaginal health. It helps balance the vagina’s pH
level and its acidic property helps fight bacteria
that cause UTIs, vaginal infections and other
To reap the benefits, drink a glass of
unsweetened, organic cranberry juice daily.
Those who like the tart flavor can even eat a
handful of cranberries daily.
Garlic contains antimicrobial and antifungal
properties that help prevent vaginal problems,
such as itching, burning, odor, vaginal
discharge and even UTIs.
It also boosts the immune system, so that your
body is ready to fight off any infection.
Eat 2 to 3 raw garlic cloves on a daily basis. You
can also add garlic or its paste to your dishes
To combat vaginal dryness as well as itching and
burning, include kale and other low-
oxalate green vegetables in your diet.
Kale is a rich source of vitamins A and C and helps
improve blood circulation. In addition, it
gives a boost to your immunity to help keep
infections at bay. Add kale to your salad, vegetable
juice or green
smoothie. You can also cook it lightly and eat it as
a side dish. Other green vegetables that are good
for vaginal health include cabbage, celery
and collard green.
Rich in phytoestrogens and high in omega-3
fatty acids, flaxseeds can also combat many
vaginal issues. The phytoestrogensincrease
estrogen levels, which prevents vaginal dryness
and other menopausal symptoms.
In addition, the zinc in these seeds help treat
vaginal dryness, itching and burning.
Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of ground
flaxseeds on cereal, smoothies, yogurt, salads
and juices. When eating flaxseeds, make sure to
drink an ample amount of water for smooth
Avocado is another food that stimulates vaginal
health. The healthy fats in avocado support
healthy vaginal walls and keep it naturally
lubricated. This helps prevent vaginal dryness
as well as itching and burning.
In addition, its vitamin B6 and potassium
content support vaginal health.
Make sure to eat avocado in moderation. Just ¼ of
an avocado daily is enough to reap its benefits.
You can include this creamy fruit in
your salad sandwich or smoothie
8. Pumpkin Seeds:
Every woman should include pumpkin seeds in their
diet. Being a rich source of zinc, pumpkin
seeds help regulate the menstrual cycle and even
combat symptoms of vaginal dryness, such
as itching and burning.
In addition, these tiny seeds boost your
immune system and improve bladder health.
You can enjoy a handful of these sweet,
creamy seeds as a healthy snack. Also, try
adding the seeds to sautéed vegetables, salads,
soups and smoothies.
9. Sweet Potatoes:
You can also include sweet potatoes in your diet
to keep your vaginal and uterine walls healthy.
When absorbed by the body, the beta-carotene
in sweet potatoes is converted into vitamin A,
a powerful antioxidant.
This antioxidant protects against free-radical
damage and allows the cells of the reproductive
tract to function properly to keep the vaginal
walls healthy and moist.
Eat 1 cup of sweet potatoes on a daily basis.
Enjoy them baked, roasted, grilled or mashed.
*To keep the mucous vaginal membranes
lubricated and functioning properly, drink
sufficient water throughout the day.
Avoid processed and sugar-rich foods.
*Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits.
*While treating an infection, avoid foods that
contain yeasts, such as beer and bread.
*Quit smoking and drinking liquor which can
your risk of infection.
*When it comes to underwear, opt for cotton
as it breathes and absorbs moisture.
*Do exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor
*Avoid douching, which increases the risk of
*Avoid unprotected sex.
*Avoid using scented soaps, wipes and other
vaginal products as they can lead to dryness.
LADIES, if you know how to take care for that God
given gift, I assure you you’ll have a healthy life
style and healthy sex life with your man in your
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