The vagina is one of the most sensitive organs of the human body. However, throughout the day we commit many errors that leave it susceptible to external agents that can damage it. In this article, we are going to reveal what are those bad habits that you have that endanger the health of your vagina.
7 Habits you have that hurt your vagina
1 – Spending a lot of time in a wet bikini
This increases the chances of getting any type of infection by bacteria or fungi and even urinary infections.
2 – Wash it with the gel that we use for the body
Do not wash your vagina with anything that is not a special soap for intimate areas. Gels and soaps usually contain perfumes and are very strong, so that may irritate the area. On the other hand, keep in mind that the inner part of the vagina should not be washed but if you feel the need to do so, do it only with water.
3 – Smoking
According to Dr. Dweck, smoking reduces the flow of blood to the genitals and can lead to vaginal dryness.
4 – Consume a lot of sugar or alcohol
If yeast infections affect you more than normal, it’s probably because you’re eating too much sugar and/or alcohol. A diet high in sugar or alcohol can promote infections, so try to consume less sugary foods and alcoholic beverages.
5 – Take several drugs at the same time
Some women self-medicate and take several different drugs for various ails. This could be very dangerous, because it can negatively affect many organs, including the genitals. The best thing is that you take only drugs prescribed by your doctor.
6 – Wear underwear that is not cotton
Fabrics such as polyester can make it difficult for air to reach the vagina, which makes it more prone to infections.
7 – Wearing leggings for a long time
You should avoid this bad habit, either because you’ve gone to yoga or because you find it comfortable to wear tights around the house. Leggings and tights are too tight and squeeze the genital area. You should wear them only when it is necessary.
These are 7 mistakes that are very basic that we all commit. Although there are others that are more serious but less common as you can be touching the vagina without having washed your hands before, not urinating after having sex or wiping from back to front. Obviously, these last three should be avoided under any circumstance.
Which of these mistakes do you most often commit? Let us know in the comments!
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