The peachy peach
Sometimes it leaves crystal clear juices, and sometimes it causes us trouble and pain. Peach, the fruit between our legs, can brighten our evenings, but it can also take us to the personal doctor and later a gynecologist. Many women's problems are also caused by poor or even excessive hygiene.
I have never paid too much attention to vaginal hygiene. My recipe was water and soap. Until I first encountered oral sex. Horror! Panic! What if it stinks like fish? What if it tastes weird? I broke down under the weight of the questions. I took advantage of the minutes before the action and rubbed my peach as much as I could, inside and out. If I look back today, I think, 'what an idiot'. I could peel off the peach's skin. Well, I was more than happy with the result - I could smell orchids and vanilla from far away. Today, between my legs, it doesn't smell like in perfumery in the middle of Paris, but I keep the perfume avec l'odeur du vagin, my natural scent. If bedtime pleasures follow a shower, the lower floor has a hint of Chilli hygienic soap.
What is a healthy peach?
The vaginal ecosystem is made up of several defense mechanisms that keep a peach healthy. This is taken care of by the skin, vaginal discharge, acidic pH, and vaginal flora. The skin is more hydrated as it is subject to friction all the time. As such, it is also more susceptible to infections. Epitheliums regenerate rapidly and produce a range of compounds with antimicrobial activity. The bigger enigma in the vaginal microflora, as it varies from woman to woman. It is essential that it is acidic and thus protects against the intrusion of harmful bacteria. Although women are usually ashamed to mention discharge, it is normal and even desirable, as it is the peach's cleaning mechanism - it removes dead cells daily. The discharge may be of different colors that have different meanings. Some colors also have disease written all over it.
Vaginal health is also affected by age, hormonal changes, and various infections. Also, the pH balance can be upset due to taking antibiotics, hormone therapy, having sex, and wearing very tight clothing.
Many sexually transmitted diseases occur as a result of poor or excessive hygiene. Bacteria that reside in the vagina maintain vaginal pH balance, but this can quickly break down. Excessive washing with scented soap and even a vaginal shower, using a large amount of fabric softener or washing powder can soon lead to bacterial vaginosis. The pH balance is disturbed, harmful bacteria multiply and eat the good ones. As a result, the pH value in this disease rises (the natural one measures around 4.5). I can confirm that it is a bit uncomfortable, but fortunately, bacterial vaginosis heals quickly.
Genital herpes is another annoying thing that can happen. Although it resides in each one of us, poor hygiene can also wake it up. Both diseases can happen to anyone, and don't mean you take poor care of your peach.
How do we keep a peach healthy?
Most women stick to the basic recipe: water and mild soap. However, it is also recommended that:
- you wear dry underwear (moisture creates a perfect environment for bacteria to multiply),
- you change pads or tampons every four or six hours,
- you avoid showering the vagina,
- you avoid fragrant hygiene products,
- you start wearing loose pants,
- spite gole (tako se boste izognile drgnjenju, nožnica pa bo ostala suha),
- when sitting on the toilet, wipe from top to bottom (this is a challenge for lefties),
- eat avocados, sweet potatoes, and cranberries (eating these foods helps control fungal infections),
- drink plenty of water.
What about vagina-friendly soap?
There are so many products available today, and you could stand in the shower for hours and not end up washing. You can choose from a variety of hygienic soaps, lotions, scrubs, and moisturizers. All for a feeling of freshness and vaginal happiness. But are these products really recommended, or does the saying 'more is less' also apply to personal care?
The vagina cleans itself, so washing it with various preparations is not recommended, but intimate soaps can be good for the vulva. It is perfectly fine if you wash it only with water, but if you already use soaps, lotions and creams, choose ones with a pH between 3.5 and 4.5 and are not scented. Anything you apply to the vulva can also get into the vagina, so don't experiment too much. If you're on the road, menstruating, or both, some recommend using cleansing wipes. Good thing Aunt Violet sticks them on every second pad. 🙂
Don't make your life difficult - that would be my advice. Wash your peach regularly, do not rub, avoid moisture and sleep naked. The feeling is more than excellent, and the peach will be well-rested, peachy, and ready for new challenges.