33 C
Lagos
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Advertisement

8 Underwear Rules for a Healthy Vagina

Featured

Things to do For A Clean and Smooth Face Skin

These times that we live in are marked by the external appearances more than what the person is from the inside. When you have...

Africa: Viral Racism

As yet officially unnamed, the coronavirus is being dubbed the China Virus by some news outlets, spurring anti-Chinese sentiment and an all-too-familiar xenophobia. Every time...

Are You Bloated? Here Is How to Fix It

It can be annoying to have a stomach full of gas especially when you are in the company of people, and you are not one...

What are Herbicides? History, Function and Risk

Weed is any plant growing where they are not supposed to. They are undesirable plants growing in a human-controlled setting. They grow more quickly, their...

Foods that Help to Soothe Menopause Symptoms and Hot Flashes

While some women seem to breeze through the stages of menopause with few issues, some others experience more intense and uncomfortable symptoms that are...

What Makes a Good Psychologist or Psychiatrist and How Do You Find One You Like?

Hi, I have mental health issues and I would like to know what makes a good or bad psychiatrist, psychologist or neuropsychologist. Key points Understanding...

Illnesses and Other Risks Associated With Harmattan

It's the end of the year again and the harmattan season is here with its many ups and downs. This season of love brings...

Nigeria: Coronavirus – LASG Sets Up Emergency Prevention Care Committee

As part of measures to strengthen the preparedness and response capacity to combat the possible outbreak and spread of the deadly Coronavirus and Lassa...

Christmas Party Games and Activities

Are you thinking about throwing the best Christmas party this year? Then you need to check out our neatly curated list of fun activities. An...

Macronutrients: What Are They, and Where to Get Them

Macronutrients - or macros for short - are critical nutrients required by our body daily and in large quantities to grow, develop and continually...
Avatar
Emmanuella Ekokotu
Ekokotu Emmanuella is a sociologist and Anthropologist, writer, and fashion model who lives in Benin city, Edo state,Nigeria.

Have you ever wondered whether or not you are taking good care of your underwear port paying the right attention to your genital area?

Advertisement

Handling underwear may seem like no big deal as almost everyone has to deal with these clothing items on a daily basis without thinking or talking too much about it. But it is also true that not everyone knows how to properly care for underwear.

For example, did you know your underwear has an expiry date? Are you aware there are certain fabrics you should avoid, and there are times it is best to be butt naked?

These weird and rarely discussed underwear rules can hurt the health of your vagina, and in some cases, it may affect your mood when undermined.

Because the health of your vagina is essential and we know every lady wants to know how best to take care of their underwear, we have put together right underwear rules that will keep you feeling clean and healthy down there.

1. Most importantly, choose cotton underwear over any other fabric

This may not be a new underwear rule as you sure have heard it a thousand times over, but with all the sexy underwears made from other not so healthy fabrics that are all over the market, it is worth repeating that cotton material is the best when it comes to lingerie.

Remember that your vagina is a delicate area and should be treated with care and given maximum comfort. Cotton is the softest fabric that is gentle on the skin and very breathable helping your vagina stay fresh and free from yeast infections.

Since it is normal and healthy for a woman to have vaginal discharge that is bad odour free and of the right consistency, you would want underwear that will quickly absorb the wetness, so you feel dry till it’s time to change it. Cotton is the only fabric that can do this easily.

Pants made from synthetic fabrics like spandex and nylon are lovely to look at but what they do is to trap moisture and heat this becoming a breeding ground for bacteria that can lead to yeast infection.

2. Change your underwear daily and more than once if possible

Most of us have lived with the mentality that a pair of underwear per day is the standard and it is healthy. While this isn’t a bad thing, it would be nice if you could change at least one more time a day.

Advertisement

Once you take off your underwear and put it in the washer, you pick a clean one and begin your day because it is better to wear a new pant in the morning than wear a pair of pants for two days or more. But if you feel like the pant you wore in the morning might have collected too much vagina discharge, do not hesitate to put on a fresh one for the rest of the day.

Some doctors have however mentioned that you can put on one underwear for two days in a row if it hasn’t collected too much discharge and sweat, but it can become uncomfortable.

Some people put on panty liners almost all the time so the vagina discharge doesn’t collect in their pants and they can repeat underwear, but this also is not healthy because liners can cause chafing adding even irritation. A cotton-lined pant is a better option.

3. Sleep naked every night except when menstruating

There has been a lot of debate about whether or not going to bed without underwear is good for the health.

If you are one of those people who are lucky enough to have a healthy vagina, then whatever you choose is cool. However, for people who have had to deal with yeast infections over and over, going commando to bed is the best bet as it can make all the difference.

Sleeping without a cloth barrier allows your vulva to breath and prevent the buildup of moisture overnight, therefore, eliminating the growth of bacteria that causes a yeast infection.

If you are one of those people who can’t deal with sleeping naked, you can opt for loose fitting pyjamas or any other type of nightwear that will allow air to penetrate that area. Whatever nightwear you choose to put on, make sure it is washed as often as possible so that it doesn’t store up germs and bacteria.

4. Well-fitting, moisture-wicking underwear is the best option for work out

Some people like to go panty-free for their work out, but it is a matter of preference. If your workout short has inbuilt moisture-wicking underwear, then you can ditch the panties, but if not, it would be a good idea to put on a cotton pant.

5. Thongs really aren’t bad for your vagina health

There is a widespread belief that thongs are not healthy for the vagina, but no study has found any connection between the wearing of thongs and vagina infection like bacterial vaginosis, yeast vaginitis, or even urinary tract infections which are the three main vaginal infections women deal with.

These conditions are caused by poor hygiene choices and sexual behaviour rather than the style of underwear a woman chooses. Douching, the use of tampons, and certain underwear materials can cause bacterial vaginosis so never blame your thongs.

Advertisement

6. Wash your underwear with hypoallergenic soap

All types of lingerie should be treated with extra care and not handled like your other kinds of clothing.

Some of us pay particular attention to only our sexy lacy thongs because we feel they are more important than our other panties, but all your underwears seat on one of the most sensitive areas of your body for hours so why not treat them equally?

Choose only hypoallergenic soap to wash your underwear because any other kind of soap might be too harsh on the skin and cause rashes, irritation, and other allergic reactions.

7. The best way to wash your underwear

Tight Vagina

After washing your underwear, ensure to tumble dry for about thirty minutes. Never mix your underwear in the same load with a roommate or family member’s underwear and never mix your dirty underwear with clean ones for any reason.

Finally, never mix your underwear with other clothes that have come in contact with other body fluids.

8. Your underwear expires after a year

Did you know that even your clean underwear can house up to ten thousand living bacteria? Thus it is crucial that you change your underwear every year if you have suffered from bacterial vaginosis many times.

For those who have a healthy vagina, cleaning out your wardrobe every 12 months is optional.

9. Your style of underwear can affect your mood

Your underwear may go unseen by the rest of the world, but studies have shown that an ill fitting or bad looking underwear can make the wearer uncomfortable and even cranky.

Wearing a sexy, clean, and nicely fitting underwear can keep you feeling good and confident about your self all day long

Advertisement

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending now

Cold Water Vs Warm Water: One of Them is Damaging to Your Health

Most people reach for a cup of coffee or a cold cup of water right upon waking up. But, it turns out that in...

9 Diseases That Lemon Can Destroy!

Lemon is one of nature’s many wonders. The citrus fruit has numerous health and beauty benefits – it can reinforce the immune system, improve...

Eating Vaginal Discharge and It’s Health Benefits

For many people, vaginal discharge is a sign that a woman is ready and willing to have sex. Vaginal fluid is a whitish fluid...

Genital Warts: Do They Go Away Naturally? What to Expect?

Human Papilloma Virus is the causative organism for genital warts. The virus is available in various strains, and it can be contacted by many...

Fun Foods for Camping

Cooking can be the biggest part of the fun you have while out camping. Your appetite will absolutely open up once you are in...

Anklet Charms and Hot Wives What Do They Mean?

Women all over the world love to accessorise. From putting on necklaces to wearing makeup and buying the latest trending clothes, women are ready...

Kinky Sex Punishment Ideas You Should Try

Is your submissive being a spoilt little brat? Are you noticing some unwanted behaviour? Do not be dismayed. Sometimes subs can be naughty, and...

12 Most Dangerous Cancer Causing Products in Your Home Today

The dozen products you will see on the list below are considered carcinogenic. You might be surprised to learn that some of these common...

Scarves Are Perfect for Kinky Sex

Scarves are one fashion item I love a lot. For some reasons, these light pieces are the best friend a girl can ever have...

Coronavirus – Facts, Types and Symptoms

Coronaviruses are a type of virus that mainly affects the respiratory tract of humans and other mammals. These viruses are associated with pneumonia, common...

Friends