Improper intimate hygiene can cause and/or stimulate vaginal infections. 'Bacterial vaginosis' and 'vaginal yeast infections' are common examples. But what exactly does 'proper intimate hygiene' mean?
Gentle intimate hygiene
Gentle intimate hygiene means adapting the cleaning and care of the vaginal area to the requirements of the sensitive vulva area.
The vagina is a very sensitive organ
Substances containing soap and paraffin can disrupt the vaginal flora and cause an imbalance. This also applies to perfumes, preservatives and many additives. A gentle and safe intimate-hygiene regime does not include these additives.
Why should I wash my vagina at all?
The self-cleaning process of the vagina mainly takes place internally, however can be disrupted as a result of anatomical circumstances. For example, sperm residues may be rinsed out but then stay on the outside of the vagina. In this case daily, intimate hygiene and cleaning helps.
Many women also find vaginal discharge unpleasant. Particularly when the volume increases depending on the cycle.
Is applying cream part of proper intimate hygiene?
Washing too hot and too frequently dries out the skin and promotes itching. This also applies to the sensitive vaginal area in particular. So if you wash too often, too intensively and with water that is too hot, you will at some point feel the need to apply cream. However, it is always better to retain the natural moisture/grease of the skin than to artificially apply it. Particularly as the use of rich creams, in particular those containing paraffin, is a controversial discussion.
How do I look after my vaginal area properly?
Do not use regular soaps, shampoos or perfumes for the intimate area. To cleanse the area, plain water is enough. If you wish to use a product for the intimate area, only use especially developed products like V-Secure Wash, V-Secure Gel or Femifresh vaginal Deodorant . These products are designed for the female intimate area and are completely free from harsh ingredients.