The Right Way to Clean Lady Bits
If you think this article is going to be about your cat, you may want to move along. Those interested in learning the best way to clean lady bits, however, should grab a chair and get comfortable, because that is exactly what we’re about to discuss. Proper cleaning reduces your risk of yeast infection and helps keep unwanted odors at bay. There is a right way wash, however, so here is some guidance for those who have just been winging it up until now.
While the makers of women’s hygiene products would like you to think you need them, you don’t. The first step to health below the belt is is to step away from the douches and any other cleansers that get inserted anywhere. Like a pet cat, your lady bits are extremely adept at cleaning itself and maintains a very specific pH to deter bacteria. Douching changes this pH and can lead to yeast infections and other problems.
Instead of douching, simply wash your lady bits when you are in the shower. Use a mild, fragrance-free soap to gently wash all the folds of the labia. Don’t scrub and keep all of your washing thorough but external. Avoid the body washes and heavily dyed soaps you may use on other parts of your body as this is much more delicate skin. Be sure to rinse thoroughly when you’re done.
After a shower, dry yourself thoroughly before getting dressed or putting on any underwear. Dressing while damp promotes bacterial growth. Bacterial growth leads to yeast infections, unpleasant smells and other issues that are best avoided.