Sex coach and relationship specialist, Akua Davies, has given women what they did to do to ensure that their private parts are clean and especially the vagina is well taken care of.
In an interview with eTV Ghana, Akua said water is the perfect cleanser of the vagina and the water used must be in much quantity to wash all the dirt and keep the area spick and span.
“A lot of people say then when washing, just use the water to wash the surface but you realize that when women get infections, there is some white cheese-like substance that comes out of the vagina so when you’re washing, you can put your finger in there and wash it out with the water”, she said.
Akua Davies advised women not to use the same towel for their body and their private parts and must make it a point not to put on their underwear right after taking their bath.
“After bathing, don’t be in a hurry to wear your panty. Sit on your bed, look for a clean towel, open your legs to an angle and clean your vaginal area and between your thighs. You should have about two towels; one for your whole body and one for your genital area.
Those of you who wear beads, know that the thread in the beads soaks water so use the towel to clean the beads as well. Those of you who also like to keep the place bushy, if you don’t clean it well and leave water soaked in it, it’s like a water-logged area so when the vaginal area catches heat, it could cause the place to smell. Also, when the water that has been soaked up in the pubic hair drips into the vagina, it could cause infections”, Akosua educated.
Additionally, Akua Davies advised women to change their panties regularly and dry them in the sun after washing. Also, women must take their bath well and ensure that sanitary pads are changed regularly during that period of the month.
“Some women wear one pad from the house to work, urinate and wear that pad again, forgetting that all the discharge from the vagina goes into the pad which still has direct contact with the vagina so take about three pads. Around brunch time, you change, wrap it nicely and put it in your bag and dump it appropriately when you get home. Be sure to change at least two to three times before you go home, bath and change again”.
In a nutshell, Akosua Davies advised that women should trim or shave their vaginal hairs regularly so as to keep dirt particles from getting stuck in it. For women who like to keep it bushy, she stated that they should nicely trim the hairs around the clitoris and the vaginal opening to allow air to pass around the place freely.
Per her knowledge, following all these tips help to keep a woman’s vagina clean at all times and safe from bacteria and recurring infections.