Hey, Beautiful lady! What if I tell you that there is a part of your body you haven’t been treating well!
Yeah, it is your private part and it’s also called VAGINA. Why am I sounding so sure about this, after all, I have never met you before neither do I watch your daily steps?
If you read to the end, you should get your answer. I am glad I could share this with you today being Sexual, reproductive, and women health day. Please permit me to be a little raw which is why I am seeking your consent.
On a lighter note, who taught us to feel disgusted – squeezing our mouth as if we just tasted a bitter herb – anytime we hear raw words? Who? Share your response with me in the comment section.
A brief description of the Vagina
The vagina is a closed muscular canal that extends from the vulva — the outside of the female genital area — to the neck of the uterus (cervix). There are two openings in the vulva — the vaginal opening and the opening to the urethra.
The urethral opening is the tiny hole that you pee out of, located just below your clitoris. The vagina opening is right below your urethral opening. It’s where menstrual blood leaves your body, and babies are born. A variety of things can go inside your vagina, like fingers, penises, sex toys, tampons, and menstrual cups.
For some people, nothing is going in and out of it for now which I respect your decision too. it doesn’t mean you are not matured enough. It doesn’t make you left out or less privileged. Your decision is great too. Don’t let anyone talk you out of it. Friends, colleagues, and siblings can be very powerful when it comes to influencing someone to do something against his/her will. Please guard your decisions jealously.
So back to my description
Let’s start with the fluid that comes out from the vagina, it’s called VAGINA DISCHARGE. Vagina discharge is a clear or whitish fluid that comes out of the vagina. The uterus, cervix, or vagina can produce the fluid. Here is what I want you to know
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Fact about vagina discharge
- Most women have vagina discharge but not all discharge is normal. The amount of discharge is different for each woman.
- Changes in vagina discharge may or may not be a sign that you have a vagina infection.
- Changes in the amount of discharge can be 100% hormonal – in other words, linked to the menstrual cycle, pregnancy or menopause.
- Healthy discharge doesn’t have a strong smell or color.
Do you know there are lots of bacteria inside the vagina?
Don’t get scared, they are there to help and protect our dear vagina. The good bacteria inside the vagina:
- Provide “numerical dominance” – they outnumber other potentially harmful bacteria that might enter the vagina.
- Help keep the vagina’s pH balance (how acidic the vagina is) at an even level, which helps keep the balance of bacteria healthy.
- can produce bacteriocins (naturally occurring antibiotics) to reduce or kill other bacteria entering the vagina.
- Produce a substance that stops invading bacteria sticking to the vagina walls, which prevents bacteria from invading the tissues.
If the balance of bacteria is disturbed, this can lead to infection and inflammation. Bacteria called lactobacilli help keep the vagina’s pH balance at its normal low level (less than pH 4.5), which also prevents the growth of other organisms because if the pH of the vagina increases (it gets less acidic), the quality or amount of lactobacilli can fall and other bacteria can multiply.
This can result in infections such as bacterial vaginosis or thrush, which can cause symptoms including itching, irritation, and abnormal discharge.
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How often do you wash your Vagina?
I know you are very much concerned about your face that you can’t go a day without washing them but if I may ask “HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR VAGINA?? Do you wash each time you urinate? Do you wash each time you change your pad?
Now, this brings us to how you should wash your vagina. It’s a good idea to avoid perfumed soaps, gels, and antiseptics as these can affect the healthy balance of bacteria and pH levels in the vagina and irritate. Use plain, unperfumed soaps to wash the area around the vagina (the vulva) gently every day. The vagina will clean itself inside your body with natural vaginal secretions (discharge). And also during your period, washing more than once a day may be helpful.
Hey! The best way to keep your genitals smelling healthy is to bathe regularly, wash the outside of your vulva with warm water and a little mild soap, and wear clean, dry underwear. Avoid using douches, special washes, and products with fragrances, which can cause irritation and infection.
Series of infections cause vagina discharge to change or become unpleasant. Many of these infections can be caused by having sex with someone who has the infection. Check out these few infections;
- Yeast Infection; Discharge looks thick, white, like cottage cheese and this infection is treated using antifungal vagina creams or pills.
- Trichomoniasis (“Trick”); This is caused by having sex with an infected person, discharge looks like Green, yellow, or gray; frothy. This infection is treated using antibiotics prescribed by your doctor.
- Bacterial vaginosis (Gardnerella or BV); is caused by having sex with an infected person. Sometimes, Bacterial vaginosis (BV) can happen if you have unprotected sex with a partner who carries the bacteria that causes BV. The discharge looks like a white discharge that smells fishy and it is treated using antibiotic pills or vaginal cream prescribed by your doctor.
- Gonorrhea (Clap); This is caused by having sex with an infected person, discharge looks cloudy or yellow, but often with no symptoms. If not treated, the infection may spread, causing pelvic inflammatory disease accompanied by pelvic pain. The infection can be treated with Antibiotic pills or shots prescribed by your doctor.
Please take extra effort to care for your vagina.
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