Womanhood is a stage that every girl matures into. And as our bodies mature, certain parts need more attention and care than others.
Our vaginas (a.k.a Punkies) are very sensitive and can be prone to many abnormalities and irritations if you are not careful down there. So here are 5 simple tips to keeping you and Punky happy:
1. Do not douche with anything but water
Our vaginas naturally clean themselves, therefore, you do not need any perfumed feminine products to try and keep things smelling fresh. A study done by the National Survey of Family Growth has shown that douching can in fact do the exact opposite to your lady bits.
2. Avoid soaps and body washes with strong scents and harsh properties
Rather go for plain and unscented soaps that won’t affect your pH balance. Our vaginas have a balance of good and bad bacteria. When you use harsh soaps, you wipe out the good bacteria, causing bad bacteria to over grow, which can lead to bacterial vaginosis, that can result in a strong fishy smell.
3. Change your pads and tampons regularly
Whether they are used to capacity or not, make sure that you do not keep your pad on for more than 6 hours or your tampon in for more than 8 hours. You don’t want unnecessary bacteria to grow.
4. Cotton underwear should be your best friend
Cotton is breathable and absorbs moisture, giving Punky some air to breathe. Going commando sometimes, when indoors is not a bad idea either.
5. Shower or bath daily
You can’t afford to not give your body the love it deserves. Make sure you keep your body smelling clean. Be a lady and love yourself.
These simple tips should keep you and Punky happy forever! 💙💜