Wednesday, September 18, 2019

LIFESTYLE: How to clean your vulva and vagina

How should you clean your vagina?

That’s a question that’s popped up again thanks to The Sex Clinic.

Just a week after a man made people ponder why a penis might smell and what smegma actually is after admitting he never washed his penis, the Channel 4 show has shared the story of Nunu, a woman who says she sometimes forgets to wash her vagina.

Nunu came into the clinic suffering with bacterial vaginosis (BV), which caused her vagina to have a ‘fishy’ smell.

She said she noticed the smell happened when she occasionally forgot to wash her vagina.

Viewers were shocked by the idea that someone could ‘forget’ to clean themselves, but there’s actually an important thing to note here: A lot of people don’t know the ins and outs of the correct way to care for the vagina and vulva.

So, first things first, you do not need to clean the vagina – meaning the internal parts of the genitals – in any way.

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