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8 Friendly Tips for Intimate Care series 1

Maintaining good intimate hygiene is important for overall health and well-being.

  • Washing: Cleanse the genital area gently with warm water daily. Avoid using harsh soaps, perfumed products, or douches as they can disrupt the natural pH balance and irritate the sensitive skin. Use a mild, fragrance-free, pH-balanced cleanser specifically formulated for intimate use if desired.
  • Wiping: After using the toilet, always wipe from front to back to prevent the spread of bacteria from the anus to the genital area. This practice helps reduce the risk of urinary tract (UTIs) and other infections.
  • Clothing: Wear loose-fitting, breathable underwear (Bitt’n Melon Baby and Mom Shop has breathable several use underwear) made of natural fabrics like cotton. This helps to keep the genital area dry, allows air circulation, and reduces the risk of moisture build-up, which can promote the growth of bacteria.
  • Menstrual hygiene: If you menstruate, change your sanitary pads, tampons, or menstrual cups regularly, as recommended by the product instructions. Maintaining proper menstrual hygiene is essential to prevent infections.
  • Sexual activity: Before and after sexual activity, it is advisable to wash the genital area to reduce the risk of infection. It is also important to practice safe sex by using condoms to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Avoid irritants: Avoid using scented products, such as sprays, powders, or scented toilet paper, as they can cause irritation and disrupt the natural balance of the vagina. Additionally, be cautious with chemical-laden products like spermicides, as they can also disrupt the natural flora.
  • Hydration: Drinking an adequate amount of water promotes overall health, including vaginal health. Staying hydrated helps maintain moisture levels in the body, including the genital area.
  • Regular check-ups: Schedule regular visits to your healthcare provider, including gynecological exams, to ensure the health of your down their care

Remember, everyone's body is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. If you have specific concerns or conditions, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional for targeted advice.


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