Want A Happy And Healthy Vagina? Here’s What You Shouldn’t Believe!
When it comes to vaginal health, there are a lot of myths and facts that exist on Google. Well, the internet is full of valuable information, but when you type ‘vaginal health’ on the search bar, there are higher chances of you stumbling upon a lot of misinformation about the topic.
The vagina is like the gatekeeper for female health, and even a generic infection can mess up with a woman’s psyche and mood (No, not PMS!). The myths are harmless only if they stay on the internet, but they can have gruesome consequences if real people believe them and start practicing them too! So we have all the more reasons to break the myths to you!
Here are 5 myths about vaginal health that you should stop believing in:
You need special products for vaginal cleaning!
There was a period when probably every girl rushed to the medical store to get a ‘vaginal cleaning product’ to avoid yeast infections or to maintain the pH balance down there. Well, our vagina is quite smart and has self-cleaning properties. Your vagina is not inherently dirty and is well-equipped to maintain its pH balance. Using vaginal cleaning products can do more harm than good.
Yeast infections can be cured through natural remedies!
Well, it’s as funny and absurd as it sounds. The itching yeast infections down there is caused by an overgrowth of the Candida fungus inside the female reproductive organ. Some online sources claim that the yeast infections can be treated by using natural remedies such as garlic or yoghurt; well, there is no such evidence to back up the information. The best way to get rid of a yeast infection is to give your vagina some time to heal independently.
Vaginal discharge? There’s something wrong!
You get up in the morning, you feel some discharge down there, and you know that your worst nightmare is here. In all these years, vaginal discharges have been made to sound like a problem when they are really not. Discharges are normal until you notice yours has a foul odour or blood. The smartest way is to reach out to a gynecologist before making fake scenarios in your head.
Can’t experience an orgasm during sex? There’s some trouble with your vagina!
There are very few females who experience orgasm during vaginal sex only! To experience orgasm, most women need some kind of clitoral stimulation. So if you aren’t getting the pleasure of orgasm through intercourse, try a direct or indirect form of clitoral stimulation! Not being able to experience orgasm has nothing to do with your vaginal health.
No Hymen? You are not a virgin!
This is probably one of the weirdest and annoying myths about vaginal health. The hymen is a thin membrane that partially covers the entry point of your vagina, but the idea that it can break during sex is a total myth. Yes, the hymen can break during sex, but that can happen during physical activity or any medical procedure. Let’s clear the fact once and for all – Your hymen breaking has absolutely nothing to do with your vagina and, more importantly, your vaginal health!