Between periods, hormone changes and childbirth, our poor vagina's can handle a lot.
With the first vagina spa clinic to be launched in London soon, they are also a hot topic.
The clinic will offer expensive and dubious practices, including a 24-carat gold "vajacial" (waxing with gold soaked and LED light treatment), "O-shots" (with your own platelets injected into your vaginal tissue) and vaginal steaming.
Do we all have to make agreements?
In my opinion no.
Most of these & # 39; treatments & # 39; have been mocked by gynecologists worldwide and have little or no evidence to support them.
Not only that, it is still a pressure on women to make even our hidden pieces look in a certain way.
You don't need expensive spa visits to stay in shape. This is all you need to know to have a happy, healthy vagina – of course.
Tracey Cox reveals how often women should masturbate and the best sex movements in her health guide (stock photo)
Pelvic floor exercises not only produce a tight vagina, they increase sensitivity, stimulate sexual desire, strengthen orgasm and can help you to become multi-orgasmic. They also help reduce the pressure on your pelvic organs and improve bladder and bowel function.
Enough reasons to pinch!
First find your PC muscles by stopping urinating (don't try to pull your buttocks or stomach at the same time).
Once you've insulated it, squeeze together and hold it for a few seconds, then release it.
Tracey Cox (photo) also writes about the fads not to fall
Start with 25 repetitions and do two sets a day. It is then a question of working up to about 50 repetitions, several times a day, but keeping it pressed longer.
That is your basic exercise, but if you really want to make a difference quickly, try this routine.
- Lie down or sit on the edge of the bed or chair and insert two fingers into your vagina, up to your second knuckle.
- Squeeze your PC muscle around your fingers. Hopefully you will feel your vagina contracting around your fingers. (If you don't, do a week or two basic cone exercises to get them in shape.)
- Spread your fingers apart to make a peace sign, but keep them relaxed. Now contract your muscles and try to bring your fingers together, using only the muscle.
- Try to pull together and hold for 10 seconds and then relax for 10. Try to do 10 repetitions twice a day.
FADS NOT TO PREVENT
There are many who want you to say goodbye to your hard-earned money! Few – if any – are worth it.
Vaginal glitter bombs
"Passion Dust" is a new product that is supposed to help control vaginal discharge and taste sweet.
It is a capsule filled with gelatin, edible glitter (made from sugar) and other ingredients that must be inserted into the vagina at least an hour before sex.
Needless to say, it has not been approved by the FDA and that some gynecologists recommend it.
Bad bacteria feed on sugar and the small flakes of plastic can cause inflammatory mass on your vaginal wall.
Oak galls are small, spherical tree growth that occurs when a certain species of wasp pierces oak to deposit larvae.
Some believe that when they are ground in a paste, they help strengthen and tighten the vagina.
As a result, new mothers buy them online and crush them and put them in their vagina's or capsule form.
Sounds crazy … and it is.
The only thing they do is to dry out the vagina by removing the protective mucus layer, making sex painful.
The infamous Yoni Egg from Goop cost the company $ 145,000.
The Gwyneth website claimed that inserting a jade egg would increase orgasm, vaginal muscle tension, hormonal balance and & # 39; female energy & # 39; generally improve.
Scientists pleaded for differences and said none of the claims was supported by competent and reliable science.
There is also no evidence that inserting jade eggs is a & # 39; secret, old practice & # 39; is.
Some women pierce their clitoris, inner or outer labia because they like it or think it helps to stimulate the clitoris during sex.
It is not a complete no-no if you go to an approved, safe clinic, but more often than not, piercings cause a loss of feeling and infections.
Tracey says: & Have sex regularly. The vagina is a closed muscle channel. Just like the other muscles in our body, it needs movement & # 39 ;, (stock photo)
THINGS THAT ARE A TRY
Pelvic floor monitors or training kits
THINGS YOU NEED TO PLACE
Chocolate syrup: Everything that contains sugar changes the amount of bacteria and yeasts that cause infections.
Whipped cream: Nice to lick it off your nipples, buttocks and thighs, but don't stick it in the vagina.
Vaseline (Vaseline) or baby oil: Again, it changes the pH balance and often leads to fungal infections.
Vegetables: The biggest problem is pesticides. So if that carrot draws your attention, you must first wash it thoroughly.
You also want to be sure that what you put in can get you out again. Things like peeled bananas are a problem because they are difficult to remove.
An electric toothbrush: Use it on your clitoris if the vibration appeals, but don't put it in it. The vaginal tissue is delicate and the brush can cause small tears.
Spicy food: Why you want to add a hot, red chili is not clear to me, but in case the idea appeals … Not. Hot food irritates and can burn the vaginal tissue.
Kegel exercises get high-tech with silicone trackers that you insert into the vagina to measure the strength of your squeeze and to chart the progress.
This is something that gynecologists are happy to recommend.
Cone "training kits" contain weighted cone balls that you insert into the vagina and squeeze, so that you perform the exercises correctly.
(Many women think that they squeeze their pelvic floor but actually squeeze their buttock and thigh muscles.)
You go to heavier weights as you move through the program while building pelvic floor strength.
Period & # 39; cups"
These are an alternative to tampons and pads.
Made from soft material, insert them into the vagina to catch the menstrual period and empty them a few times a day.
They are completely safe to use, reusable and many women swear by them.
A good & # 39; green & # 39; choice – and much cheaper than using constant tampons or pads.
While we are talking about insertion, a word about what is and is not safe to put in it.
THE SEX MOVEMENTS
How, when and how often you have sex strongly influences the shape of your vagina.
Pee before and after sex to wash away bacteria
Especially if you are sensitive to cystitis.
Have sex regularly
The vagina is a closed muscle channel that extends from the vulva (the outside of the female genitals) to the neck of the womb (cervix). Just like the other muscles in our body, it needs movement. If you have sex – at least once a week – your muscles stay tight and the vaginal walls are supple. If you don't have a partner, masturbate a few times a week – to an orgasm – to achieve the same health benefits. Use different masturbation techniques (fingers, vibrator) so that you do not become dependent on one type of stimulation.
Use a good quality lubricant
Vaginal dryness is the main cause of painful sex and the use of lubricant helps protect the delicate walls of the vagina against minor cuts and cracks. Vaginal moisturisers differ from lubricant: you apply & # 39; overnight. If you have gone through the menopause, estrogen pessaria that you put into the vagina can make the world of difference.
If you have had unprotected sex, you run the risk of having a sexually transmitted disease. Signs are vaginal discharge, warts, ulcers or ulcers, but many infections are symptom-free. Consult your doctor or do an STD check at home if you think you are at risk. If you have a monogamous relationship, both are tested before you throw the condoms away.
Never have anal sex than vaginal sex
Replace the condom or first thoroughly clean his penis. Bacteria from your anus do not belong in the vagina and increase the risk of infection.
Keep your sex toys clean
Follow the instructions for your specific toy, but you can wash most of it with warm soapy water. Clean after each use,
Don't have penetrating sex until your vagina & # 39; tents & # 39; has
Predict is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Regardless, the average vagina is about three or four inches deep. Once you are excited, the created muscle tension pulls the uterus into a tent shape, creating more room in the vagina and making sex more comfortable.
Do not expect orgasm only through penetration
Only 20 to 30 percent of women can achieve orgasm during sexual intercourse without added clitoral stimulation. There is nothing wrong with you, it is biology. The clitoris is outside the vagina!
OTHER TIPS FOR A HAPPY, HEALTHY VAGINA
Here are some basic rules that everyone with a vagina should follow:
Replace tampons regularly and do not use "deodorized" tampons. Leaves no tampons & # 39; overnight.
Wear 100% cotton underwear – or none at all. The goal is to keep the vagina cool and ventilated and cotton lets in air and absorbs moisture. Avoid string underwear if you are sensitive.
SHOULD I STEAM MY VAGINA?
Gwyneth Paltrow would answer yes, but the medical community gives it a thumbs down.
Vaginal steaming (V steaming, yoni steaming) is not new, but it is quite something to do in some celebrity circles.
It means that you use steam soaked in herbs (mugwort, chamomile, calendula, basic, wormwood and oregano) into your vagina by sitting or squatting over it.
Vaginal "spa & # 39; s" offer the treatment: you sit in a special chair with an opening through which steam can pass.
Devotees say it cleanses the vagina and uterus, regulates menstruation and relieves cramps and bloating. There are also claims that it relieves stress, depression, infertility, hormonal imbalances and infections.
These are the actual health benefits: none.
The vagina does not need steam cleaning, it cleans itself.
There is no scientific evidence to suggest that vaginal steaming helps any condition.
Even if the herbs were medicinal (and there are no indications that they are), the cervix is tightly closed, preventing the herbs from reaching your uterus.
There are also dangers.
Hot steam can burn sensitive vaginal tissue and add extra heat and herbal fertilizer with the delicate pH balance, increasing the risk of fungal or bacterial infections.
If you are pregnant, this can affect the growing fetus.
It may feel relaxing, but it is. Take a bath instead!
Do not wear tight clothing. Those skinny jeans do not please you, nor are leggings in synthetic fabrics or tights with nylon belts. Wear a cotton panty liner if necessary.
Do not cycle or run too often. Cycling is great for your general health, but hard bicycle seats can cause genital numbness. These padded cycling shorts are not filled up for nothing. Wear them.
Do not use a 'feminine' spray, vaginal deodorant, perfumed oil, bubble bath, bath oil or talcum powder, perfumed wipes or perfumed soap or detergents. They all disturb the balance of bacteria and irritate. A healthy vagina smells slightly acidic but not unpleasant. If yours does not smell nice, go to your doctor. It is probably bacterial vaginosis that can be easily treated with antibiotics.
Make sure your underwear is rinsed properly. Rinse your shorts twice if you wash by hand. Detergent can irritate. Do not use fabric softeners for the same reason.
Wipe from front to back after you have been to the toilet. It prevents bacteria from being transferred from your buttocks to the vagina.
Use a soap-free cleaning product if you are sensitive to UTI & # 39; s or thrush. Rinse thoroughly after washing. If you are really sensitive, simply rinse with warm water.
Exercise – it improves the circulation that is essential for sexual arousal and to keep the vaginal lining elastic.
Stop smoking. It is linked to cervical cancer.
Get screened. All women aged 25 to 64 must be screened for cervical cancer. Regular smears mean that abnormal changes are identified early and can be treated.
Do not take antibiotics unless it is really necessary. They increase the risk of a vaginal fungal infection because they kill both good and bad bacteria, which changes the flora (colony of healthy bacteria) in the vagina, stimulating yeast and other infections to grow.
If you have to follow a course, take probiotics at the same time.
Other medications can also affect vaginal health. Antihistamines not only dry your sinuses, anti-depressants reduce sexual desire and the contraceptive pill also has side effects.
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