What do you really know about your #vulva? It might sound silly, but many women know very little about theirs. This is unfortunate because the vulva is actually a window into your health. Becoming familiar with the way your vulva looks and feels can help you recognize signs and symptoms of a health condition early, ensuring you get the care you need ASAP.

To start with, your vulva does NOT equal your vagina.

Your vulva refers to your external genitals, whereas your vagina is an internal reproductive organ.
The fleshy folds are a part of the female anatomy that not many of us talk about, so let’s start now!
Vulvas come in different shapes, sizes, and colors
Your vulva may change appearance when you get pregnant.
There’s no best way to remove hair there
Your vulva can tell you a lot about your health
Choosing wash products with heavy fragrances should be avoided.

If you wear thongs….
One of the problems that sometimes occurs is that they may spread bacteria faster than regular underwear, which can cause infections. Because the thong is touching both the anus and the vulva, bacteria can travel much easier between the two, especially when your thong shifts in position throughout the day. This isn’t a problem for most women, but if you experience yeast or bacterial infections frequently, you may need to switch thongs more often.

-Choosing a thong a size larger than what you normally wear may improve both the comfort and the sanitary experience of your thong.
-Cotton thongs will prevent bacterial spread better than other types of fabric, so if you’re afraid of infection, try going for thin cotton.
-Prevent spreading germs in a thong by wiping the right way. It’s true, no one likes to talk about their bathroom wiping rituals. But if you’re wearing a thong, you can actually greatly increase your chance of a bacterial infection by wiping the wrong way!

Ladies: front to the back.

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