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A lot of women suffer from dryness and other intimate health issues. Many of them can be avoided with the knowledge of how to best care for your vulva. We have talked to the gynecologist and vulva expert Dr. Rebecka Kaplan and she claims that the main cause for imbalances is our ignorance of self-care. “Lathering products are the greatest cause for intimate health issues in women”, says Dr. Rebecka who daily comes across women with vulva and vaginal problems. Even the mildest soap-based cleansers dissolve lipids and that makes it easier for unwanted bacteria and fungus to attach to the mucosa and cause problems.
Most women prefer something more than plain water to feel clean and fresh. Water itself is also drying. Plant-based oils attract, bond with and remove dirt and bad odor from the vulva without stripping its moisture.
And remember, the mucosa is sensitive so you want to avoid unnecessary rubbing. Our oil-based cleansers create a nice and smooth touch.
VULVA & VAGINA - WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
Vagina is a word often used to include everything "between the legs". But what we usually refer to is the vulva. The vulva is the outer part of the intimate area and the vagina is the internal canal that leads to the uterus. The vagina is self-cleaning. It has an army of bacteria that keep the vagina moist, healthy and with an acidic pH value. And like all bacteria, these also have a smell. This smell is completely natural. We all have different sets of bacteria and thus have our own very unique smell. If the smell changes its character to a pungent or fishy smell it is a sign of a bacterial imbalance.
As unique as our own scent, so is the appearance of the vulva. It can be likened to a flower with two layers of unique petals. These "petals" are called "labia" which is a Latin word for lips. Between the outer and inner labia the remains of dead skin cells, discharge and menstrual blood can be accumulated and cause bad odor and infections if not properly cleaned. "If you take care of your vulva in a proper way you will reduce the risk of developing infections, bacterial imbalances, pain during intercourse, eczema and other concerns," says Dr Rebecka Kaplan.
VULVA - These parts need proper cleansing.
VAGINA - The vagina is self-cleansing.