Does your vagina need a self-esteem boost? If so, you are far from alone. A healthy vagina is incredibly important to our physical, mental, emotional and sexual health and even the smallest problem with our vaginas, whether an unusual smell, discharge or pain, can make a serious dent in our self-esteem.
Vaginal wellness is the new frontier, and it starts with:
Driven by changes in levels of the female sex hormone estrogen due to childbirth, breastfeeding, aging and menopause, vaginal dryness takes the fun out of sex. There are a variety of options that can improve the symptoms of dryness and make sex fun again regardless of how old you are or how many babies you’ve had. After 60 days using vFit and vFit PLUS, hormone-free, home-use devices that emit low level light, gentle heat, and sonic technology, close to 90 percent of women felt more confident in bed and reported increased sensation down there.
Underwear and pants made from breathable fabrics like cotton can help keep yeast infections away, and if you have ever had one, you definitely don’t want another. Better yet? Go commando in the evening. If your vagina is constantly covered, more moisture collects down there, which cultivates an ideal environment for yeast to grow.
Changing your tampons and pads regularly
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises changing tampons and pads every 4-8 hours even during a light flow to reduce risk of bacterial infections.
Your vagina is self-cleaning, yet as many as 40 percent of women aged 15 and 44 still use a vaginal douche. Douching can lead to many health problems, including problems getting pregnant, vaginal infections and sexually transmitted infections . Do your vagina a favor, don’t douche.
Bringing sexy back
A weakened pelvic floor and urinary incontinence are some of the most common physical changes that may result from pregnancy and childbirth — and they may be playing an important role in your sex life (or lack thereof). In a third-party study, women who used vFit reported more pleasure during intercourse and fully 100 percent felt more confident and more emotionally connected to their partner after 60 days.
Talking to your doctor
If something with your vagina doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Don’t be afraid to discuss your intimate health withn your doctor. There are many options available to help you take back your intimate health.
Colette Courtion is the CEO and Founder of Joylux Inc, maker of vFit and vFit PLUS. She’s FemTech pioneer whose at-home vaginal technologies, vFit and vFit Plus, take wellness and confidence to next level.