How to take care of your intimate hygiene

How to take care of your intimate hygiene


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Both men and women must maintain adequate genital hygiene for two reasons. First, for avoid infection that harms sexual health and well-being. Second, by respect to your sexual partner. Poor genital hygiene can even reduce your partner’s libido. Learn in this tip how to do a complete intimate hygiene.

  • Frequency of cleaning the genitals

  • How to wash male genitals

  • Examination of the testicles

  • How to wash female genitals

  • Examination of female genitals

Frequency of cleaning the genitals

An excessive personal hygiene it is as harmful to health as poor hygiene. When the genitals are not properly washed, there is a risk of infections and other diseases, with symptoms such as strong odors, itching and burning. On the other hand, doing excessive cleaning can disturb the vaginal flora, which has the function of defending the female sexual organs from infections by bacteria or fungi and also causing dryness and pain in intercourse. In general, women overdo intimate hygiene and men do insufficient cleaning of their genitals. Ideally, everyone should learn the correct habits for daily intimate cleansing on a safe and necessary basis.

How to wash male genitals

Men think little about cleaning their genitals. The lack of hygiene can lead to the appearance of fungi and bacteria, causing infections. Men should wash your genitals daily. During the bath, circumcised penises require specific care and should be cleaned with plenty of water and soap, paying special attention to the glans. It is necessary to pull the foreskin back and clean the area, where secretions normally accumulate. Any strange secretion should be discussed with a doctor.

In addition, the rest of the penis body as well as the testicles should be washed thoroughly with soap and water. Then, dry the region with a different towel of what was used to dry the rest of the body. Be careful with the groin area and dry it well. After having sex with a woman during her menstrual period, it is advisable to wash the genitals, as blood is a favorable environment for the growth of microbes.

Examination of the testicles

It is advisable to carefully examine the testicles when cleaning them for possible abnormalities. O testicular cancer it is the most common among young men, but it has a 90% recovery rate if diagnosed in time. The best time to examine the testicles is after bathing as the scrotum skin is looser. Each testicle should be passed between the thumb and fingers, gently moving the skin and palpating the entire surface to identify changes in texture, size and weight. The epididymis, a curly mass of tubes that stores sperm, may be harder, but it should not be confused with a tumor.

How to wash female genitals

When bathing, the woman should drop water abundantly on Organs genitals and wash them with mild soap and water. A woman’s personal hygiene should be limited to the vulva, excluding the inside of the vagina. Never use soap or any other product inside the vagina. Also, do not use gynecological showers, as they alter the internal pH and break the balance of the vaginal flora (a set of bacteria that live in the region without causing damage and that help prevent infections). When getting out of the bath, it is very important dry well the genitals, groin and the folds of the buttocks since the humidity favors the proliferation of bacteria and fungi.

After urinating or defecating, the correct way to clean yourself is to from the vagina to the anus, that is, from front to back. This prevents bacteria from the anus from reaching the vaginal mucosa and causing an infection. During daily cleaning it is not advisable to lather the genital lips to avoid irritation of the vulva. During menstruation, it is recommended to take regular baths. Vaginal douches or deodorants should not be used without medical advice. It is not harmful to have sex during menstruation, but it is preferable to clean the area quickly after intercourse because blood is a favorable environment for the development of microbes.

Examination of female genitals

Examination of the genital regions is done by observing their condition. The woman must be aware of changes in skin color and texture the vagina. In addition, spots and signs similar to those of an allergy should also be sought. If one of these symptoms appears, as well as itching and irritation of the area, it is necessary to consult a gynecologist. When examining her genitals, a woman should also look for signs of abnormal vaginal discharge, especially if it has a white or yellowish color and if it has a strong odor.

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