Let's talk about something that's often taboo, but oh-so-important: feminine hygiene.
We all know that taking care of our bodies is essential, but when it comes to our intimate areas, it's easy to feel a little bit shy or embarrassed. Well, not today.
Here, we’re going to look at everything you need to know about feminine hygiene, from period products to how to stay fresh and clean down there. So, grab a cup of tea, settle in, and get ready to feel empowered and informed about your body.
Five feminine hygiene tips
Women have been dealing with feminine hygiene since the dawn of time, so why isn’t it talked about more openly? There are so many things to think about like wearing the right knickers, avoiding super tight clothing, knowing which products to use, or not use - the list goes on. We’ve put together five tips to help you stay fresh down there:
1. Stay fresh and clean
It's crucial to keep your intimate area clean and fresh. But that doesn’t mean you need to use intimate wash products. Your vagina has its own way of cleaning itself, naturally, and messing with this process can do more harm than good. Don't forget to change your underwear daily and avoid using harsh soaps or douches.
2. Stay dry
Moisture can lead to irritation and infections. Make sure to dry your intimate area thoroughly after washing, swimming, or sweating. Too much warmth and moisture encourages the growth of bacteria which can lead to infections such as bacterial vaginosis (BV) and thrush, both of which are very common, but best to avoid. If you suspect you may have BV or thrush, head to the pharmacy and they’ll help you find the right treatment.
3. Pay attention to your menstrual cycle
It's essential to pay attention to your menstrual cycle and know when to expect your period. This will help you prepare in advance and avoid any leaks. It will also help you understand your body and cycle much better, so you know what’s normal for you, and what’s not.
4. Practise safe sex
Practising safe sex is not only essential for preventing unwanted pregnancies, but it's also crucial for preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Make sure to use a condom or other barrier method of contraception every time you have sex, and get tested regularly.
5. Choose the right products when you’re on your period
It's important to choose products that work well for you and your body. Everyone is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. If you're unsure which products to use, consider trying Love Luna's range of period underwear and reusable pads. These products are made from high-quality materials, are super comfortable, and can help you save money in the long run.
Remember, taking care of your body is crucial, and by following these tips, you'll feel fresh, clean, and confident every day.