7 Tips To Maintain A Healthy pH Level For Your “Girl Down There”

Vaginal health isn’t something we talk about very often. It’s probably one of the more taboo topics in our country.

Your vagina’s pH levels can vary throughout your lifetime. Maintaining it at the average pH would prevent bacterial infections and other complications. After all, our vagina is like our best friend – she’s always a part of us.

Just recently, Twitter user Kaylen Schaleen @earthyangelkay shared some tips on how to take care of your vagina and maintain it’s pH at a healthy level. Normally, a vagina’s pH level should be between 3.8 to 4.5 so we don’t get nasty bacterial infections.

Here are 7 tips you can use to keep your girl down there at a healthy pH level.

1. Always wear 100% cotton underwear

Did you know that cotton is the best material of underwear to work out in? Sure, silk and lace may look nicer, but they’re not exactly excellent for your vagina’s health in the long run.

2. Don’t let a man cum in you

Unless you’re trying to get pregnant, that is. The fluid from semen is alkaline-based and hence it can cause an imbalance in the pH of your vagina. So, no, you can’t let him cum inside you.

3. Choose pads over tampons

Leaving a tampon in for too long may cause toxic shock syndrome too. Thankfully, we have other alternatives like the menstrual cup these days, just in case you’re not a fan of pads.

4. Clean your dildos

Most dildos and vibrators carry bacteria after you have a good time with them. Clean them before it bites you back with something terrible, like a yeast infection.

5. If you’re prone to UTIs, drink cranberry juice

A UTI is the worst thing to have. Cranberries have an active ingredient that can prevent adherence of bacteria to the bladder wall, particularly E. coli, so you can be sure to have a healthy vagina.

6. Eat ‘vagina-friendly’ foods

Thankfully, Asian cuisine has enough of vagina-friendly foods so we’re safe. In addition, fermented foods like yoghurt and kimchi are good for keeping your pH levels acidic too.

7. Rinse your vagina with warm water

Well, our vaginas are pretty good at self-cleansing so we don’t need to rinse it with soap. Soaps with fragrance, especially, may disturb the pH of your vagina.

Your health down there is as important as your overall physical health okay? Cheers to healthy & happy vaginas!