Not every woman takes time out to think about how her vagina’s doing, and that’s perhaps the biggest mistake one can ever make. Yes, the vagina is naturally designed to keep itself in good order by healthy secretions, but that does not mean that you don’t need to care for it at all.

According to the American Sexual Health Association, what keeps you healthy also keeps your vagina healthy. This means that a nutritious diet, exercise and overall good health are just the things you need to ensure vaginal health.

But that’s not all you need to do. A number of bacterial and fungal infections can occur in the vagina during a woman’s lifetime and the different sexual-reproductive phases she goes through. This makes daily vaginal hygiene and care a must for all women. The following are the simple dos and don’ts of vaginal care that every woman should keep in mind.

Vaginal care do’s

Vaginal care don’ts

For more information, read our article on Vagina and vaginal health.

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