Ladies, it’s time to talk about our vaginal health. 

Maintaining your vaginal health is easier than it seems. You may have heard before that your vagina is built to self-clean and protect itself from harmful bacteria. However, if you do experience poor vaginal health, this can lead to yeast infections, itchiness, or pain during intercourse. Although it is recommended that you visit a health professional, there are steps you can follow to maintain your vaginal health before needing to seek out medical assistance. 

So, what are some steps that will help your vagina and vulva stay healthy? Here are 5 ways you can maintain your vaginal health. 


Use Lubricants and Vaginal Moisturisers 

If you’re experiencing burning, itching, pain or a lack of lubrication during intercourse, you could be experiencing the effects of vaginal dryness. Most women can experience a level of vaginal dryness although it is most common for those going through menopause. While this is a sensitive topic that many women don’t want to talk about, there are some treatments that can help without the need for medical assistance. For example, using body safe water based lubricants during intercourse and vaginal moisturisers can help ease irritation and discomfort.

If irritation and discomfort continue, please visit your GP or gynaecologist. 

If you are looking for suggestions, look at our best selling Lubricants or read through our Beginner's Guide To Lubricants for more information about water based lubricants. 


Purchase Body Safe Sex Toys 

While this might seem like a self explanatory topic, it still needs to be covered. There are many sex toys available online, and it’s important to know which materials are body safe. Generally speaking; sex toys made of the following ingredients are safe to use:

  • Silicone
  • Glass
  • Stainless Steel

Any legitimate sex toy company will label their products as being body safe or created using medical grade materials. Ideally, you will want to avoid purchasing sex toys from suspicious online companies and stick with online businesses you can trust. Some of the best ways to identify a reputable online store are by looking for detailed product descriptions and items sourced from leading suppliers. Doing a little research before purchasing sex toys will make all the difference when ensuring your vaginal health. 

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Practice Safer Sex

One of the best ways to maintain vaginal healthy is by practising safe sex methods. Here are a few tips that will help ensure you’re practising safe sex. 

Use condoms. We have all been taught to use condoms during sex, and there are plenty of reasons why you should. Not only do condoms act as a barrier preventing the spread of Sexual Transmitted Infections (STIs), they help protect your vagina against infections. 

For example, if you would like to engage in anal sex, it’s important to either swap condoms before engaging in vaginal sex or have vaginal sex first. Going from anal play to vaginal can ‘cross contaminate’ the areas and cause infections. Simply wearing a condom can help prevent this from occurring. 

Condoms can also be used on sex toys when multiple partners are involved. 

Get tested for STIs. To help ensure your vaginal health, it’s important that you get regularly tested if you’re engaging in any activities where genital fluids are exchanged. Getting tested can help prevent the spread of more STIs and ensure your vaginal health is put first as you can receive medical assistance as soon as possible. 


If your stash is running low, look at our Condoms selection and top up your collection. 


Urinate After Sex

Urinating after sex is a lesser known practice that should be followed by every woman. There is a chance that bacteria can get into your urethra during sex, and peeing afterwards can flush out your system and reduce the likelihood of UTIs. It’s also a fantastic time to clean up any remaining fluids. After ensuring your vagina is clean and healthy, you can return to your partner and bask in the post pleasure bliss. If you do experience a UTI, we highly recommend visiting your GP for medical assistance and advice. 


Keep clean

As one of the easier ways to maintain your vaginal health, it’s recommended that you wash daily with warm water and gentle soap. It’s a simple step that can easily become a daily routine. All you’d need to do is hop in the shower and follow the above suggestions. Please note that there’s no need for you to wash inside your vagina. Your vagina is the opening that connects the vulva to the uterus and cleaning that area can cause irritation or infection. Remember, your vagina cleans itself through discharge, and you won’t need to manually clean it unless you're directed to by a medical practitioner. 


If you have any questions about vaginal health practices you can always visit your GP or gynaecologist.