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13 things you need to know about intimate health

The vulva is the part of the female body that is surrounded by secrecy, shame and mystery. Women talk openly about almost any other organ, but often skipped the topics related to the genitals. Although things are changing and women are becoming more and more educated about intimate health, there are many women who are embarrassed to ask for information about these delicate topics.

It is indisputable fact that we need a lot more open talk about female reproductive organs, because it is a place from where a new life comes out, and a zone of great pleasure. Here is what every woman needs to know about her vulva and intimate health:

Some women ejaculate during orgasm:

Those same women claim that in such moments they experience the strongest orgasms. But do not be afraid that something is wrong with you if you have not experienced such an orgasm. Most women have never experienced ‘female ejaculation’.

The form and size of the vulva varies among different women:

The size and color of the vulva and vulva are different for different women. Very often the vulva in different women is not equal and it is quite normal.

The vulva should exercise too:

It is the same like you do exercises to strengthen your arms, legs, buttocks and stomach, so you should do exercises to strengthen the vulva too. Childbirth or old age can cause the muscles down there to relax. With exercise you can minimize the relaxation of the vulva.

The humidity of the vulva varies:

When aroused, some women are more ‘moisturized’ compared with others. But also in different women, humidity varies and depends on the menstrual cycle. For example, in the period around ovulation the humidity of the vulva increases. Moisture can significantly decrease in older women or if you are taking certain medicines. In such a case, it is recommended the use lubricants.

It is normal to have vaginal discharge:

Many women believe that vaginal discharge is a sign of infection. But until it no appearance like cottage cheese, it is not dark yellow or green and it has no odor, vaginal discharge is normal. There are women who wear small sanitary pads every day because they have a lot of discharge, but there are some who are almost always dry. If you suspect something is wrong with the quantity or the appearance of your vaginal discharge, it is best to consult a gynecologist.

Intercourse should not cause pain:

Certain positions can sometimes cause slight pain, but in general, the intercourse should be an enjoyable experience and not associated with pain. Many women are silently suffering from intercourses because they are embarrassed to seek help, when actually they need as soon as possible to consult a gynecologist to find a solution for this unpleasant problem.

It is almost impossible to get STD from the lid of toilet bowl:

STDs and infections can not live long outside of the body, and especially not on the  lids of toilet bowls. Almost always the contamination should occur through direct contact with an open wound or genitals. Chances to get a STD from a visit to the toilet are minimal and almost zero.

The inside of the vagina has no need from washing:

The vagina has the ability to self clean. It is quite enough to maintain the hygiene of the external parts.

Gas discharge from the vagina has occurred to almost all women:

Do not be shy if during intercourse or when you are doing some exercises you release ‘loud’ gas from the vagina. The gas is just an air that has no odor and should not cause embarrassment because it is absolutely normal.

Masturbating is good:

Self pleasuring helps women to relax and learn what brings them more satisfaction. Orgasm reduces chronic pain, lessen the symptoms of PMS, improves mood, reduces stress and depression, and also strengthens the immune system.

There is no definition of what is normal masturbation:

Most women have tried self pleasuring at least once during their lifetime. Some women masturbate every day, and some less frequently than once a year. Some use their fingers, others use other gadgets such as vibrators. Masturbation takes different forms and it is practiced with a different frequency, so there is no definition of what is normal.

You should be able to predict your menstrual period:

Every woman should follow her menstrual cycle and be able to predict it. Normal menstrual cycle lasts from 21 to 40 days, and menstrual bleeding up to 7 days. This way you can predict your fertile days too.

You can get STD and infections even if you use a condom:

Chances for this to happen are small, but they still exist. Condoms are not 100% sure, so it is necessary to carefully select a partner with who you will have intimate relations.