Even though you've been doing it your whole life, it's still possible there are a few things you're doing wrong in the shower and bathroom that can lead to health issues down the road. Take the simple act of peeing, for example. Did you know that stopping your flow of pee is a bad idea? And yet it's something many women do — among other seemingly benign habits — without even realizing it might be harmful. Same goes for a few other common mistakes we all make during our periods, or while showering, or shaving.
How Am I *Really* Supposed to Clean My Vagina?
Yes, You Need to Wipe Front to Back - and Other Bathroom Mistakes You're Making | Shape
We all have been schooled on basic feminine hygiene rules ever since we were kids. Now, this is something that we have learnt by heart. But have you wondered why it is necessary? This gives rise to a foul odour. Moreover, it also gives birth to bacteria in your underwear, increasing the risk of urinary tract infections UTI.
Wiping vs washing: This is how you should clean your vagina after peeing
Every vag has its own special aroma, and all you really have to do is keep it fresh. First, an anatomy lesson: Your vagina is literally inside your body. Research says soap can disrupt the natural bacterial balance, leading to infection and inflammation. Cleaning your vulva , on the other hand, is a good idea. Yeah, you should totally ditch the douche.
Including why you should always wipe front to back. Turns out, there are quite a few things that can go wrong during your trips to the latrine that may increase your risk of infection, irritation, and illness. Hint: Like forgetting to wipe front to back.