It’s not always easy to know what’s considered normal down there since every woman’s intimate area is different, and that’s okay – What your bestie experiences down there won’t always be the same as your own intimate experiences and we’ll only know that if we talk about it – So, let’s talk, ladies.
Vaginal discharge is a normal healthy bodily function. It’s your body’s natural way of cleaning and protecting your vagina, whilst keeping the pH level of your intimate area balanced.
It’s normal for your discharge to change for these 7 reasons:
- During sexual intimacy.
- During ovulation.
- After using a new soap/body wash.
- Recently changing your underwear to a fabric that irritates your skin.
- During/after exercising.
- Using birth control pills – This affects the hormones in your body, which affects your discharge.
- Experiencing emotional stress/trauma.
Things that you should be sensitive to when it comes to your discharge are smell and consistency. Here are some of our guidelines:
Remember ladies, if you’re spotting for other reasons that are not mentioned above or if you’ve been experiencing a coloured, textured and/or smelly discharge that we have not mentioned – make an appointment with your gynecologist as soon as you can for possible diagnosis, treatment and peace of mind.
Lastly, your discharge could be a sign of a serious but treatable infection, or it could just be as simple as switching to a sensitive intimate wash, such as our Femagene Intimate Hygiene Wash for Sensitive Skin. Either way, it’s better to know what goes on down there and if want to know more, head on over to our Q&A tab and let us know how we can help.
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