Keeping Your "V" Healthy

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The vagina is an important part of a woman's body. Most of us don't think too much about it as we are growing up because, unlike little boys who have their parts on the outside, our vaginas are hidden. It's not until we begin puberty and start our periods that we begin to know and understand how important it is to our lives.

The vagina does not have a lot of sensitivity and is designed to stretch, so the main sensations of feeling have to do with these stretch fibers. So it is during sex with the erect penis or during childbirth that we feel these stretching and pressure feelings. Sexual pleasure and orgasm does not come from vaginal stimulation. Women are sexually excited to orgasm by stimulation of the clitoris, nipples, and pressure on the G-spot. The labial tissue is sensitive to touch and responds by swelling when sexually stimulated. Any touch or rubbing of the labia will also move and stimulate the clitoris.

The vagina will become "wet" with discharge during sexual stimulation, and most women will release even more fluids at the time of orgasm, just like men do. These fluids increase lubrication and help with transport of sperm through the cervix for fertilization.

The vagina is surrounded by our bladder on the upper side, and, in fact, the bladder is actually attached to the uterus. That's why we have to pee so often when we are pregnant. When we do c-sections or hysterectomies, we actually have to peel the bladder away from the uterus to protect it, just like peeling the skin off of an orange. Amazing, isn't it? On the backside of the vagina is our colon, just a few skin layers away. And at the top is our cervix and uterus, where the babies grow and where our period comes down.

It is normal to have vaginal "wetness" and discharge. Some women have more than others do, and it is normal for it to change throughout the month. Depending on the time of the month, it can be thin and watery, thick and pasty, or gooey and stretchy, like mucous. But, the vaginal discharge should never smell. Sometimes we will notice an odor right after sex or after our period because both blood and semen have a higher pH than is normally healthy for our vagina.

We have discussed this before -- to stay healthy, the vagina should be a little bit acidic. The acidic environment keeps bacteria and yeast from over growing. It is the abnormal bacteria that causes the smelly smells we don't like. Of course, if you have been exercising, or running around and sweating all day, you may notice an odor that comes from the outside around our labia. For this, all that is needed is a shower or bath. It is okay to clean the outside with soap and water, but never let the soap get inside of your vagina, because soap is very alkaline. This will affect your vagina negatively by changing the pH inside from acidic to alkaline and set you up for bacterial and yeast infections. These cause odor that won't wash away.

We should never clean inside our vagina with anything except plain water. That's why women love WaterWorks -- because it is a natural "green" method of maintaining our feminine hygiene and cleansing the vagina. Douching will always make the odors worse, and even though WaterWorks looks similar to a type of douche, it was designed with the help of OB/GYNs to be completely different.

WaterWorks is reusable and all parts are replaceable if needed. It works by filling the reservoir with plain water and letting it sprinkle into the vagina through the medical grade stainless steel nozzle. The water and stainless steel react to eliminate unwanted discharge and odor. Check it out on our website, I know you will love it.
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