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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

So the ladies who confuses a vagina with a vulva as a dude I went on to do the maths for you

For a while I eavesdropped on ladies’ conversations, hearing talks such as, "I've cleaned my vagina today…" and "It’s clean so my man will have no excuse to go down there…" all these talks prompted me to embark on some health research about this vagina cleaning perception.

Doing my research I bumped to a source called the Net Doctor, I sided with them when they explained what is a vagina. First of all let’s be as clear as crystal as we can – the vagina is the tube or passage inside, so how the hell do you clean it? You can’t really see it from the outside.

The Net Doctor also explained that what you can see from the outside is the vulva. And it’s the vulva that most ladies are confusing with the vagina, “I've cleaned my vagina!”

So I went on to see what other sources are saying about the cleaning of a vagina –  The basic function of your vagina is to provide a route from the outside of your vagina to your uterus and the rest of your internal reproductive system. The natural, acidic, pH of your vagina acts to prevent infections. The acidic nature of your vagina is caused by natural, good bacteria produced by your body. When your vagina is healthy, the vagina keeps itself clean and in a healthy state by producing secretions of normal vaginal discharge. The natural balance of the vagina can be disrupted by anything that interferes with its’ normal environment. Says Woman's Health.

Trying to elaborate more on this – Woman’s Health asks and explains what is Normal Vaginal Discharge?

First it’s important to understand that all women experience some amount of vaginal discharge. Glands in your vaginal and cervix produce small amounts of fluid that flows out of your vagina everyday taking with it old cells that line the vagina. Your normal vaginal discharge helps to clean the vagina, as well as keep it lubricated and free from infection and other germs. A normal vaginal discharge does not have a foul odor and usually has no odor at all. Normal vaginal discharge often appears clear or milky when it dries on your clothing; occasionally you may notice white spots or a normal vaginal discharge that is thin and stringy looking.

So ladies stop complaining about discharge without knowing what’s there to really complain about. I have invested my time in doing this research as to stop the confusion from mother to daughter because you’ve all twisted it like lemon twist. Doctors are there to consult and not assume things.

So lovely and informative is this 411, so I went on to research what other things that may cause changes in the appearance or consistency of your vaginal discharge, and according to Woman’s Health these are:

Your menstrual cycle
Emotional stress
Any prescribed or OTC medications you take including hormones such as in the Pill
Sexual excitement
Your diet

Other things that can upset the natural pH balance of your vagina and lead to vaginal infections include feminine hygiene products, perfumed or deodorant soaps, antibiotics, pregnancy, diabetes, or the presence of another infection.

So stop saying you've cleaned your vagina! It does the job by itself...

By Buchule Raba | Independent Journalist

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