How to keep your vagina healthy

It’s important to take good care of your vagina for two big reasons. One: an unhealthy vagina can be embarrassing because it can have a bad smell and discharge. Two: keeping a healthy vagina will help you to avoid infections, which can be uncomfortable or painful.

This is how you can keep your vagina clean and healthy:

· Wash your vagina at least once a day with warm water only. Don’t use harsh soaps as they could cause an infection.

· Wear cotton panties: they allow air to flow, and absorb moisture.

· Change your panties every day – this helps to keep your vagina fresh and clean.

· Don’t use douches or perfumed gels. The vagina has a natural smell, and you don’t have to change it. If you notice a strange smell or discharge, go and visit a clinic or doctor as soon as possible.

· Always use condoms if you have sex. This can help to protect you from STIs, HIV and unwanted pregnancy.

· Change condoms every time you have sex – especially when you are changing between different kinds of sex (e.g. oral, anal, and vaginal). This avoids the spread of germs from one area of your body to another.

·         Eat healthy food like fruits, vegetables and yoghurt.

Follow these simple steps and help your vagina stay healthy.

Check out KNOW YOUR BODY: Girl's Body Guide to learn more.  

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B-Wise User Mthethwa 15 July 2020 17:55

Hi I am 12 years old and I have not gotten my period yet yet and from last year my vigina started to discharge brownish thing on my panty is this normal

B-Wise User Anonymous 6 July 2020 09:51

I'm 14 n my virgina comes out discharge at first I had weird thoughts like what if I lost my virginity or what if I'm pregnant though I never had sex i told my mom she took me to our family doctor I was glad I'm virgin but my question is is it normal

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 July 2020 16:38


Discharge from the vagina is very normal so don't worry about it. It means your hormones are working in your body and your vagina is cleaning itself. It happens to a lot of girls your age

B-Wise User Anonymous 29 May 2020 23:57

I always bath at list three times a day but when it is 2 days before my periods my vigina will have two sours and they are itchy if i don't have those 2 sours i don't go to my periods pliz help me

B-Wise Expert Expert 31 May 2020 16:35


You need to go to a clinic or doctor to get checked. They will tell you what is happening after checking you 

B-Wise User Maryjones 25 May 2020 20:59

It been a while I don't see my periods I went to clinic they gave me pills but they seem not to be working

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 May 2020 08:59


You need to go back to the clinic and tell them that the pills are not working. They need to check you again and give you new treatment

B-Wise User Unity 23 May 2020 14:20

Is there any home remedies for vaginal itching?

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 May 2020 12:32


You need to go to the clinic or doctor to get checked. You may have an infection.

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 May 2020 12:32


You need to go to the clinic or doctor to get checked. You may have an infection.

B-Wise User Mukuna 8 April 2020 20:46

Thanks for the advice I have to go and see the doctor my vigina is always itchy

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 April 2020 14:57

Hi there,

We are glad we could help.

B-Wise User Anonymous 17 October 2019 19:27

Thank you for the advice I'll try it out As I've noticed some other things that are not good for my vagina that have already occured

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 October 2019 18:22

Hi there, thank you for your question. Can you share some of those things? We can assist you in getting help 

B-Wise User Anonymous 23 July 2019 16:14

Wooow thanks for heads up Will definitely practice

B-Wise User Wild freak 23 July 2019 15:50

Wooow thanks for heads

B-Wise User Anonymous 4 March 2019 16:47

Thanks for the advice.b_wise is the best!

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 March 2019 13:48

Thank you !

B-Wise User Mhlaba 16 April 2018 11:36

I like the advace i am going to try it for myself

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 April 2018 11:27

Hi there, thank you for reading our article. Glad we could help!

B-Wise User Tracy 13 March 2018 19:14

that's a good advise

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 April 2018 11:37

Hi, thank you for your feedback!