Studies show that it is not necessary for women to use soap to clean the vagina area. Regularly applying soap to this area can cause serious dry and unhealthy problems. A chronically dry mucosal lining can lead to a number of uncomfortable health conditions such as anal fissures, lichen sclerosus, chronic inflammation, and a tendency to experience infections.
How should you wash the vaginal opening, the penile opening, and the anal sphincter? Clean with warm or hot water. If you desire more intense deep cleaning, you can use warm or hot salt water. This alone should ensure a healthy, clean vagina. The vagina will clean itself inside your body with natural vaginal secretions.
Normal vaginal discharge is whitish, but may appear yellowish when it dries. If your vaginal discharge appears greenish when wet, you have itching or burning, your discharge smells extra-fishy or you think you're at risk for STDs, get it checked just to be on the safe side.
By K. Graves
Reference: Woman's Day, Dr Ben Kim
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