Tynee Talks: Vagina Chronicles: Keeping the Kitty Pretty on the inside.
Attention: This Blog is for everyone! Why? Because if you don’t have a vagina attached to your anatomy, chances are you came through a vagina, entered a vagina, played with a vagina, or at least smelled a vagina; whether it was willingly or by way of a public bathroom. Needless to say you’ve encountered a vagina in your lifetime, or at very least heard some talk about it.
Vaginas sometimes get a bad rep just for functioning properly i.e. normal discharge and also for not functioning properly i.e. smelly discharge and imbalanced pH, among other things. I saw a Facebook post the other day that read as follows: “I bet you bitches would be more humble if panty liners didn't exist.” And guess what, he’s probably right. Thank God for panty liners!!! Although, the post was meant to be a joke and I get it, it still reeked of misogyny and ignorance. Vagina talk is taboo because many women are embarrassed about the subject or feel they are the only ones experiencing vaginal situations. I’m no doctor, but I want to reiterate to some and educate others on the importance of taking care of your vagina so that she doesn’t cause you any drama in the future. Some people actually believe that keeping the kitty pretty by waxing or shaving her is actually taking care of her, but in the words of Spinderella: “That’s not it.”
The Doctor: First things first, be sure to get your vagina checked by a Gynecologist aka OB/GYN. Going to visit your Gyno can literally be a deciding factor in life or death. Whether you are sexually active, abstinent or a virgin you need to have your vagina and reproductive system checked for fibroids, cancer, disease, etc…
Soap & Water: Please let soap and water be your friends’ ladies. Wash your vagina with a mild soap, preferably DOVE. Use a towel and warm water. Wipe from front to back so as to not bring bacteria from your rear to your vagina. I know this seems basic, but some people still haven’t gotten the memo.
Discharge: It ain’t all that bad. Ladies and gentleman, having discharge is normal. The vagina cleanses itself naturally in the form of normal vaginal discharge. (That’s where panty liners come in) However, your discharge shouldn’t smell. If it does, you need to refer to my first point and go see a physician A-S-A-P.
pH Balance: A smelly vagina doesn’t mean you’re a THOT or that you have that nasty woman’s disease (See Color Purple); it could mean that your pH balance is off. pH refers to the vagina’s acidity level. A vaginal pH of 3.5 - 4.5 indicates that there is a perfect amount of good bacteria (lactobacilli), and no overgrowth of the bad bacteria that can cause odor, irritation and sometimes infection. At its extreme, the result of too much bad bacteria is bacterial vaginosis (BV).
Probiotics: In an effort to keep those acidity levels in check and to prevent yeast infections and BV, it is important to take probiotics like ACIDOPHOLIS to keep the kitty on point.
Foods that make the kitty purr and not smell: If you want a nice smelling vagina, be mindful of the foods you ingest. Eating grapes, pineapples, yogurt, and watermelon helps the vagina smell like GLADE and not GARBAGE. Remember spraying a gallon of Bath & Body Works Cherry Blossom or Love Spell on your va-jay-jay does not prevent bad odor, but what you eat can make all the difference.