I have a confession to make. I have been a woman who spends a great deal of time educating other women about sexuality and fertility – and yet I have spent very little time thinking, speaking or writing about “Vaginal Health”.
Oh yeah – we have all heard the news that douching is a “no-no” for vaginal health and that us girls have a self cleaning oven. But if you think of a vagina as a world onto itself – we ladies can experience “Vaginal Climate Change”! And who is talking about that? Not many people…
Did you know that vaginas can actually like certain kinds of bacteria and yeast?
Yes, it is true that unwanted bacteria can make you sick, but other kinds of bacteria keeps your body balanced, helping you break down food, aiding your immune system, and supplementing your health in important ways that keep you at your best. And ladies – listen up!
You may not know this , but our vaginas like certain kinds of bacteria and yeast – and without it vaginal climate change can occur and it can hurt down there! And if we are hurting, dry and sore – we will not be sexy, hot and fun! And the climate of our vaginas could even impact our fertility.
Apparently it’s all about balance!
And I don’t know about you – but I want a balanced vagina because I hear that they have more fun. What I didn’t know is that there are “Probiotics” for our girly parts. I knew that probiotics could be very useful for things like digestion – who hasn’t heard those commercials for those special kinds of yogurts? Activia’s Bifidus Regularis promotes digestive health and DanActive’s L. casei Immunitas provides immunity support.
But how come we aren’t hearing about probiotics to maintain feminine health when taken on a daily basis, like a vitamin, by creating a hospitable environment in the vaginal ecosystem. Is it the same kind of “Vagina Anxiety” that existed around Zestra (a female arousal gel that couldn’t get air time?).
I say that it’s time to get over our Vagina Anxiety! There are some fabulous products out there that can help us ladies have happier vaginas! Why don’t we know about them? It is so concerning to me as a fertility and sexuality advocate and coach, that it has taken me so long to get information channeled to me around vaginal health outside of sexual transmitted diseases.
I want more vaginal wellness information! I talk a great deal about being a turned on woman, but how are you suppose to be a turned on woman if your vagina hurts? So listen up ladies! Here is one thing you can do – I am sure that is more – but this is a great hint from one shameless woman to another….
RepHresh Pro-B is a once-daily capsule that contains the first strains of probiotics that specifically promote vaginal health and are clinically shown to balance yeast and bacteria to maintain feminine health and is now available in feminine care aisles of most drug and discount stores. Previously available in Europe and Canada, RepHresh Pro-B now has successfully completed the FDA New Dietary Ingredient process in the U.S and these strains are now finally available for the millions of women in the United States who deal with feminine health issues each year.
Remember – vaginas can have climate change, and it is something that we can control and support in natural and easy ways. We just have to talk about it, share information, and lose the anxiety!