Your Workout Is Stressing Out Your Vagina

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Your Workout Is Stressing Out Your Vagina

But don't worry, it doesn't have to be this way.

Published May 22, 2017

Ladies, we know how important self care is. Beauty routines, exercise and a healthy diet are all super important, but what happens when things get a little off balance. In the exercise relm in particular, things can get a little dicey when it comes to feminine hygiene. 

If you don't want to have a 8-step vaginal care routine like Khloe Kardashian, you're going to have to take special steps to insure you don't have to commit to monthly vajacials,. Of course, the alternative is a monthly yeast infection so we want to find a happy balance so you can live somewhere in between. 

First thing's first, leggings are super tight and don't allow a super healthy flow of oxygen, so to enjoy any unwanted bacteria festering for longer than you would want, definitely make sure to change your leggings after a workout and wash after each use.

Beyond that, there are plenty of feminine washes and products that you can use to keep that area hydrated and clean. 

Many gynecologists recommend that you don't douche, since the vagina is actually a self-cleaning entity, but cleaning the outer labia and vulva is just as necessary as washing your face.

Here's a reminder of how best to make sure your workout stays infection and discomfort free: 

Written by BET Staff

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