The importance of maintaining good health in the intimate areas of the human body cannot be emphasized adequately.
This topic is seldom spoken in public. People hold a lot of discussions but still many of them hesitate or even feel uncomfortable discussing even with their friends. But intimate hygiene is a very serious topic and it must be given the same time and preference that we give to the hygiene of the rest of our body.
Here the question is of concern regarding the intimate hygiene of private parts. Every man, woman, or child stepping into the phase of adolescence –must take it seriously because it can have serious implications on one’s overall health.
“Prevention is better than cure”.
This statement is completely justified in terms of disease prevention and treatment measures. This means that it is better to stop something in the first place. As we all well aware that some diseases can be cured completely and for some, there is no treatment available at all. So it is better to take precautions. Putting your life at risk is better than avoiding it.
When the intimate parts of the human body are not cleaned consistently, a sticky white substance called smegma starts accumulating. It is a natural gummy substance that is secreted by the human body. This sticky matter should be cleaned off every day. Some amount of smegma will cause no harm to the body, If the smegma accumulation is large in quantity then it will certainly cause harm to the body. Apart from causing itching and infection, smegma might become a hotbed of bacterial infection.
Besides, some infections are caused either by ingesting antibiotics (which may cause hormonal imbalance and results in a high level of secretions.), short-term illness, or too much intake of sugar in the diet. This results in secretions that emit a foul odor and make the intimate areas dry and itchy. Prefer getting examined by a doctor for signs of a deeper malaise.
Nevertheless, basic private parts hygiene must be followed, therefore:
- For children- Whenever you give your child bathe, instruct them to wash their private parts with mild soap and lukewarm water (like The Love Co. Oudh Accord Intimate Wash is best.). Do not do this yourself-teach your children that only they can touch their private parts and buttocks.
Teach them this process step by step:
-Start by saying pour a few drops of the Love Co. intimate wash on your hands, then go on to teach them to apply the wash on their private parts and then washing with the lukewarm water.
-Tell your child to always use a clean, soft, and neat towel.
-Hand them over a neat towel and ask them to wipe the intimate area gently before wiping the rest of the body.
When the time of taking showers alone will arrive, then your children will know how to clean themselves properly to preserve the good hygiene of the private parts.
- For women-Women experience menstruation and vaginal discharge. So it’s very essential to keep their intimate areas clean and dry. A lot of women use vaginal washes during their baths but these must be used only on the recommendations of the dermatologists. These washes should only be used when there are no cervical or vaginal infections present.
Cleaning the labia and vulva is very important so that the accumulation of smegma could be avoided. It’s a must for every woman to clean their anal opening so that the bacterial infections do not contaminate the urinary tract and the vagina.
Many doctors recommend cleaning the private parts before and after the sexual intercourse to prevent infections and to feel fresh.
The Love Co. Lavender Fresh intimate wash is best for cleaning private areas.
- For men-For men, it’s very important to clean their intimate parts to clean the unwanted stored smegma. If not washed regularly, it can cause burning, discomfort, and even trouble in pulling the foreskin back. Use of The Love Co. Unisex intimate wash and lukewarm water is sufficient to clean the intimate parts.
Some men might experience boils and rashes on their private parts after sexual intercourse-These are the signs of the infections or the Sexually transmitted diseases picked up from your sexual partner. Therefore it’s considered to be a good practice to wear condoms during sex and afterward rinse off the penis.