Vagina – How do you keep it clean and fresh?


By happenstance, I found out that feminine products (although available in abundance) are not necessary in keeping your cooch clean and fresh.


How do you keep your vagina clean and fresh? Do you use soap, feminine wash or other feminine products? Is douching a part of your regimen? Do you wear panty liners for freshness outside of your menstrual period? How about sprays or powders?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are putting your vagina at risk for infection. Yes, I didn’t know this fact either and polling a few of my friends revealed they also were unaware. A few of them vowed to continue to use some of these products because they haven’t had any problems. Well, did they? Feminine products can mask symptoms of issues.

“According to my GYN, you are only supposed to wash your thing-thing with water!”

Feminine products have flooded the market. Newer and fancier products pop up every day with promises to make your box smell like everything from fruit to cake. Tricky marketing ploys make us believe it’s a necessity to use these products like underarm deodorant, but that’s false.


According to my GYN, excessive discharge and or fishy smells may be a sign pointing to infection. Feminine products mask those smells. So, if you have to use these products or your cooch will stink so bad you can’t stand it yourself (let alone have a man take a whiff) then there is something wrong girlfriend. I’m exaggerating to make a point but I’m sure you know where I’m going with this. If it stinks then you need to make an appointment with your doctor ASAP because chances are good you may have an infection.

“According to my GYN, Your vagina cleans itself.”


Now when I say an infection, I’m not talking about sexually transmitted diseases so relax. I’m referring to Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and according to my GYN, this infection is very common. I had it myself because I WAS a serial panty liner wearer and feminine wash user. However, I never noticed any smell or symptoms prior to the doctor telling me I had it — that magnificent feminine wash! I was prescribed a 7-day course of antibiotics to clear it up.

No Funky-Monkey

Now, I’m a recovering feminine product user, and it was hard to throw all those products in the trash. I’ve stopped using panty liners and my, GYN suggested I bring an extra pair of panties if I wanted to freshen up during the day. It has been a couple of weeks now, and my monkey is not funky using just water alone. I did like the squeaky clean feeling of the feminine wash; however, I prefer no squeak and no infection either.

Now, I’m no doctor so ask yours. In the meantime, to keep your vag on point — stay away from these products. If you stop, and then you stink down there, then you may have VD …… I mean BV. LOL!

Now y’all see why I don’t put my name on this stuff. I would never say what I say and put my name on it so a potential employer can Google me and read about the antibiotics I took for my infected Monkey!

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  1. A lot of important points in this article that we should be aware of as to how you could make your Vagina clean and fresh. This would be a huge help. Thanks for sharing this one out.

  2. True facts…. I too was a avid feminine product user, but also obsessed with my thing thing, so I noticed that something was up and got the next available gyn appointment and was told about the BV. I got 1 antibiotic pill and a cream as it was in the beginning process and it was gone within a day or 2. I do miss the squeaky feel so now I change my body wash to an all raw product as I don’t ever want a BV issue again after looking it up online I was traumatized.


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