Do you know your Vagina has its own housekeeping system? How does it keep itself clean?
We use a mop to clean a house to get rid of the dirt and germs. We use soap water-soaked mop around the house to get rid of all the dirt and germs. Right?
The Vagina uses discharge – which is a liquid that does all the cleaning, collecting all the dead bacteria and unwanted material out of the Vagina to keep it clean.
The Vagina is home to bad bacteria and good bacteria. The good bacteria keep the vagina healthy. More good bacteria = healthy vagina = acidic
Your Vagina should always be acidic or pH should always be acidic.
What is acidic?
The space inside of the Vagina should be the same as the inside of orange or lime. An acidic vagina keeps bad bacteria away and allows more good bacteria to live. The Vaginal discharge that flows out of your Vulva is a good indicator of your vaginal health. The color and thickness of the discharge can vary over the time of the month. You can look at your discharge, feel it and tell
Your vagina can make more of Vaginal discharge when you are aroused or a day or 2 after ovulation (This is 14 days before your period begins).
It also important to pay attention to the odour of it. It can smell a little bad around the time of your period when blood and urine mix. It can smell unsual if there is some form of infection.
Below is a mini guide to judge if your vagina is healthy based on the color and odor of your discharge and some symptoms:
Discharge Type & Reason
How can one keep the vagina healthy and prevent unusual discharge?