Do you ever stare at your kitty and wonder what more you can do to have her feel, look, and smell better? The real question here, ladies, isn’t what more, but what less can you do to keep a healthy, thriving kitty! Often, we think we have to add more soaps to our vaginal cleaning routine, but letting that Kushae do its thing is the best solution! Here are five ways to take better care of your vagina from a certified gynecologist. Your kitty will thank you! Don’t miss out on these five ways to be kinder to your vagina, your kitty will thank you!

1. Visit Your Gyno
Ladies, your gynecologist should be your best friend. We are kidding. But, you should make sure to visit your gynecologist as often as you need for many reasons aside from sex. Routine gyno visits are not limited, women are going to check for STI, get a pap smear, get birth control or fertility counseling, do breast and pelvic exams. Our co-founder and board-certified OB-GYN, Dr. Barb, explained that the Pap smear guideline recommends that women start at age 21. At 21, pap smears are every 2-3 years unless there is an abnormality; for women over 30+, the tests are every five years unless there is an abnormality. If the pap smear is abnormal, the test becomes more frequent and may require further screening of the cervical cells. For women who are menopausal or post-menopausal, your bodies are going through changes that only a trained gynecologist may know.
No secrets at the gyno ladies! We know some ladies might be shy, uncomfortable, or embarrassed and want to keep some things to yourself . Dr. Barb stresses the importance of being honest with your gynecologists so they can be well aware of your history and how to help you. Ladies, go ahead and schedule your appointments if it has been a while!

2. Go Commando, Baby
Down There needs to breathe too! What better way and time to do it than at night. Dr. Barb explains that going commando is good for giving the vagina a break especially on the super active days. If you wear tight clothing, going commando is the way to go. If going commando is not your thing, Dr. Barb suggests wearing cotton panties that are not tight.

3. Do Not Douche
Another good feminine hygiene tip is to not douche. Your vagina does a perfect job of cleansing itself. There is no need to ever clean inside there, ever! Douching can lead to infection from moving outside bacteria inside the vagina. Dr. Barb acknowledges that the vagina has good bacteria in there that helps protect it. Infection and BV are likely to occur when there is an excess of bacteria or other bacteria mixing with the good bacteria.
Dr. Barb recommends using the Kushae Gentle 2-in-1 Foaming Wash on the vulvar areas. The Kushae Gentle 2-in-1 Foaming Wash by Dr. Barb was curated to help women find a pH balanced, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic wash that would keep everything down there fresh and clean without any harsh chemicals.

4. Check Your STD Status
It is all fun and games in the bedroom until you get a UTI, am I right? Take this from a board-certified gynecologist; this last step is not a want but an absolute must! Everyone who is sexually active should be accustomed to STI and STD testing. Testing should be done once a year for sexual beings with only one partner. For anyone else, you should get tested after each partner to ensure you are safe and the other person is too. If you did not use protection or are worried something is wrong, get tested!! You can get tested for STI at your gyno office, Planned Parenthood, local clinic, and even inside your home!

5. Lube It Up
Naturally we all want to be moist and ready to go but don't fret if that's not your case. Dr. Barb explains that vaginal dryness has several factors like medication, hydration, pregnancy, hormonal birth control, and menopause. Vaginal dryness is common, and many women experience that. There is a good solution for vaginal dryness, lube!! Wetness causes less tearing that could happen with the friction going on Down There. Lube can spice things up and make sexy time even more enjoyable. Dr. Barb recommends using a lube that is organic and pH balanced.
April 21, 2021

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.