Pubic area hygiene is of vital importance in ensuring overall body health. Pubic area hygiene prevents itching, odor, and discomfort, besides preventing bacterial infections. Where pubic area hygiene is not observed, bacterial infection takes place, which may make you sterile, cause diseases, and other severe health problems. You can easily maintain pubic area hygiene by bathing regularly, adapt healthy habits in regards to your private parts, and ensuring you wear clothes that permit your individual parts to breathe. Here are some tips on maintaining pubic area hygiene for both male and female.
1. Type of clothing
Always wear loose and breathable clothes at the bottom. Have you ever come across someone with bad odor? I am sure being a lady this is the last thing you would want to happen in your life. To avoid such embarrassment, avoid wearing tight pants, shorts, and panties made from synthetic fabrics. Such materials reduce the circulation of air around your vagina causing it to sweat, hence increasing your chances of producing bad odor and bacterial infection.
You should wear panties made of cotton as it is a breathable natural fabric or loose ones to ensure air circulation. To minimize vaginal sweating when wearing nylon and other synthetic clothing, make sure you wear pantyhose or thigh-high made of cotton.
2. Keeping dry
Dampness is the mother of bacterial infections. To control bacterial infection and odors from your feminine, you should avoid wearing wet and sweaty clothes, or remove them as soon as possible after hours of work. After swimming or performing exercises, you should freshen up and wear clean and dry clothes.
3. Cleaning the vaginal area
Cleanliness cannot be underestimated as it is vital to feminine hygiene. Ensure you wash your vaginal area with mild soap and water daily. Soft-soap is essential as it prevents your vaginal area from irritation or infection caused by exposure to nasty chemicals in antibacterial soaps. Also, you should keep your vaginal region dry, by rinsing with clean water after using the soap to clean, and drying off with a clean towel. By doing so, you prevent moisture build –up in the area.
4. Wipe after urination
After urination, ensure you wipe your feminine thoroughly using a soft, white and unscented tissue paper that has no dyes or chemicals that irritate. It helps to keep your pubic area dry besides being clean the whole day. Most importantly, after a long call, you should wipe yourself from the front backward avoid your vagina contacting fecal matter which can lead to bacterial infection.
5. Changing of menstrual products
It is advisable to change your tampons, sanitary towels and panty liners occasionally. Wearing of these products for long or soiling those results to bad odors apart from increasing your risk of bacterial infection. Also, it is advisable to use menstrual products that contain no dye or scent as some of the chemicals in these products are dangerous to your health.
6. Washing after sex
It is advisable to wash your pubic area after sex as body fluids and remains from condoms, and other products may lead to infection, bad odors or irritation if left in the region.
Pubic area hygiene for men
Keeping the area clean
As a man, you should wash your genitals daily using mild soap and water. It is advisable to soap up your genital area well when washing. If you are circumcised, cleaning is easier, and all you have to do is soaping up the area and rinsing off with a clean and dry towel. If you are uncut, you should clean under the foreskin to avoid build –up of smegma which is a whitish substance that can lead to bacterial infection if left unwashed for long. You should rinse the region thoroughly with clean water to avoid moisture build–up which can result in bacterial infection.
Also, you should wear clean and dry underwear daily to prevent bad odors and bacterial infection. It is advisable to change soiled or wet underwear and avoid sharing towels to prevent the passing of bacteria. Your underwear’s should not be too tight to allow air circulation. Besides, you should clean the area after sex to avoid irritation and bacterial infection, irritation and bad odor from bodily fluids and remains of condoms.
Finally, whether male or female, you should trim your pubic hair to your desirable size to avoid bacterial infections. Besides, you should eat a nutritious, balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables, to boost your immune system. If possible, you should sleep without pants or with loose pajamas to ensure efficient air supply.
Lastly, do not wear any clothing before washing with detergents to avoid bacterial infection as well as applying products in the area before consulting a physician to prevent infection and hormonal imbalance.