The vulva and labia form the entrance of the vagina and the cervix of the uterus protrudes into the vagina, forming the interior end. The vulva is in contact with the outside world and covered by a skin that is far more delicate than the skin on other parts of the body. It has many sweat glands. It also has specialised secretory glands called the Bartholin's gland and the Skene's gland.
Pubic hair is attached to the epidermis of the vagina. They cover the vulva and protect it from outside dust, as also from trauma and infection. This function was more necessary in ancient times when clothes were not worn. However, modern clothing habits result in long hours of confinement and moisture, as a result many bacteria thrive in these hairs and cause bad odour. These hairs may be occasionally removed in order to clean the area and prevent the rise of bacterial infection. However, a razor should never be used as it damages the protective layer of the upper skin. Scissors or trimmers may be used instead. Hair removers are equally harmful and no attempt should be made to remove the hair completely from the skin . The vestibule between the labia contains several invisible glands that secrete mucous to prevent the labia from rubbing against each other.
The concentration of the nerve endings that lie close to the entrance of a woman's vagina (the lower third) can provide extreme pleasurable sensation during sexual activity when stimulated in a way that the particular woman enjoys. However, the vagina as a whole has insufficient nerve endings for sexual stimulation and orgasm.
The clitoris contains an abundance of nerve endings and is a sex organ of multilane structure with a broad attachment to the pubic arch.
During sexual arousal, particularly the stimulation of the clitoris, the walls of the vagina lubricate. This reduces friction caused by various sexual activities.
The walls of the vagina are composed of soft elastic folds of mucous membrane which stretch or contract (with support from pelvic muscles) to the size of the inserted penis or other object, stimulating the penis and helping to cause the male to experience orgasm and ejaculation, thus enabling fertilization.
During childbirth, the baby passes through vagina also known as birth canal. The vagina provides the channel to deliver the newborn from the uterus to its independent life outside the body of the mother. During birth, the elasticity of the vagina allows it to stretch to many times its normal diameter.
The vagina provides a path for menstrual blood and tissue to leave the body, thus cleansing itself and uterus. In modern societies, several products may be used like tampons, menstrual cups and sanitary napkins to absorb or capture these fluids. However, use of these external products may cause inflammation, allergies and other problems.
An erogenous zone commonly referred to as the G-Spot (Gräfenberg Spot) is located at the anterior wall of the vagina, about 5 cm from the entrance. Women experience intense pleasure and ejaculate if the G-Spot is stimulated appropriately during sexual activity.
Apart from above, there are other numerous vaginal problems which are mentioned with symptoms as below. However, most of these problems are cured by Liver, Kidney, Fat and Acidity Cleanse depending on a case to case basis.
The vagina keeps itself healthy by maintaining the vaginal pH in a mildly acidic range of 3.5 - 4.5. This normal pH is maintained through a balance between hormones and intra vaginal microorganisms.
You can measure your vaginal pH with the Over-the-counter screening kits at home to help determine your vaginal health. These kits comes with 2 pH wands, complete instructions and a guide that will show you what the pH means as far as what kind of infection you may have. A pH level of 4.5 may indicate a possible yeast infection. A pH reading higher than 5.0 may indicate a trichomonosis or bacterial vaginosis infection. A yeast infection can be cured at home while the other two infections need to be treated with antibiotics, prescribed by a doctor. However regular Vagina Cleanse protects you from these infections and from the most of the other vaginal problems.
Look through the available douching products at your local drug store to choose an option that looks best for you. Avoid any solution that contains scents or dyes, as these are much more likely to cause an infection. If you prefer, you can create your own douching solution at home using vinegar and only buy a squeeze bottle at the store for application.
If you bought a kit at the store, follow the box directions to prepare the douching solution it came with. Typically you will need to use a quart of water to prepare it. If you are making on your own at home, mix one part vinegar with three parts water, in an amount equal to at least two cups.
Females must drink eight to ten glasses of water every day as it is a known fact that a well hydrated body remains healthy and free of health issues. When you drink water, the body gets rid of toxins and harmful bacteria in a very effective manner. At the same time water also helps to remove the extra sugar from the body which is one of main reasons behind vaginal odour.
When consumed on a regular basis, it helps to balance the hormones and promotes regular menstrual cycles. At the same time it keeps the inner body system healthy which in turn helps to reduce vaginal odour. Those having the problem of vaginal odour can consume fenugreek in its natural form. Soak a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in one glass of water before going to bed and next morning drink this water on an empty stomach.
Garlic is a kind of natural antibiotic. It can help a lot to deal with vaginal infection as well as vaginal odour. Garlic must be consumed raw or in a cooked form on daily basis. You can eat one or two raw garlic cloves on an empty stomach with one glass of warm water. Another option is to take a piece of peeled and sliced cut garlic and put it in the vagina for a couple of minutes. This can also help to alleviate the bad vaginal odour to a large extent.
Yogurt is rich in lactobacillus, which helps to restore the normal vaginal pH level. Once the pH level gets balanced, there will be no problem of vaginal odour. Try to eat two cups of unsweetened, plain yogurt daily. Another option is to soak a tampon in plain yogurt and then insert it into your vagina, leave for some time and then rinse the area thoroughly after removing the tampon.
White vinegar has the power to neutralise odours. You must add half cup of white vinegar and salt to your bathtub and allow your lower body to soak in it for a few minutes. This will help to restore pH levels in the vagina and eliminate odour s in the process. For better result, use lukewarm water instead of cold water.
Apple cider vinegar is a natural anti-bacterial and is a part of majority of ready to use douches. A bath in apple cider vinegar is one of the simplest ways to get rid of bad odour. In a bath tub, add some warm water and apple cider vinegar and have a nice long soak for at least half an hour. This will help to fight off the toxins and bacteria that cause vaginal odour.
Baking soda is an ingredient commonly used as a douche, can also be used to balance the pH level in your body. Once the pH level gets balanced, the problem of vaginal odour will be cured automatically. Simply mix one tablespoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water and drink it once a day. Else you can add half cup of baking soda to your bath water and then soak your lower body part in it for around twenty minutes.
Tea tree oil contains strong antifungal as well as antiseptic properties and thus it can be used to get rid of unpleasant vaginal odour. Take some tea tree oil and dilute it with water. Use this solution to rinse the infected area. Another option is to add three drops of tea tree oil to your bath water along with three cups of pure apple cider vinegar and then soak in it for half an hour. When this remedy is followed three to four times a week, it will help to get rid of bacteria that are contributing to vaginal odour.
It is a kind of natural blood purifier and organic cleaner and hence, it can control the infection that causes vaginal odour. At the same time this natural ingredient can also be used to control the problematic leucorrhoea (vaginal discharge) which is one of the prime reasons behind the foul vaginal odour. You must eat Indian gooseberry daily, either in raw or in any other forms like pickles, murabba, powder and so on.
Wiping away is pure common sense; move bacteria away from, not towards, the vagina/ urethra. You can strengthen your anal, vaginal and urinary muscles with a special exercise called a Kegel (repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor). This will help vagina to fight with various infections more effectively as well as will help in problems such as loose vagina, vaginal prolapse etc.
Stronger muscles can also help you relax and may control pain and provide more pleasure during intercourse.
Wash and clean the vaginal area thoroughly with a mild soap and pat dry. Choose a discreet and secluded location inside home. Expose the inner vagina to direct sunlight. The skin covering this part is very thin and blood capillaries lie very close to the surface. Exposing this part to sunlight allows the cleansing of blood coursing through these capillaries and fights any localised infection such as yeast and fungi. Avoid sunbathing between 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, since the sun rays are too strong during these hours. Those hours, when the rays of the sun shine at deviated angles such as mornings and evenings are better for healing. An exposure of 10-20 minutes is optimal. The sun can help regulate the production of hormones. Repeat this on alternate days for a week. Observe the improvements for sure.
A. Douching is known to have no adverse side effects. On the contrary, it may be helpful in maintaining the vulva- vaginal health. Vaginal odour is a very common problem that most of the females have to deal with at least once or twice in their life. Vaginal odour can be due to a number of reasons such as bacterial growth, sexually transmitted diseases, yeast infections and poor hygiene. If the problem is due to some kind of infection, there can be symptoms like itching and redness in the vaginal area. No matter what is the reason behind vaginal odour, it can be very embarrassing.