3. Shape and Style of Your Underwear


“Buy the underwear that makes you feel good and that is comfortable,” says Lauren Streicher, M.D., clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Medical Center. Be honest about the right size and style for your body type. It should not be too tight or too loose. Be sure the fabric covers the labia folds of the vaginal area.

2. Different Panties for Different Uses

Wearing Dirty Underwear

Thongs and lace can be irritating. It is suggested you save them for a sexy date night rather than for everyday wear. Thongs could become a bacteria carrier by acting as a wick from the anus to the vaginal tract, causing urinary tract infections or vaginitis. It helps if the crotch area has a cotton lining, and cotton is best for infection control due to its ventilation and absorption of wetness. Make sure your panties are not too tight as to become irritating. There are markets for period panties, for pregnancy, and performance or workout underwear.

1. The Role of Diet and Hygiene for Vaginal Health


Diet does play a role in your propensity to develop yeast infections, such as sugar issues like poorly controlled diabetes, oral contraceptives, high antibiotic use, or even pregnancy. There are some women who love taking bubble baths or like keeping their vaginal area clean with douching, but too much of either could cause irritation leading to infection.


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