A whopping seventy-three (73) percent of over 500 women who participated in an exclusive FabOverFifty poll revealed that they use body wash or soap to cleanse their vaginas. Only 13 percent pass the test, and use vaginal cleansing wash. So what do the 13 percent of women probably know that the vast majority of us don’t?
They likely know that perfumed body washes and soaps can irritate the sensitive skin down there, because even if you’re a thick-skinned kind of gal, that doesn’t apply to your vagina. As we age, this delicate skin starts to lose natural oils, just like the skin on the rest of our bodies, which can cause itching, pain, dryness, and even bleeding. Besides menopause, vaginal dryness can be caused by diabetes and antidepressants.
Although most of our mothers, and doctors, didn’t tell us how to cleanse our vaginas, it’s no longer taboo to talk about them. And, what we’re learning from those who finally are speaking up, is that sexual health is pretty darn important, physically and emotionally. Fortunately, more companies than ever before are creating products that can help us stay sexually healthy. Uniderm, based in Italy, is one of them and it’s come to America with its intimate hygiene line, called Lubrigyn.