1. Make a yogurt tampon
This isn’t a DIY project for your Pinterest board, but it will help soothe thrush symptoms. The NHS advise you to push a tampon back down the applicator, and add a teaspoon of live yogurt in the top, and get inserting. Make sure it’s a natural yogurt with live cultures, not a fromage frais – that will do you NO favors.
2. Pelvic floor exercise? There’s an app for that.
Pelvic floor exercises are crucial for making your orgasms way better and boosting your bladder control. Use an app like Kegel Trainer to learn how it’s done, get into the habit and get helpful reminders to keep you on track.
3. Use a condom
Besides the obvious reasons for using condoms, they are actually better for your vaginal health than other contraceptive methods. Semen has a pH score of 7.0-8.0, which can interfere with the vagina’s pH which is around 4.5. So scientists reckon keeping semen out of the equation is better for your lady garden.
4. Make your vagina taste better with fruit juice
Although there’s no scientific explanation, many women report a change in the taste of their vagina from drinking unsweetened pineapple juice. While you’re never quite going to smell like a Chupa Chup, feeling more confident about your smell can help you relax in the moment. On the flipside, asparagus, red meat, and cigarettes can all contribute to different odors. You really are what you eat.
5. Witch hazel also works wonders
A dab of witch hazel on a cotton ball right after shaving helps shrink the pores right away, reducing the chance of firecrotch (see above). It’ll sting a little, so be warned. But no pain, no gain. What’s the betting that phrase was invented by someone that knew the unique horror of desperately needing to itch your crotch at the least convenient moments?