13 Daily Habits that are Bad for Your Reproductive Health
As women, our reproductive health is very important and we should do all within our powers to protect it. This is because a little mistake here can be the difference between having a reproductive system that functions with ease and one that would need assistance to carry out its functions.
A lot of women have found themselves at this junction through one or more seemingly innocent daily habits that were carried out in their lives.
Here are seven of such daily or common habits that have such major and damaging impacts on our reproductive health:
Seven Dangerous Daily Habits to Avoid
1.Washing Your Coochie with Soap
While wanting to have a clean coochie is expected, choosing to wash with soap is actually dangerous to your health.
Your coochie contains a natural flora of bacteria, which coexist to keep your womanhood healthy and free of infections
However, when you wash with soap, you disrupt this natural order of things as not just the bad guys, but the good bacteria (lactobacilli) get killed as well, leaving you prone to infections, including regular yeast outbreak.
Your coochie is actually self-cleaning and can keep itself clean. It does this through the periodical secretion of a clear, white discharge and therefore, requires no further assistance.
Healthcare practitioners strongly recommend sticking with this, but if you must clean, you should do so with a non-cented soap. Avoid antiseptic soaps as much as possible and clean only occasionally.
2.Carrying Out Regular or Periodical Dooching
Dooching is a process of washing the coochie. Women who dooch do so with the intention of cleaning their vajayjay and use a store-bought or locally made one (made from water and vinegar) to do so.
The dooch is sprayed into the coochie using a tube and just like washing, ends up killing both the bad and the good bacteria that protect it, leaving you vulnerable to infections.
This might sound unbelievable and although a little rare, happens amongst girls that share an enclosed space or ones who have become close friends overcome.
Besides this being an awful practice, this daily it also leaves you exposed to whatever infection the other person might have.
4.Using a Pad for Too Long
Another habit that’s bad for your health is wearing a pad or tampon for too long. No matter how light your flow, it is recommended you don’t wear a pad for longer than 6-8 hours as doing so leaves you susceptible to lingering bad odour, infection and in extreme cases, toxic shock (a health condition characterized by fever, low blood pressure respiratory disorder and kidney issues or failure).
5.Failing to Pee Right After the ‘Do’
During intercourse there’s a high possible of bacteria being retained in your urethra and these finding their way into your reproductive system, leading to a urinary tract infection.
When you pee right after intercourse, you eliminate this bacteria, leaving you risk-free.
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6.Wearing Very Tight Jeans
While wearing tight clothes, especially smug fitting jeans might be fashionably, they aren’t healthy for your reproductive health.
Tight jeans increases the heat in your groin region, leaving you prone to yeast and fungal infections, urinary tract infection as well as endometriosis.
7.Not Using Condoms
Being on the pills might be a good way to keep unwanted pregnancy away, but its usually not enough to keep STIs away.
While you are sure of your sexual history, you can never be a hundred percent sure of your partner’s and choosing to use a condom might save you a whole lot of troubles.
8.Not Carrying Out a Regular Fertility Cleanse
Each day, as we interact with the environment, we pick up toxins that negatively impact us in more ways than one.
While our bodies can naturally clean out toxins, it gets way too much of this, giving it a much harder time to keep eliminate them.
Every woman should carry out a regular fertility Cleanse as an overload of toxins greatly reduce the normal functioning of our system.
Women who are trying to conceive are strongly advised to carry out a fertility cleanse as this toxin overload negatively impacts conception or gets passed from the mother to the baby in vitro when conception does take place.
There are a few methods you can adopt to cleanse your system and these and include drinking lemon water, eating a fertility diet, making use of fertility herbs like dandelion, flaxseed, and milk thistle, carrying out a fertility massage or undergoing a castor oil therapy.
9.Failing to Thoroughly Clean Their Undies Occasionally
Washing your undies daily is strongly encouraged, however, some health experts are of the opinion daily washing might not be enough to completely eliminate the bacteria as some survive the daily washing. Which is why it is recommended women also carry out regular (as often as monthly) sun-drying to kill off all pathogens completely.
10.Wiping from Back to Front
This is one of the daily habits that won’t just harm your reproductive system, but will bring about a lot of discomfort and pain from while at it. The proper way of taking a wipe is important as doing it wrongly could see you getting infected.
The proper way to wipe as a woman is from front to back and not back to front as starting from the back brings bacteria and other pathogens from your rectum into your coochie.
11.Wearing Wet Undies
You might have a favourite pair of undies and need it for a special occasion, but if it washed and not quite dry, you might want to keep off wearing it.
This s because most pathogens need a moist environment to replicate and your wet undies would produce just that enabling environment.
12.Sleeping with Undies
There are a lot of benefits to sleeping commando at night and one of these is that it gives your vajayjay the room to breathe.
As earlier said, too much heat or moist encourages the reproduction of harmful bacteria and in the same vein, an aired out vajayjay would have less of this opportunity.
13.Failing to Exercise
Lastly, failing to exercise regularly is bad for your health and heart. You should work out an exercise plan that’s great for you and start out small until your body gets used to it.
The benefits of these daily habits whether carried out daily or regularly are instantaneous and your health will thank you for it.