Her Flow 

5 Vaginal Conditions You Need To Know About

All the intel you need on these below-the-belt conditions. Let’s be honest for a hot second, okay? Having a vagina ain’t easy. It calls for a whole lot more upkeep than another sexual organ (cough, penis, cough), and unfortunately some of the well-intentioned efforts we put into making it look good—waxing, shaving, and cleaning with scented soaps and powders—only end up aggravating it and causing significant irritation, rashes, or a god-awful itch. Now for the good news: If you notice any of these symptoms appearing where you least expected them,…

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Her Flow 

6 Reasons Your Vagina Hurts

There’s the kind of down-there pain that follows over-zealous sex—but then there are other types that are a bit more serious. And unlike diagnosing, say, high cholesterol, identifying what’s causing your hoo-ha to hurt isn’t always easy. Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., clinical professor of obstestrics and gynecology at Yale School of Medicine, explains six of the most common causes of below-the-belt pain—and what to do if you experience these symptoms. 1. Herpes No one wants to believe they’ve contracted an STI, but according to the Center for Disease Control, about…

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Girlfriendz 

6 Crucial Foods for a Healthier Vagina

You are what you eat, and apparently, so is your vagina. Given that your diet affects pretty much everything from your menstrual cycle to your mood, it’s no surprise that it can affect how things are going in your nether regions. Here are a few tips from experts to keep everything down there working as it should. 1. Eat plenty of prebiotics and probiotics. According to Jennie Ann Freiman, M.D., your vagina, like your gut, requires healthy bacteria to fight infections and maintain a normal pH. The bacteria in the…

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