8 Ways to Take Care of Your Body’s Special Parts

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2) Give it room to breathe

Regularly wearing tight pants, not changing out of wet clothing for long periods of time, overuse of certain bubble baths and body washes are all common culprits responsible for vaginal infections.  It doesn’t take much to upset the delicate balance of this organ and many innocent behaviors can lead to a yeast infection.  A yeast infection occurs when there is an overgrowth of naturally occurring candidas albicans fungus in the vagina.  Symptoms include burning or soreness, intense itching and/or dryness, a strong offensive odor from vaginal discharge, as well as thick clumpy discharge with the consistency of cottage cheese.

Since fungus thrives in warm, moist, dark places it is important to allow your vagina some breathing room.  Sleep in cotton underwear or loose shorts to allow it to come up for air.

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