There’s hygiene, and then there’s personal hygiene. A whole other spectrum and a whole other level of care required for your sensitive areas. While it is understood that hygiene is essential, pubic care is more essential and sensitive than you’d think.
Sure, we love using body washes, perfumes, scented moisturizers and more. But did you know these products are doing you more harm than good in the pubic area? Our bodies are a chemical composition which act an react in accordance to the elements we introduce to them. You might particularly find this noticeable when it comes to the private region. Pubic growth may help with friction against clothing, but it also plays a vital role in safeguarding you from bacterial infections, foreign particles and even injuries. These 5 tips will alleviate discomfort from your genitals and help you maintain proper pubic care for a happy down under, no matter what you orientation is!
5 TIPS FOR PROPER PUBIC CARE FOR ALL HUMANS
AVOID CHEMICAL-BASED PRODUCTS OR SCENTED PRODUCTS.
Sure, they smell good. Sure, they may have chemicals that promise certain things. One thing the label doesn’t mention is how they adversely affect you. In fact, studies have shown that these harsh chemicals tend to dry out your skin and cause irritation. It is recommended that you wash your pubic region with warm to lukewarm water (Not hot!) and clean it thoroughly. Alternately, since your private area has a specific pH level, a good idea is to use a pH balancing wash to keep it clean and maintain pH levels. You can purchase them at any local pharmacist or medical store.
2. BE GENTLE
Umm, contrary to what some people may do, your crotch is not your own personal guitar. So don’t strum it and be harsh. Be gentle, handle with love and extra care. While washing, or rinsing, don’t treat them harshly but wash them with soft hands. This time, do not GO hard or go home.
3. PAT IT DRY!
We honestly CANNOT stress this enough. Sometimes, your pubic area is a good breeding ground for germs, bacteria and infections. From yeast, to fungal, and many more unpleasant experiences and afflictions. Once you use the restroom, remember to pat your pubic hair and region dry with a towel or tissue ensuring that it doesn’t stay moist for a longer period. Moisture allows growth and that could aggravate the building of bacteria in your privates. Wash your hands properly before cleaning your genitals and use a clean cloth to make it dry. This is the basic of pubic care 101!
4. PUBIC CARE? PUBIC HAIR! TRIM THAT BUSH.
Maintain a suitable length when it comes to your pubic hair growth. Keep it trimmed and manageable. Often heat and sweat can develop bacteria around your crotch which may become the brooding area for many diseases such as unwanted warts or rashes from overgrowth. Moreover, extensive growth can cause pokiness and discomfort, to the extent of interrupting your daily movement.
Additionally, it is important for people with penises to remember to properly clean underneath the foreskin as well. Just don’t clean it from the outer region. As the foreskin remains largely moist, it can cause warts, rashes and can develop fungi and bacteria. Yikes!
5. WEAR LOOSE, BREATHABLE UNDIES!
Let that crotch breathe, people! It’s safe to say that while common sense dictates obviously wearing clean and fresh undergarments (!!!), it’s important to wear ones made of breathable fabric too. Our pubic region is an area that largely remains covered. This could lock in wetness, moisture, sweat etc that leads to infections, especially if wearing synthetic fabric or nylon near it. Always opt for breathable fabric such as cotton or natural fibers to help your skin stay away from unwanted moisture.