How much do you know about intimate health? What do you do when you think you’ve got ‘a problem’ down there? Do you talk about it? Try to ignore it? Would you know how to treat it?
We all know talking about intimate health can be a little embarrassing to discuss, so understanding they types of issues us girls can face, can prevent embarrassment, if we know what we’re treating.
I’m not prone to intimate health issues. The only time I’ve been treated for something is after labour with both boys. You go through the birth of a child, walk like a penguin for a week and survive on painkillers to numb the pain, then you’re facing an infection or other issue. Cheers!
Because I’m lucky and haven’t suffered with many intimate health issues, I probably don’t know half of what I could suffer with. I’m 31 and I’ve never even heard of ‘BV’ before! Having said that, I’m usually pretty comfortable talking about more intimate matters with people close to me. I’m usually more embarrassed talking with a health professional, but wouldn’t hold anything back.
Canesten® believe that if women know more about their intimate health they will be better equipped to make the right health decisions. If women are more willing to speak openly, this can help them to be more confident and comfortable in their own bodies and happier overall.
Canesten® have invited me to take their myth buster quiz, to see how much I know about women’s intimate health and Bacterial Vaginosis. I’ve already mentioned I’m not that experienced with many issues personally so I’m not expecting to know much!
What is Bacterial Vaginosis?
BV is the most common cause of vaginal infections in women of childbearing age, yet women
are still confused between this and thrush.
Over 75% of women will suffer from thrush at least once in their life, whilst sufferers of BV may not have even heard of the condition itself. Bacterial vaginosis, or as it more commonly known, BV is caused by the presence of certain bacteria which leads to a pH imbalance in your vagina.
- Unpleasant odour (thrush is odourless)
- Watery/greyish white looking discharge (thrush would cause thicker discharge)
Different factors can affect the pH balance of your vagina, including over-washing with perfumed soaps and shower gels in the intimate area, using antibiotics and having sexual intercourse.
Have you ever heard of BV before?
More information about BV can be found on:
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