There’s no denying that regular sweat sessions are awesome for your health. But what about the health of your vagina? Whether it’s getting chafed during a long run or compressed after an hour of cycling, sometimes it feels like your favorite workout does you more harm than good below the belt.
Still, you can’t exactly use your vagina as an excuse to blow off the gym. That’s because just a few small tweaks to your favorite workout will dial back the likelihood of an injury or infection. “For each exercise endeavor, there’s a way to make it better for your delicate lady flower.
Burning and chafing while running
As most runners are painfully aware, logging miles leads to some serious rubbing down below. Sweaty clothing and skin rubbing against skin can cause painful stinging or burning and a red rash. This typically happens in and around the groin, inner thighs, and nipples.
So how do you keep your vagina and the surrounding area from becoming a red, irritated nightmare? By sticking to “tighter-fitting and moisture-wicking or cotton clothes,” which all help keep you dry.Also “applying A + D ointment, Vaseline, or cornstarch” on the vulva, groin, and inner thighs before you pound the pavement, so if you do start to sweat, the chafing won’t be so bad. (But, please, never put any of these things inside your vagina!)
A yeast infection after a swim
While you’re hanging around the locker room in a wet swimsuit talking to friends after your swim class, you’re allowing potentially harmful microbes time to set up shop in and around your vagina.One of the most common is a yeast infection, caused by an overgrowth of the naturally occurring yeast in your vagina. Yeast thrive in warm, moist places—such as the crotch area of your wet swimsuit. My advice? Get out of that suit, take a shower (or at least towel yourself off between your legs thoroughly), and put on clean, dry clothes, so yeast have no place to multiply.
Post-workout bacterial rashes
As much as you may love your yoga pants, running shorts, or that super-comfy sports bra, keeping them on after your workout or class has ended increases the chance of developing a yeast infection as well as a bacterial infection on the skin around your vagina.Bacteria are big fans of moist, dark areas—making your cute athleisure outfit the perfect place for breeding. So before you rock your cute yoga leggings to brunch, remember: after any workout,take off and shower.
..Am guilty of this and sometimes even sleep off wearing them *shy*… guess you’ve learnt now like me…Feel free to drop any question on the comment box…