The War On Pubic Hair

Hairless May Be Hazardous

Now that we’ve straighten out the difference between vulva and vagina, let’s be honest – the vulva and vagina can be a troublesome area for women. The skin around the vagina or the vulva is some of the most sensitive skin on the body. Still, we shave, we wax, we clip, we tweeze, we thread and we laser our vulva to keep it looking “pretty.” Some say the porn industry is to blame for women’s increased pressure to remove the hair in their pubic area. Pornography has become widely accepted in the general public and more women are mimicking what they see. As a result, we interfere with normal conditions and irritate the skin, causing problems such as the following:

  • Itching
  • Razor Burn
  • Nicks
  • Cuts
  • Bunips
  • Piniples/ Blisters
  • Ingrown Hairs

Folliculitis: an infection in the hair follicle usually caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph) or a fungus. There are some natural treatments procedures to help. However, these are not comprehensive, and if you are having any serious problems, you should consult your medical provider.

Itching /Razor Burn: Razor burns can be treated quickly with apple cider vinegar. Its anti—inflammatory properties work to reduce
inflammation as well as the itching sensation. Plus, the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar helps prevent infection.

  1. Dab a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it on the affected area.
  2. Allow it to dry, and then wash it off with water.
  3. Do this two or three times a day until the burning sensation stops.

Nicks: Immediately apply witch hazel. It’s a natural astringent and will help constrict blood vessels and slow down the bleeding. If you don’t have witch hazel, try eye drops made to zap redness, or an ice cube, for the same effect.

Bumps: Tea tree oil is great for so many things and can really help to clear up bumps that come along with waxing or shaving. You just have to rub some oil on the affected areas and it will help to moisturize the skin and clear those bumps away. You can add a few drops of vitamin E oil to that or just rub it on by itself after you have finished your hair removal method of choice.

Pimples: Getting rid of dead skin cells not oily helps get a closer shave, but cleans skin. There’s less chance of  transferring bacteria, causing pimples to pop up. Use a natural exfoliate, such as baking soda, or an ayate washcloth.

  1. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda and one cup of water.
  2. Dip a cotton ball solution.
  3. Dab it on the affected skin.
  4. Leave it on for five minutes and then wash it off with
    cold water.
  5. Repeat two or three times daily as needed.

Ingrown Hairs/Folliculitis: Toner is one of those overlooked products you might have hiding in your bathroom drawer. Once a day, wipe your bikini area with a cotton ball dipped in aloe vera toner. Repeat this a day or two following a bikini wax – your skin will be extra sensitive.

Things You Should Know About The Female Genitalia

Don’t Believe The Hype

The Female genitalia is often at the center of conversation. Men obsess over it, the media objectifies it, and big companies make billions Women in Bikiniselling products for it. Women are told that they need powders, creams, sprays, douches, and feminine wipes to keep their vulva and vagina healthy. However, the truth is, using these products can change the delicate balance of vaginal flora (organisms that live in the vagina) and acidity in a health vagina. One way to look at it is in a healthy vagina there are both good and bad bacteria. A balance of the level of bacteria types helps maintain an acidic environment. Any changes can cause an overgrowth of bad bacteria, which can lead to a yeast infection or bacteria vaginosis. Plus, if you have a vaginal infection, “vaginal cleansing,” such as douching can push the bacteria, causing the infection, further up into the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.

If you want to clean your vulva, a woman needs only mild soap and water. The vagina, however, is like a self cleaning oven; it is naturally acidic and contains rich quantities of beneficial bacteria that helps fend off infection and maintain a normal pH level. And, just as our
mouth produces saliva to cleanse the mouth, a healthy vagina will secrete small amounts of discharge to keep itself clean. Any interference with these normal conditions, quantities of beneficial bacteria that helps fend off infection and maintain a normal pH level. And, just as our
mouth produces saliva to cleanse the mouth, a healthy vagina will secrete small amounts of discharge to keep itself clean. An interference with these normal conditions, and vaginal irritation or infection will occur.

Vulva vs. Vagina – There’s a Difference

The proper name for a woman’s outer genitalia is vulva, but vagina is what everyone calls it. “Vagina” has linguistically evolved to mean all lady parts. However, vulva and vagina are anatomical terms with specific definitions. The vulva is defined as the area between the legs and includes pubic hair, the clitoris, the labia majora, the labia minora, the urethra, as well as the vagina. The vagina is just defined as the passage between the uterus and the external genitals. The vulva is described in more detail below.Pubic Hair

Pubic hair is the hair that grows around the genital and anal regions. It varies in color, texture, length, and thickness and often extends up the front, back or onto the thighs. Pubic hair provides protection and cushioning to your genitals, and transmits sensation. Some people
choose to get rid of their pubic hair for fashion or cultural reasons.

Clitoris

At the top of the labia minora, there is a fold of skin called the clitoral hood. This connects to the tip of the clitoris. The clitoris actually extends internally and is full of nerve endings-15,000 of them-and the tip of the clitoris is usually the most sensitive area on the vulva and is the only organ on the entire body that’s sole purpose is sexual arousal.

Labia Majora and Labia Minora

Women have two sets of labia: the labia majora (outer labia) and the labia minora (inner labia), which sit inside the outer labia. There are lots of other names for the labia minora. You might call them flaps or lips but, whatever you call them, the labia minora have a ver important
function. They protect the vagina and they’re also full of nerve endings that provide sensation and lubrication during sex.

Urethra

Urethra is the urinary opening, the tiny opening where a woman urinates from. Resembling a tubular structure, it develops a connection between the urinary bladder and the genital organs in the human body.

Vagina

The vagina is only one part of the vulva, but many people call the entire outside part of women’s genitals the vagina. The only part of the vagina that’s visible from the outside is the opening. Most of the vagina is actually on the inside and it leads all the way up to the cervix.