Women learn about feminine hygiene and the right way to care for their bodies in many different ways, and from many different sources. From people (like your mom, an aunt, a teacher, a doctor or a friend who probably doesn't know much more than you), to resources (like books, pamphlets, Wikipedia, or commercials for feminine hygiene products), there are plenty of ways to learn about the female body. But chances are, there are still some feminine hygiene tips no one ever taught you.
When a woman reaches adulthood, she's expected (and required) to make decisions that help her care for herself. And they aren't always easy. Between your choice of regular hygiene routine to what kinds of feminine hygiene products you buy at that time of the month, there are many decisions women need to make related to feminine hygiene. Not only are those decisions quite personal, but they can change over the course of your adult life depending on need and new information. Education is a really important component, which is why knowing these six tips — from choosing cotton to saying no to scents — that you may never have been taught before could be a total game-changer.