As a woman, you really put your body through the ringer — the good, the bad, and the downright scary. (Pap smears, anyone? Yikes!) But no body part endures as much hell as the vagina. From periods to intercourse and even birthing a child, your vagina has seen it all. And just like every other part of your bodies, it’s important to take care of your lady parts. Unfortunately, there several ways you might be hurting your vagina without knowing it.
The truth it, as much you may love your lady parts, you probably aren’t giving your vagina the attention it deserves. Think about it. When was the last time you had a conversation — or even thought about — the health of your vagina? My guess is not as frequently as you should. And the smallest things, from your underwear selection to your sexual habits, can do some serious harm. The good news is that with a little bit of effort, that’s an easy habit to break. Read on to learn about the seven most common mistakes women make when it comes to caring for their vaginas, and how to tweak your habits to fix them. After all, doesn’t your vagina deserve to be happy and healthy too?