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Monday, May 24, 2010

Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is a common condition that women experience at least once in their life- many suffering from the symptom on a frequent basis. For those that are unfamiliar with vaginal dryness, let us discuss the signs, the causes, and how it can be treated.

Vaginal dryness creates an itchiness or burning sensation in the vaginal region. It is irritating and uncomfortable to sit or move around. It is also associated with painful sexual intercourse because the body is not producing its normal level of natural lubricate.

Vaginal dryness can be caused by a number of factors including your activities, medications you are taking, certain feminine products you might use, and your health. Your body goes through different phases that affect your estrogen level and if your estrogen levels are low, your body is not producing the lubrication that your vagina needs.

To further explain the factors that lead to low estrogen levels or vaginal dryness, we compiled a list...

  • Intercourse
  • Extreme Exercise
  • Stress or fatigue
  • Nursing
  • Recent Child Birth

  • Antidepressants
  • Antihistamines
  • Antibiotics

  • Soaps
  • Douches
  • Tampons
  • Condoms
  • Diaphragms or hormonal contraceptives

  • Cancer- receiving radiation or chemotherapy treatments
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy

If you are experiencing vaginal dryness, the first thing to do is to bring it o the attention of your doctor. They might want to do an exam to make sure there are no further concerns.

After speaking with a physician, you can prevent feminine dryness from occurring by...
  • Proper water intake will help ensure enough liquids to flow throughout your body
  • Avoiding soaps, bubble baths, and douches that dry out your vaginal area
  • Participating in regular sexual activity will cause your body to produce more natural lubricants
  • Using water based lubricants during sexual activity will decrease pain from intercourse
  • Applying vaginal creams or lubricating gels will help relieve itching or burning

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Difference between a Douche and Intimore™

Feminine Hygiene is a debated topic among women. Many do not know enough about the subject and feel uncomfortable discussing it with friends and family or asking their doctor questions.

To help clarify a common aspect of feminine hygiene, we will discuss what a douche is and how Intimore™ washes differ.

What is a Douche?

The term douche refers to a device used to introduce a stream of liquid into the body for hygienic purposes. The liquid is typically either water, a combination of water and vinegar, or antiseptic chemicals. Moreover, the body part most commonly associated with douching is the vagina. It is also sometimes referred to as “vaginal irrigation” or “rinsing of the vagina”.

Many doctors and health professionals feel strongly against douching. They claim that the process is dangerous because it interferes with the natural cleansing of the vagina and bacterial culture. The interference can often lead to irritation, mostly in the form of a yeast infection.

How does Intimore™ differ?

Intimore™ products are hygienic and medically oriented for external use. They include feminine washes, lubricate gels, and cleansing wipes.

Intimore™ products contain ingredients like Lactic Acid and allantoin, which enhance the vaginas natural protection instead of taking away what the body needs. The products are for external use and not internally used, so they do not cause yeast infections or irritation. They rather prevent an imbalance of vaginal organisms, which could lead to infectivity. The products are also free of chemical preservatives, are free of Paraben and SLS and finally are for daily use.