Now that it’s actually officially fall and the sweater weather madness is in full swing, we can start to expect cooler weather. This means wearing all of your cute skirts with tights, or patterned leggings that you have been looking forward to rocking all year. But while you’re so busy making your awesome DIY Halloween costume or making pumpkin-spiced everything, it can be easy to forget about taking care of your body, or more specifically, your vagina.
I know you’ve got a lot on your mind this time of year, but as the weather gets more and more chilly, it’s important to make sure your vagina is well-taken care of. There are actually some weird ways that the fall weather and what comes with it can really affect your vagina. Overall, fall is great! It’s arguably the best time of year, even if it does get a little brisk outside. But still, there are some things you might not know about how the colder weather can actually really affect your vagina. It’s important to be aware of this stuff so that you can understand what’s really going on down there. Check out these weird things about how fall can affect your vagina!
Your Chance Of A Yeast Infection Goes DownWe might all be mourning the loss of summer, but there is an upside to the weather getting colder: you'll get less sweaty down there, which will mean you are less likely to get a yeast infection. You're also going to be putting away the bathing suits for a few months, which means your vagina will be able to take a break from the harmful pool chemicals you've been swimming in all summer. Image Source: iStock
But Tighter Clothes Can Still Put You At RiskYou know that your fave pair of leggings could actually put you at risk for a yeast infection? When you wear tighter clothes, like leggings or skinny jeans, you are not letting your vagina breath, which can cause a build up of bacteria. So, no, this doesn't mean you should throw out your favorite pair of jeans, but you should try not to wear them every day! Image Source: iStock
It Won't Dry Your Vagina OutEven though the cool, dry weather of Autumn may seem like it would be the enemy of your vagina, don't worry, it actually won't harm your vagina too much. Your vagina has it's very own lubrication system, so even if its cold and dry on the outside, you will be good down there! Image Source: iStock
You Might Be Having More SexAutumn is the time to get all cozy with bae, right? Well, you're definitely not alone. Studies have shown that couples have more sex in the fall and winter, which means your vagina might be getting a little bit more of a workout when it starts getting cooler. Be sure to use protection though, since December is the most common time to get pregnant. Image Source: iStock
Not Enough Sun Can Be Bad For Your VagYou know how you spent all of those summer months basking in the sun's rays and getting all of that Vitamin D? It turns out, going from getting all of that Vitamin D to getting very little could actually have an affect on your vagina by increasing risk of certain infections, specifically bacterial vaginosis, which is an overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina. A good way to prevent this is too be sure to spend some time outside, even if it's a little chilly! Your body needs sun, girl. Image Source: iStock
Getting A Cold Could Be Bad For Your VaginaWe all know that fall is the beginning of the dreaded cold and flu season, but did you know that certain cold medicines could actually be harmful to your vagina? Certain antibiotics can also destroy your vagina's natural flora, which means that your cold might be feeling better, but your vagina could be feeling worse. If you do get a cold, don't worry, just be sure to have some food that is rich in antibiotics to help protect your vagina. Image Source: iStock
Taking A Bubble Bath Might Harm Your VaginaI know that taking a nice warm bath on a chilly fall night sounds amazing, but be careful next time you decide to step into your bath. Certain soaps and body washes can strip your vagina of its vaginal flora, which helps protect your vagina from any nasty infections. So, you can totally take your pumpkin spice scented bubble bath, but just be cautious. Image Source: iStock
Which of these facts surprised you the most? Tell us in the comments!