Now that it is almost summer, you might actually start exercising over the next few months. You know, going to a leisurely bike ride, doing some yoga, or running past your crush’s house every day to see if they notice you. Not because you should be losing weight because you’re perfect (duh) but because the warmer weather might inspire you to carpe diem and get some fresh air and a little run or workout in. That’s good! Exercising is actually really good for you and you should do it if you want, especially if it’s nice and warm outside. BUT, as with anything ever, you should be sure to research what exercising can do to your body. Specifically, what it can do to your vagina. And TBH, it can do some pretty annoying things.
I know it’s not really something you think about, but your workout routine can actually affect your vagina, in both good and bad ways. Unfortunately, most of them are bad ways, so it’s even more important to do a little research before you head out on a run or make your way to the gym. You really don’t want to get hurt down there! If you’re looking to jumpstart your summer workout routine, be sure to check out these weird and random ways exercising can affect your vagina.
You Can Get A Yeast InfectionUnfortunately, there are a lot of ways to get a yeast infection, and sitting too long in your sweaty workout clothes is one of them. When you're working out, your whole body is sweaty AF, which can cause some funky things to happen to your vagina. To combat this, be sure to wear loose, breathable underwear when exercising, and also change out of your clothes right away. Image Source: iStock
You Can Get Saddle SoreIf you're into biking, odds are good that you will 1) have super toned legs and 2) get a sore vagina. It happens! Bike seats are not the kindest thing to your vag, and it can cause soreness for a while afterwards. If you want to avoid this, try getting a seat protector that can help give your vagina a little bit of a cushion. Image Source: iStock
You Might Get An Ingrown HairI KNOW it seems like everything on this earth can cause an ingrown hair, but it's true. When you're wearing those tight workout leggings that make your butt look good, you're also at risk for ingrown hairs. Since your clothes are so tight, they can be super restricting and not good for your vagina. Be sure to be cautious when picking out your workout wear. Image Source: iStock
You Can Get A RashIt makes sense: the friction and sweat that happens when you workout can cause a little bit of a rash down there, which can get super uncomfortable. In order to minimize the rash risk, be sure to use a little bit of baby powder in your underwear to keep your vag safe. Image Source: iStock
Your Vagina Can BruiseOkay, this sucks, but it happens. Vagina's can bruise, and it can HURT. It's more likely to happen when you you're biking and cycling. Not only that, but your vagina can also bruise from having super rough sex. Be sure to take it slow when it comes to your vagina and if you start to feel pain, stop whatever you're doing to avoid bruising. If you bike regularly, it should go away eventually. Image Source: iStock
Your Vagina Can TearFun face, you can actually tear your vagina. It sucks. If you're doing some intense yoga, you're putting your vagina at risk of tearing or getting little cuts. Be sure to take it easy and never push yourself too hard! Image Source: iStock
Your Periods Can Get LighterOkay, there are SOME good things that can come from exercising. When you workout regularly, it can actually help your period be lighter. Plus, the endorphins you feel when you are working out can actually help ease your painful cramps. So, if you're feeling crappy during that time of the month (who doesn't, TBH), going for a little run might help you out. Image Source: iStock
Which one of the vagina facts shocked you the most? Tell us in the comments!