As we all know, there are a lot of things that can be done to a vagina, some good and some bad. The good: sex, orgasms, vibrators, etc. The bad: inserting random things in there, douching, using any product with a scent. Unfortunately, there are some common misconceptions about what’s actually good for you when it comes to your vagina, which means that a lot of people end up with some pretty bad down there habits. Over the past few days, I have been seeing an article circulate the internet claiming that you should always use a blow dryer on your vagina after having sex. I assumed that nobody would actually take that advice, but after searching around, I learned that this is pretty common thing people do to their vaginas. So is this the trick you’ve been missing out on? Should you blow dry your vagina after having sex?
The advice comes from a book titled The Complete A- Z For Your V by Dr. Alyssa Dweck. Dr. Dweck suggests blow drying your vagina after sex in order to help prevent yeast infections. But, many gynos don’t really agree with Dr. Dweck’s vaginal drying method. Dr. Vanessa Mackay told Metro.co.uk that it’s not necessary to use a blow dryer down there. Sure, you can use it to dry off your pubes, if that’s what you are into, but you shouldn’t put it close to your vulva or clitoris. Dr. Mackay said, “It is unnecessary for women to use hair dryers to dry their vaginas, and there is a risk these devices could burn the skin and disturb the vagina’s delicate balance of bacteria.” So, not only is it unnecessary, it can actually be dangerous.
The vagina has a lot of good bacteria that is there is protect it. If you are blow drying that area, that good bacteria can be disturbed. Vaginas are complex and delicate. By “delicate,” I don’t mean that they will break easily, I mean that there is a lot that goes into maintaining a healthy vagina. You need to be sure to wear the right underwear and eat the right foods. You also need to be sure that you don’t do anything dangerous, like put a blow dryer near your vagina. Please, don’t try this!
While blow drying your vagina isn’t a good idea, it is true that you should have a dry vagina before putting on underwear or pants in order to prevent yeast infections. You want to be sure to let your vagina breathe, especially after having sex. In order to do that, you should be sure to air dry down there, not add heat. One way to do that is to go commando for a few hours, or at least make sure you’re wearing cotton underwear.
There is also a wild rumor that says that blow drying your vagina can kill sperm, and that is just 100 percent false. You should always be using protection, like a condom, to prevent pregnancy – not putting hot tools near your vag. Be careful, girls. If you have any questions about your vaginal health, you should be sure to make an appointment with your gyno.
What do you think of blow drying your vagina? Tell us in the comments!