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How to clean your vagina for odour free oral sex

Here's how to care for your genitals before a night of oral sex.

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Oral sex can be fun, but something that most women worry about is how the area down there smells or in some cases, even tastes. It is common to feel self-conscious when your man goes down there to give you some oral pleasure. If you are about to have oral sex and are worried, here are some hygiene tips you can follow. Here's a guide on performing oral sex for the most amazing orgasm.

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Take a shower: Washing up is one of the best ways to clean yourself up before the act. Showering just before the act is a great way to ensure that you are clean down there. What's more, you can use this pre-sex shower as a precursor to a great time in the sack. Step into the shower with your partner and let things start to heat up. If it does so happen that you end up having sex in the shower itself, here are some sex positions you can try.

Tame the jungle: Another key to staying clean and odour free is to trim, shave or epilate the hair down there. This is because your hair shaft tends to hold on to excrement or vaginal fluids, allowing the build up of harmful organisms that can lead to a foul odour. Apart from that when your man goes down on you, having a mouth full of hair may not be the best sensation. Here are some options to trim the bikini area.

Tips to clean yourself down there:

Your vulva or outer genital lips: This is the outermost region of your genitals and covers your clitoris, urethral opening (where you pee from) and vaginal opening. Due to its structure there is a possibility that sweat and other secretions get trapped in its folds. When you wash, use some water and mild soap to clean out this area.

Labia minora or smaller inner lips: This area can also be gently cleaned using your hands and some warm water. Do not be too harsh as the skin here is very sensitive and tender, making it susceptible to tearing.

Your vagina: The vagina is a self-cleaning organ and usually does not have a foul odour. So using harsh soaps, douching or trying any other method of cleaning it will only serve to ruin the natural balance of the organ. While a healthy vagina has no foul odour, in some cases yellowish discharge or a foul smell can be an indication of an infection. That being said, if you simply must clean your vagina using some water and your hands is more than enough. You can use a gentle, non-scented soap too if you please. Here are some tips to maintain better vaginal hygiene.

Some don'ts

Don't wipe yourself with wet wipes: As they contain alcohol and can hurt the tender skin down there. Apart from that the residue they leave behind also tastes foul so it will not be any fun for your man.

Don't be too harsh or douch: Douching is a very harmful practice and can harm the pH of your vagina and lead to infections. Also when you are cleaning be gentle to avoid hurting yourself.

Be careful when you shave, trim or epilate: The skin down there is extremely sensitive and any nicks and cuts can result in nasty infections. So be careful when you shave. If you are trimming the area, make sure you are careful to hold the excess skin down as you go about the process as it can get caught in the trimmer. If you are planning to epilate the area by waxing the hair off, go to a professional who knows what she is doing and make sure the area is sanitary. Here's what men need to know about cleaning themselves down there.

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