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Call it what you want but we are all born with genitals and no one has a perfect vagina or willy. Vaginas go through a lot of stuff. We allow them to be poked (I couldn't think of a nicer way to put it), we bleed from them for a week, we squeeze babies through them, we have to be prodded for smear tests and we shave and wax them. They are a huge reason why us women are amazing.
Intimate health seems to be a taboo these days. I know I certainly don't want to describe to the world how my downstairs looks. It's just something you keep to yourself, right? But what if things get a little awkward and you need to talk to a doctor about an intimate health problem? Do you avoid making the 'Hi can I book an appointment with the doctor because my vagina is itchy' phone call? Or would you just deal with it yourself and most probably suffer in silence?
Vagisil are on a mission to end the embarrassment (#ENDEMBARRASSMENT) that us women face. In a study of 2000 women, 47% felt embarrassed to even say the word VAGINA. Shocking, right?
34% of the women in the study say that the taboo of intimate health is down to the society of today being prude. Society goes into a frenzy when the human body is shown in the slightest way so of course; why would we bother talking about our vaginas? It's the most special and intimate part of a woman's body. We keep it private (well, most of us do).
Let's check out the video to learn more about the campaign #ENDEMBARRASSMENT
So, 70% of women reckon it's down to how the media portray women's bodies. Of course we already know that there is a stigma in the media and press of what a perfect body should look like so unless you have what you THINK is a designer vagina; you wouldn't book that doctor's appointment, would you?
Common embarrassing problems for intimate health are:
- The appearance of the vagina
- Bladder Control
These are seriously awkward problems for anyone; woman or man. No one wants a smelly down below or be constantly itching their private area. Vagisil Medicated Creme is specifically designed for intimate itching, burning and irritation. It acts as a cooling cream which soothes the problematic areas.
Of course, if the cream doesn't work for you or you still feel concerned about whatever problem you have, then it's incredibly important to walk in to your doctor with your head held high. Doctors have seen it all before and a lot worse! You will not be the first person to complain of itching or bad odour down there so you shouldn't feel alienated because of it.
If you would like to learn more about intimate health, check out the videos on the Vagisil Youtube channel.
Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Vagisil but all opinions are my own.