Even though you may think it’s okay to put toilet paper in your underwear, it isn’t good to do so. But why? If you’ve ever tried doing that, you might have found tiny residues of toilet paper in your private parts later on? How did it feel? Irritating. Right?
The most important rule of all care for your private parts is always to ensure they stay clean. But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take note of what you use. You could be putting a terrible stain on your sensitive skin. If you’re fond of using the wrong products or toilet paper, it can severely affect your vagpH and leave behind nasty lint.
The mucous membrane in your private parts secretes and absorbs fluids more quickly than any other part of your body. By taking note of the type of products you use daily and taking a little time to pamper yourself, you can avoid irritating and infecting yourself by using unwanted products.
Best Ways to Pamper Your Private Area
When it’s time for your intimate care, doctors say – the lesser the product you utilize down there, the healthier you will be. Your vag requires very little but good care; things you see online are unnecessary for keeping your vag healthy and clean.
Here are some easy steps you can follow to pamper the highly sensitive area of your body:
1. Embrace Your Birthday Suit Life
Do not wear a thong that’s too tight or shorts that are too loose for bed. Let yourself breathe easy by sleeping without putting on underwear. Alternatively, try to put on loose, comfortable clothes.
2. Adopt Using Fragrance-Free Lotions and Bath Products
We all love getting a nice bath bomb moment. If you’re planning on taking a whirlpool bath and then lathering up with a little soft lotion, ensure the products you use are body-safe or fragrance-free. If you can’t resist bath bombs like LUSH, use them monthly.
3. Wear Breathable Underwear
Knowing the type of materials your underwear is made of is good. If you use synthetic fabrics, you will have a higher risk of contracting bacterial vaginosis because they are not as breathable. Invest in comfortable cotton underwear, allowing your private parts to breathe.
4. Avoid Using Deodorized Products
Scented pads and tampons are likely to interfere with your vag’s pH. Furthermore, it may trigger allergic irritation and reactions.
It’s nice to embrace your natural vag smell (unless you smell something fishy, for which you shouldn’t hesitate to visit a doctor). I have no doubt you are highly attentive towards the smell down there!
Effects Of Using Bad Toilet Paper
Toilet paper can cause problems for your vag too! We all use it daily, but some brands do not pay attention to vulva health in their processing. It’s surprising how much toilet paper can be harmful to the body parts, yet we use it daily. Here is a list of health issues you can develop when you use your toilet paper.
1. Formaldehyde Toxicity
When you use toilet paper that is thick and heavy, chances are that it may contain carcinogenic chemicals which could enter your bloodstream after you wipe your body. Carcinogens may have further consequences, such as causing toxins in the reproductive system. A good example is formaldehyde, a common chemical used in toilet paper manufacturing to make it thicker and stronger.
As stated earlier, the skin around your private parts absorbs chemicals rapidly like no other part of your body. Therefore, avoiding exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals while using some of these products for your intimate care is very important.
If you keep using crumbly toilet paper, it could cause your urethra to become infected with a severe infection. You can reduce the risk by purchasing TPs that are non-crumbly and also by wiping from the front to the back.
3. Swelling and Redness
Toilet paper is often filled with irritating chemicals and fragrances that are not really meant for sensitive skin. Because your vag is very sensitive, it’s not a good idea to use anything that isn’t meant for use on your skin. If you discover that your vag is very swollen or you are feeling irritated, the first step you should do to help fix the problem is to use hypoallergenic toilet paper.
4. Toxic Clitty-Litter
It may sound very scary, but the bacteria vulvovaginitis is a medical condition for vulvar infection or irritation. It is also possible to contract vulvovaginal infections from untreated bacterial, viral, or yeast infections or contact irritation from allergens or irritants, like chemicals contained in the toilet paper.
Those linty bits in the toilet paper can cause problems. If the toilet paper you use on your skin makes little crumbles when you wipe it, it may be time to switch to hypoallergenic, lint-free formula toilet paper! Chemicals in the dust from cleaning with traditional tree-based toilet paper cause you to feel itchy and irritated. And who has got the time to look for any souvenirs in their vag before summertime? Not You!
When you use tree-made toilet paper, the fibers are shorter, resulting in microscopic cuts when you touch your skin. Imagine getting tiny paper cuts when you wipe your eyes. It is not deep enough to show that you are crying, but it can cause you to feel all kinds of pesky redness and irritation. These tiny cuts are easy places for bacteria to live and can cause infections down there.
If you want to avoid a bad experience altogether, you should buy toilet paper with no harmful ingredients. When wiping, we recommend wiping gently rather than vigorously. It is a myth exerting more pressure down on the private parts while wiping will cause dirt to disappear, but it may cause more harm to you than good. If you have very sensitive skin, dabbing a little bit of a moisturizer on the affected area will help you feel more comfortable.
Can you use toilet paper as a sanitary pad?
We don’t recommend you use toilet paper as a sanitary pad. The main reason is that toilet paper may cause severe health problems to your private parts.
What is the best alternative for pads?
Gauze, cotton wool, and cotton balls have high adsorbent properties and can be excellent alternatives for sanitary pads. If you find some gauze or cotton wool, fold it and stack it together to resemble a pad. If you’ve got a lot of cotton balls, wrap about 6 in tissue paper to help keep them together, forming a pad.
There is no reason for anybody to put toilet paper in their underwear. If you’re extremely weak and your bowels leak badly when you go to the toilet, you should urgently visit a doctor and have it fixed.
Amos Christen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Drexel University — Philadelphia, PA. Since 2003, Amos has worked with top interior design professionals in this area, including architects and interior/graphic/lighting designers. As a skilled interior designer, Amos Christen is highly versed in fine arts and crafts and uses that to supplement his main area of expertise. He often publishes articles related to home décor on several websites, including Sprucetoilets.com, Sprucebathroom.com, and Mybesuitedhome.com. He also contributes to leading interior design magazines.