Ladies, let's talk about our delicate pH balance, our yoniverse, our vaginas!
So many things in the modern world can throw off the pH balance in our vaginas.
First, let's go over what a pH balance is. pH stands for power of hydrogen. The pH scale determines the quantity of hydrogen in a solution, making it acidic or alkaline. The pH scale is numbered 1 to 14, 7 being the neutral point. Anything under 7 is considered acidic and anything over 7 is considered alkaline.
The natural pH balance of the vagina ranges from 3.5 to 4.5. This maintains a healthy environment for good bacteria to thrive, and to inhibit bad bacteria growth. As soon as there is an imbalance in the vaginas environment, we begin to develop both physical and emotion discomfort.
Some of the things we may experience when we have a pH imbalance in the vagina include:
* infections such as bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, STDs
*PMS, long painful periods, blood clots
*acne and undesirable skin conditions *vaginal odor, usually result of infection
*itching, excess discharge, unusual discharge
Here are the things that CAUSE vaginal pH imbalances:
*poor acidic diet, the vagina is acidic, but the body thrives on an alkaline diet. Your diet supports the yoni with the good bacteria that maintain the environment healthy and acidic
*alcohol and smoking are two main factors that throw off the pH balance in our delicate yoni
*sexual partners, even if you are eating clean, your partner may have a toxic diet that in return causes disruption in your yoni. If your partners sperm is too alkaline, this can be a sign of infection.
If you are both eating clean, Sperm is naturally alkaline, the vagina is naturally acidic. If the sperm is perfectly alkaline, and the vagina is perfectly acidic, the vagina will be able to maintain its healthy environment. Sex with multiple partners can affect the pH of the vagina as well, since sex is the chemistry of two ppl merging.
*vaginal douches, fragrances, deodorants, most soaps, all trash!
*antibiotics, they kill both the good and bad bacteria in our yoni