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pinkstarrs
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what is the right of washing myself? and what soaps should i use?
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Do you mean washing around your vulva (genital area)?

If so- the right way is just with water.

It is NOT recomended that you use soaps of any kind on your vulva and especially not in your vagina as they can cause irritation and often times cause you to develop things like yeast infections.

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i kind of have a strong ordor..what could I use to help that?
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Well, it depends- in general, odor is natural, and really it only seems strong to us because we're the ones right there with it. In reality, most of the time a "strong" odor is really just strong to us, and not noticable to anyone else, period.

If the odor is distinctly unpleasent, however, it could signal that you have a bacterial or yeast infection of some sort. If it is really bothering you your best approach is to see a gynecologist to make sure there is nothing bacterial causing it.

But really, there aren't any products out that can really minimize natural odors (which, again, are normal and most times only really noticable to ourselves) and any that claim to be able to are the type of products that will cause infection.

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