How Chlorine Can Mess With Your Vagina
Most swimming pools are cleaned through the chemical chlorine, which kills bacteria. This is generally a good thing, because otherwise the warm or hot water (depending on whether we’re discussing a pool or hot tub) ends up being a breeding ground for all manner of bacteria you definitely don’t want all up in you.
So what’s the bad news? Not all bacteria is bad! Remember those microorganisms whose job it is to keep your pussy at optimal pH levels? Some are bacteria, and they need to stay alive to do their job. When chlorine cuts too deep and kills off some of the good bacteria that are supposed to be helping your vagina stay healthy, it’s no surprise that you will start to feel out of balance. But luckily, our Foam Me Up Wash and Probiotics will get your pH back on track and boost your confidence down there. Click here to grab our Foam Me Up Wash and click here to grab our must-have Probiotics (these go fast!).
Here are some of the possible reactions your nether parts can have to chlorine:
Side effect #1: Yeast Infection
Yeast infection happens when your vagina gets too pH basic, which allows the fungus candida to become overgrown. It makes your discharge look like cottage cheese and will also make your vaginal lips and interior itch a lot. But don't panic, click here to try our B.Y.E Suppositories. Girl, this is gonna change ya life and ya pH - no mo odor, period!
Side effect #2: Bacterial Vaginosis
Having a pussy that is too pH basic as a result of pool chlorine can also result in bacterial vaginosis. This bacterial infection not only makes your vagina itchy, but also includes a thin, gray-colored vaginal discharge that smells fishy.
Side Effect #3: Vaginitis
Vaginitis is what the health world calls a general vaginal inflammation. This can be caused by anything (from infections to allergies) that disrupts the delicate pH balance. For some vagina-owners, the chlorine in pools and hot tubs can create an allergic response that can turn into allergic vaginitis. While not everyone with vaginitis has symptoms, allergic vaginitis is generally accompanied by a swollen or itchy vagina and increased amount of discharge.
Side Effect #4: Vulvitis
Vulvitis is basically vaginitis for your vulva, aka the external part of your fun mound. Your vulva skin is super sensitive and is easily irritated. The chlorine from a swimming pool or hot tub can result in vulvitis, as can wearing your wet bathing suit for a while. If this happens to you, your vulva will be itchy and burny, you’ll experience increased vaginal discharge, and you can get small cracks or white scaly patches on your vulva skin.
Chlorine is one of those chemicals that works to protect our health, but sometimes at a discomforted cost. If you are experiencing routine less-than-pleasant effects of chlorine unbalancing, you may be faced with the personal decision about whether you want to deal with the symptoms as they arise, or just steer clear of the pool altogether. It's a cost-benefit analysis you have to make on your own.
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