Everything You Need To Know About Vaginal Hygiene

Illustrated by Mary Galloway.
By Sonia Evers

Whether you’re into the full-bush Brazilian or something more bare, tending to your nether regions, particularly in the summertime, is nothing new. But the crux of the matter isn’t grooming preference, but rather, how we keep things fresh and clean during these relentlessly hot and humid months.

We’ve all been there: Several hours into a scorcher of a day, and our pits and lower backs aren’t the only areas of our bodies that are sticky and wet. And while the vagina is a self-cleansing organ, there are a handful of ways to help keep it feeling — and looking — its best.