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How to Keep Your Vagina Clean in Summer

5 Ways You Can Protect Your Vagina From Infection This Summer, According to an Ob-Gyn

How to Keep Your Vagina Clean in Summer

Everything seems to be A-OK during Summer — there are pools to lounge in, fresh watermelon to be had, and plenty of barbecues and beach trips to plan. But with the heat and outdoor fun comes the greater risk of health concerns down there. Vaginal hygiene is important year-round, though it's especially crucial in these hotter months, and Adeeti Gupta, board-certified ob-gyn and founder of Walk In GYN Care, is here to give us some essential info to remember.

Dr. Gupta's top vaginal health tips consist of five Ss: sweat, shaving, swimming, sand, and sex. Ahead, check out why exactly you should shave a day before you head to your favorite sea spot — not the morning of — and why you might want to think twice about getting busy with your partner in a pool or hot tub. Make sure to save this post, screenshot any advice you didn't know, or share with your friends who have vaginas!

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