4 Things I Didn’t Know About Intimate Health, That Are Completely Normal

Intimate health can be something that is embarrassing and awkward to talk about. According to Canestan®, this can mean that people don’t get the treatment they need to help with what can often be a perfectly normal issue. It’s time to break down the walls! That’s why I’m so excited to be part of the Let’s Talk Health campaign 💫

Canesten® believe that if we know more about intimate health – which can be an embarrassing or uncomfortable topic to talk about. Intimate health is not just a feminine issue and this is why Canesten® would like you to open up the conversation and discuss health issues that everyone should be aware of. Just from being part of this campaign, we have discovered a number of key facts that everyone should know about intimate health.

4 Things I Didn't Know About Intimate Health, That Are Completely Normal | UK Lifestyle Blog

Urinary Tract Infections Can Easily Be Prevented

Both men and women can get urinary tract infections and they cause discomfort or in some cases pain. An excessive need to urinate is also a common symptom. Did you know that this intimate health issue is so normal that it is responsible for ten million doctor visits a year?

The good news is that there is a simple way to avoid a tract infection. Make sure that you urinate after sex. This will help keep your vagina or your penis free from infections. Washing will also help.

Thrush Affects Everyone And Is Incredibly Common

If you search for intimate health issues online, you will find an article that talks exclusively about women. But intimate health issues can affect men too and thrush is just one example of this. Caused by a fungus found in natural healthy people, it’s triggered when the balance of skin flora which leads to embarrassing symptoms.

However, it is an incredibly common condition that will affect 75 percent of women at some point in their lifetime.

It’s also easy to treat and with treatment can go away in days. Thrush can even be caused by stress. Most people are worried about the condition because symptoms for both men and women can be unpleasant with itching.

It is also often mistaken for an STD. Many people often avoid talking about thrush treatments because there is a stigma it means that sexual organs are not clean. Rest assured thrush can affect men and women of all ages and is nothing to do with hygiene. It’s also nothing to worry about. Even severe cases can easily be treated.

Pain During Sex Can Be Caused By A Variety Of Issues

Pain during sex may seem serious but it can be caused by anything. Friction will cause pain if there is not enough lubricant for the vagina and the penis. Men who forget to pull back their foreskin may also experience pain while urinary tract infections can cause pain during sex.

If you are constantly feeling pain during sex, it’s worth going to see a doctor. This could be due to an infection, scarred tissue or a variety of other issues, many of which are benign.

Vagina’s Are Self Cleaning, But…

You might be worried that your vagina is dirty but nothing could be further from the truth. Similar to the eyes, vaginas are self-cleaning and this is what happens when you get vaginal discharge. It’s pushing the bad stuff out to keep the body clean. Penises, on the other hand, are not self-cleaning and need to be cleaned regularly to avoid issues including infections.

We hope you see now that there’s nothing to be embarrassed about with intimate health. Even if you do have a health issue there will be millions of people who are experiencing the exact same thing and intimate health problems are not gender biased.

Disclaimer: Some posts on this blog have been contributed by other authors.

Author: Sam Charles

Meet Sam, the creator behind UK lifestyle blog, Strawberry Squeeze 🍓 Sam is a newlywed living in Cornwall studying her PgDip in Strategic Direction and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute 🍕🐰 She's also the Founder + Director of multi-award-winning SEO & PPC agency, Float Digital ✨

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