What every woman should know about hygiene

:: After a long week of travel, I’ve decided to continue French Women Week, where all we are talking about is skin care and lingerie, the two things French women spend all their money on ::

I once asked an OB/GYN, “What should every woman know about hygiene?” Her reply? “Every woman should wear cotton underwear.” 

Yeast and bacteria grow in warm, moist places, so it’s important for women to keep their bikini area as dry as possible. Cotton fabric is breathable and lets air circulate, keeping the covered area as dry as possible. Although wearing cotton undies doesn’t guarantee that you won’t get a yeast infection, it definitely helps.

It’s actually kind of hard to find 100% cotton underwear for women. I often grab a 4-pack from Wal-Mart, and while these undies do a good job of keeping things dry, they’re not the prettiest things in the world and they rarely last more than a year. Victoria Secret is the best option for cotton undies that I’ve found. Their cotton underwear are 95% cotton/5% Lycra, but they always have a pure cotton panel to cover your vagina. They have cute colors and prints, and they last  f o r e v e r . 

What about you? Do you wear cotton underwear? Do you know of any other brands with 100% cotton undies? 

Posted by Aanna on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

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