Throughout a woman's monthly cycle, the quality and quantity of vaginal fluid changes from day to day, going from transparent to white, from scanty to thick. Its role is to lubricate and clean the vagina and help regulate fertility in the different phases of the cycle.
The monthly cycle has four phases, during which the vaginal fluid changes often : from dry after menstruation, it turns to sticky and cloudy, then to creamy before ovulation. During the fertile period it is abundant, watery and stretchy like egg white. It then becomes sticky and cloudy again, and a few dry days before mentruation are not unusual.
Sometimes our lifestyle interferes with the normal secretion of vaginal fluids, and they dry out, resulting in painful sex, irritation and infections. Vaginal dryness is often a signal that something in our diet or daily habits has come out of balance. Here are some tips to improve your quality of life, that will help you quickly recover healthy vaginal fluids throughout your cycle :
It is important to keep yourself hydrated so that your body can produce enough vaginal fluids. Light yellow urine shows that you are drinking enough water throughout the day, while a dark yellow colour signals dehydration.
Eat plenty of vegetables, especially red and orange, cooked in water or lightly steamed for easier digestion.
Avoid fried foods and baked vegetables, as they can put stress on your digestive system.
When our lives become very busy, sexual activity can easily become neglected or absent, sometimes for weeks. To improve blood flow and encourage the production of vaginal fluids, we should have sexual activity at least 2-4 times a week.
8 hours of sleep a day at least is best for optimal health. For better sleep, we recommend that you finish your last meal by 18 pm if possible.
Stress easily brings the body out of balance. Meditation, exercise and relaxing activities such as Yoga can help to reduce tension and anxiety. A routine is important for our physiological functions.
The genital area is very sensitive to chemicals, and most soaps, even those made especially for that purpose, can dry out the skin and mucous membranes. We recommend you to avoid using soap inside the vagina : it is self-cleaning and does not need it ! For the same reason, soap and body products should not be used as lubricant.
6. Do not use pantyliners : they can also dry the skin and bring the vaginal fluids out of balance.
Try some of these tips and see if they bring you improvement!