Busting Some Myths About Intimate Health

For some reason, intimate health is seen as a taboo subject to talk about but it really shouldn’t be. Being educated on intimate health and educating others is incredibly important. We all keep ourselves educated on our physical health when it comes to other parts of our bodies so why wouldn’t we give the same care and attention to our more intimate body parts?

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) and thrush are both conditions that affect many women but how many women do you hear talking about them? How much do you know about them? I will be honest and say I didn’t know much myself – I knew that certain symptoms such as certain coloured discharge, a fishy smell and itching and burning were signs of certain conditions but I wouldn’t have been able to tell you what conditions and I wouldn’t really have known how to treat them – I’d be straight down the pharmacy or popping into my doctor’s surgery to speak to the receptionist and get some advice.

Canesten© have introduced a quiz where you answer six questions to see how clued up you are on intimate health. I’ve taken it myself and got 4 out of 6 but I will be honest and say a couple of them were lucky guesses. Why don’t you take the quiz and see how you get on? I’m yet to find anyone who has got all six out of six correct which shows that we as a nation still have a lot to learn about our intimate health.


Canesten© is the number one brand in the women’s intimate health category and are committed to educating women on intimate health matters. They want to work to beat the stigma surrounding intimate health and make sure women know their bodies and changes that might occur. Misunderstanding such conditions as thrush or bacterial vaginosis can be very detrimental – you don’t want to leave them untreated so it is important to know the signs. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of vaginal infections in women of childbearing age yet women still cannot distinguish between the symptoms of BV and thrush due to certain similarities.

Over 75% of women will suffer from thrush in their lifetime yet many don’t even know what BV is. BV can cause a pH imbalance in your vagina which would normally be acidic. Different factors can affect the pH of your vagina including overwashing with perfumed bath products in the intimate area, sexual intercourse and antibiotics.

It seems I myself still have a lot to learn about intimate health but with Canesten© supporting us ladies and continuing to strive to educate us, I am learning more and more each day.

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