Why don’t we talk openly about them, after all Men seem to discuss their intimate areas with their friends, on the footy pitch, at the pub or anywhere else they like … that is if they are not resting their hands on them … well I guess you never know if they will fall off?
So what makes us women cringe and hide with embarrassment? What makes us keep stum about whats going off down there?
Thankfully the relationship I have with my Mum has meant over the years we have discussed most things, and I don’t bat an eye lid discussing what needs to be discussed with her … or my GP.
Don’t get me wrong it’s not my favourite topic of conversation and certainly would not be discussing it on the bus or loudly with friends … After all conversations with the word vagina in is not one that I think everyone needs to hear ad hoc …. And certainly never at the dinner table unless you like being sprayed with food when your partner in conversation chokes on what ever it is they are eating!
But for me it’s a scary thought that by ignoring this intimate area means people are actually putting themselves at risk after all it is a part of a human body and ignoring any changes could have serious consequences …. It is very normal to experiences slight changes in the workings of your lady bits, but how would you know if you don’t firstly take much notice of them? … Not that I am saying you have to flash your bits on the number 27 bus to your friend in the hopes she thinks your normal, well not unless you want arresting and to be friendless of course!
After a recent report was carried out by Vagisil, 2000 women were interviewed about their personal health which is a subject that is often considered a ‘taboo’ – and the perceived ‘embarrassment’ factor can cause problems further down the line for many women who don’t address concerns in time with their GP…
- Around half of those surveyed, 47% admitted they were too embarrassed to talk to friends and family, and nearly one third (31%) have never spoken to their GP about an intimate health problem.
- More than one in ten (15%) said they have suffered a problem that became worse because they didn’t talk to their GP or Doctor about it.
After seeing these figures this is why I am supporting #EndEmbarrassment with Vagisil! … After all we are all our own normal and I for one think we need to be more open about ensuring our own intimate health is taken care of.
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