We all know that intimate health conditions aren’t exactly the best topic to talk about. It seems to be a taboo subject that us ladies (and especially men) fail to be open about. You guys know I am pretty open about my health conditions and often go into depth about these things. With the help of Canesten I wanted to raise awareness on Thrush and BV so us ladies can know our bodies better. See more below, enter the quiz and also be in for a chance to win £50 Amazon Voucher!
What is BV?
“Canesten® believe that if women know more about their intimate health – which can be an embarrassing or uncomfortable topic to talk about – they will be better equipped to make the right health decisions. If women are more willing to speak openly, this can help them to be more confident and comfortable in their own bodies and happier overall.”
BV is caused by an imbalance of naturally occurring bacterial flora, the usual bacteria found in a woman’s vagina. It should not be confused with candidiasis, a yeast infection, or Trichomonas vaginalis (T. vaginalis), or trichomoniasis, also known as trich. These are not caused by bacteria. (The vagina is a complicated place that is for sure)! Some women may not experience any symptoms at all, but there can be a few. You may get watery discharge, difference in smell as well as other Symptoms of BV you can find on the Canesten website.
What is Thrush?
Thrush is slightly different to BV although still not considered a STI. It can be caused by many different irritants, medical reasons or anything that causes an imbalance in yeast levels. Thrush starts when there is an overgrowth of Candida albicans (yeast-like fungus) in your vagina. This occurs when the good bacteria in your vagina can’t keep the fungus (Candida albicans) under control, creating a suitable environment for Candida albicans to increase. Symptoms can include itching, burning, swelling, pain during sex and discharge as well as others. Find out more on the Canesten website.
Take the Quiz
There is often mistreatment options for intimate health conditions, whether thats Trush or BV. You can take the quiz to learn your current knowledge of the quiz. I took it and scored 5/6 which isn’t too bad, but definitely shows I still have things to learn. It’s about time we stopped feeling embarrassed to talk about intimate health and our lady parts! We all go through these situations yet live uncomfortably instead of seeking help or talking about it.
‘What have you learnt about your knowledge of intimate health?’’
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Let’s STOP the Taboo!
I hope this post has given you an insight into intimate health and allowed you to speak up about it. Please take the quiz, find out more information and enter the giveaway. Good luck if you entered and thank you for reading. LEave a comment below with your quiz result, i’d love to know what everyone scores!
This post has been supported by Canesten®, but all thoughts, copy and work is my own.