According to published studies, between 10% and 15% of gynecological consultations are due to vulvar pathologies or discomfort. Moreover, a good number of these pathologies can seriously affect women’s quality of life. It is for this reason that our intimate hygiene should be one of our greatest concerns, as many of these complaints can be caused by incorrect hygiene or by the use of products that are not suitable for our skin.

Choose your intimate hygiene products wisely

During her fertile life, a woman will use more than 20,000 sanitary towels, panty liners and/or tampons.

It is therefore very important to know their composition in order to choose the most suitable ones for your skin.

If you check the composition of your make-up, creams, etc. to avoid dryness, flaking and/or allergies, also check the composition of your intimate hygiene products, remember that using cotton products will avoid the risk of irritation, itching and allergies.

Cotton is a natural fibre that has exceptional characteristics, very beneficial for feminine hygiene.

  • It is compatible with the physiological PH, it does not alter the natural acidity of the vaginal mucosa.
  • Cotton is breathable, retains the flow and allows air to pass through its fibers.
  • Soft and pleasant to the skin.
  • Hypoallergenic, helps prevent the risk of irritation, itching and allergies.



Vulvo-vaginal irritation

All our products are made from pure certified organic cotton.

More and more women suffer from vulvo-vaginal irritation (itching, stinging, etc.) often caused by the use of feminine hygiene products made with cellulose, viscose, perfumes, superabsorbent polymers and other petrochemical products, which many sensitive skins cannot tolerate.

The lack of breathability of these products, aggravated by the habit of daily use of panty liners, can create a microclimate of heat and humidity that favours the proliferation of bacteria, fungi and irritation.

Vulvo-vaginal irritation can occur at any age in women, but is more common during the fertile period.

Current fashions also favour the appearance of all types of vulvo-vaginal irritation.

  • Daily use of Plastic Panty Liners
  • Tight-fitting trousers
  • Thongs and synthetic underwear
  • Depilation: Brazilian, Caribbean…

Kegel exercises for the pelvic floor

Have you ever heard of Kegel exercises and their benefits for the pelvic floor? In 1940, gynaecologist Arnold Kegel developed this practice for his patients to strengthen their pelvic physiology and the muscles involved.

They are still practised today as prevention and treatment of pelvic floor weakness, especially in women.

The group of muscles and ligaments located in the pelvic region lose strength, as do other muscles that are not exercised, and can have consequences such as urinary incontinence when laughing, sneezing or coughing, urgency to go to the toilet every few minutes, faecal incontinence or gas, prolapse (lowering of intra-abdominal organs) or loss of sensation during sexual intercourse, among others. This is why it is very important to start practising Kegel exercises as soon as possible in order to improve the quality of life, especially in the more mature stages.

How to do Kegel exercises?

These exercises should be thought of as the ideal gymnastics for the pelvic floor muscles. So the first thing is to identify which ones we are talking about. Technically, there are three muscles involved: the ring around the anus, the ring around the vagina and the ring around the urethra, which controls urination. An easy way to become aware of them is to voluntarily stop the flow when urinating. Once you have identified them, you can start Kegel exercises.

All these exercises are based on contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles to strengthen and gain control over them. The two basic positions in which you can start practising Kegel exercises are lying on your back or sitting on the edge of a chair.

  • Lying down: lie on your back on a comfortable surface, resting the soles of your feet on the floor. Raise your hips and at the same time contract your pelvic floor muscles. Hold the contraction for about 5 seconds, then lower and rest for 5 seconds. Repeat several times, progressively increasing the time of contraction and relaxation. Start with 5 seconds, then 10, 15… until you reach 20 seconds.
  • Sitting: stand on the edge of a chair with your legs slightly apart and your hands on your knees. Your back should remain straight. Contract your pelvic floor muscles tightly for a few seconds and then relax. Do 3 sets of 10 contractions, twice a day.

As you progress in your practice, you can start to vary the posture in which you perform these exercises. For example: you can do them standing, quadruped, lying on your side, squatting, etc… Each new position allows you to regain awareness of your muscles and continue to make progress in preventing or alleviating the symptoms of pelvic weakness.

I’m pregnant, can I do Kegel exercises?

Of course you can! One of the main causes of weakening of the pelvic area is childbirth. This is why Kegel exercises are particularly recommended during pregnancy to strengthen the pelvic floor and prevent the muscle tone of the vagina from being severely affected. Doing them during and after pregnancy can have two major benefits:

  • Better bladder control: Kegels help to avoid losing bladder control in the later stages of pregnancy. Many women experience urine leakage during pregnancy or after childbirth (especially vaginally), so pelvic floor exercises can help treat incontinence problems.
  • Preventing prolapse: One of the most common physiological consequences of vaginal birth is prolapse (descent of the uterus, urethra and/or bowel). This causes pressure on the vagina and produces a very uncomfortable feeling of tightness. When it occurs, Kegel exercises are often recommended to strengthen the support of the pelvic organs and avoid surgery.

Complement the practice with pelvic floor Chinese balls

Whether you’re pregnant or not, Chinese balls can help boost your practice with their vibrating effect. These devices are very useful exercisers that can be used while doing Kegel exercises. Their mechanism consists of a metal ball inside a larger one (usually made of medical silicone), which moves when you do it and hits the muscles inside your vagina. As a result, you get more muscle tone. Of course, for them to work you must be consistent (15 to 30 minutes a day).

Start practising these exercises now and you will be able to avoid many annoying and uncomfortable situations in the future. Invest in your wellbeing and you can enjoy a happier and healthier life.