Tag: pH balance

The Birth Control Pill and Vaginal Dryness Connection
Here’s a factoid that is going to make you jump to the ceiling in outrage. There are over 44,000 research publications on oral contraceptives, but fewer than 100—one-quarter of 1 percent—have looked at the pill’s impact on women’s sexuality. Birth control pills contain a combination of two female sex hormones, estrogen, and progesterone ... READ MORE
Causes of Vaginal Dryness
Causes of Vaginal Dryness A dry vagina can be uncomfortable to say the least. Sex, sport, even wearing pants can be a trial. Violet knows all about vaginal dryness and help is at hand. However, a good place to start is to understand some of the causes as changes to lifestyle, environment or medication can make a difference. The most common causes of vaginal ... READ MORE
Why Your Vaginal pH matters
Your body's pH balance refers to the level of acids and “bases” in your blood at which your body functions at its best. The scale runs from 0 to 14. A pH of less than 7 is considered acidic, and a pH of more than 7 is termed “basic”. Our skin is typically around 7, but our vaginas have a pH level between 3.8 and 4.4, which is moderately acidic. To ... READ MORE