Tag: vagina health

Ingredients Spotlight: Histatin 5
The mouth can be a dangerous place. Just think about it. We can ingest bacteria, cut ourselves on a sharp fishbone and anyone who has suffered the painful ignominy of biting one’s own tongue can relate. The first line of defense for the mouth is a little-known protein called Histatin 5. It also has some unique properties that could make it indispensable for the ... READ MORE
What is Sports Vagina
A fitness routine doesn’t always align with whole body wellness. In fact, so many women have told Violet about the pain & itch between their legs is not worth the workout sometimes.  The old gym adage “No Pain, No Gain” doesn’t apply here. “Sports Vagina” is not a medical term but an everyday label for an everyday problem women experience with ... READ MORE
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
What is natural vaginal fluid?
Vaginal dryness is extremely common and can result in discomfort and painful sex. Violet talks about some of the causes of dryness in other articles, but here we are looking at natural vaginal fluid is all about when everything is flowing as it should. So what is vaginal fluid? It is basically a mixture of secretions from mucus, oil and sweat glands. This fluid ... READ MORE
Ingredients Spotlight: Charcoal
Violet believes we should know what we are putting in and on our bodies. Labels can be misleading. Marketing can make us believe something has super powers or is safer than it actually is. We promise to shed light on those ingredients we know are healthy, effective, and tell you why. We will also expose those that have hidden risks. Violet believes that knowledge ... READ MORE
Stress, Self-care and Sex
Self-care has been a trend that turned into a regular consideration if not a full-on lifestyle for most of us since around 1980. Whether you define "self-care" as getting your nails done, taking a Zumba class, being Vegan, or enjoying a nightly cocktail doesn't matter as much as having the mindset that self-care is simply ok and maybe even important to you. You ... READ MORE
It’s Time to Elevate Your VQ (Vaginal Intelligence)
We know more. You should, too. Science is constantly making progress with how we understand our bodies. Often, discoveries are kept quiet for reasons that are more about business interests than consumer wellness. Did you know that water flossing was proven highly effective for protecting and preserving gums in 1962? Well, then why didn't water picks and water ... READ MORE