What are some of the things that women can do to care for their vulvas?

May 16 2019 Self care Vulva care ritual

Caring for your vulva can feel quite confusing – where would you start?? In my experience, many women don’t have a very strong connection with their vulvas. So while we can care for our vulvas physically – don’t forget, there is also another part that goes into vulva care: how we feel about ours.

The starting point to that is to be honest with yourself about your feelings. It’s perfectly normal to feel shame towards your vulva (thanks, patriarchy), embarrassed by how it looks or smells. Perhaps you have an abundance of positive feelings, or maybe none at all. Whatever it may be, it is normal and okay. The starting point is just to notice how you feel about your vulva.

A way to uncover these feelings is to look at it! Take a mirror and take a peek. Observe what you see and the feelings and thoughts that surface.

From there, you can choose how you want to move forward. The more you get to know your vulva, the more you will naturally know what you can do to care for it. What your vulva care journey looks like is completely up to you!

Erin Chen
5 April 2019