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    Wedding Night 101: Things Your Mother Would Never Tell You!

    OMG, I Am Getting Married!
    Let’s face it, sex on your first night together is going to be nerve-racking.
    While our mothers may advise us to not overthink such matters and just let things happen naturally, we all know that it won’t work out that way.

    We need to make the first night – if not magical – then at least a night to remember!

    5 Practical Tips Before The Big Night:

    Schedule a Brazilian a week before!

    This is in order to give your intimate area adequate time to look less like a freshly plucked chicken and more like a beautiful blossom. Going bare down there may not be for everyone, which is perfectly fine. You can have the hair trimmed or shaped, which is far less painful and just as lovely to behold. If it’s your first time having your intimate area waxed, be sure to bear in mind that it can be a painful process and there will be some swelling and redness. Recommend to visit qualified beauty professionals. Be sure to wear soft cotton underwear to prevent any chaffing as the waxed area is going to be quite sensitive. You will also want to avoid exfoliating or scrubbing the area for at least 24-hours. Be sure to choose a right a feminine wash, which will help soothe and reduce any redness and irritation while keeping this delicate area moisturized and healthy.

    Ditch The Soap!

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    Start using (if you aren’t already doing so) a good intimate wash like Betadine®’s Feminine Wash, to ensure that the delicate pH level of your vagina is maintained, to prevent any itchiness and odours. A healthy vagina has a pH of 3.5 – 4.5, which indicates that there is an ideal amount of good bacteria (lactobacilli), and no overgrowth of any bad bacteria that can cause odour, irritation and infection. Contrary to popular belief, regular bath soap and body washes, while they smell lovely, are packed with chemicals and fragrance that can mess with the vagina’s natural pH level – making it more susceptible to infections and irritations – something you do not need at any time, especially not on your wedding night. When choosing a feminine wash, be sure to pick one that is made with natural ingredients and prebiotics that keep your pH level balanced and your intimate area’s natural flora healthy.

    Getting into the mood!

    It’s amazing what essential oils can do to soothe frayed nerves or arouse interest. Often overlooked, scents can have a huge impact on our behaviour and mood. Burning the right oil in your wedding suite, won’t just perfume the air, it can also affect how the evening progresses.
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    Lingerie Shopping!

    Shopping for lingerie can be intimidating. A point to remember is to buy items that make you feel beautiful, sexy, desirable and confident. Something to bear in mind, however, is that most lingerie is made out of nylon. Nylon is not breathable and can irritate and heat up the intimate area, which in turn can result in unpleasant odours and irritation. So try and select cotton lingerie or underwear with a cotton lining. You also don’t need to dress like a Victoria’s Secret model, just wear whatever makes you feel good, and trust me, your man is going to love it! If you are not sure, the sales staff can help you, so don’t feel shy to speak to them.

    Speak To An Expert!

    If you have any sexual concerns or fears, speak to someone knowledgeable, like your gynaecologist. Sex and desire is a very natural thing and is nothing to be ashamed of. A gynae will also be able to advise you on finding a birth control option that suits you. So speak to your gynae for recommendations and advice.

    The BETADINE® Daily Feminine Care range is for external use only. This article is for information purposes only and not meant to serve as medical advice or to replace consultation with your physician or other qualified healthcare professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a worsening skin condition or other medical condition.

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