YES ! The balance of your vaginal flora is fundamental! However, do not worry about having dear readers concerning YESforLOV products,  our cosmetics respect the physiological pH of your skin or your vaginal flora!  But it is true and just as relevant at the start of the new year to talk about this so-called pH, considered to be the essential indicator of the good acid-base balance of your vagina.

By constantly seeking a satisfactory internal chemical balance, the body ensures the proper functioning or even the survival of our multiple organs: in the feminine, the vagina therefore plays its full part in the same way as the skin and saliva. To each organ its Ph!  Is the mood of your vagina changeable and even a little capricious? Is your intimate balance easily disturbed? Isn't it best for you in this case to know a little more about it? pH stable? Unstable? Acid? Too sour? To the good questions you ask yourself, only good answers to ask your gynecologist who will therefore be on the front line in this area of ​​health! In the meantime, we have tried to answer all your questions regarding the importance of ph in your intimate lubricants.

Protect your capricious vagina as well as possible and offer it intimate hygiene products of excellence that you have chosen for its comfort and the total well-being of your coveted vaginal area!  The health of your mucous membranes is a treasure with which you cannot cheat. Dare to use YESforLOV intimate lubricants that respect the acidity of your mucous membranes. Your vagina will be grateful to you, be sure of it, for helping it to retain all of its original health and vitality. 

What is pH in the human body? Some explanations to understand the rest.

The pH? It is in chemistry a simple acronym, a symbol defining the hydrogen potential in our body by simple measurement of the rate of acidity and the secondary rate of alkalinity by simple deduction but let's try to make it as simple as possible.

The human body has an individual global pH which corresponds to the hydrogen concentration  of a food, an organ. The pH can be between 0 and 14 and is measured on a single scale of acidity. Neutrality is right in the middle of this scale:  the number 7 is the correct benchmark! From 0 to 7, your pH is acidic. Beyond that, it is said to be alkaline (or basic).  This famous acid-base balance so desired  is nothing more than the harmonious synthesis of the work of absorption and digestion  as correctly as possible by the two media concerned (acid and alkaline). Quite a program then for the body which seeks at all costs to maintain the pH level of this complex body at 7.4 so that its essential functions are at their best operational level! Would the yo-yo and the trampoline invite themselves into our health journey?

In practice, this beautiful theory of pH, which is a little too mathematical, is often undermined by the very understandable accidents of everyday life: our misbehavior (alcohol, medication, stress) can no longer be counted, they add up and end up seriously disturb the mechanics of our beautiful human machine! In scientific terms, we are talking about cellular homeostasis and its permanent fight to internally maintain a good acid-base balance within our body!  It is thanks to this balance that we digest well, that we sleep deeply, that our skin renews itself at a normal rate. It is this fundamental balance for  the organism that allows our solid carcass to repair itself, systematically replacing our old cells with brand new ones! What could be better! As for our enzymes, real little hands of the body always on the alert and in motion, they work at full speed as long as they remain as long as possible.  in touch with  perfectly compatible organic pHs.

We are all living beings but none of us can suspect what is really going on in our organism: internally and silently,  a parallel and permanent life has developed since birth through the magic of the exchange of electrons. Could this curious process be a miracle? No way! On the contrary, it is superbly studied and it will remain one of the mysteries of our existence on earth! It is “in chemistry mode” that our body has organized itself to live and survive! Our biologists have given a name to this beautiful alchemy: metabolism with its two components: anabolism, alkalizing and antioxidant, which builds the body, allows the formation of muscles, bones etc... thanks to the digestion of food and which consumes also a lot of energy (he is the one who burns the calories!); conversely, at the other end of the chain, acidifying and oxidizing catabolism is there to destroy, to degrade the body in what is most negative (it is what ensures the production of waste!) . Despite appearances, these two components of our metabolism are equally essential for the body, the human body tending naturally towards a certain acidity!

So, go...for the best possible acid-base balance from the different pH levels in our bodies. And it's not a trifle among others since the body is indeed more than a million billion cells grouped into 200 very distinct types of skin cells: liver, kidneys, bones, brain, blood, both venous and arterial, breasts, your vagina and many other organs... We produce 70 million new cells every day which take over from the "old" ones: that being said, c It is mostly our food that produces it. At our own risk, dear friends!

A few ph to follow to whet your curiosity?

Masculine or feminine :
- the  saliva :  6.8, the  skin  : 7.35.
- bile: between 7.4 and 7.7.
- urine: between 5 and 8.
- venous blood: ideally 7.35, arterial blood:  ideally 7.40.
- the stomach: between 1.2 and 3, the small intestine: 6.

… and for the record, the pH of the vagina at home madam  : between 3.5 and 4.5 in its normality.

The ideal pH of your vagina?

Very important the good maintenance of your pH vagina for your health! Due to its bacterial flora, your vagina is bathed in an acid environment: lactobacilli , streptococci and many other micro-organisms secrete lactic acid: this natural acidity acts very positively on bacteria, opposes happiness to the proliferation of pathogens of all kinds and likely to trigger infections. 

This vaginal pH is called  decrease in intensity over the course of its life: relatively neutral before the first period of adolescence, its rate gradually decreases to stabilize between 3.8 and 4.5 on the reference acidity scale and this, until menopause . Subsequently, the vaginal pH becomes less and less acidic over the years. No fixing to do therefore on a supposed ideal vaginal pH! Too many parameters to take into consideration: age, stability or instability of the vaginal area, the fragility of the acid-base balance…. 

Did you know ? 

At the time of menstruation: the vaginal pH level rises to around 6, because it is under the influence of blood flowing into the vagina. This is a period conducive to infections.

During the ovulation phase, the pH becomes neutral or alkaline (it is then between 7 and 7.5), which creates an environment conducive to the survival of spermatozoa.

During the neutral or so-called non-fertile phases, the pH is between 3.5 and 4.5, which creates a harmful environment for sperm.

Too many variations in the vaginal pH unfortunately lead to an imbalance of the bacterial flora, with the unfortunate consequences of the appearance of vaginal infections such as mycosis or vaginosis. 

Danger comes from everywhere!  Taking too many antibiotics, a lack or excess of estrogen or progesterone. On a daily basis, it is neglected or unsuitable intimate hygiene, unwelcome vaginal douches , poor quality soap that take over... Without going any further, let's point however  finger the disruptive menstrual cycle wishes and you need to watch closely. Identical mission for unprotected sex. 

Ladies, your vaginal pH is in good hands, yours! Don't let it down, it's your most precious ally in your life as a woman!

How to restore and maintain your vaginal pH balance?

The vagina cleans itself and for this purpose it does a hell of a job internally to maintain its pH.  at its best level or even at  bring him back to a much more favorable area for his vaginal life.

Ladies, if you have any doubts about this return to normal that is long overdue, immediately call on probiotics which can play a really interesting and enriching role in bacterial recolonization.  You can also test your pH quietly at home with solutions available in pharmacies. 

Another avenue to dig concerning intimate hygiene in sexual relations , our intimate serum based on probiotics . This care cream for the vulva and vagina maintains the balance of the microbiota. 

In practice :
Thanks to its bioselection qualities for the flora, the YESforLOV intimate beauty comfort and protection serum based on Bioecolia® rebalances the bacterial landscape and thus strengthens the microbiological barrier of the mucous membrane. The protective power of these probiotics reinforces natural defenses by stimulating the production of antimicrobial peptides, key markers of immunity.

Let's be complete: it is not certain that probiotics restore 100% of the vaginal flora likely to be destroyed or weakened! So don't be mad and don't empty your wallet hastily for your health in overly expensive purchases! 

There is no miracle solution for the good health of your vagina . So, only one watchword to respect: that of making the wise choice of a balanced diet,  to give priority to an unprecedented quality of life, to impose a healthy lifestyle  without too many concessions, to choose quality intimate and erotic cosmetics, to avoid wearing clothes that are too tight and to use  tampons and sanitary napkins.

The pleasure of living and loving must remain a pleasure without constraint! However, when the pH is acting up, pathogenic bacteria have every opportunity to develop to diffuse strong and unpleasant odors, cause more abundant white discharge to flow, create irritation and itching or even burning sensations and worse, harm to your romantic relationships with painful and unpleasant sensations…

For your vagina: our “health and intimacy” advice and tips

Let your vagina do its own toilet!  No “hygienic” soaps and liquids! All these products compromise the good balance of your vagina and also promote inflammation and infections. 

Give your vulva or vagina a spot-on helping hand with our natural and organic intimate serum! No question of going further since this little world of your vaginal area is doing very well on its own but on the other hand reacts very negatively to the perverse effects of certain lubricants and intimate toilets which dry out or irritate your mucous membranes!                             

Never introduce foreign elements into your vagina, it will make you pay dearly for it:  no sea or synthetic sponges, no foods or liquids that would seem friendly to your vagina and which, ultimately, are its worst enemies: lemon juice (well done Web!), vegetables and fruits, spices, dairy….. No more essential oils!  So throw away all these traditional recipes touted all over the Internet and which do not cure!

Particular attention to be paid and vigilance  for anything that could promote fungal infections , cystitis and other bacterial vaginosis. All YESforLOV products, such as water-based intimate lubricants, are tested to prevent the risk of mycosis and guarantee the vital health of your mucous membranes. 

What about pH? Which intimate lubricant to choose for your vagina?

Madam, vaginal lubrication is a natural phenomenon as spontaneous as it is involuntary: it therefore does not depend on your “good will” but on a host of circumstances in your personal life! This lubrication  is greatly favored by your desires, your desires to make love or simply furtive hugs but not only… it also manifests itself when this well-being of body and mind dominates in you,  “from above and from below” made of trust and security.

At the other end of this happy inner path which requires nothing else, there is also sometimes stress, anxiety, fear, too much haste: so many psychic or psychological obstacles which put a hell of a brake on the natural lubrication of your vagina. As a result, the infernal ball of repeated vaginal dryness awaits you!  There is therefore no taboo concerning anything that can help you lubricate your vagina well so that you are not confronted with friction and burning.

There is a shovelful of products on the market that are not always good for your health, but it's up to you alone to make the right choices in the lubricating products that facilitate contact and that can be used alone (but together, it's is even better, right?).

Let's not dwell on the first form of lubricants, however the most common, since it is the “homemade” lubricant to come out of your kitchen cupboard or your bathroom: Vaseline , edible vegetable oils. It is all the same artisanal DIY with a lot of disadvantages and no return on the harmlessness of these products on your mucous membranes! In addition to  sink in contact with heat and stain your sheets, oils are incompatible with condoms!

Our preference therefore goes automatically to aqueous intimate lubricants (i.e. water-based): they are effective, compatible with condoms, non-toxic, biodegradable and for the YESforLOV brand, the entire line of gels lubricants respect the pH of your intimate flora. Our water-based intimate lubricants have an average pH between 3.5 and 5. Some of our lubricants contain silicone. For these, there is no question to ask since they have no superiority in terms of efficiency, only the advantage that they have no impact on the pH.  If you want to avoid the hassle, opt for our range of ultimate silicone-based lubricants available in several consistencies. 

For your vaginal intimacy , make the high-performance choice of YESforLOV moisturizing mixed lubricating gel available from €14.90: supple, non-greasy texture, made from purified water and enriched with hyaluronic acid and allantoin! Our natural and moisturizing intimate lubricant is perfectly compatible with sex toys and condoms. This intimate gel is very close to the natural lubrication of your vagina! Odorless, it does not stick, it does not dry out and it does not talk for a penny, it effectively moisturizes gently and discreetly the mucous membranes of your vaginal area! If you prefer organic, you can also opt for our vegetable lubricant based on organic aloe-vera or our latest novelty, the natural iso-osmotic lubricant with organic algae . It's up to you, ladies and gentlemen! 

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Eh yes! dear readers, it is very important to know well what is vital for oneself! For you, therefore, female sex very appreciated by all of us, the regular monitoring of your vaginal pH is in no way a necessity but a formidable indicator of your intimate health.  According to Dr. Bohbot, knowing the pH of a hygiene product therefore appears to be of limited interest (except in the particular case of external mycosis) compared to its composition. The wisest choice we have to give you is to stay attentive to the ingredients used and to opt for a lubricant that has a pH between 3.5 and 7. 

The idea to remember: it is that there are no excessive rules of hygiene and that it is rather preferable to operate the right levers which will effectively protect your vagina from infections and diseases. Give him every chance so that he can manage himself as well as possible, offer him a real high-performance lifestyle through its regularity and the indisputable quality of your intimate products for comfort and well-being. Above all, don't neglect your vagina: it needs you and you need it! 

Do not damage by simple forgetfulness on your part this vagina which is your treasure and your accomplice when it teams up with its clitoral neighbor! This classy duo is the best for women: a very beautiful human machine that should be approached with a lot of shared tenderness. This is not always the case it seems! Is not it?  For your peace of mind, we have not embarked on an acid-base program which must be seriously expanded, but we are convinced that you now have a few ideas to look for  alone this balance so important for your good health. Good year!