How to Have a Happy Healthy Vulva (With Sarah Mulindwa)

by Vicky

on Aug 25, 2021

This week Anna is joined by Sarah Mulindwa - sexual heath nurse and host of Channel 4 programme, The Sex Clinic. Listen in for advice and chat on the important issue of how to keep your vulva happy and healthy.

Lovehoney Podcast S3E7 Sarah Mulindwa

Women are complex creatures, especially when it comes to sexual health, and it's hugely important to keep your lady parts happy and healthy. Seemingly unrelated problems like lack of libido and painful sex can be caused by undiagnosed issues such as PID (pelvic inflammatory disease).

Some of the most common sexual health problems that vulva owners face are complaints like thrush and BV (bacterial vaginosis), which are not necessarily passed on through sex, however symptoms can be similar to chlamydia (the most common STI) and gonorrhea. So what causes these infections? How do you check yourself, and what can you do to avoid getting them in the first place?

Nobody likes a smear test, but thankfully they are now accepted as a necessity. So, how often should you get yourself checked out for other sexual health issues, and is it only applicable if you are sexually active?

Alongside this hot topic the team share some little-known sex facts and the answers to your questions.

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Written by Vicky. Lovehoney Editorial Team
Vicky is Lovehoney's Agony Aunt, giving you advice on all things sex and relationships.
An avid global trotter and experienced Generation Xer, Vicky also pens blogs on everything from fabulously fearless LGBTQ+ warriors, to body positivity and the ins and outs of Tantra.

Originally published on Aug 25, 2021. Updated on Aug 26, 2021