Snowed in? Check yo'self! It’s important to perform self-examinations of your vulva at least every 3 months. Look from clit to anus, under every fold and hair for dark spots, lumps, bumps, and skin tags, any reoccurring blisters or sores, & symptoms of persistent itching, pain or soreness. If you notice a new abnormality, don’t be the girl who waits until your annual exam to see your ob/gyn 😉
Ladies, it’s time we stopped generally referring to our outer genitalia as “the vagina.” The vagina is not another name for vulva, and describing it as such may mislead your doctor to examine the wrong area which could result in a missed diagnosis. Plus, overgeneralizing the vagina demeans the importance of your clit, labia, urethral & anal opening. Rude.