The Importance of Vaginal Health
I support Vagisil as a company because it believes in being shameless about vaginal health. Because we don’t talk about vaginas enough. We don’t talk about vaginal health enough. We don’t talk about women’s health enough!
I love that BlogHer is always about women’s health from sponsors like Planned Parenthood and Vagisil. Vagisil has been a sponsor for BlogHer for a while now. I’m currently rocking the #VaginaChallenge sticker on my mini fridge in my office from the BlogHer Orlando 2016 that I spoke at a few years ago.
I actually attended the VAGtails (get it – taking the “cock” out of cocktails) with Vagisil in 2016, and part of that event is captured in this video below. It was incredible to have sexual health practitioners talk about vaginal health unapologetically!
Introducing the vSHEC
vSHEC (Vaginal and Sexual Health Education Council), debuted at BlogHer Health 2019. It’s goal is to educate women on vaginal and sexual health, and to help normalize conversations around the issues, and working toward removing the stigmas and taboos that still exist. It’s composed of four experts in women’s sexual health (see the above photo), including Dr. Mary Jane Minkin (Clinical Professor in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale School of Medicine) aka Madame Ovary and Dr. Shannon Chavez (nationally recognized sex expert and sex therapist). Honestly, the private conversations I’ve had with Dr. Minkin and Dr. Chavez were well worth the ticket price to BlogHer Health. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you’ve got to connect with Dr. Shannon Chavez.
One of my favorite thing about Vagisil is that they’re all about busting myths – check out their feminine health myth busting online for more!
Preventeza Emergency Contraception
I also wanted to note one of their newest products – Preventeza emergency contraception, a back-up method for preventing pregnancy. If you have unprotected sex or your birth control method fails, use as directed within 72 hours. The sooner you take emergency contraceptive, the better it works. Peventeza is not an abortion pill (duh). will not work if you are already pregnant and will not affect an existing pregnancy. According to Vagisil, it works mainly by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary. It is possible that it may also work by preventing fertilization of an egg (the uniting of sperm with the egg) or by preventing attachment (implantation) to the uterus (womb).
I’m so happy that there are products on the market that are available for cash-pay, without insurance, and free for anyone to purchase at your corner drug store. “To help women take ownership of their reproductive health without shame. To be prepared, not panicked. Because it’s never an emergency when you’re prepared.” TRUTH!
Vagisil sent me home with a bunch of product to try. They really promoted their sensitive scents line, in Dry Wash (like dry shampoo for your labia), vagina-friendly Bath Bombs, and their regular intimate washes. While my lady bits are a little sensitive and need products free from fragrance, I love that they’re always introducing new products!
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