How to Use Intimate Wash? Step by Step Guide

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In Brief: How to use intimate wash?

An intimate wash is preferably used under a shower. Take a small quantity of the intimate wash in the palm and apply gently on the external part of the private areas by rubbing. Then, rinse off the solution thoroughly and pat dry the area. It can be used twice a day as a part of intimate hygiene.

Intimate wash is a wash solution designed to clean the private areas and manage overall intimate health as these areas are prone to infection.

However, there is a lack of awareness about the necessity, effectiveness, and proper way of using intimate wash.

Also, the inappropriate use of intimate wash may cause unwanted skin problems, including dryness, recurrent infections; therefore, it is necessary to know how to use them properly.

This article focuses on different steps of using intimate wash.

How to Use an Intimate Wash?

How to Use an Intimate Wash?

Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

Intimate washes are pro-hygienic, easy to use, available for both men and women. Most individuals use an intimate wash to stay clean, prevent bad odor, infections, irritation, dryness, and itching of intimate areas. It also helps to maintain the pH of 3.8-4.5 and support the bacterial growth in private parts.


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    1. Wash the hands and pour a little intimate wash into the hand
      It is essential to wash the hands before touching the genital area to avoid infections. Wet and rinse the intimate area. Choose fragrance-free, chemical-free intimate wash, and pour some of the intimate wash into the hand. It can be done during the shower or after regular toilet usage.
    2. Apply a small amount of unscented intimate wash
      Apply it to the external part of the intimate area and gently rub to form a good lather. Always clean from front to back. Cleaning from the back may bring the germs from the anus towards the vagina. Avoid aggressively rubbing the area as it may irritate the skin.
    3. Rinse thoroughly to get rid of the intimate wash solution
      Wash the hands and splash the water around the area several times to rinse off the wash solution from the body. Avoid using hot water as it may cause burning of the skin.
    4. Pat the area dry
      After thoroughly rinsing, pat the area dry using a thin towel or tissue. Avoid rubbing the area with a towel to prevent any redness and wear underwear made of breathable fabric. The intimate wash may be used every day twice, preferably in the morning and night, for better results.


It is recommended to a patch test before using an intimate wash to determine if the individual is allergic to the product.

It should always be used only in the outer genital parts.

Also, be careful not to overuse as it may cause dryness or irritation.


Intimate wash helps in protecting flora, preventing infections, and maintaining personal hygiene.

Always pick an intimate wash from a reliable source to avoid skin irritation and other side effects. It is recommended to consult a doctor before using intimate washes inside the genital area.

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