Cotton panties are best

Are you wearing cotton undies?  If not, you might want to think about it as this is apparently the best form of underwear for vaginal health.

According to this article cotton panties can cut down on infections in, the general medical agreement amongst doctors is that cotton undies are the way to go in the day.

“Wear loose, white cotton underwear; synthetic fabrics, as well as dyes, can be irritating,” advise Drs. Isabelle Labrie and Vincent Nadon on a women’s Internet health site posted by the University of Ottawa.

Many doctors also advise wearing cotton underwear under pantyhose, and to avoid nylon underwear and tight pantyhose which cause increased perspiration and retention of heat and moisture. That creates a breeding ground for vaginal infections.

And leather underwears are a definite no-no.  So is partying in that mini skirt without any panties.  For both health and decency sake I suppose.


  1. Jo Bernard says:

    Hi Viva Woman,
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