Did your parents ever talk to you about intimate health?
I have been thinking about this in regard to mine and I have to say I really don’t think it was ever mentioned.
Periods were explained scientifically (by mum) and in regard to baby making I was just asked if we’d discussed it at school, I said yes and that was it, conversation over. We never discussed intimate health at all.
Which isn’t too healthy, is it?
However, I assume that this was because my grandparents never discussed it with my mum and somehow to her this was still a taboo subject. I want to break that pattern in my family and make it an absolutely okay subject to discuss with my daughter.
I think it is really important to normalise conversation about intimate health between mothers and their daughters.
Canesten® wants to empower women to feel more comfortable discussing intimate health with their children.
A lack of formal intimate health education during puberty means that when symptoms of vaginal conditions appear, it can cause worry and many teenage girls have to figure it out for themselves what happens to them.
It’s sad to think of a young woman experiencing thrush for example, and not being able to talk it over with her mum.
This is why Canesten® Mummy Conversations campaign! Canesten are promoting conversations around female intimate health as they believe through better knowledge women can self-diagnose and self-treat knowledgeably and with confidence. This is why they are encouraging mums, like me and you, to have a conversation with our daughters about their intimate health.
I know this something I need to discuss with my daughter but I wonder when is a good age and I am keen to hear your thoughts, so please do join in!
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This post has been supported by Canesten® but all thoughts are my own.