Female Development and Style

I am one of the girls you meet and do not mind throwing and using the word Vagina a lot, we talk about sex generally so we can as well talk about the Vagina thriving.

I’ve always been passionate about the vagina which is why my microbiology final year seminar was centred on the vagina and I learnt a lot during my research so I’m not just dropping points from my head.


A lot of conversations I’ve had about the vagina have made me conclude that a lot of women don’t know their Vagina.


Firstly, the Vagina is the passage inside your body, not the exterior part, that’s the vulva.

Here are the 3 things you must know To Get a Thriving Vagina


Your Hygiene Can Mess Up Your Vagina

It’s important to have a good hygiene but when it comes to the vagina the definition of good hygiene is washing with warm water and using your hands. No soap, no sitting on hot water so the steam can “cleanse” your vagina. It’s not a piece of meat that you want to wash, do not barbeque your Vagina.


No douching – inserting your hands into the vagina to wash, the vagina is a self-cleaning oven, douching can throw the Vagina’s pH off balance; pH of the vagina is 4.5. It’s acidic and supposed to remain acidic to enable the Lactobacillus sp (the good guys) fight off the opportunistic microorganisms that cause infections.


Chill with the scented soaps, the vagina was not designed to smell like scented candles.it has an odour but not an offensive one. Scented products can also throw the Vagina’s pH off balance.

If you MUST use soap which a lot of Gynecologists advise against, use a mild soap, not antibacterial soap.

The vagina cleanses itself so trying to help her can cause more harm than good, we are actually lucky that the vagina is a very forgiving organ like Dr Jacqueline Walters from married to medicine said HERE so that’s why a lot of women are still getting away with doing the most to it. Because you’re not seeing the effects yet does not mean there won’t be.

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Diet Can Alter The Smell And Taste Of Your Vagina

There was a time that eating pineapples were said to give the vagina a pleasant taste, this is true because oils come out through the pores of the vagina.

There are certain foods that can break the vagina and give off disturbing odour and/or bad taste, that includes Asparagus and spices.

If you cannot break down the oil found in seafood (and there are probably about 10% of women who just cannot break that oil down) you’ll get that seafood smell or seafood taste. – Dr Jackie

While fruits, a lot of water, vegetables and yoghurt are major players in helping the vagina maintain a pleasant odour/taste. Yoghurt contains Lactobacillus which is the main microorganism protecting the Vagina so consuming yoghurt makes that baby girl happy.

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Vulva Looks Weird

There are no two women with the same vulva

If you’re worried that your labia is too chubby, wrinkly or saggy, stop fretting—there is no archetype of the perfect vagina. “There are hundreds of thousands of shapes and sizes of what a vulva should look like, so it’s what’s normal for you,” – Gynecologist Alyssa Dweck, M.D. and author of the upcoming Complete A to Z for Your V –  Said HERE

The inner and outer labia can vary in length, size, and colour.

You need to be confident with the size or colour of the vagina that you have, in fact being confident with how your vagina looks is the first step to helping her thrive.

I Hope you have learned a thing or two. have more tips to share with the ladies? leave a comment and please use the sharing buttons below to encourage me and help your female friends take better care of their Vagina.





  • Posted March 31, 2018 2:33 pm
    by Anniedora

    Also a healthy and normal for a vagina to remove discharge, although coloured discharge means you need to go see a doctor… Gurl, the number of times you said vagina?? this post is soo important???

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    • Posted March 31, 2018 4:04 pm
      by thefunkeolotu

      I didn’t even notice, it’s like a normal word to me ?

      Your points are correct!

  • Posted March 31, 2018 7:45 pm
    by pa james

    nyc lectures on d keeping of d vagina.I wish more women nd d young gals can see this so as to have a healthy life style .do u have books published that one can buy/purchase.thank u.

    • Posted March 31, 2018 7:51 pm
      by thefunkeolotu

      Thank you. You can share so more ladies can see this.

      I don’t have any book yet but will very soon !

  • Posted April 1, 2018 1:21 pm
    by Dupe

    This is nice!
    “Don’t barbeque your vagina…” Cracked me up.
    I love your blog

    • Posted April 1, 2018 2:26 pm
      by thefunkeolotu

      Thank you Dupe, I’m happy to know that I’m a funny chick ?

  • Posted April 1, 2018 7:17 pm
    by Sara | mshealthesteem.com

    Such an incredible and important part of the body and yet we rarely talk about vaginas publicly! Thanks for sharing. I especially love that you talk about the fact that labia come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. There is no weirdness. Such an important message! ♡

    • Posted April 1, 2018 7:54 pm
      by thefunkeolotu

      Thank you Sara, it’s sad that alot of women are not educated enough about their vagina

  • Posted April 1, 2018 8:25 pm
    by Candace

    Nice post, didn’t know that what we eat can alter the smell and taste of the vagina.

  • Posted April 1, 2018 9:35 pm
    by Ashabee

    Haaaa! Funke…. I found this post really engaging. It made me laugh and think…” Don’t barbecue your vagina”, so very funny. I didn’t know lots of water and fruit intake could help her tho. Hoping to see more of this type of post here. Well done girl!

    • Posted April 2, 2018 5:35 am
      by thefunkeolotu

      Thank you Ashabee? I’m happy you learnt something

  • Posted April 1, 2018 10:04 pm
    by Kezia

    Firstly, the title caught my attention and dragged me here.Very educating!. Thank you Girl!!


  • Posted April 2, 2018 1:05 am
    by gifted

    lol..I like how detailed the post is .I’m a fruits person so durhh , I guess down there smells great too(show off!..show off ..) lol

    • Posted April 2, 2018 5:36 am
      by thefunkeolotu

      ???? I’m sure.. I’ve have betrayed the fruits nation not be consuming like I used to.. Going back to my roots

  • Posted April 2, 2018 1:19 am
    by Blackfrochick

    Educative and Amazing post. Welldone

  • Posted April 2, 2018 1:25 am
    by Praise Abu

    Nice post Funke.
    I’m definitely going to share. A lot of ladies need to learn how to care for their vagina.
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  • Posted April 2, 2018 10:06 am
    by Nina | Lemons and Luggage

    Wow, I’m glad somebody is blogging so openly about this!! We need more female bloggers talking about such an integral part of personal hygiene!

  • Posted April 2, 2018 3:50 pm
    by Ayobami

    Great job Funke. This is really insightful.


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  • Posted May 9, 2018 7:27 am
    by Vickie

    Funke I so much love you and your posts.They’re always so matured but this vagina post actually got me like I learnt a lot from it.from today onwards fruits shall be my 2nd name.

    • Posted May 9, 2018 1:39 pm
      by thefunkeolotu

      Fruits shall be your second name ???
      Thank you so much for the compliment Vickie. I love learning and teaching

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  • Posted May 15, 2018 8:49 pm
    by Favour

    Hi Funke. Your article is quite insightful and meaningful. I’ve learnt about my vagina now and will not “clean” her by sitting on hot water again. Thank you for this info. Can you write more of this article? And by the way, is it good to shave off the vulva hair completely

    • Posted May 15, 2018 9:00 pm
      by thefunkeolotu

      I’m glad you learnt something favor. With the hair, there are no benefits with shaving. You don’t have to shave your hair if you don’t want to

    • Posted May 15, 2018 9:01 pm
      by thefunkeolotu

      And yes, I’ll try my best to write more

  • Posted May 25, 2018 5:24 pm
    by Desire Uba

    Hi Funke!!
    I loved, loved this post. Even as a part of the medical team, I did not know that diet affects the smell or taste of the vagina. Thank you so much for sharing!! I needed to read this post.
    Ps. Your blog us the absolute best. I love your writing.

    • Posted May 26, 2018 8:32 am
      by thefunkeolotu

      Thank you desire! I’m so happy you learnt something ??

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