The vagina is one of the most sensitive areas in the body, which is why it’s important to show it a lot of TLC. One way you can do this is by being more aware of the types of underwear you’re wearing. We’ll let you pick the style that best suits you, but according to Heather Irobunda, MD, a board-certified ob-gyn, “In terms of vaginal health, the preferred fabrics for underwear would be ones that are breathable and natural.”
If you aren’t sure which materials are breathable, Dr. Irobunda said, “Most of the time, we recommend going with cotton because it is one of the easiest, natural fabrics to find.” In addition to being breathable, natural fabrics like cotton can help prevent vaginal irritation and infection, Kameelah Phillips, MD, board-certified ob-gyn and the founder of Calla Women’s Health, told POPSUGAR.
We know cotton underwear sounds synonymous with ugly “granny panties,” but that’s not true at all. Don’t believe us? Check out some of our favorite, eye-pleasing undies made from breathable fabrics ahead.