Hygienically wipes with toilet paper

Advice on personal hygiene for the girl and woman
Because of their anatomy, girls and women are more prone to ascending urinary tract infections than boys and men, what can be done preventively?

• Wash the pubic area at least once a day. More frequent washing may be required during menstruation, especially when using sanitary towels. Warm water is sufficient, possibly also soap-free syndets or washing lotion.
• The cleaning is best done with a clean hand and / or with the hand shower. All skin folds and corners must be cleaned and wiped well.
• Use washcloths only once, if at all. Use a separate towel to dry the genital area. Small (guest) towels are practical, they can be changed often and washed (cooked) more easily. Hang up all hand and bath towels after use so that they dry quickly. Take a good shower after visiting a public swimming pool (without a bathing suit!). Cleanse the pubic area (see above) to prevent fungal infections.
• Catch all secretions from the vagina (menstrual blood, discharge) with disposable, absorbent material (tampons, sanitary towels, panty liners).
• Wipe properly after defecation, i.e. wipe from front to back, never the other way around! After urinating, just dab lightly with toilet paper. Use soft toilet paper. Special wet wipes without added perfume are good for completely cleansing the intimate area and are particularly practical when you are out and about. The best cleaning agent, however, is clear water.
• Wear boil-proof (95 °) white cotton briefs directly on the skin. Fresh underwear as daily as possible. Don't always just wear tight trousers, but also a skirt or wide trousers - it's airier.

What should you leave?

• Do not use perfumed soaps. Also check bath additives for individual tolerance, do not add too much of them to the water.
• Disinfectants and vaginal douches disrupt or destroy the normal bacterial colonization of the skin and the vagina. Under no circumstances spray intimate sprays into the vagina, they are only to be used externally occasionally, and they are no substitute for washing! Sitz baths are also usually unnecessary.
• Do not use the same towel for "top" and "bottom". No sharing of hand and bath towels or even washcloths with family or friends - this is how bacteria that are unfamiliar to the area are transmitted.
• Never sit on the benches in the swimming pool or sauna without a towel.
• Do not use any aids, they are unhygienic: loose cotton will fray, layers of cellulose will crumble, sponges contain impurities.
• Remnants of stool must not get into the vagina from the anus, therefore never wipe from the back to the front after a bowel movement, and never twice with the same piece of paper. Do not rub when wiping so that the delicate skin in the pubic and intestinal clefts is not irritated.
• Avoid wearing underwear made of synthetic fibers (e.g. tights) directly on the skin, as they do not absorb enough moisture. The clothes (jeans) shouldn't fit too tightly, they shouldn't pinch or rub.