Flannels and towels

A personal wet flannel, used over and over, is an ideal breeding ground for yeast and bacteria. For this reason, especially if you are susceptible to vaginal infections, it is better to use disposable wipes or to use a fresh flannel each time you clean your genital area.


  • using the same flannel many times over
  • sharing flannels and towels with a partner

Appropriate intimate hygiene

  • wash your intimate area with your hands
  • or use disposable wipes
  • or use a clean cotton flannel every time you wash your intimate area
  • dry thoroughly
  • wash flannels and towels at a temperature of at least