How Normal is it To have a Sweaty Vagina region?
Here's why your vulva gets damp, and what you can do about it.
Do you recall the first time you noticed that your vagina region gets sweaty? Probably you worked out extra hard or spent a long day walking or moving around in the heat. Then, when you got to the bathroom and looked in the mirror, you notice something unusual, you got sweaty underwear.
It's quite obvious that people sweat from their armpits, forehead, and sometimes their backs or hands. But being sweaty adjacent to the vagina?! That is less than ideal, let’s be honest. so this is what you ought to know whether sweating down there is typical, or something to be concerned about.
First, you have to note this; having a sweaty vagina region is totally normal.
This happens to everyone because we sweat wherever we have sweat glands . and there are sweat glands all over your vulva, which is the external area surrounding the vagina.
It's worth noting: Your vagina is internal—it’s what you feel if you stick your finger inside the hole toward the bottom of your vulva. there are no sweat glands up there, So, it’s not really true to say that your vagina is sweating, just to be extra clear. "Sweaty Vagina Region"
However, sweat glands are found on other parts "around" your vagina. Specifically, sweat glands exist where the hair on your vulva exists—that’s the labia majora (the big, outer “lips”), the mons pubis (the hump above your vagina), and the groin (where your legs meet your pelvis). “Your groin is not really all that different from your underarm,”
Just like your armpit, your groin is a junction between a limb and your trunk (except instead of your arms, it’s your legs). That’s why it makes more sense or it is reasonable to call perspiration down there crotch sweat, as opposed to vagina sweat. "Sweaty Vagina Region"
Is it possible to have "too much" crotch sweat?
A little sweat in your vulva area is nothing to worry about. We all sweat, and sometimes that sweat happens to be downstairs between our groins. If you’re sweating while exercising or when you’re really hot, that’s not unusual, she notes. So instead of feeling awkward when you see and spot a sweat stain on your yoga pants or clothes, consider taking it as a sign of a hardcore workout (and a sign of how totally awesome you are!).
Of course, some people do sweat more than what doctors would consider normal, and too much crotch sweat can interfere with your everyday life. That kind of excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis.
While people who have hyperhidrosis most often sweat more than the average person from their head, armpits, hands, and feet, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, they can sometimes have extra-intense sweating in their genital zone. "Sweaty Vagina Region"
You don’t need to have that much sweat to make an appointment with your dermatologist: “Like abnormal sweating on any part of your body, if you’re soaking through your clothing when you’re not really hot, that’s more than normal,” It’s worth making an appointment anytime sweat is making you feel uncomfortable or inhibiting your life in some way.
What can you do to help keep a sweaty groin area dry?
There are several options, First, she suggests that people try topical antiperspirants. These aren’t your typical deodorants. Instead, you want to use something like Certain Dri, which will say “antiperspirant” on the packaging. While deodorants mask the odor of sweat, antiperspirants temporarily plug up your sweat glands so that you physically sweat less. "Sweaty Vagina Region"
She suggests using the roller-ball versions, which can be easier to use on precise areas like your groin. But it doesn’t work for everyone: “This is pretty sensitive skin, “So, sometimes [antiperspirants] can be a little bit irritating.” Be extra careful to keep the application away from the actual vagina to reduce the risk of infection from a potentially irritating product.
As an alternative, she routinely does Botox injections in the groin area. That may sound terrifying (a needle near your vulva?!), but it’s generally safe and super effective. While most of us know about Botox for its wrinkle-smoothing ability, the injection is often also used to stop excessive sweating. It suppresses your sweat glands so they don’t sweat as much, and it lasts a long time. Usually, you’ll have to redo Botox injections twice a year—that’s six whole months of sweat suppression.
But that’s about it for the major interventions. other fixes doctors usually adopt or use for excessive sweat—Iontophoresis and MiraDry—are not used on the vulva. Both of these procedures go deep into the tissue beneath your skin with either electrical currents or thermal energy, respectively. That’s totally fine for your underarms or your hands and feet because there’s not much else other than sweat glands under those areas. “There are too many other structures in other areas that could be damaged by MiraDry. No one wants that. "Sweaty Vagina Region"
There are other temporary fixes you could try, especially if your groin sweat isn’t that annoying to you. If you don’t have hyperhidrosis but are still a little irked by your crotch sweat, you could try to soak up the sweat with a talc-free baby powder product (applied on the skin of the vulva, not the vaginal opening). This option won’t stop your sweat; it’ll just absorb the moisture. But it absolutely can help if, on a hot day, you worry that your undercarriage will be damper than usual.