Monday, October 30

Tackling The Myths On Intimate Health with Canesten || Win A £50 Amazon Voucher!



Today I'm talking about something slightly different. I think it's so important for us women to not only be confident with our bodies, but also to not be embarrassed about taboo subjects such as your health 'down there' and all the issues that can and do arise at some point for most. I'm going to tackle some of the myths and learn a little more with the help of Canesten. 




I think the reason this kind of thing isn't widely talked about is that we are simply embarrassed about what people may think. The main 'myth' we hear is that women only get things like thrush from being dirty or something like that, when actually it's not the case and can be caused by something as simple as your medication. This is exactly why it's so important for us all to be clued up and know the signs to get treatment. You'd think after two babies, another person looking down there with a torch the size of your head would be a breeze, but nope. The thought of it would really put me off going to my GP, how silly is that?




Knowing the difference between things like Bacterial Vaginosis (I didn't know what that is either) and thrush, is really important and can be treated so quickly and easily if we just have the guts to talk about it and know our bodies a little better. It's well worth taking a minute to look at the symptoms of BV so you can seek the right treatment. It's something that most women will encounter at some point and it's absolutely nothing to be ashamed of!


The Canesten Quiz


Canesten are top of the list when you think of treatments for this kind of thing, but they also have heaps of helpful information for us all to help us understand our bodies better and get the best help when needed. Canesten have created a short quiz to test our knowledge on this very subject. Simply click the button below and have a go at the quiz yourself on their site, it's super quick but great to highlight the fact that many of us actually aren't actually all that clued up.




I'll be honest, I scored a whopping 2 out of 6 on the quiz and one of those I answered correctly was a guess too. I don't think we can ever know too much about our bodies, so it's well worth a go. To encourage us all to get talking and learning more about our more intimate parts, Canesten have also offered one lucky reader a £50 Amazon voucher just for taking the quiz entering via the Gleam app (below). Please do comment below to let me know how you got on and what you scored!



* This is a sponsored post with Canesten, though all words and thoughts are my own. Giveaway must be entered via the Gleam app above where a winner will be picked at random. Giveaway open to UK residents aged 18 and over, prize is one £50 Amazon voucher - no alternatives.

83 comments:

  1. all correct! Though I have done it many times!

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  2. OOPS I only scored 2/5 I learnt that the vagina can clean itself.

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  3. 6/6 I think at 44 I should know by now! :) Thanks for the chance x

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  4. Only scored 3/6 need to brush up on me bits xx

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  5. I got 4/6 and I learned that Squalene is a substance common in both the vagina and sharks - interesting :o)

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  6. I got 4/6 - I didn't realise we should be pH acid.

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  7. 6/6 but I have taken it many times now.

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  8. 5/6, I thought the vagina was neutral rather than acidic

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  9. 4/6 didn't know were self cleaning

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  10. 2/6 oh no! I was impressed that I knew about sharks lol

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  11. 3/6 here: hmm! Could do better!Yes I could

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  12. 5/6, I'm pretty pleased with that!

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  13. 4/6 I didn't so many women will suffer from BV

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  14. I scored 4/6 and I've learn that we are self cleaning!

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  15. got 4/6 and learnt that the vagina is acidic

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  16. 4/6 also learnt about the acidity.

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  17. Sophie Marie Cartwright5 November 2017 at 10:33

    50% for me! 3/6 whoops! Thanks for the info :-)

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  18. Got 5/6! Didn't realise BV was so common!

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  19. I scored 3/6 :( Found out that a healthy ph is acidic, the most common cause of infection is bacteria and that bv stands for bacterial vaginosis! x

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  20. 4/6 - i learnt that it really is that common!!!!

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  21. Rebecca Hadfield5 November 2017 at 17:36

    All correct!

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  22. I scored 6/6 this time but the first time I did the test I scored 3 so I have learned a lot.

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  23. I got 5/6. I thought BV was less

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  24. I only got 3 out of 6 and I learned that I don't know as much as I thought I did

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  25. I got 6 out of 6, woo-hoo! A few of the answers I wasn't completely sure about, haha. I really like learning about BV - it's something I had known little about in the past.

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  26. 6/6 here - although the first time I took it ( a while ago) I didn't know the squalene one ;)

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  27. 4/6 - a lot of interesting facts

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  28. 3/5 I learned that a healthy vagina is acidic not neutral as I first thought

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  29. i got 2 out of 6

    I learned that I am not very knowledgeable about intimate health but I have never suffered from any problems downstairs to have experience with these issues.

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  30. 6 out of 6. I remembered some of the answers from when I have taken a quiz before

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  31. All Correct as I have done it a few times now. But still the BV statistics shock me

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  32. 3/6 but if I hadn't 2nd guessed myself would be been 5/6

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  33. 6/6 for me, glad im all clued up πŸ‘

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  34. I got a score of 5, just one wrong I put yeast as the answer.
    A very informative quiz.πŸ˜†
    I would be chuffed to win the voucher to put towards Xmas .....please πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ„

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  35. I only scored 3 and have learnt new things so that's good

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  36. I got 5 - I learned about self cleaning

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  37. I got 4 out of 6 which I am pretty happy with.

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  38. I got 3 out of 6 and learnt a lot i didnt know

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  39. 2 out of 6 �� But learned something new

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  40. 3/6 I'm hopeless maybe coz I'm shocked with the cold n bed not well xx

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  41. 4/6 for me but then again I have been lucky and never suffered any infections so I am amazed that I got that score!

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  42. 3/6 I always thought pH neutral was healthiest

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  43. 3/6 Squalene is a substance common in both the vagina and…sharks! who knew clearly not me

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  44. 4/6 for me. I've learnt a few new things!

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  45. All correct this time, but I have done it before.

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  46. 3 our of 6 and that was pure guesswork

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  47. All correct but I have done the quiz before.

    HAzel Rea - @beachrambler

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  48. Oh dear I got 2/6. I need to brush up on my homework lol. We have more in common with sharks than I thought lol x

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  49. 4/6 great quiz as most was guess work and somethings l didn't really think about so great for getting the cogs working and realising a few new facts!

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