Understanding Community State Types

Learn more about community state types of the vaginal microbiome.

My Vagina 2-Week Pathway Clean Up

If you're not quite sure what's wrong, try this 2-week pathway reset.

Vaginal smells – what’s normal?

Our guide to vaginal odours takes you through the different smells, and what they could mean.

How to test vaginal pH at home

How to accurately test your vaginal pH at home with a video.

Why E. coli and E. faecalis are often found together in infections

E. coli gets a boost from E. faecalis, which may help explain why these two pathogenic pests are often found together in infections.

Iron deficiency and bacterial vaginosis, aerobic vaginitis

We examine the evidence as to whether low iron levels can contribute to bacterial vaginosis, aerobic vaginitis or other vulvovaginal dysbiosis/infection.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria typically found living in the mouth, nose, or skin without causing any harm. Some strains of Staph have become antibiotic resistant, and are now classified as ‘superbugs’, with MRSA infections very difficult to treat with regular antibiotic methods. Methicillin is a synthetic form of

Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Strep, GBS)

GBS can harmlessly inhabit the vagina, sometimes causing infections and unpleasant symptoms, though this remains controversial between practitioners. 

Escherichia coli urinary tract and vulvovaginal infections

Escherichia coli is found in most mammals, with most strains harmless (or even probiotic), but others cause food poisoning, urinary tract infections, and vulvovaginal infections.

Finegoldia magna in BV

Finegoldia magna is often found naturally in the vagina as a friendly commensal bacteria, but can also be associated with and contribute to bacterial vaginosis. Finegoldia magna can cause a vinegar or ammonia-like smell from the vagina, and compete with friendly lactobacilli.

Understanding vaginal pH

We explain vaginal pH and how it relates to your vaginal smells. If you have a funny smell coming out of your vagina and need to test your vaginal pH, we explain how.

What to do when your period smells like death

Got a vagina that smells like death? We explain what's going on in great detail, with treatment ideas, so that you can solve your bad vag problems quickly and effectively.

How getting wasted affects your vaginal ecosystem

A quick chat about getting wasted and how this affects your microbial colonies.

Using dequalinium chloride (Fluomizin) to treat vaginal infections

Dequalinium chloride (Fluomizin) is a solid broad-spectrum non-antibiotic antimicrobial used vaginally for infections of all kinds. Dequalinium chloride is commonly used in throat lozenges.

Enterococcus faecium in vaginal infections

E. faecium is a bacteria that can contribute to or cause vaginal or urinary tract infections.

Comparison table – what type of bad vag do I have? (BV, AV, Trich, Yeast)

Easy reference table for determining your vaginal infection.

Vaginal treatments using povidone-iodine (Betadine) douche or liquid

An overview of the use of povidone-iodine (Betadine) vaginally for use in vaginal infections, including bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections and aerobic vaginitis. You need to check the microbe sensitivity, however, before using Betadine douche, since some microbes are resistant.

Understanding and treating aerobic vaginitis (AV)

We run you through aerobic vaginitis, explaining what it is and what to do about it.

Causes of excessive vaginal discharge

We review some causes of excessive vaginal discharge.

Vaginal boric acid fact sheet

Boric acid is a management strategy for yeast or bacterial infections.