Two main functions of vagina are sexual intercourse and child birth. The vagina allows flow of menstrual blood. And is a passage way through which a baby is born.
Inflammation of the vagina is known as vaginitis. Involuntary spasm of the vaginal muscles during sexual intercourse is known as vaginismus. Genital warts may affect vulva or vagina. Parasite trichomonas may affect vagina known as trichomoniasis. Herpes simplex virus may affect vagina. Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection. Vaginal prolapsed or cancer of the vagina is rare conditions.
Vaginal care is important to prevent yourself from infections, wear cotton clothes to keep the vaginal area dry. If the clothes are wet change them immediately. Wash and wipe from front to back after urination and bowel movements. Avoid douches, scented tissues and products.