Vaginal smell is a natural occurrence. It is perfectly normal for every woman to have her own distinct vagina odor or "aroma"
A woman's feminine odor that comes from her vaginal glands is due to:-
So, no two vaginas smell alike.
Occasionally, we might be more self conscious about our vagina smell. But there
shouldn't be any cause for concern when it is not noticeable by others.
The menstrual cycle do have an affect on how our vagina odor. The smell is mild and very pleasant (musky) around mid-cycle. Our feminine odor is stronger right before and after menses.
It is normal to strong vaginal odor during foreplay. This is very arousing to your partner and heightens his sexual excitement. It is this "aroma" that drives him wild, burying his face in your "love nest" and tasting your "va jay jay juice".
Causes for normal vaginal odour to turn smelly are:-
Good vagina hygiene such as:-
will cut down vaginal smell from the crotch of your pants and panties.
During menstruation, you can stay fresh and odor free by:-
Most women who have given birth will have sudden urine leakage when we have cough or sneeze. I know some of you have to wear pads or panty liners to absorb the sudden outflow of urine.
Panty liners or pads
smells awful when they are soaked with urine. Do change them. And wash or wipe the vagina with
baby wipes every time you put on fresh liners.
Vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis and vaginal yeast infection release/cause
You can get rid of feminine itching and excessive discharge with this vagina wand. All you need to do is just swipe it inside the vagina for 3 minutes every alternate day.
Other than getting rid of excessive vaginal wetness, this wand can tighten vagina as well.
Of you can use these home-remedies for vaginal odor to ease the symptoms.
But, if symptoms do not subside after 5-7 days, please see a doctor to rule out that they are not STD related infections.
Douching is not necessary. Scented douches disrupts the colony of good bacteria that lives in the vagina. This could lead to bacterial vaginosis (BV) where you have fishy vaginal smell.
Washing the vulva with the herbal feminine wash is good enough. Its mild pH maintains optimum vaginal health.
STIs such as Chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis cause bad vaginal smell, discharge and painful urination.
If you have symptoms of the above STDs do not try to self-cure. You need to be treated by a doctor who will prescribe a course of antibiotics.
A vaginal fistula is an abnormal opening or passage between the vagina and another organ such as the bladder, urethra or rectum.
It causes a lot of emotional distress as the fistula lets urine or faeces pass into the vagina which causes embarrassing soiling problems that cannot be controlled (incontinence). There could also be a foul smelling discharge or gas coming from the vagina.
Other than odor, the genital
area may get infected and sore too.
There is no alternative cure for vaginal fistula other than surgery to close up the passage to restore normal urinary and bladder functions.
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs at the cervix. The cervix is the lowest part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Various strains of the human pappilomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of most cases of cervical cancer.
Early cervical cancer generally shows no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, there could be a watery, bloody and foul smelling vaginal discharge.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is an infection of the female reproductive organs. One of the main causes of PID is complications arising from untreated Chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Other than pain in the lower abdomen, foul smelling vaginal odor is another symptom of PID.Back to top