Vaginal Smell

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:-

  • a combination of the normal bacteria that lives in the vagina
  • the food you eat, if you eat a lot of onions, yes there will be slight onion smell 
  • the clothes she wears
  • her level of hygiene
  • how much she sweats 

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.

What Is Normal Vaginal Smell

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 Of  Vaginal Odor

Causes for normal vaginal odour to turn smelly are:-

  • Poor Vagina Hygiene
  • Menstruation
  • Urine Leakage
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Douching
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Vaginal Fistula
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PID)

Vagina Hygiene

Good vagina hygiene such as:-

  • Changing your panties after every shower or at least once a day.
  • Wiping the external vaginal anatomy from front to back with baby wipes or soft tissue after urination.  
  • Rinsing the genitalia and anal region after passing stools.

will cut down vaginal smell from the crotch of your pants and panties.


During menstruation, you can stay fresh and odor free by:-

  • Cleansing with this kacip fatimah feminine wash.
  • Changing your sanitary pad every 3-4 hours
  • Rinsing or wiping with non-fragrant wipes before putting on a new pad.

Urine Leakage

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 Infection

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.

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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.

Vaginal Douching

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. 

Foul Vaginal Odor Which Needs Medical Attention

Sexually Transmitted Infections

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.

Vaginal Fistula

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

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

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.

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