Here's a fun fact: Vaginas are meant to smell like And while their natural scent might not be something you'd want in Diptyque candle form, it is what it is. That said, certain vaginal odors can indicate things like infections, especially if they come with a side of discharge that's a different color, consistency, or amount than what you're used to, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ACOG.
Ready for some truth? All vaginas smell. That's right: It's totally normal to have some kind of scent down there, and no matter what soap commercials tell you, it shouldn't be a light floral one.
Vaginal odor is any odor that originates from the vagina. It's normal for your vagina to have a slight odor. But, a strong vaginal odor — for instance, a "fishy" smell — might be abnormal and could indicate a problem.
If your odor is not fishy or yeasty and you have no uncomfortable symptoms discharge, itch or irritationyour vaginal odor is most likely to be normal. All women have some natural vaginal odor. This scent will vary by person and may be described as fleshy or musky. It may also smell metallic near your period or bleach-like after intercourse.
The question: I'm a girl, and no matter what I try, how little or how much I clean it, or what products I try, I always have a smell What can I do to make myself scentless? The answer: The challenge with vaginal odor is that there's not a wealth of good studies or teachings that can be a guide to what's "normal" and what's "not normal," says Rajiv Gala, M.
The first question you may have is what causes a fishy odor? There are around nine most common causes of vaginal fishy odor, each with their own unique symptoms and treatment options. In some cases, you may be able to solve the problem yourself with home remedies and in other cases, you may need medical treatment.
Before we begin, let's get this out of the way: Your vagina is supposed to have a smelldespite what rude sexual partners or all those companies that make weird crotch perfumes may have told you in the past. In fact, healthy vaginas emit a full Sephora's worth of different scents throughout the month, with stronger and more subtle variations of your unique smell appearing during different parts of your menstrual cycle. Some people naturally emit stronger vaginal odorswhile others don't.
Unusual vaginal odor happens from time to time. Intercourse may change the smell temporarily. Your vagina cleanses itself naturally.
A slight vaginal odor is normal. The strongest amount of dischargewhich can have an odor, is usually mid-cycle. Vaginal odor may be stronger after intercourse.