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.
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By Petra Boynton. My girlfriend's genitals smell strongly and I don't know what to do about it. Please advise.
You just had sex with someone new. But now something feels off. Maybe you were changing out of your work clothes and caught a whiff of something And you thought you knew yourself pretty intimately and all of your bodily scents!
Despite all of the marketing that tells you otherwise, there is likely nothing wrong with your vaginal odor. And, no, that scent probably won't be a field of wildflowers. It's a vagina, not a perfume counter.
Vaginas are supposed to smell. In the meantime, here are six common vaginal odors and what they might be trying to tell you. Garlic, onions, or another type of food.
Skip navigation! But if you notice that your vagina smells different after sexespecially if it's a "fishy" scent, that might indicate an infection like bacterial vaginosis BV or trichomoniasis trichsays Alyssa Dweck, MDa gynecologist who practices in New York. Dweck explains.
Plus, the vagina cleans itselfso no! That said, there are certain things that can change your vagina's odor. The vagina is healthy in this acidic state and can keep the less favorable bacteria, which can lead to bad odors, in check, she says.
The common fear that your vagina smells "bad" is rooted in sexist, old-fashioned culture rather than fact. Beyond understanding that the smell of vagina is normal, many guys are incredibly turned on by the scent. We made out and fooled around, but kept all the touching above underwear.
Please help before things go too far. Joseph Dear Joseph, Thank you for being honest enough to share this problem with me. Start by seeing a general practitioner who GP can evaluate her from head to toe, or a gynaecologist trained to address problems linked to the female reproductive health system. Only you and her know whether this is a possibility.