Vaginas are an amazingly designed piece of equipment. Meanwhile, women have been taught to believe that it's a bit yucky down there. A bit stinky.
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.
Home Health. Health Five reasons why you could be experiencing a bad smell from down there. By Wanja Mbuthia 10th Jan
Vaginal odor may vary throughout your menstrual cycle and may be especially noticeable right after having sex. Normal sweating also can cause a vaginal odor. Though it may be tempting to douche or use a vaginal deodorant to decrease vaginal odor, these products may actually increase irritation and other vaginal symptoms.
And it seems to us like all that flowery sunshine is another example of the world getting vaginas all wrong. Just take a quick trip to your local drugstore. Like douching.
When eating particular foods, we usually think about what is good for our body or our energy levels, but we don't usually pick a meal based on what it will do to our vaginal heatlh. However, there are a number of foods that can impact vaginal healthand this can be anything from causing a yeast infection or even some unwanted odor. It's not exactly something you learn in nutrition class, but if you're looking to keep your vaginal health in tact, you'll want to make sure you're tweaking your lifestyle to make sure everything runs smoothly with your reproductive system.
Maybe you've wondered, "Does my vagina smell normal? I don't care how comfortable you are with your own body, we all have those moments where we think about how we smell down there. Maybe it's at the doctor's office before a pelvic exam, or it might be as your partner is making their way to your vagina for some up-close and personal fun.
One concern women can grapple with when it comes to their bodies is vaginal odor. Although a healthy vagina has a scent, a scent that may change or get stronger during sexual arousalit shouldn't have an unpleasant smell. A strong or foul vaginal odor, or a change in vaginal odor, may be a sign that a woman has an infection.
Back to Sexual health. The vagina is designed to keep itself clean with the help of natural secretions discharge. The vagina is a tube of muscle inside a woman's body that runs from the cervix the opening of the womb to the vaginal opening. Looking after your everyday health can help keep your vagina in good shape, says Dr Suzy Elneil, consultant in urogynaecology at University College Hospital, London, and spokesperson for Wellbeing of Women.