If you’re someone who has a vagina, then you’re also going to have a somewhat of a vaginal odor. That’s just how the human body works, but there should truly be nothing embarrassing about having a vaginal odor.
Smelling fresh is important on a lot of counts. It is an indication of a healthy body, improves self-confidence and makes us feel good.
How you smell and taste like is dependent on many factors. Your lifestyle, your diet, period, and even what and how you wear, can make a big big difference in how you taste and smell down there. But in general, a healthy vagina should have a slightly musky smell that is pleasant, but not overwhelming.
The vaginal odor comes from vaginal discharge, which is clear mucus secreted by the cervix and vaginal opening. Mixed with cells, bacteria, and bodily fluid. If you have a vaginal infection such as a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Then extra bacteria in the vagina can cause smelly discharge.
Different scents mean different things, but a fishlike odor is a common smell to be on the lookout for. Because it can signal bacterial vaginosis or the sexually transmitted infection trichomoniasis.
Here’s a list of things you can do to make your private parts smell and taste good…
First of all, it is advisable to see your Gynaecologist to rule out any possible infections. You don’t want to do anything that can mess with your vagina’s delicate balance of pH and bacteria, leading to more infections and odor.
Eat A Lot Of Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits like grapefruits, oranges, lemons, and pineapples are known to sweeten vaginal discharge. The acids in these fruits help to push water in our bodies, removing toxins while resulting in a pleasant and fruity scent.
Drink Enough Water: When we are dehydrated, our urine becomes acidic and makes us taste sour and smell off. The benefit of drinking enough water means that we get to pee regularly and that helps to flush out toxins and bacteria that causes odor.
Avoid Foods That Make You Smell Bad: Go by the general rule that if it makes your breath stink, it is likely going to make your vagina stink. Avoid foods like garlic, asparagus, onions, and most dairy products.
Eat/Drink Less Processed Products: Almost all processed foods can be high in sugar, salts, and fats. A diet high in sugar is opening you up to bad bacteria and yeast. You end up with inflammations and infections, which may result in unpleasant odors emitting through your vagina.
Personal Hygiene: Good personal hygiene is relevant to making your vagina smell good. Remember that the vagina is designed to self-clean, so clean the outer layers of the vagina, clitoris, and urethra opening with lots of water.
Be Mindful Of Your Sex Life: Generally, the more sexual partners you have had, the higher the risk you are at contracting STDS. Also, there are some women who are allergic to latex condoms (it causes them to smell). For women who are allergic to latex, talk to your partner about switching to a non-latex version.