Ladies, ladies. It’s time for the vagina talk. No girl is going to willingly talk about it, but someone has to. A smelly vagina is not exactly the kind of topic you want to bring up with your friends, or with your partner. It’s just one of those things you secretly search up online which is probably what you’re doing right now.
Before we get into the nit and grit, let’s make one thing clear. Your vagina is supposed to have a smell. There may be slight differences but in general, a healthy and normal vagina can have a “musky” or “fleshy”, or “metallic” odor (if you just had your period), according to Healthline. So if your cooch doesn’t exactly smell like roses, you have nothing to be embarrassed about. If you have a fishy vaginal smell, however, then you better be alarmed.
You have to be very closely familiar with your vaginal odor. That way you know what your baseline is. While it may be a bit too much to hope for a rose-scented vagina, keeping it fresh at your baseline scent is possible. Here are some ways you can maintain a clean and fragrant vagina throughout the day:
1Don’t Forget To Wash
Girl, this is pretty obvious. If you don’t want to have a fishy vaginal smell, quit being lazy and wash your vagina on a regular basis. Take the time to properly clean the outside of your vagina. Using regular mild soap and a gentle washcloth can do the trick. Loofahs can be too abrasive so we recommend you save that for less delicate parts of your body. Your vagina has its own pH level that scented products can disrupt. Stick to using unscented bar soaps instead.
2Don’t Leave It Wet
Don’t leave it wet and dripping after a shower if you don’t want a smelly vagina. The only time that’s okay is when you’re in bed with your partner. Bacteria like to live in damp places. It’s a playground for them. So after washing, keep in mind you have to properly dry it too. Use a clean towel and pat it on your vagina. If you just used the toilet, use wipes or gentle tissue paper to wipe off yourself.
3Clean Crisp Underwear
Who doesn’t like wearing fresh underwear? No matter how tempted you are, never wear your dirty underwear. If you somehow found yourself on an unexpected overnight trip, don’t be too creative and think of wearing the same underwear by turning your panties inside out. Side A and side B don’t work here. Drop by at a convenience store and buy clean ready to wear undies. Again, just like the first one, this is a pretty solid tip. Your personal hygiene has a lot to do with the smell of your puss.
4The Dreaded Wax Down Under
It’s painful, yes. Waxing near the private areas scares even the baddest of us all. But as they say, it only hurts the first time. If you make waxing a regular thing, your trip to the salon stops being a horror story every time. A hairless pussy isn’t just for aesthetics though. Your pubic hair actually holds sweat. So less hair means less odor.
5Green Tea For Vaginal Health
Green tea is one of the healthiest drinks in the world. It’s packed with antioxidants and has antibacterial properties. The catechins found in green tea can thwart UTI infections. It can also put a stop to vaginal yeast infections which are often the cause of a smelly vagina. Hold those tea parties with your girlfriends more often. Take a sip of your tea, while catching up on the latest gossips.
6Skip The Garlic, Asparagus, Onion, And Spices
Your diet can affect the way your vag smells. Foods with strong odor such as garlic, onion, asparagus and some spices are going to do a number on your vaginal odor. They can change your pH balance so you may gain a funky odor from eating too much of these. If you have any plans on going out with the boyfriend tonight, you may want to order food that doesn’t have any of the foods mentioned.
7Snacking On More Fruits
If some foods can make give you a smelly vagina, there must be some foods that can do the reverse. It turns out fruits high on natural sugars such as apples, pineapples, grapes, cranberry juice, and watermelon can give your lady juices that sweet-scented smell. Here’s the best part. After eating any of these fruits, it can take an immediate effect on your smell down there. Munch on these fruits so your partner can find your vagina a ripe fruit for the picking.
8Make The Switch To Cotton
You have a wardrobe full of kinky underwear made from silk, satin, and polyester. You’re proud of it too. But here’s the thing. These types of materials are nowhere as good as cotton when it comes to drawing off excess moisture. Panties that are 100% cotton can give you that breathable feeling down there and just by wearing one, you decrease your chances of getting vaginal infections. If you’re worried that cotton panties are only something your grandma wears, then worry not. Cotton panties are now available in different seductive and flattering cuts so you can be sexy and comfortable at the same time.
9Yogurt Food For The Vag
Feed your vagina a scoop of yogurt. Well, not literally of course. Yogurt is a probiotic-rich food that has live active cultures. It provides your body with good bacteria important in maintaining the balance in your vaginal microbiome. Your vagina actually has a colony of microorganisms. Yes, that’s right. You’re a host to a whole ecosystem of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. If the balance is disrupted, it may lead to thrush or yeast infections. Trade your bag of potato chips with a bowl of yogurt to keep your little pets down there under control.
Your vagina is perfectly capable of cleaning itself. But a little help from you can go a long way if you don’t want to have a smelly vagina. Give these tips a try and tell us how it worked for you by shooting us a comment down below!