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.
The key to proper treatment of vaginitis is proper diagnosis. This is not always easy since the same symptoms can exist in different forms of vaginitis. You can greatly assist your healthcare provider by paying close attention to exactly which symptoms you have and when they occur, along with a description of the color, consistency, amount and smell of any abnormal discharge.
The vagina is a mucous membrane, which means that the skin and tissue of a healthy vagina are always moist. Many factors can affect how much fluid the vagina produces. Typically, the inside of the vagina feels slightly wet.
Everything from arousal to ovulation can affect the amount of discharge you produce throughout your menstrual cycle. There are some cases, however, where excessive vaginal discharge may be a symptom of an underlying condition. Here are 13 signs and symptoms to watch for. Discharge increases in the middle of your menstrual cycle — around day 14 — as your body prepares to release an egg from the ovary.
It's OK if you're cringing a little right now. When I read a post over on Yahoo Shine about vaginal odors oh that phrase just hits you the wrong way, doesn't it? But why?
A healthy vagina is populated with helpful lactobacilli — good bacteria that makes your vagina slightly acidic to protect against microorganisms. Vaginas are not designed to smell like coconuts, strawberries, or roses. This is a fake vagina fact.
Home Sexual Health. The number-one mistake women make in the ob-gyn office: They call everything the vagina. Make sure you know the 15 everyday habits that can mess with your vaginal health.
Unusual vaginal odor happens from time to time. Intercourse may also change the smell temporarily. Your vagina cleanses itself naturally.
By Claudia Tanner For Mailonline. She's had a strong opinion on the recent trends for women cleaning their vaginas with cucumbers and Vicks' Vaporub. Now Dr Jen Gunter, who is also a prominent critic of Gwyneth Paltrow 's controversial Goop website, has hit out at men who complain about the natural smell of their partner's genitals which she describes as a 'form of abuse'.