Most guys, thinks that the vagina should be odor-free, but the real truth is that it can emits different smell which is unique for each woman. The smell is not the same during the menstrual cycle. The unique smell is combination of your level of hygiene, how much you sweat, beneficial that thrive in your vagina and the food you consume throughout the day. Many woman use different soaps and perfumes to make this specific body part to smell nice, but it is not recommended to use perfumes too much because it can compromise the natural pH balance. However, you should also know that change in vaginal odor may indicate that there might be a problem. If the unusual odor is accompanied by symptoms such as pain while urinating, itching or swelling you should definitely visit your gynecologist because there might be a health problem hidden.
Fishy scent This scent indicate that there might be bacterial vaginosis. This is an infection caused by bacterial imbalance in the vagina or even trichomoniasis which is curable STI. If you notice the fishy scent you will need to seek for medical help immediately. This infection can be treated with antibiotics. Metallic scent You may notice this scent after inside ejaculation or after periods because then the pH of your vagina changes and the odor also. This scent does not last long and if it last longer you should consult your gynecologist.
Yeasty / Bread scent When there is a yeast infection, mild and bread-like odor may appear. Thick white discharge or itchiness are some of the symptoms accompanied with yeast infections. Musky scent If the vaginal odor starts to be heavier and muskier than usual, it may means that you are sweating too much, or you have been waring tight pants without enough breathing room for your vagina. In order to get rid of this scent use mild soap for intimate hygiene and wear loose-fitting closes.
Rotten scent If you notice rotten vaginal scent you should definitely seek for medical help because it may be an indication of a lost tampon. This may happen far more often that you think. The tampon left inside your vagina will normally stay near the top of vagina. This means it will not travel to another part of your body.