It is very common to hear that the intimate parts of the woman smell like fish, which is just a myth and something NOTHING pleasant to hear.
Although the vagina has a very peculiar odor, in most cases it is not due to lack of hygiene nor does it mean that we should feel ashamed of it.
If the odor is stronger than usual it may be due to health problems, which you should identify as soon as possible, especially if you have other symptoms such as burning, itching, abnormal discharge or irritation.
Here we are going to share some of the factors by which the aroma of that sensitive part can vary so that you do not think that it is something that affects only you.
FACTORS AFFECTING VAGINAL ODOR
Between the legs and the vulva, we have glands that produce sweat and oil. These activate during puberty and can cause you to exercise when you feel the area that is more humid and smells different.
2.- Menstrual cycle
Although the smell during the menstrual cycle is also very peculiar, like metal, that does not mean that it is bad. However, if you leave a lot of time the sanitary napkin can make it unpleasant.
After being with your boy you can perceive a different smell. It is because in being in intimate contact with the semen, the PH of the vagina changes to a more acidic one, which also gives off a metallic smell.
If you notice a smell stronger than normal and perceive it as something unpleasant, you could have an infection called “bacterial vaginosis”, which affects women of any age. It is due to the accelerated growth of bacteria that normally inhabit the female part. Although it usually affects sexually active girls, it can also happen to girls who have never had sex.
If this is your case it is best to visit the doctor as soon as possible, so that you can recommend the indicated treatment.
In addition to the factors we just mentioned, it also influences how tightly you wear your clothes, what you eat, how often you bathe and what your glands secrete.
WHAT TO DO TO MAINTAIN NEUTRAL SMELL?
1.- Take care of your personal cleanliness
When bathing uses mild or neutral soap to properly clean the outside of your genitals. If you notice that the smell increases throughout the day you can take a bath in the morning and another in the evening.
2.- Wear cotton underwear.
Although the prettiest models wear lace, what most helps your intimate parts to avoid the odors are the cotton garments, and that are not so tight.
3. Sleep without underwear.
It is important that the genitals breathe, to avoid humid environments where the bacteria that cause bad odors are formed.
4.- Avoid excessive hygiene.
Sometimes to avoid the odors of the vagina we resort to the internal showers and to the intimate soaps with the smell. This only causes irritation and makes us more prone to infections.
Finally, you should consider that near the vagina there are other glands that secrete pheromones, which attract potential partners, so you do not always have to worry about the smell. Do not try to remove it with perfumes, creams or douches, since these instead of helping could cause you serious health problems.