A poster to one of our forums , ashley, wrote about her concerns of an abnormal vaginal odour after her male partner ejaculated inside her during sex. She also felt the semen would continue to leak out from her vagina for a week and was concerned the duration was contributing to the smell. To help answer ashley's question, it is firstly important to understand what is a 'normal' smell for a vagina. A healthy vagina is never odour-free. It is completely normal for your vagina to have a natural scent that is individual to you.
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Vaginal smell can be a serious anxiety-inducing subject for women. Whether you're concerned that your partner will be thrown off by your scent, or you're worried that a change in smell means something terrible—like, you must have an STD or be pregnant or have some sort of life-threatening disease—it's normal to be preoccupied with it. The truth, though, is that it's also normal for your vagina's smell to change often. We're not talking drastic changes, like it suddenly smells foul or fishy. But the scent can naturally be altered by so many factors, from how much you're sweating to where you're at in your menstrual cycle. There are some odors that can signal an infection, but other than that, little variations here in there in your scent is completely normal and healthy. Here are five things that can change how your vagina smells and no, pineapple isn't one of them.
If Your Vagina Smells After Sex, This Could Be Why
Skip navigation! But if you notice that your vagina smells different after sex , especially if it's a "fishy" scent, that might indicate an infection like bacterial vaginosis BV or trichomoniasis trich , says Alyssa Dweck, MD , a gynecologist who practices in New York. Dweck explains. So, what is bacterial vaginosis? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention , other BV symptoms include an itchy or painful vagina and a burning feeling during urination.
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