How to keep your private part odourless
The vagina has natural odour which can be musky or fleshy. These odours that could be as a result of healthy vaginal secretion, or an unpleasant abnormal smell caused by infection and is different for every lady.
Vagina scent can change with age, or in response to certain stimuli, or some other factors like, sweating, pregnancy, menopause throughout menstrual cycle, and sexual intercourse may temporarily change the vaginal smell.
But a situation where the smell is abnormally strong and unpleasant and persist for several days calls for concern; it could be a sign that one is experiencing an underlying health condition. Self-treatment of perceived vaginal symptoms can sometimes create a problem where there wasnt any before.
Tips to keep the vagina smelling fresh:
Maintain good hygiene- This helps to avoid the accumulation of the scent you dont like and is key to avoiding abnormal smell.
On a lighter mood, try washing regularly the areas between the legs, clean the vagina with water because areas inside the labia is much more delicate as soap often burns and irritates the area. So, dont get deceived by advertisement that claims you need expensive products to be clean. The vagina is a self-cleaning machine.
Avoid the use of scented body washes, perfumed soaps and deodorants to wash the exterior folds of the vagina; the smell and chemicals might disrupt the vaginal pH.
Instead, make use of a gentle soap that wont alter the pH levels. The natural makeup of bacteria inside the vaginal canal is designed to keep the canal healthy and clean and that the bacteria does not need any help from you to operate optimally.
Only wear loose fitting bottoms and cotton underwear- Avoid wearing tight underwear, girdles, pantyhose etc.
Thongs and lace are not really the best clothing choices for maintaining proper feminine hygiene. Be sure to go to bed with out underwear.
Invest in hundred percent cotton underwear- Cotton fabric is breathable and does a good job of soaking moisture and sweat away from ones body. Excess moisture can cause harm on your normal bacteria balance thus, resulting in ill-health especially for those who regularly wear silk or satin panties.
Maintain a Healthy Weight- Majority of the time, the so- called vaginal odour doesnt come from the vagina at all, but from the excessive flesh around the folds and inner thighs, that can be a breeding ground for bacteria.
Improve your diet to get fresh vaginal odour- Your bodily fragrance is heavily influenced by what you eat.
A balanced diet makes for a healthy body and that includes your vagina.
Consuming sugar, oils and saturated fats will not smell as nice as someone who eat a healthy diet, while some very strong smelling foods like onions, garlic, and asparagus can ooze a stronger smelling cooch.
Stay hydrated- Drinking plenty of water is good for your skin. It can help your vaginas overall health too, by encouraging healthy sweating and fluid release says sex educator, Searah Deysach.
Use tampons or a menstrual Cup- Sanitary pads present a more noticeable smell during monthly period.
Make use of condoms and be sure to pee after love making. Sometimes, semen can irritate the vagina, producing smell or discharge.
No douching after intercourse- Not advisable because it can lead to vaginal infections. If it happens that you already have an infection, douching can further push bacteria into the uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries which is not healthy.
So, see your doctor especially if the vaginal smell is accompanied by other vaginal symptoms such as itching, burning, discharge, irritation or pain, to avoid the condition getting worse..