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A funny smelling vagina is not only embarrassing, it could be equally unhealthy in the long run. As soon as a woman hit puberty (even before then) feminine hygiene should be taken seriously. A fish/foul smell coming from 'down there' is utterly not cool!
There are ways to keep it fresh down there and we would be looking at some factors that make that happen.
Pubic hair untamed can cause the vagina to have a ‘funky’ smell. This is because the hair traps sweat and drops of body secretions- totally not cool. In order to have excellent feminine hygiene, women are recommended to shave or trim their pubic hair. That hairless look is not just appealing to women but to their partners too by al means trim and tame!
Go Easy On Intimate Washes
There are a lot of feminine hygiene washes and products out in the market all claiming to be the best, ladies are encouraged to be wary of them. Products that contain strong scents, for instance no matter how hypo-allergenic can cause infections which leads to itching, swelling and foul-smelling discharge. Studies actually reveal the vagina is self cleansing so with proper intimate hygiene, you can do without the washes.
After each trip to the bathroom, always wipe the outer surface of your vagina clean. This eliminates the scent of urine, sweat and natural discharge and instead of rough tissue paper, use baby wipes instead, its refreshing.
Whenever possible, women should wash their private parts in order to smell good. Do not use regular soaps as it can be really drying and irritating, if you have to use soaps go for soft toilet ones. Make it a habit to wash before and after sex to avoid any embarrassing revelations.
Watch What You Eat
Experts say, ‘you are what you eat’ and that influences how one also smells ‘down there’. Go easy on spicy foods as well as asparagus if you want to smell heavenly. Instead infuse a lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to have a fresh smelling scent in the vaginal area. Drinking lots of water, pineapple juice and cranberry juice also help!
Visit A Gynae Often
Trips to the gynecologist can be pretty daunting and not usually common around here but they are recommended and really help with the process of maintaining good feminine hygiene. More importantly, gynecologists offer valuable information on how to maintain the cleanliness of the vaginal area and also recommend feminine hygiene products according to a woman’s specific pH level.
Sexually active women are encouraged to visit twice a year (minimum) for a routine pap smear. If after all the mentioned, if you notice an abnormal discharge with a foul, fishy smell, definitely visit their gynecologist immediately.
Keep it fresh down there ladies! No 'fish-ing'!