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Old 03-12-2002, 06:04 PM   #1
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whats a healthy female vagina supposed to smell like?

Before going down on my girlfriend, she ALWAYS wants to clean first, then she sprays it with perfume and puts deorderant between her thighs.

Whats a healthy vagina supposed to smell like? Could she be hiding something?

Also, my girlfriend cleans before going to bed, and when I try to fool around in the mornings, she ALWAYS tells me its dirty! Now, does it really get dirty overnight, or is something wrong with her?

Any reply will greatly be appreciated!

Thanks!

 
Old 03-12-2002, 08:02 PM   #2
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Re: whats a healthy female vagina supposed to smell like?

Hey!

She is probably scared that her vagina stinks...actually most girls who get ate out a lot, or every so often, usually wanna clean themselves before hand. You gotta remember that a girl's vagina is closed up all day with tight panties most of the time, even thongs for a lot of us girls, and usually tight pants...and not trying to gross you out, but even if you don't have any disease or anything, if you've never messed around at all, sometimes it will get an odor down there..I'd say a normal smelling vagina would be really nothing at all...I mean it just smells kinda light..it's hard to explain and not fishy smelling.

It's normal for girls to wanna take a shower everyday and all to keep their vagina from becoming totally disgusting, but your girlfriend sounds like she's really paranoid..and she shouldn't be. Even if there is a little bit of an odor in the morning, which I've never noticed that with me or anyone else, it still shouldn't bother you or her. I wouldn't worry about her having some disease or something unless the next time you go down on her you smell somethin totally out of the ordinary, then I'd ask her..but sometimes vaginas aren't gonna smell great..sucks, but it's true.

Also for somethin fun...I dunno if you all do this..but to spice things up before you all mess around or before you go down on her, take a shower with her and wash her, that will get her going, and then she will be totally clean and ready for whatever you've got to bring! Plus the shower part is really fun <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wink.gif">

Well I hope this helps! I tried my best haha..well good luck with her! And tell her not to be so worried cuz you're gonna love her anyways! ~KAT<p>[This message has been edited by moderator2 (edited 03-26-2002).]

 
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Old 03-12-2002, 09:28 PM   #3
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Re: whats a healthy female vagina supposed to smell like?

Perfume and deodorant products are not meant for the vaginal area. The vagina is self cleaning and many of these products may actaully cause irritation or worse yet an infection of some sort. You may want to print this out so your girlfriend can see these responses and hopefully stop this awful practice.

 
Old 03-12-2002, 10:06 PM   #4
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Re: whats a healthy female vagina supposed to smell like?

Take it from one who used to use scented soaps to wash my private areas. It's a bad idea. Stay away from the perfumes and deodorant sprays. She'll be doing herself more harm than good. I had a series of infections which were very unpleasant. It all started just because I used a feminine deodorant spray a few times. I stopped washing with my regular shower gel, and used plain water. Eventually I had become sensitive to the perfumes and dyes in my laundry soap and fabric softener, so I switched to perfume/dye free formula. It helped emmensly. Encourage her to stop this practice. It's natural to have a slight odor, but if it's fishy or sort of yeasty smelling, then that could signify that something is going on. Otherwise it's okay to have a natural odor.

 
Old 03-14-2002, 06:21 AM   #5
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Re: whats a healthy female vagina supposed to smell like?

She sounds like me. Except I use baby powder ...... I am real self concience about those things ...... I mean, I think it would take one embarrasing experience to turn a guy off.
Also, have you noticed that nutrition is a factor too. Like when you drink a bunch of soda's or go vegetarian ...... that it changes the odor?
Just wondered if you all think that too?

 
Old 03-14-2002, 07:40 AM   #6
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Re: whats a healthy female vagina supposed to smell like?

Ok, since we're talking about this, what types of food give a more pleasant taste/smell to the vagina, and what gives it a bad smell? And doesn't the smell also depend on where the woman is in her cycle? I know that right after my period I always feel so clean and there is no odor but sometimes when I'm closer to getting my period, there's a stronger smell.

 
Old 03-14-2002, 09:03 AM   #7
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Re: whats a healthy female vagina supposed to smell like?

Hi ana...... what you said was what I was talking about. What I meant was that , you know how you may drink too much soda (example) your urine tends to smell stronger. Or, for some, they may be on long term medication .... if guys could tell the difference. I am just going by what I have heard from guys when I used to work. (They were being fresh talking about girls.)
I just wondered, thats all.

 
Old 03-15-2002, 07:29 AM   #8
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Re: whats a healthy female vagina supposed to smell like?

For the poster who said soda makes the urine smell stronger..........I have never found that to be true. If your urine smelling stronger I would tend to think that you are not drinking enough water and that is what is making the concentrated smell to the urine.<p>[This message has been edited by moderator2 (edited 03-26-2002).]

 
Old 03-26-2002, 07:50 AM   #9
 
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Re: whats a healthy female vagina supposed to smell like?

As for the smelly vagina freshlook, it sounds as if your girl is a little paranoid. Sounds like you have to get really dirty with her sometime.<p>[This message has been edited by moderator2 (edited 03-26-2002).]

 
Old 03-26-2002, 02:22 PM   #10
 
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Re: whats a healthy female vagina supposed to smell like?

If she was hiding something you'd know it!
1-If the vagina smells really bad it is usually from a bacterial infection and no covering up would help!
2-It can also taste like urine, if there is residual urine. Washing with mild soap and water washes the urine away.
3-Sometimes, the vagina has a sweaty smell, this can happen just from being hot and wearing tight underwear or pants, even overnight. Washing can also help this.
4-Also, if you have a bowel movement, you could smell of this too! I always wash my butt too before oral sex. By washing you decrease your chances of getting ecoli bateria into your vagina from sex, which causes bacterial infections (which really stink!)
Otherwise, the vagina should smell normal. What's normal, well I am sure everyone has different smells, just like everyone has different smelling breath, body odors, etc..

Your girlfriend sounds like she just wants it to smell great for you but she might be a little paranoid about it. She might just be practicing great hygeine by washing a lot, because she wants to avoid infection. She is also trying to be considerate of you.

Good oral hygeine is great for a healthy vagina. It is good to wash before and after sex with mild soap and water if you are concerned with washing away any bacteria that may be lurking around. It is also good to urinate after sex too, this washes further bacteria. Some people get frequent UTI or bacterial infections, and washing is great!

Douches and deodorants and even baby powder upset the normal acidic balance of the vagina that helps to kill bacteria. The vagina naturally cleanses itself of bacteria by keeping the right balance, using these products irritate this balance. So these should definately not be used inside the vagina. However, applying deodorant and perfume outside the vagina around the thighs would probably not affect the balance inside the vagina.<p>[This message has been edited by bubbles1 (edited 03-26-2002).]

 
Old 04-09-2002, 06:10 PM   #11
 
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Re: whats a healthy female vagina supposed to smell like?

I would consider youself lucky that she is considerate enough to make sure she's clean and ready for you when it's time.

As a lot of the women have posted, even just being closed up in panties or tight pants all day can give her vagina a slight B.O kind of smell. She's probably a little self concious because of something some thoughtless ***** said to her once. She probably just wants to make sure it's a pleasant experience for you so you'll keep doing it.

 
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