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I'd like to let everyone in on a little-known secret about the female body, one that is heavily guarded, even from cisgender women themselves: vaginas are supposed to taste and smell like vaginas. Perhaps you think you already know this information, but you brag about your own vagina's total lack of flavour. Or maybe, you're standing in a drugstore wondering why scented vagina sprays and flavored lubes exist if we were meant to taste regular.
Every healthy woman has her own noticeable vaginal odor, even if she practices proper hygiene. It is similar to light fermented milk or musk. However, the odor is not always the same.
And it seems to us like all that flowery sunshine is another example of the world getting vaginas all wrong. Just take a quick trip to your local drugstore. Like douching.
Let's get real about vaginas for a minute. Should it be so surprising your lady parts take on the same kind of destructive kind of folklore? We all hear the awkward colloquialisms about vaginas and what they taste like.
Some doctors recommend yogurts with probiotics or probiotic supplements to women who suffer from chronic yeast infections, which are caused by the candida fungus. Probiotics are live microorganisms, often called "friendly bacteria," that may help fight infections caused by "bad" bacteria and boost digestive health. They are sometimes added to yogurts and available in supplements.
While there are no valid scientific studies on how to change the taste of your vaginait certainly doesn't stop people from speculating. The rumors are legion: Does garlic make it taste strange? What about asparagus, probably the most well-known pee odor-changer out there?
Darling readers, we dish on a lot of personal topics around here. But here's one we haven't touched on in awhile. I'm talking about genital tastes and odors.
Sex should be fun, but it can also be complicated. Welcome to Sexual Resolutiona biweekly column by sex therapist Vanessa Marin answering your most confidential questions to help you achieve a healthy, joyful sex life. Here, she answers a reader who is having a hard time receiving oral sex due to her body insecurities.
It's a bald-faced lie when they try to convince you that your vagina should smell like absolutely nothing, so don't be fooled. However, I can also think of countless times where I've scurried into panic mode in order to figure out what the not-so-metallicy smell is down there. I went into a now hilarious downward spiral the first time I had a yeast infection, but mostly because I spent the day on search engines discovering all the things that could be wrong. As you can imagine Google's number one answer will almost always send you into a helpless ball of fear.