Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Vaginal Odor

If you have ever asked yourself...

"Why does my yoni smell like that?"

"Is this odor normal?"

"What is it supposed to smell like?"

...then you've come to the right place

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Vaginal Odor

If you have ever asked yourself...

"Why does my yoni smell like that?"

"Is this odor normal?"

"What is it supposed to smell like?"

...then you've come to the right place

Here is everything you need to know if you're wondering,
"Why Does My Vagina Smell?"

Here is everything you need to know if you're wondering,
"Why Does My Vagina Smell?"

If you’ve ever looked down and asked yourself, “Why does it smell like that?” then you aren’t alone. There is nothing more embarrassing than having an odor down below. Constantly worrying about your Vibe and if there is something wrong with you is something almost every woman thinks about.

We’ve put together a complete guide to some of the vaginal odors you might experience if the smell is normal, and how to get rid of unwanted smells in a healthy, natural way. It won’t smell like perfume and roses all the time, but there are some scents that you’ll want to be aware of.

If you’ve ever looked down and asked yourself, “Why does it smell like that?” then you aren’t alone. There is nothing more embarrassing than having an odor down below. Constantly worrying about your Vibe and if there is something wrong with you is something almost every woman thinks about.

We’ve put together a complete guide to some of the vaginal odors you might experience, and how to get rid of unwanted smells in a healthy, natural way. It won’t smell like perfume and roses all the time, but there are some scents that you’ll want to be aware of.

How does your vagina smell?

EARTHY, FERMENTED, LIKE THE OCEAN/WET SAND, MUSKY, PUNGENT, SALTY, SOUR, SWEATY, TANGY:

These are perfectly healthy. You may notice a slight difference by the day or the hour but that’s no reason to worry. It’s just your Vibe doing her thing and working properly.
If our Vibe is good but not good for the mood, we just use a quick spray or two of the V-Odorizer Mist. It’s perfect for preventing or eliminating any unwanted odor, and it’s got this soothing, cooling feeling we love. We like to use it before work or going out for the night.

COPPER, LIKE A JAR OF PENNIES, METALLIC:

No cause for concern. You get this odor from the iron in your blood, which can be from menstruation or penal-vaginal sex. If you smell this after sex, it’s usually from either semen mixing with your Vibe. This also occurs from small cuts and scrapes in your body along the vaginal wall, which can result from vaginal dryness or vigorous sex.
For keeping your Vibe strong consider using Yoni Eggs. These gems strengthen your vaginal wall and aid with postpartum recovery or vaginal tightening. It’s a great pelvic floor muscle exerciser many women love that help them feel comfortable and confident.

BITTERSWEET OR LIKE MOLASSES:

You’re ok! When you’re detecting a smell like tangy gingerbread, it’s a sign that your normal bacteria may be in flux as it works to keep you healthy. This can affect your pH balance and your aroma.
When this happens to us and we’re worried about it, we grab the V-Odorizer Mist for a quick spray. It’s gentle on your body and is perfect to prevent and eliminate your Vibe’s odor and keep you feeling fresh all day long.

BLEACH, CHEMICAL, LIKE A CLEAN SINK:

If the smell is light but you notice something like a chemical odor, it might be that you have some urine in your underwear or around your vulva. The smell is from the ammonia byproduct called urea, which gives off a chemical scent when it builds up. This can be caused by frequent urinating or leaking as a result of weakened pelvic floor muscles, which are common after childbirth. This could also be due to dehydration.
For this issue, you’ll want to try Yoni Eggs. They’re specifically to help you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and vaginal walls, aiding in postpartum recovery and vaginal tightening.

FISHY (LIGHT) OR LIKE SOGGY BREAD:

This smell can be common and is alright if it’s not overwhelming. When it’s stronger than normal, this could be a sign that your vaginal pH is unbalanced. This occurs when semen makes contact with the vagina after sex, but it could also be due to a bacterial or fungal infection. Bacterial vaginosis is one possibility. BV happens when your healthy bacteria get out of balance and grow too much. If you have a thin discharge with a strong fishy smell and a little itching or burning, you may have BV and will want to consult your doctor for an antibiotic.
An all-natural solution can be Yoni Pearls. Their naturally detoxifying properties improve a variety of conditions and help us maintain a healthy pH so our Vibes stay clean and fresh and avoid the buildup of bad bacteria that can lead to health issues for women.

FISHY (OVERWHELMING, LIKE DECOMPOSING FISH), GARBAGE:

When you notice this smell with an itching or burning sensation, you’ll want to consult your doctor. You may have an infection or a sexually transmitted infection like trichomoniasis. Don’t get worried though: this is easily treated with antibiotics and will be manageable as long as you get the proper medical attention.Your Vibe’s pH is simply unbalanced and proper medical care will help keep you healthy.

SWEET, SUGARY SWEET, AND ROBUST:

This scent is totally normal, and is your bacteria and vaginal pH operating in harmony. When you notice that your Vibe smells more like the sweetness of a candy shop than the sweetness of a fruit salad, that could be from high glucose levels. That’s normal as well (it’s pretty common in women with diabetes).

SPICY, PUNGENT:

Did you recently eat something with a kick? Strong-smelling foods like garlic, onions, turmeric, curry, bleu cheese, vinegar, cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, asparagus, seafood, fish oil, and red meat can all lead to this type of vaginal scent. Heavy spices can also result in intense smells for your Vibe.
When the odor gets too intense for our liking, we pull V-Odorizer Mist out of our bag before we sit down to eat or after. It’s so helpful for reducing overwhelming scents, eliminating smells before they become too noticeable.

ROTTEN, DECAYING, LIKE SPOILED MEAT:

If your scent is making you cringe, you may have forgotten to take a tampon out. When a tampon stays in your Vibe for days or weeks, it can lead to a very bad-smelling discharge that’s yellow, green, pink, gray, or brown. You may also experience additional symptoms like fever, vaginal itching, swelling, redness, pain urinating, or pain around your pelvis. Don’t fret, this happens to lots of women all the time. It’s no reason to be embarrassed, we’re all busy and sometimes you just forget! You can remove the tampon on your own or if you’re unable to retrieve and experiencing these symptoms, consult your doctor.
This is more common than you'd think and many women say what's helped them is a natural detox withYoni Pearls. These life savers offer a total cleanse that can help to balance your pH and get rid of leftover unhealthy bacteria.

SKUNKY, BODY ODOR, EARTHY, LIKE MULCH OR DIRT:

Relax! These types of odors occur from too much sweating and can occur when you’re dealing with too much stress. It’s just your Vibe being a little off balance, but there’s no cause for alarm or serious medical concern.
When life is way too much to handle, the last thing you need is an upsetting smell. Consider reaching for our V-Odorizer Mist, which is perfect for dealing with unpleasant odors and has a cooling, gentle feeling that’s soothing. It’s a great way to remind yourself that self-care is vital and to not let life get out of control.

Your Vibe is an amazing self-cleaning oven, and discharge is your body’s way of flushing out unhealthy/unwanted bacteria in your body. The amount of discharge is different from woman to woman, and normal discharge colors include white, clear, or tinted yellow. Those odors you’re smelling are usually from your discharge mixed with cells, bacteria, and bodily fluid. The discharge turns yellow or white when it’s exposed to air, which is why you may notice it looks like cream cheese when it’s dried on your underwear.

As long as the discharge isn’t accompanied by itching or a powerful odor, you probably don’t have to worry. When you notice a strong odor from the discharge and have itching, you might have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Check with your doctor about taking care of it and you should be fine. We use this discharge chart to check our Vibe to see if it’s alright or need to see a doctor.

Your Vibe is an amazing self-cleaning oven, and discharge is your body’s way of flushing out unhealthy/unwanted bacteria in your body. The amount of discharge is different from woman to woman, and normal discharge colors include white, clear, or tinted yellow. Those odors you’re smelling are usually from your discharge mixed with cells, bacteria, and bodily fluid. The discharge turns yellow or white when it’s exposed to air, which is why you may notice it looks like cream cheese when it’s dried on your underwear.

As long as the discharge isn’t accompanied by itching or a powerful odor, you probably don’t have to worry. When you notice a strong odor from the discharge and have itching, you might have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Check with your doctor about taking care of it and you should be fine. We use this discharge chart to check our Vibe to see if it’s alright or need to see a doctor.

Discharge Color

Should I be Concerned?

Caused by:

White/Off-White

No

Your Vibe working normally.

Clear

No

Ovulating or being really turned on sexually.

Pink to Red

Not Really

Spotting, your period, light bleeding after sex (Note: If you notice pink to red discharge and don't have a lot of spotting and have not had rough sex recently, it could be something more serious).

Brown (light or dark)

Possibly

A few days after your period: normal. Any other time of the month: check with your doctor.

Chunky

Yes

Yeast Infection.

Green

Yes

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis.

Grey

Yes

Bacterial Vaginosis.

HOW TO BEST CARE FOR YOUR VIBE:

These are some of the ways we care for ourselves so
vaginal odor isn’t a big worry.

1. Wear Cotton Underwear When Possible: 

Cotton undies make it difficult for bacteria to build up because your underwear is less likely to hold moisture the bacteria needs to survive

2. Proper Hygiene: Wash with warm water and a small amount of mild, unscented soap

3. Avoid tight-fitting clothing:

We aren’t saying to ditch all your favorite outfits that are perfect on your body. But tighter clothing and thongs can collect fecal matter that can reach the vaginal area, leading to unwanted infections and odors.

4. Consume probiotics:

Probiotics like kombucha or specially-formulated yogurt, can help prevent yeast infections and reduce vaginal odor by keeping your Vibe’s pH balanced.

5. Drink lots of water! Staying hydrated is key to make sure your Vibe is healthy.

6. Sleep Naked: Let your Vibe breathe! Air helps keep your vaginal area cool and reduces the amount of sweat that builds up at night.

HOW TO BEST CARE FOR YOUR VIBE:

These are some of the ways we care for ourselves so vaginal odor isn’t a big worry.

1. Wear Cotton Underwear When Possible: 

Cotton undies make it difficult for bacteria to build up because your underwear is less likely to hold moisture the bacteria needs to survive

2. Proper Hygiene: Wash with warm water and a small amount of mild, unscented soap

3. Avoid tight-fitting clothing:

We aren’t saying to ditch all your favorite outfits that are perfect on your body. But tighter clothing and thongs can collect fecal matter that can reach the vaginal area, leading to unwanted infections and odors.

4. Consume probiotics:

Probiotics like kombucha or specially-formulated yogurt, can help prevent yeast infections and reduce vaginal odor by keeping your Vibe’s pH balanced.

5. Drink lots of water! Staying hydrated is key to make sure your Vibe is healthy.

6. Sleep Naked: Let your Vibe breathe! Air helps keep your vaginal area cool and reduces the amount of sweat that builds up at night.

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VAGIWIPES

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VIBE pH TEST STRIPS

INCLUDES:

  • 20 Test Strips
  • 20 Cotton Swabs
$14.99

V-ODORIZER MIST

INCLUDES:

  • 1 Femme V-Odorizer Mist (Rose Scent)
$17.99

YAASS HUNTIES KIT #1 W/ GLIDERS

INCLUDES:

  • 1 pack of 3 Yoni Pearls
  • 1 pack of 3 Pearl Gliders
$24.99

VAGIWIPES

INCLUDES:

  • 1 Pack of VagiWipes
$10.99

VIBE pH TEST STRIPS

INCLUDES:

  • 20 Test Strips
  • 20 Cotton Swabs
$14.99

V-ODORIZER MIST

INCLUDES:

  • 1 Femme V-Odorizer Mist (Rose Scent)
$17.99

V-ODORIZER MIST

INCLUDES:

  • 1 Femme V-Odorizer Mist (Rose Scent)
$17.99

YAASS HUNTIES KIT #1 W/ GLIDERS

INCLUDES:

  • 1 pack of 3 Yoni Pearls
  • 1 pack of 3 Pearl Gliders
$24.99

VAGIWIPES

INCLUDES:

  • 1 Pack of VagiWipes
$10.99

VIBE pH TEST STRIPS

INCLUDES:

  • 20 Test Strips
  • 20 Cotton Swabs
$14.99

YAASS HUNTIES KIT
#1 W/ GLIDERS

INCLUDES:

  • 1 pack of 3 Yoni Pearls
  • 1 pack of 3 Pearl Gliders

V-ODORIZER MIST

INCLUDES:

  • 1 Femme V-Odorizer Mist (Rose Scent)

YAASS HUNTIES KIT #1 W/ GLIDERS

INCLUDES:

  • 1 pack of 3 Yoni Pearls
  • 1 pack of 3 Pearl Gliders

VAGIWIPES

INCLUDES:

  • 1 Pack of VagiWipes

VIBE pH TEST STRIPS

INCLUDES:

  • 20 Test Strips
  • 20 Cotton Swabs

VAGIWIPES

INCLUDES:

  • 1 Pack of VagiWipes

V-ODORIZER MIST

INCLUDES:

  • 1 Femme V-Odorizer Mist (Rose Scent)

YAASS HUNTIES KIT #1 W/ GLIDERS

INCLUDES:

  • 1 pack of 3 Yoni Pearls
  • 1 pack of 3 Pearl Gliders

VAGIWIPES

INCLUDES:

  • 1 Pack of VagiWipes

VIBE pH TEST STRIPS

INCLUDES:

  • 20 Test Strips
  • 20 Cotton Swabs

VIBE pH TEST STRIPS

INCLUDES:

  • 20 Test Strips
  • 20 Cotton Swabs

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