You just had sex with someone new. But now something feels off. Maybe you were changing out of your work clothes and caught a whiff of something
The first question you may have is what causes a fishy odor? There are around nine most common causes of vaginal fishy odor, each with their own unique symptoms and treatment options. In some cases, you may be able to solve the problem yourself with home remedies and in other cases, you may need medical treatment.
By Petra Boynton. My girlfriend's genitals smell strongly and I don't know what to do about it. Please advise.
One concern women can grapple with when it comes to their bodies is vaginal odor. Although a healthy vagina has a scent, a scent that may change or get stronger during sexual arousal, it shouldn't have an unpleasant smell. A strong or foul vaginal odor, or a change in vaginal odor, may be a sign that you have an infection.
Plenty of research has shown that scent is linked to sexual attraction, but the exact connection is a mystery. What fragrant chemical are men and women wooed by? Natural body odors play a role, but scientists have not been able to pin down exactly which of our personal fragrances entices a mate.
The attractive powers of pheromones scented sex hormones have often been exaggerated — not least by advertisers trying to sell pheromone-based scents and sprays which they claim will make men irresistible to women. Widely publicised research findings on female sensitivity to male pheromones have also led some men to believe that the odour of their natural sweat is highly attractive to women. Women are indeed highly sensitive to male pheromones, particularly around ovulation, but many popular assumptions about the effects of these pheromones are the result of misinterpretation and over-simplification of the research results.
Please help before things go too far. Joseph Dear Joseph, Thank you for being honest enough to share this problem with me. Start by seeing a general practitioner who GP can evaluate her from head to toe, or a gynaecologist trained to address problems linked to the female reproductive health system.
Many women are self-conscious about the scent of their vaginas. The vagina, just like the mouth, the skin, and other areas of the body, has a unique fragrance. Diet, health, and other factors can affect the natural fragrance, which should still not smell foul.
Vaginal odor is any odor that originates from the vagina. It's normal for your vagina to have a slight odor. But, a strong vaginal odor — for instance, a "fishy" smell — might be abnormal and could indicate a problem.
Odour is sensory stimulation of the olfactory membrane of the nose by a group of molecules. Body odour may provide significant cues about the genetic quality, health and reproductive success of a potential mate. The olfactory membrane plays a role in smelling and subconsciously assessing another human's pheromones. The major histocompatibility complex genes are important for the immune system, and appear to play a role in sexual attraction via body odour.