Every vagina has a certain odour and that is perfectly normal. However, if the smell changes and becomes very unpleasant, it may be because of certain habits and practices you are into. Here are five ways to keep your southern lady parts smelling good.
Stay away from stinky foods
Foods such as garlic, asparagus, onions and mixed spices should be avoided as much as possible if you don’t want your lady bits smelling odd. The saying “you are what you eat” applies to every inch of your body.
Dry properly before you wear your underwear
If possible, after taking your shower, your underwear should be the last item to put on (make sure you don’t walk out the door without it though!). It is important the vagina dries properly before you cover it up. Chances are it will be covered up for most of the day so if not dried properly, could lead to discomfort and emission of bad odour as a result of dampness.
Drink a lot of water
The vagina is said to be an “automatic self-maintenance” body part and women are advised to leave it as such. However, you can still help it carry out this function more effectively if you are well hydrated. Your vagina is a mucus surface, much like your mouth, so it needs to be kept hydrated in the same way. Drinking lots of water helps the vagina carry out its cleansing process more efficiently thereby maintaining an optimum health and smell.
Pineapples! They smell as good as they taste and women of the internet have revealed that a healthy intake of pineapples can significantly affect the smell of the vagina. There is no particular research that supports this but you can definitely give it go since many have testified to the amazing benefits this fruit has had on them.
Eating red meat can make you sweat more and also affect the smell of your lady bits. Like with other body odour-enhancing foods, the results may manifest in the sweat glands around your private parts. A normal vagina is slightly acidic and food high in alkaline like red meat can possibly affect the odour down there.