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What's the best way to clean your vagina? I am worried that mine lets off a bad smell constantly

Laura on 08 July 2010 5 Comments

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  • apparently there isn't a way. your vagina regularly cleans itself! this is the reason for discharge - which should not smell very strong. people have said it smells most like raw potatos! weird.. but true!

    Posted by aimee on 08 July 2010  |  1 person found this useful

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  • i've found that its best to just use the shower head to spray the water in and u dont need much soap as that can irritate it more. That gives it a good clean out then.

    Posted by sophie on 08 July 2010  |  0 people found this useful

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  • Use warm water on a cotton bud or a flannel and wash around and inside the hole. Don't use soap as it can become itchy or uncomfortable. Also try to clean around the clit aswell as that can get dirty

    Posted by Jade on 08 July 2010  |  0 people found this useful

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  • It's normal once you start puberty to have a slight odour to your vaginal discharge, but it should not be fishy. Any slightly sour or sweaty odour is normal and will reduce once puberty is over and your hormones level off. If you have a strong fishy odour or a lot of cottage cheesy or greyish, watery discharge, see your GP about getting checked for thrush or bacterial vaginosis. They're both very common and easy to treat.
    Stay away from douches and perfumed or very chemical soaps, these can actually make the problem worse. Your vagina is self-cleaning and has a lot of healthy bacteria that self-regulate. If you douche or force soapy water into your vagina you can upset the balance and cause unpleasant odours. Just was around the outside and the labia with a mild soap and warm water, making sure you rinse well and dry well when you get out of the shower.
    I hope this helps!

    Posted by Emily on 08 July 2010  |  0 people found this useful

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  • apparently there isn't a way. your vagina regularly cleans itself! this is the reason for discharge - which should not smell very strong. people have said it smells most like raw potatos! weird.. but true!

    Posted by aimee on 08 July 2010  |  1 person found this useful

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