6 Vaginal Smells and What They Mean

seventeen.com - 04-23


While the world might make you think that your vagina is supposed to smell like roses and daisies all the time, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Vaginas are supposed to smell. There’s good bacteria in there working hard to make sure your vagina stays healthy. The question isn’t really whether it smells. It’s more of ‘what exactly does it smell like?’ Like does your discharge smell bad, but not fishy, or does it smell yeasty? Your natural aroma is nothing to worry about, but if your vagina smells like something you’re totally not used to, then a trip to the doctor wouldn’t hurt. In the meantime, here are six common vaginal odors and what they might be trying to tell you.