Anonymous question...but one I think probably alot of women wonder about at different times.
"What do women do/have done to improve the scent of their yonis? There aren't any health issues, my diet is balanced, no heavy vitamins -- sometimes I don't drink enough water, I suppose, but...it's balanced. My partner has expressed a little displeasure in my scent and I'm looking for tips: diet suggestions, underwear types (those to wear, those to avoid), gentle washes, etc?"
hmm my first thought was cotton undies! and then I wondered if the pineapple juice trick they suggest for men works for women in that way...
and I wonder how much of it is simply us and a different man would find it the hottest thing ever?
I would answer with a question: 'What do you think about your scent?'
That'll be hard for the anonymous person to answer without giving it away(o: but that's a good question for all of us gals, and a good one for anyone who has a partner who doesn't agree to think about.
I would go further and ask, is that something someone should work on if they are fine with it and their partner is a bit off about it?
It's so personal to me...I am not sure what I'd do if a lover didn't enjoy it. Because I wouldn't want them down there if they weren't loving it...and if I didn't want them down there... that would put a big crimp in things. and I don't think I'd be willing to do anything to change it really. I mean maybe if it was a healthy thing like cotton undies or something, but that's the essense of me if a lover didn't like it I'd be wierded out. I won't change my pubic hair style for anyone else...I think I'd feel the same way about my smell.
For the record, I've only met one women in my life who had a scent I really found objectionable. And I mean a STRONG scent that kind of floored me. Has to be a diet thing, don't know what though. But 99% of the time, I haven't found that to be a problem.
A strong unpleasant scent can also be a sign of some kind of health issue as well. If there is a seriously strong odor, consider a check-up for hormone imbalances and/or a possible infection.
Also, it is important to realize that a woman's scent varies with where they are in their menstrual cycle. Again, hormone related but not ususally unpleasant.
Then again, it might simply be an issue of personal preferance for him and there may not actually be a problem with your scent at all. It can be similar to one's preference when it comes to perfumes. One man's 'ew' amay be another man's pleasure, lol.
I would personally be concerned if my lover found the scent of my garden consistently unpleasant. Scent is a very large part of passion for me and one of my first clues that a relationship is on the down swing is frequently the realization that I have stopped enjoying the way that person smells. When people talk about "zing" or "clicking" or "chemistry" a part of me always thinks "Ah, their scent appeals to you."
Scent is also more than just diet. Our scent is affected by genetics, metabolism, mood, monthly cycle/hormone levels, aquired immunities, environment, and general health as well.
I've found that wearing synthetic fiber fabrics can make my girly bits a little more odiferous, but it's just more of the scent they had to start with because the fabric doesn't breathe.
Lowring yoru coffee, meat, and dairy intakes can sweeten your overall body scent, but it also can lower the production of sex hormones (which can be good or bad, depending) and while the scent is less pungent it may also be less sexually stimulating.
I find I'm wondering if this has been any kind of an issue prior to this lover, 'cos that *could* be very telling.
I would definitely suggest seeing a Naturopath, as they would be able to address this on a holistic, systemic level. I know that my inherent flavor is affected by certain STRONG foods, like *tons* of fresh garlic the night or day prior (or Ethiopian food), but that affects my breath more, so I know it's there, and what it's a result of. I have heard that eating oranges will make both men's and women's nethers smell/taste better, but nothing to back that up. Good luck and best wishes!
Yes, *definitely* cotton panties!!! No tights, pantyhose, or synthetics. Maybe a whore's bath or a quick shower right before lovemaking (I often will just to wash the day off of me).
I don't know about panty materials, so many times when my hands wander or anything else wanders for that matter I don't find panties on playmates currently however a shower before playing is nice I must say. Presently everyone I play with either showers before hand or hops into it which of course can lead to some fun in another room which is good to ;)
I have only come across one consistently unpleasant smelling kitty & that one was unshaven - not saying related but that was my experience. Otherwise I have been most fortunate with very sweet and enjoyable kittys
oh yeah smell is a HUGE part of that for me.
pheremones are great...
I've only been with one woman who really stank, but I think she might have had an infection of a sort. This thread really makes me want to smell a yoni...smell...and...
a whore's bath? never heard that before. but I assume you mean a quick wipe with a wet washclosh or something similiar?
I think scent can be very particular to a person. I had my last boyfriend tell me he was averted by the smell of my underarms and yet the one before him told me he loved the way I smelled. It was the first time anyone had ever told me they didn't like my scent. I had since found out he was extremely sensitive in many ways so it is not me it was him. To each their own!
whore's bath? whats that?
isnt it? i mean thats a deal sealer an all.
A whore's bath is a PPA...Pits, Pussy, Ass. Using a washcloth standing in front of the sink.
um, i mean, thanks.
Also referred to as a P.T.A. bath - pussy, tits, and ass. ;o) Wiping down anything that's potentially smelly from bacteria, etc.
AKA: Ren Faire bath too.
I also call Baby Buttwipes a Ren Faire bath as well.
though the temptation is there when confronted with something like this, Dont douche. Very bad.
This is going to sound unbelivably gross but a friend of mine was noticing a bad smell with his girl and she went to the doctor who informed her there was a tampon way up in there from some time ago. I guess she just forgot about the last one, they had sex when they were drunk and well.........
But I think that would be something you would smell too.
I've also heard of the cut out coffee and strong caffine thing.
YOu mean you wouldn't feel that there was a tampon jammed up inside you for god knows how long?
totally. it's wierd too I can smell it and it bothers me when someone has been even hanging out in my bed (often where I end up hanging out with people to talk) and they don't smell just right to be I have to wash all of my bed stuff. But the men I have zing with I don't notice their scent at all. It's like totally natural to me and doesn't stand out at all.
"YOu mean you wouldn't feel that there was a tampon jammed up inside you for god knows how long? "
PodMan, some people are shockingly out of touch with their bodies. Boy, in an attempt to save a little of my dignity, I'd be awful tempted not to be completely honest about something like that . . . To keep it in the mysterious realm of "women's problems" . . . ;o)
If there's nothing going on the Yonni should have very little odor or taste. If there's a taste or fishy odor or itch or redness get yourself tested for a bacterial infection and trichomonaisis.
Otherwise -- air and mild soap are the best things to keep you fresh. So cotton panties or cotton lined crotches for the most part. My MD said washing more than once a day is too harsh. So one shower only. I use Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash. It has oatmeal in it and will stain white or light colored washcloths but my skin just loves it.
Don't douche! It makes the problem worse.
Also I share a house but spend pretty much all my time in my room. I go nude and use a bathrobe when I need to go to the kitchen or bathroom.
Most lubes leave a bitter or sour taste as do condoms. So if there's to be oral sex then do it before adding in the condom or lube. Almond oil is a good lube that's also used by professional massage practiioners. It's odorless, colorless and tasteless. But it may cause breakage in condoms.
>>YOu mean you wouldn't feel that there was a tampon jammed up inside you for god knows how long?<<
There is not much sensitivity that far up.
"My partner has expressed a little displeasure in my scent "
And that is your problem how? I just hate that when people say that basically 'your pussy stinks.'
I'm sure it's fine. Perhaps your partner would prefer the smell of a young cock instead.
Number one, please do not start douching or scrubbing the heck out of yourself with antibacterial soap. I got self conscious because a guy said this to me before and did this. Scrubbed myself raw, over rinsed with the shower head, and douched myself into a perpetual yeast infection. Had my gyno literally yell at me to knock it off, that I was a perfectly healthy female with a normal everything down there.
Number two, please rule out any kind of bacterial infection or hormonal imbalance like someone else suggested.
Number three, asparagus, garlic, onions, red meat, and all kinds of other culprits make yoni smell strong.
Having ruled all those things out, it is not your problem!! It's his!! If that's his viewpoint/preference, please don't start perfuming that beautiful delicate area! It will irritate and cause all kinds of problems. I speak from experience because this one comment from the above mentioned person had practically caused OCD in me when it came to that area and I caused a lot of grief for myself to get myself back to a healthy pH (I had to wear -no- panties whenever possible to try to regain my normal health). Yeah, listening to that guy did some serious damage. Luckily not permanent!
Besides, one of my husbands has a saying. . . "If it smells like cologne, leave it alone" He thinks the scent of a Yoni is beautiful. Seriously. When he was single all he wanted was to smell it again. . .
Now when I'm feeling like I want to 'sweeten things up' (because -I- want to not because someone asked or said something) I drink pineapple juice. It -does- work on women too! ;)
Yup - most of the feeling that we have in our vaginas comes from friction - so something sitting static up there would create absolutely no sensation. I've never forgotten a tampon up there, but I can see it happening - I don't feel them when they are in. And while we think of the vagina as a long tube it actually has a lot of nooks and crannies up there and something could easily get caught up there.
It sounds nasty, but I can see it happening.
Oh yeah - I had a girlfriend go the the bathroom and a condom popped out of her vagina. She had sex about a week previous. Evidently it came off during sex and the guy didn't tell her.
sleep without any kind of panties
once you've ruled out an actual odor problem (from an infection or hormonal imbalance) consider why your guy feels this way. If your vagina smells fine, I'd be suspicious of his motives for telling you that. To make you feel insecure, or because he is afraid of female genitalia and is looking for an excuse not to go down?
Yeah, a "whore's" bath is spot cleaning.
A "hippie" bath would be applying a strong perfume (ect.) to smelly parts.
What she thinks of it herself was the best question. If it recently began to smell unusually different, that is a red flag that something is "causing" the odor to change. Otherwise, I'd suggest dressing with less constriction and more ventilation... like a summer-dress sans panties. First, I would query the person who brought the subject up.. her partner. Does he think it changed or they just got around to mentioning something that's been all along?
My patchouli getting to you?
"Open up the window! Let some air into this room. I think I'm almost chokin' from the smell of stale perfume. And that cigarette you're smokin' scares me half to death. Open up the window, Sucker! Let me catch my breath!"
Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me Not To Come