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Odor from Down Under

Published: February 27, 2019
Dear TeenHealthFX,

So I'€™m a teen and am worried about the smell of my vagina. I'm only recently becoming adventurous with sexual activity. No I'€™m not having sex.I am worried what my partner will think of the smell/ taste/ etc of my vagina.

Signed: Odor from Down Under

Dear Odor from Down Under,

TeenHealthFX understands this issue can be embarrassing and worrisome. There are many different reasons why this could be happening.

Your vagina is home to billions of bacteria, that are always changing. The change in smells are likely a result of your menstrual cycle, your hygiene habits, changes in your diet or just you being you. It is often noticeable to have a stronger odor right before, during or after your period. This is very common and also completely normal.

Have you noticed anything else that’s different down below? Have you experienced any irritation, burning or change in discharge? If so, FX would recommend a trip to the doctors. However, if you’re concerned, taking note of what you’re experiencing and getting some professional advice may be a good idea.

Also if you are thinking about becoming sexually active TeenHealthFX reminds you to please use birth control.

TeenHealthFX recommends these resources:

Possible Infections

Vaginal Discharge

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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