Why Does My Vagina Smell After Sex?

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Sam Easterbrook Profile
Sam Easterbrook answered
A woman’s vagina normally has a mild odor, but inflammation or infection of the vagina or cervix can result in an unusually strong, persistent or bad vaginal smell that is often described as a fish-like odor. Vaginal odor can result from a variety of conditions and diseases that include overgrowth and imbalance of certain microorganisms, such as bacteria or yeast that normally live in the vagina in a certain balance. This is called bacterial vaginosis. Sexually transmitted diseases can also cause an odor from the vaginal area.

The most common cause of vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, which is characterized by an overgrowth of certain bacteria in the vagina. In most cases, this does not lead to complications, but it can increase a woman’s chances of developing a sexually transmitted disease. In addition, a pregnant woman with bacterial vaginosis has an increased chance of pregnancy complications. Sexual activity can disturb the affected area, causing the smell to be noticeable. This is normally treated by a course of antibiotics.

Vaginal odor is treatable. Good hygiene practices, including daily washing of the genitals with mild soap and water can help to minimize vaginal odor but will not cure vaginal odor caused by sexually transmitted diseases or other types of infections. Treatment of vaginal odor caused by disease or infection varies and is tailored to the underlying cause and the presence of any complications.

Seek prompt medical care if you are concerned or experience any vaginal odor that is unusually strong or persistent or occurs with heavy or unusual vaginal discharge as this is more likely to be the symptoms of s sexually transmitted disease.
Gloria Ruffino Profile
Gloria Ruffino answered
It is definatly normal... When a male injects semen from his penis into his partners virgina, will give off an odor. Sometimes not so plesant al all. To help eliminate that odor (women) use a product called (RePresh). It definately works. It replenishes the dried out  vaginal walls that will also let off a very unplesant odor. Its perfectly natural and normal for this to happen to every female as they progress in age. You can get this product at walmart or shoprite.
Graham Nude Profile
Graham Nude answered
Lubrication fluids secreted naturally by your vagina during sexual arousal always cause some odour, often attractive to a male.
After sex, if the guy deposited semen in the vagina, it can smell quite a bit after a while, which is added to the natural feminine odour and the mix can be quite strong. I love it!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Ahartman's answer was very good.  

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Sperm is made of protein, and if the bacteria are living on protein, you can see how having sperm present would make it a bit worse.  Don't douche -- talk to your doctor about how to deal with this.  Gently cleaning the exterior of the vagina after sex, and then again an hour or so later, might take care of the problem if that's all it is.

Good luck to you and your partner. :)

~~ Ankhorite
Drayshawn Kerford Profile
Wash your labia and pubic hair daily with a mild soap, like Dove, to rinse away sweat and secretions. Don't use douches or sprays, they irritate delicate skin, Wear cotton underwear it allows moisture to evaporate and keeps bacteria from getting trapped. Or try looser fitting boy shorts, which let air flow into the vaginal area. And sleep without underwear (when you don't have your period) this can reduce the buildup of sweat.

Tip: If the odor is fishy or you have a chunky discharge, see a gynecologist you could have a yeast infection or an STD.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I've had a ferocious smell after sex before, and it wasn't because I wasn't clean.  I was SO embarrassed! It was because I was very unhealthy, not eating nutritious foods, not drinking enough water and I was drinking a lot of alcohol.  If you are experiencing a smell that you are not used to already, then regulate your diet and see a ob/gyne.
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Anonymous answered
Ok so I shower every day and I get a weird smell after sex but um n e one ever hear someone say it smells like sex in here? Its normal I talked to a bunch of my female friends and they all had the same thing a weird smell but its the lub from the girl mixed with semen or the lub and hormones I forget but its absolutely normal and each girl has her own unique smell that only she can smell unless there up in there so anyone who says crap needs to grow up and read some books!
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Anonymous answered
OH MY GOD! I AM SO F-ING GLAD I AM NOT A CHICK! LOL  I have to say though I really respect women because its kinda hard for them. I have been reading some of these blogs out of curiosity. Now I know a bit more about feminine stuff. But really girls hats off:)
yolanda wilson Profile
yolanda wilson answered
Probably an yeast infection I would suggest some vagisil and if it doesn't clear up with that I say see a gyn, hope this helps.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Sure can, especially if having intercourse daily. Are you urinating afterward? That will clean you out better and lower your chance of getting bladder infection too. If you both completed your antibiotics as prescribed you should be ok however they recommend you test again to be certain, and I would strongly suggest you do so. It sounds to me like BV(bacterial vaginosis). Sounds scary I know but rest assured it isn't. Just bacteria. If you have ever had a yeast the symptoms r similar. The treatment is an RX for flagyl and a week or so later you are good as new. Good luck
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Anonymous answered
It has to be some type of infection. It just doesn't smell like that, rotten eggs! You might want to go see a doctor. IF you can smell it through your clothes or something, that should have been the first thing on your mind.
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Anonymous answered
The doctors say it's the mixture of the different fluids. Douche with baking soda.  Some men have an odor to excretions that's normal and he should consider a healthy diet.  That usually works!
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Anonymous answered
Did you ever had those smells before?? If not then you really need to go see a doctor and see what is going on just to make sure....if the doctor says that you are perfectly fine then maybe you should consider taking a doche or something wash up more and I'm not saying that to put you down....but if it really smells that bad there is no doubt in my mind that he might have gave something to you or you have some bacteria of some sort inside you.....and it is also easy for girls to get bacteria inside them than boys they let out while we keep everything in and that is why you have to make sure everything is all right down there especially when you are with someone you can never trust someone that much...he could be telling you one thing and doing another
you dont need to no... arista Profile
Lol well I don't know. Mine smells sweet after reading some of this stuff I guess thats odd. But I don't no what a guys cum smells like so I don't know what mixing them would smell like.
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Anonymous answered
Why would it smell like chicken unless you shoved a chicken leg in there?  Why would it smell like curry unless you poured rogan josh or something.  To the person who said rub it with cayenne pepper, try it on your anus, tell us how it goes after?
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emma birdy answered
It is caused by a discharge and is totally normal when you get any type of sexual contact. It happens when you get a pleasure....basically
PLUS I DON'T SEE Y PEEPS HAVE TO PUT SO MUCH CRAP ON THE ANSWER ALL I WANT IS THE FRIKIN ANSWER jeeves!!!!!
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Anonymous answered
This smell is get to hormones.when you get excited you get wet.and dripping sex is great.and its normal to have a smell.thats the smell of the condom.
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Brenda Harrell answered
What you eat before sex sometimes causes a bad smell.  Try eating fruit at least 4 hours or more before sex, this may clear up your problem.  If not you and your partner may need to see your Doctor.  Take care.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Its from sweat & the pen!s going in and out of the vag!na during intercourse. If it is a foul smell then there could possibly by a problem.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
How childish people can be.... Ne ways I was actually wondering the same thing and checked answers.com and it says to rub lemon juice on it.... That doesnt seem right!~?
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Drayshawn Kerford
It seems like that would burn doesn't it?! Why don't you guys try soaking in a hot/warm bath with green alcohol and vinegar. It won't burn and you smell fresh and clean. Trust me I do this every time I take a bath, it works.
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Anonymous commented
i love sex
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Muhammad Nadeem answered
Unhygienic conditions and different types of infections can cause foul odor from the female genitalia. Many ladies have smell  because they don't wash their genitalia after passing urine and having sex. Smell due to menstrual blood is also common. Trichomonas infection can cause rotten egg smell along with discharge while chlamydia infection can cause fishy smell.
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Eleanor Maw answered
Just blame the man and have your scuff well trimmed.
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Anonymous commented
U can go ahead and blame the man and dont check yourself and in the end u will see what happen to you.
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Anonymous answered
Its normal. Its should smell little bit always and when excited, it will smell more.
Don't worry.
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Anonymous answered
My gurlfriend vigina has such a strong smell it ruin sex for me, I literaly loose all interest, I don't even want to have sex, but it was only that strong once so far and we havnt had sex since
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Anonymous answered
You have Bacterial Vaginitis.  There is an odor and slight discharge with it but it really seems to get worse after sex.  You need to see a doctor who will prescribe either a vaginal cream or pills.  Your boyfriend may need to be treated as well.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You should rub cayenne peppers on there. It feels really good and it takes away the smell!
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Ernest Curcio answered
Do you wash with sulphur? Do you take sulphur drugs? Do you bath regularly? If the answer to the 1st 2 are no and the 3rd is yes then the only other response is the last guy you had sex with was Beelzebub (just kidding)1
If your not kidding then go see a doctor VERY SOON!
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Anonymous answered
Your stuuf can also smell if you got hair there and you don't keep it tame cause the hair can old oder in and not let it out as well your vag can't breath as easy.
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Anonymous answered
Maybe it stinks because she didnt wash it before sex.- just a thought.
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Anonymous commented
No. Every girl has a different smell before they have sex in the first place. The smell depends on what the girl eats. So when she has sex, her vaginal smell combined with the lubricant will cause a possible slightly different smell.
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rashida carrion answered
Pxssyboy, I feel you. I am a female and I like a man that understands and appreciates a woman's body. It's all good.

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