My grammy always told me "By the time you've smelt yourself, everyone already did". As a teenager, that saying always scared me. I was always self-conscious every time my period started. Now that I am the owner of a feminine company, I feel that it's my responsibility to share information with you. We that said, I did some digging, and here is what I found out about feminine odor.
What causes it?
There are numerous causes of feminine odor.
Exercise: A good workout with have you sweating. Make sure to take a shower or bath after.
Sex: Like exercise, sex is a workout. You should always shower (or bathe) after intercourse.
Skipping a bath/shower: We recommend showering twice a day. It is important to have a self-care routine.
Leaky Bladder/Urine: If you are experiencing a leaky bladder, consult your doctor for further treatment. Otherwise, having a urine smell as a result of not swiping after you use the restroom or not swiping enough.
Long pubic hair: We are all for natural! Trimming your pubic hairs and reducing your feminine odor.
Menstrual blood: We all know the smell of our periods. That iron, metallic smell. Use feminine wipes (linked below) after to replace your pads or tampons.
Tight clothing: We love good jegging! But it is also important to wear comfortable and soft clothing. Try sleeping commando (without underwear) tonight!
Poo residue: Nothing to be ashamed about. Sometimes we miss things. Make sure to wipe from front to back to ensure you get everything!
Used Pads / Tampons: We recommend that you change your pads and/or tampons every four hours. There is a reason for this. The bacteria can grow and cause a horrible smell.
Vaginal infections: If you think you have a vaginal infection. Consult your doctor. Often doctors recommend Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories (Coming Soon to MNA).
How can you fight it?
If you have (or know someone with) a bad feminine odor, relax. There is hope. Here are some things you can do!
See a doctor: MNA Bahamas we always encourage our beauties to consult a doctor about their health and well-being.
Boric acid supplements (Coming Soon to MNA!): This is often recommended by doctors to combat vaginal yeast infections.
Feminine Washes (linked below): It is true that the vagina is self-cleaning. However, when you are suffering from feminine odor or you are on your period. A feminine wash can help you smell great.
White Vinegar & Salt soak (Coming Soon to MNA!): Soak in white vinegar and salt for 10-15 to help with odor.
Baking Soda: Add 4oz (1/2 cup) of baking soda to your bathwater and soak for 20 minutes. This was recommended by Healthy Focus.
Wear clean underwear (linked below): Always keep a change of underwear in your purse, car, or backpack.
Shave or groom your pubic hairs (linked below): You don't have to remove all of your pubic hair. Just a trim can be enough to fight feminine odor.
How can we help?
You know we got your back! Below you will find some of the products we suggested in this article. Remember we offer FREE delivery in New Providence, Bahamas.
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