Vaginal odor 101 – what do vaginas smell like?

One of the major insecurities experienced by women relates to their vaginal odor. This causes many women to refrain from allowing their partners to go down on them. Most vaginas have a musky odor, and this is nothing to worry about, but some women report having a fishy smell or a rotten smell down there.

If there is a noticeable foul odor coming from that area, this may be a sign of an infection such as bacterial vaginosis (an overgrowth of the bacteria normally present in the vagina) or a yeast infection. If this is the case, it would be a good idea to speak to your gynecologist about it.

You might also like to check out this video featuring two women talking about vaginal odors…