I have missed a Tuesday or two, but it’s not because I haven’t been pondering a thing or two I could use for TMI Tuesday. Today’s TMI Tuesday, much like the last one, is about “downstairs,” but in a completely different way.
As popular as talking hair removal made me with spam, I am reluctant to put this one out there. You all are going to think I’m not a real woman or something. I am; really, I am. It’s just that there are some things I’m absolutely clueless about. So, deep breath, and here it goes. I’m just going to say it, very bluntly:
What is a vagina supposed to smell like?
I know some things it’s not supposed to smell like (like fish; never smell like the catch of the day, but I have no idea what it is supposed to smell like…nor really how you’re supposed to clean it. The advice is conflicting.
One thing that guys complain about with women is that they don’t smell clean/good/whatever down there. I’ve heard you aren’t supposed to clean with soap because the vagina naturally cleans itself (really?! FYI, I do wash with soap, thanks) and using soap and strip the natural oils/bacteria that are supposed to be down there. I don’t want to damage my vagina in my quest to be clean, but I’m skeeved out by the thought of not washing it with soap…and the smells that could come from it. So, my questions are:
What is your vagina supposed to smell like, and how do you keep it free from odor? Is douching really bad, or does it have a bad rap?
P.S. Don’t worry; all of the TMI Tuesdays aren’t about your lady bits…or this gross, LOL. But who else can you ask these questions to besides your doctor?