Ok girls, let’s talk about the taste and scent of the vagina. Women have pretty unique vaginal bacterial fingerprints rendering distinctive unique tastes. Ask any man what a vagina tastes like and you would get a whole range of answers from salty to bitter, sexy to fishy.
The scent and taste is a combination of factors; your body’s natural smell, the food you eat, the smell of any soap you use and your vagina’s juices. So, wouldn’t you prefer to be that girl who smells and tastes a treat down there?
The obvious first step to having fragrant, delicious private bits would be to thoroughly wash down there at least twice a day. Use a gentle, unscented soap or better still, get a special intimate .
Bacteria thrive in damp places so keep the area dry and wear cotton panties instead of the less breathable synthetic fabrics. Cotton bikini cut panties can be sexy too. Save your lacy g-strings for special occasions. It’s also a good idea to wash your laundry with detergents that do not contain dyes or fragrances that will clash with your body’s natural scent.
Don’t Spray it!
Although we may intuitively think that spraying perfume is a sure fire way of making things smell good, avoid perfumes around the vagina area. Alcohol and synthetic fragrances in perfume can worsen vaginal odor and disrupt the PH balance. Yes, it may mask the smell but that’s only temporary and it’s definitely not going to make you taste any better.
Sweat cause odors and pubic hair retains sweat. By waxing, the chance of odor caused by sweat is significantly reduced and in my opinion, a waxed vagina is visually more appealing.
Wet Wipe it!
Using baby wipes after each trip to the toilet can reduce urinary tract/vaginal infections plus they are designed to be soft and gentle on the skin. So keep some baby wipes handy.
Did you know that vegetarians have been proven to have better tasting secretions than meat eaters?! It’s true that what you eat affect how you taste and smell down there. Try a mixture of yoghurt, almonds and honey for breakfast and it will make you taste like dessert. It’s also good to have fruits or vegetables high in natural sugars; pineapples, celery, red grapes, cranberry juice, watermelon and lots of water will have your natural juices tasting sweet and fresh. Generally, these foods will take effect within a few hours of consumption, but I suggest including them a day in advance or better still, make it a part of your staple diet!
Don’t Eat it!
Any food that leaves you with smelly farts, bad breath or foul smelling pee should be avoided as it’s a no brainer that smelly and pungent food will make you taste funky down there. Beer, coffee, durian, spicy food and alcohol tend to make the vagina taste sour while asparagus, garlic and raw onions will make it smell bad. Avoid them if you’re getting some action today.
Yeast infection is one cause of foul odor. You will need to treat it before you can start tasting and smelling good down there. A cream like Vagisil, which can be bought over-the-counter at pharmacies, can eliminate odor and itchiness. If it’s a persistent issue and you think it’s a serious infection it is advisable for you to consult your doctor.
An old wives remedy for healthy vaginas is to dip a clean tampon into plain, unsweetened yoghurt and then insert it into your vagina for an hour. By fighting the unhealthy ones, the healthy bacteria in yoghurt help eliminate any fishy and unpleasant odor. Do remember to wash your vagina thoroughly after removing the tampon. An important note to remember – Flavored yoghurt or ones containing sugar should not be used at the risk of yeast infection.