Vaginal health and talking about women’s sex and reproductive organs is considered a taboo. It is a very important matter, which should be talked about often, given there are so many misconceptions around it. Did you know that vaginal odor differs from one woman to another? Also, vaginal odor depends a lot on our diet. Also, do you know what Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is, why it occurs, and whether or not is it responsible for making your vagina smell? Learn the factors that affect vaginal odor and whether vaginal odor caused by UTI here.
What is Vaginal Odor?
A healthy vagina will have a certain smell. However, like popular culture would like you to believe, it is not all roses and sunshine. Your vaginal smell is prone to change, depending on your lifestyle, hygiene habits, and of course, what you eat. However, given your vagina is home to various bacteria (yes, and that’s why vaginal hygiene is extremely important), various combinations of that, or even an infection, can lead to different vaginal smells, some of which are not pleasant.
Typically, the vaginal smell is prone to be coppery or metallic which is considered normal. The reason for the metallic smell is the iron content in the blood. You can experience it even more strongly during your menstruation. However, it disappears soon after. If it doesn’t and lingers on for a long time, it’s best to consult a doctor.