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After sex why does my vagina smell?

After sex why does my vagina smell?

Secretions: Depending on any chemicals used during sex (lubricants, etc) the smell is most likely just a "stirring" of the smells inside the vagina along with any ejaculate that may be present. Semen has a "smell" unto itself. If using a condom, they have their odor. If you are having a foul or offensive odor, perhaps you have a bacterial vaginosis. A fishy odor is usually bv. Get checked and get treated. ...Read more

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My boyfriend said my vagina smelled after sex. What can cause the smell?

Usually : BV: Most commonly, the ph imbalance resulting in bacterial vaginosis. The interaction of the basic ph of the semen causes a "fishy" amine-like odor following intercourse. ...Read more

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Having Safe Sex (Checklist)

Use protection (condoms) when in doubt about status of sexual partner
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Visit physician for screening for sexually transmitted diseases
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When both partners are clear for six months, can stop using protection
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Any home remedies I can do to get rid of vagina odor? It always smell after sex.

Any home remedies I can do to get rid of vagina odor? It always smell after sex.

Sounds Fishy: At vaginal odor can be suggestive of an infection, a simple test at your gynecologist office will help determine if you have one. Fungal and bacterial infections are often a cause for vaginal odor. ...Read more

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My sexual partner has a fish like smell coming from her vagina. She also has a white thick discharge after sex. What could this be? Can it be fixed?T

My sexual partner has a fish like smell  coming from her vagina. She also has a white thick discharge after sex. What could this be? Can it be fixed?T

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the pH gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. She wil need to be tested for other infections but this is the most likely. ...Read more

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Having Safe Sex (Checklist)

Always practice safe, smart, protected, and responsible sex
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Make sexual health a priority. Get periodic check-ups and STD testing.
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Talk smart sex first. Have smart sex later. Talk to your partner.
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Two is better than one! Use both a condom and a type of birth control.
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Why do my vagina smell after sex, and i take a bath everyday. Also we have sex almost everyday sometime 2 to 3 time a day when he off?

Secretions Bacteria: Common: odors, may be nl. With sexual arousal, vaginal secretions ? (healthy); these ? secretions support ? growth of lactobacillus +/- disease bacteria. Lactobacillus out-compete fungus & ? fungal vaginal infection (worse), which ? if on antibiotics; any reason. Bacterial byproducts create the odor; per personal genes+immunesys+emotions+personal microbiome; if odor changes: consider infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean if im a clea person but my vagina smells funny and it burns after sex? Same partner for 2 years

A couple of things: This could be bacterial vaginosis and/or trichomoniasis. Bacterial vaginosis is caused by a bacterial infection in your vagina and presents with odor. Trichomoniasis is caused by a protozoan and presents with burning but not much odor. These are less about hygiene and more about vaginal ph. Probiotics can help restore the natural flora and pH in your vagina. See your doc for more info. ...Read more

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Having Safe Sex (Checklist)

Use condoms correctly and each time you have sex
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Have you and your partner get tested for sexually transmitted diseases
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Be honest with your sexual partner
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My girlfriend's vagina smells like egg after sex?

My girlfriend's vagina smells like egg after sex?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the ph gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. She wil need to be tested for other infections but this is the most likely. ...Read more

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