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Vaginal Odor After Sexual Intercourse (Overview)

Vaginal odor after sexual intercourse is an unusual smell noticed after sex.


Vaginal Odor After Sexual Intercourse (Overview)

Vaginal odor after sexual intercourse is an unusual smell noticed after sex.


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First, slightly painful sexual intercourse, then fishy vaginal odor. Completely monogamous sexual relationship. Sometimes no condom. What is it?

First, slightly painful sexual intercourse, then fishy vaginal odor. Completely monogamous sexual relationship. Sometimes no condom. What is it?

Bacterial vaginosis: Symptoms of painful intercourse coupled with a malodorous discharge is concerning for Candida (yeast) infection or bacterial vaginosis. The latter is associated with a "fishy" odor that you are referring to. ...Read more

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Improving Sexual Performance (Checklist)

Communicate with your partner
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Practice -- sex improves through practice and communication
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Exercise -- better body image will improve your desire
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How do I stop vaginal pain after sexual intercourse?

How do I stop vaginal pain after sexual intercourse?

Some tips include...: Plenty of lubrication, keep it gentle, and avoid deep penetration. Speak with your doctor if the problem persists. Good luck! ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Is it normal to always have vaginal discharge after sexual intercourse?

Is it normal to always have vaginal discharge after sexual intercourse?

Yes: If you are having unprotected sex, the seminal fluid can leak out after intercourse. If using condoms, the natural lubrication from the vagina increases during intercourse and can result in a discharge. Also, if you orgasm, this can also increase fluids your vagina secretes and will increase drainage after sex. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


Vaginal Odor (Definition)

Vaginal discharge that suddenly differs in color, odor, or consistency, or significantly increases or decreases in amount, may indicate an underlying ...Read more