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It is common to say that a woman's vagina smells "fishy". Is that its normal state or does having sexual intercourse w/out use of a condom trigger it?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine

In brief: ?fishy

A "fishy" odor can often be caused by some normal vaginal bacteria and does not neccesarily signify infection.
Sex with or without a condom certainly does not cause the odor.

In brief: ?fishy

A "fishy" odor can often be caused by some normal vaginal bacteria and does not neccesarily signify infection.
Sex with or without a condom certainly does not cause the odor.
Dr. John Munshower
Dr. John Munshower
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