IN THE KNOW: VAGINAL FRESHNESS

Fact: Your vaginal area has a lot of sweat glands. And we all know what happens when we sweat. Vaginal odour happens to all of us, but it shouldn’t stop you from doing you. So the next time you’re wondering if you’re the only fragrant woman in Pilates, know that you’re not and that there’s no shame in your game. When you do want a freshness solution, we’ll help you find one.

LET’S TALK ABOUT YOU

Vaginal odour is completely normal, however it can also be your body telling you something’s up. Answer these questions to get a better sense of your scent.

Have you noticed a difference in your typical vaginal odour?

PREVENTION

Every vagina may have a natural odour, but there are a few things you can do to prevent that odor from turning into an unpleasant one: keep the vaginal area clean and dry, avoid using harsh soaps, laundry detergents and fabric softeners on your body, avoid colored or perfumed pads or toilet paper, wear cotton panties and change your underwear daily, avoid tight and binding clothing—especially in the crotch area, change out of wet clothing ASAP, and gently wash the area by wiping or washing from front to back (vagina to anus) after urinating or having a bowel movement.

Dr. O “WHAT IS VAGINAL ODOUR AND IS IT NORMAL?” (2:08)

Gynecologist Dr. Althea O’Shaughnessy gets real about vaginal odour and its causes.

ONE WOMAN’S QUESTIONS ARE EVERY WOMAN’S QUESTIONS.