Women have been told that their confidence in bed and in other social situations will improve if they can get rid of vaginal odor. As long as you’re healthy, your vagina will smell and taste perfectly fine. It’s not supposed to smell like roses or taste like candy, as women should smell like women. The taste down there will vary based on a number of things including the type of soaps you use, hygiene practices, natural bodily secretions, arousal fluids, sweat and diet. It’s okay for your cooter or hoo-hoo to have a little flavor and even if your lover says that it smells like tuna, as long as it tastes like chicken everything is fine. Even healthy vaginas have bacteria in them, but changes in the balance of the different kinds of bacteria in your vagina can lead to bacterial vaginosis (BV), which results in discharge and a fishy smell. Vaginal discharge is perfectly normal as it serves an important housekeeping function ensuring your vagina is clean and preventing infection.
Hippocrates who is sometimes referred to as the Father of Medicine because of his observations and study of the human body, maintained that the key to good health rests on having a daily aromatic bath and scented massage. Hippocrates is thought to be the first to recommend vaginal rinsing or douching as a method of curing vaginal infections. Women douche to rinse away blood after a menstrual period, clean their vagina after sex, wash away semen to prevent pregnancy and to reduce odors. The word douche is French for shower and means to wash inside the vagina with water, or a mixture of water and vinegar, water and baking soda, or water and iodine.
Douching or feminine wash products were originally sold using the line of logic that the vagina is dirty and smelly, and in order to be a clean and obedient wife, you must regularly purge your feminine parts and today sixty-seven million women in the US still douche, using brands like Massengill and Summer’s Eve. Douching seems to be more common in America and in particular among adolescents, African-American women, and Hispanic women. For at least 100 years, there have been conflicting views on the benefits or harm in douching. Although there is a broad consensus that douching should be avoided during pregnancy, there is less agreement regarding douching for hygiene and relief of vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching and pain) symptoms. Many women say that the reason that they douche is because they like that clean feeling that they get from it.
It is probably a good idea to make sure your vagina smells and tastes if you think that you might be engaging in sex. Oral sex is fun and it plays a significant role in many relationships, and what would foreplay be without this. A woman’s mind should be free from worries of how her vagina tastes when her partner is going down there. The best tips for making your vagina smell good are to avoid eating sugary stuff and make sure that you are drinking a lot of water. Conclusive evidence has not been reached on whether or not regular use of douche products are good or bad for a woman’s health yet.