Not everyone’s vagina would smell the same. And your vagina doesn’t need to smell like a field of flowers. You’ll notice that slightly acidic scent due to the presence of lactic acid in your vagina. And a healthy vagina will have a range of different scent throughout the month. During various points of your menstrual cycle, your unique smell will fluctuate between a stronger and more subtle scent. And you shouldn’t be worried about these changes.
Here are some smell descriptions to take note of:
- Strong, pungent smells are abnormal. Unusual discharge.
- Musky scent means that you’re wearing clothing that’s too tight.
- Metallic smell (like iron) during period means it’s the smell of blood and that’s natural.
When a sniff should cause you to worry, such as unpleasant and strong odour, it may be time to consult a doctor. You don’t want the infection to get worse.