Believe it or not, every single woman on the planet has a very distinct “vaginal fingerprint” that produces a completely unique taste and smell down there unlike anyone else’s.
This all has to do with your own individual biology, your genetics, and the good bacteria that live in, on, and around your vaginal region. The odds are pretty good that if you’ve ever asked a man what things taste like down there they’ve giving you a couple of different answers, which shows that the taste of your vagina can also be impacted by what you eat or consume recently, too.
Thankfully though, you can use this little bit of knowledge to your advantage. While you’re pretty much stuck with the genetic bacteria that live in this region, giving you a “baseline” smell and taste, you can also shake things up a bit down low with a couple of tips and tricks that we highlight in this quick guide.
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Scrub up on a regular basis
The easiest way (and the most obvious way) to make sure that your vagina smells and tastes a whole lot cleaner and a whole lot fresher is to – surprise, surprise – wash your lady bits a regular and routine basis.
Now, you don’t necessarily want to scrub up with a super fragrant soap or you’re going to with those scents and soapy tastes lingering a lot longer than you might have expected. Some guys are probably going to find that to be a lot less objectionable than the “raw deal”, but most of them aren’t going to want to feel like they are going down on a bar of soap, either.
Air things out
Another good idea to keep things nice and fresh is to air out the area on a regular basis, taking advantage of natural versus synthetic fibers and materials to give your vagina plenty of room to breathe.
Bacteria does best in damp areas, so if you keep yourself to bottled up down low you’re going to end up with a much more hyperactive batch of bacteria working double-overtime in your vaginal area. That’s going to cause some foul-smelling and foul-tasting action pretty quickly, something you’re looking to avoid altogether.
It’s not a bad idea to make sure that you wash your undergarments with laundry detergent that doesn’t contain any extra dyes or any extra fragrances, either. These kinds of detergents can start to mash the cotton fibers in your clothes together, cutting down on the amount of natural airflow that would have moved through them before – producing a much more stifling set of panties that’s going to cause all kinds of problems.
Don’t spray your vagina!
Perfumes can bring a floral and exciting smell to pretty much any area of your body, but the second that you start to spritz the vaginal area with alcohol-based or synthetic fragrance perfumes you’re going to kick the bacteria in the area into high gear and cause a whole lot more problems than you’d be able to cover up.
Believe it or not, the chemical components in pretty much every perfume in synthetic fragrance on the market today are going to do little more than dry out vagina (causing your body to ramp up moisture production) and then screw around with the pH balance of this part of your body.
Sure, you will be able to mask things for a little while – but by the time an hour or so has passed things are going to be a whole lot worse than when you started!
Wax rather than shave (and try not to go all-natural)
Whenever you sweat, your body hair – especially pubic hair – is going to trap each and every one of those older producing molecules, and before you know it you are going to be dealing with an overwhelmingly smelly area.
When you choose to wax your vaginal area (and we’re not just talking about a quick bikini wax, but taking everything off) you are not just only going to be able to “dress things up” down there but you’re also going to be able to completely remove the potential for odor molecules to cling onto anything at all.
Baby wipes beat toilet paper hands down
One of the smartest things you can do (aside from investing in a high-quality bidet) is to carry around a couple of baby wipes in your purse or have a stockpile at home so that you can effectively and quickly clean up your entire vaginal area when you take a trip to the toilet.
Not only are these wipes specifically designed to be as gentle and as friendly to one of the most sensitive areas on your body, but they are also going to work wonders to completely clean your vagina in ways that toilet paper never could.
Not only will you get rid of any extra odor and clean up the taste of everything down low, but you’re also going to be able to dramatically reduce the potential for urinary tract and vaginal infections.
Does eating pineapple really make your vagina taste good?
Believe it or not, you really are able to change the way you taste and the way you smell by the things that you put in to your body on a regular basis.
Right out of the gate, you’ll want to make sure that you are drinking plenty of water. When you are appropriately hydrated you’re going to have a lot less to worry about in this department. When you are dehydrated, your body is going to be doing all kinds of crazy things to compensate – and your natural bacteria count will shoot through the roof.
Secondly, smart food choices really will make a world of difference as far as how you taste and how you smell is concerned.
Eating pineapple will give a (surprise, surprise) pineapple taste, eating strawberries or honey will do the same, and drinking beverages with quite a bit of mint in them will give you a nice fresh smell and taste, too.
Dr. Lorene Garcia is a Gynecologist (OB-GYN) based in Miami, Florida who has more than 10 years experience gynaecology. I’m a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and love to help women with gynecological problems.