Halle Berry was on Conan O’Brien last night and said she sprays her perfume in between her legs. She said, “The way you’re supposed to wear fragrance, you’re supposed to spray it in between your thighs.” Um…I don’t know where Halle Berry heard this, but I have never been advised by anyone to spray perfume near my vagina. It’s dangerous!
The topic of odor always comes up, especially down in the nether-regions. We live in a world that bombards us with products to make our vaginas smell like roses, but your vagina should smell like you. And the truth is, most of these products don’t work.
You might not think you smell “normal,” but unless it’s getting really rank (in which case you should call your gyno), you’re totally fine. It’s important to remember that your vagina cleans and takes care of itself. And you’re probably going to notice a stronger odor if you’ve been running around all day. That being said, if you use a little soap and water in the shower every day, you’ll be good to go.
But for the love of god, don’t rely on the following! If it’s not gyno-approved, you probs shouldn’t do it.
Please do NOT spray perfume up or near your vagina. Halle Berry might spray in between her thighs, but this can cause a lot of irritation if you're vag ends up being allergic. Just avoid spritzing your perfume down there, okay?
Similar to perfume, your vagina can get really irritated really easily. There are a bunch of lotions out there that claim to fix vaginal odor, but it could just end up making it worse.
When washing down there, leave the Bath & Body Works out of it. While scents are great for the rest of your body, keep them away from your lady parts. Use a mild, unscented soap and warm water instead.
Before you freak out, just know that there's no scientific evidence that fruit makes you smell better down there. Some people claim it works, some claim it doesn't. Fruit is good for you, of course, but it's not going to magically make your vag smell like a fruit salad so don't get your hopes up.
There are a bunch of supplements that claim to miraculously make you smell like strawberries or get rid of feminine odor. While some people say they work, there's no scientific proof and the majority of them are not FDA approved. If you're considering supplements, talk with your doctor and see what options they recommend.
Nope. Don't do it. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that women should not douche, as it causes more harm than good. Douching can cause problems like pelvic inflammatory disease and vaginal irritation as well as make vaginal odor worse. Really, there are no good reasons to douche so just stay away.
Have you tried any of these methods? What tricks do you use to keep it fresh down there? Tell me in the comments!