smell after period.. and sex in a LDR (thoughts?)

posted 2 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Me personally? I’d douche. I have in the past, and I’m sure one time won’t do harm… Especially if you really wanna clean it all out.

Post # 5
3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

rossiegirl:  Yeah I think that’s totally natural, but I understand your dilemma! I agree with PP, douching one time shouldn’t hurt anything.  I’ve never done that before, but I’m guessing maybe you should do it the day before you are going to see him (or after AF ends) so your body has time to regain it’s natural scent.   

Post # 6
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

rossiegirl:  yep just summers eve kund. It’s pretty cheap too. Granted I still wouldn’t do it all the time. It could mess with your ph balance and everything

Post # 7
1762 posts
Buzzing bee

rossiegirl:  Personal and embarrassing question for me to ask: Do you clean it “out”? When talking to my friends, I’ve learned that not everyone goes “all the way” if you can catch what I’m throwing lol. I’ve never used a douche, but I guess I kind of  do a similar action in the shower with the running water. It makes me feel clean as a whistle and I’ve never had an issue with an odor. I clean and rinse the inside out like this everyday with soap and water. If you don’t, maybe a good ol’ swishing and rinsing around in the shower with a mild soap is worth a try? Ahhhhh! I can’t believe I’m typing this! Sorry for TMI! Lol

Post # 8
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Maybe use baby wipes after you use the bathroom that week to help freshen up? It will help you feel cleaner and they usually smell pretty nice.

Post # 9
5968 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017


chelebelle15:  I was going to suggest the same thing.


I use feminine wipes both during and after my period. I actually use them after going to the bathroom anytime. I just feel cleaner that way. It especially helps during that time of the month.

Post # 10
908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Please, for the love of God, don’t douche.  I am saying this as a medical professional.  The vagina is one of the world’s most efficient SELF-cleaners, and mucous takes care of mostly everything you have to worry about.  It’s not supposed to smell like roses.  It’s some of the worst chemicals you can put into your body, and unfortunately chemicals in that area aren’t well regulated or tested – and douching paves the path to irritation, vaginosis, and I’ve even seen some pelvic inflammatory disease as a result of this.  Yes, douching once CAN hurt.

If you feel uncomfortable… take a shower, the two of you, and just rinse with warm water.  That’s it.  That’s all it (medically) needs, your body will take care of the rest – plus you’ll feel a lot better knowing your partner saw you showering, and understand your clean.

Post # 12
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

rossiegirl:  Yes, agree the PPs, use feminine wipes. They definitely help, at all times of the month, but especially around that time. Makes you feel clean during the day as time passes after your last shower. And if it makes you feel better, maybe sex in the shower would be the best. That way you guys can clean up right after.

Good Luck OP!!

Post # 13
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

TheLadyA :  Do you actually clean inside?  Like inside the vagina, or just around the lips and stuff?

Post # 15
7153 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

rossiegirl:  if it’s not normal smelling you might want to test for an infection. 

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