Does my vagina smell normal? It’s one of those questions we’ve probably all thought about at some point. And as the “feminine hygiene” industry might want you to believe that your vulva should smell like cotton candy or a strawberry sundae, this may leave you feeling a little self-conscious. That’s understandable.
But the thing is, healthy vaginas are supposed to smell like a part of the human body. And they can all smell slightly different from person to person. It’s natural if yours has a mild smell.
Still, it’s nice to have some reassurance, especially given how little the topic is discussed. Plus, an unusual odor (think strong or fishy) might be a sign that something’s amiss. Read on to find out exactly what vaginal odor is and when to see a doctor.