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What Causes it to Smell...Down There?

What Causes it to Smell...Down There?

Before we get started here, let’s get one thing out of the way –  your sweet spot is supposed to have a smell. In fact, a scent is a sign that your lady bits are healthy and pH is balanced. While some women emit a stronger odor than others, many things can contribute to your unique scent each and every month.

Let’s break down a few reasons why your sweet spot might have a scent, and what you can do about it! Sweating, unprotected sex and your menstrual cycle can all have an affect on your personal scent. Sweating doesn’t only occur when you’re in hot yoga or going for a run, it can happen anytime especially if you’re wearing clothing that is too tight or wearing non breathable fabrics for an extended period of time. Just remember, cotton is king! (or Queen for the sake of this article). Showering with a pH balanced body wash like SweetSpot Labs Washes, specifically formulated for your sweet spots and your whole body, will keep you feeling and smelling your freshest.  

A metallic scent from below is most common right after you’ve had your period or after sex, yes we’re going there. Many women don’t realize that semen can temporarily change your pH levels, in both cases this scent should be temporary.

Sometimes, an unusual odor can signal a health problem like a lost tampon or bacterial vaginosis but the only way to tell the difference is to get to know your body and find your healthy scent, that way you will know if it smells “off” and when to go see your health practitioner. Always remember though, if you’re experiencing itching, irritation or stronger than normal odors make sure everything is OK down there and check in with your doctor.

SweetSpot Labs Individual Wipettes are pocket-sized wipes that fit into your purse, gym or travel bag. Your vagina cleanses itself but it’s completely natural to want to freshen up down there.

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