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Damilola Ogunrinde: Facts You Must Know About Vaginal Odour

Damilola Ogunrinde



A while ago, I heard about the power of pineapple juice and how the natural odour of a woman’s vagina can change as a result of the tropical fruit. I did not believe it, a common pineapple! However, I was told that it is a truth that has been tested and found faithful. Have you tried this practice? Did it work and if it didn’t what did you do instead?

Vaginal odour is something that we hardly ever speak about, is there a reason for that? There are so many feminine products out there that promise to improve your scent. However, can we adjust the smell of a vagina? Is there a scent that is preferable especially when it comes to bedroom relations? Several women feel self-conscious because of their vaginal odour, it makes them insecure. However, what are the reversible reasons for an unappealing vaginal scent, let’s talk about it.

Sexually transmitted infections are somewhat common, we discussed the subject a few valentines ago. If you missed it, ensure you read it here. Several kinds of vaginal infections come along with smell or discharge which may be fishy, rotten, metallic, or yeasty. If you have these kinds of odours related to the discharge, ensure you see your doctor. These scents are familiar with bacterial, or fungal infections. There is no shame, and you may potentially have an easily curable infection.
Vaginal Scent Plan: see your GP or Gynaecologist to get an all-clear from STI’s/STD’s

When last did you think about what you were eating and why you were eating it? Foods like yoghurt have an excellent reputation for being vagina friendly; sweets, onion, caffeine and artificial sweeteners have a lousy reputation in that there are more likely to alter your vaginal odour.
Water is something we are so quick to forget. Try to swap a sugary drink for water. If you don’t like the taste of water, add a slice of lemon to your water bottle or a piece of pineapple (wink wink). High levels of sugar can predispose you to infections and at the end of the day that is what we are trying to avoid.
Vaginal Scent Plan: less sugar, more water, feel free to try pineapples

Tight clothes and occasional showers will all contribute to your scent. Sweat gets trapped in pubic hair, and this builds up and creates an unpalatable scent. Feel free to try to trim your pubic hair this may help reduce the smell. Wiping front to back when you go to the toilet is non-negotiable because this will reduce the transfer of germs from the anus to your vagina. Do not forget this commandment; never put soap up your vagina; this will cause more issues, wash with clean water only. PS: clean your belly button also, it can harbour dirt that eventually contributes to odour.

Vaginal Scent Plan: keep things fresh and have a shower

Sweat gets stuck in hair and certain kinds of fabrics. If you are not wearing breathable underwear like 100% cotton and you have a recurrent problem with yeast infections; you may want to consider this. Try washing your underwear thoroughly with non-scented detergent, especially if you have sensitive skin. No one can do this for you; clean, breathable underwear is the way to go.
Vaginal Scent Plan: your vagina will thank you for clean cotton underwear

Your Period
Let us face it; periods can contribute to your vaginal and body scent.
Although this falls in the hygiene category, periods have a mind of their own. Endeavour to change your pads and tampons regularly. Do not forget your tampon in there. Change your pad frequently during the day. Ensure you are wearing clean underwear during your period and shower twice a day if possible. Don’t forget to use the right absorbency for your flow. PS: If you think your flow is too heavy or causing flooding. Make sure you see a doctor.
Vaginal Scent Plan: Change your sanitary items frequently each day

There we have it a few tips on how to avoid foul-smelling vaginal odours. Did I miss anything? Share your thoughts below. Do not forget other things like using a condom during sex, with a new or long-term partner. Remember what I say, you may trust your partner, but does your partner trust their partner.

Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Damilola Ogunrinde is a lady in training who loves to write about anything and everything. Her passions are varied and range from reading Jane Austen, baking to Parasailing on the pacific! She is the Curator of the podcast 'A Slice of Health 'and the 'The Damiloves Virtual Dating Experience - Love in the time of Corona'. You can find her on instagram @damiloves@asliceofhealth | Website :


  1. The Real Oma

    March 19, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Yeah, you nailed it with the yogurt. Plain unsweetened yogurt is great for the general health down there.
    I used to be very prone to yeast infections, but since I incorporated yogurt into my diet, I have it for breakfast every other day, I no longer have those issues.

  2. Deleke

    March 19, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Went down south on a girl back in college, tasted like Chinese food. Best ever

    • Californiabawlar

      March 19, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      Yo! That’s disgusting bruh ?

    • King Bea

      March 19, 2018 at 4:55 pm


    • CrazyWorld

      March 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      I had one taste and smell like cerilac abi what’s that baby food called. Everytime I think of her, I start smelling baby food. Nothing’s more heavenly

    • Ade

      March 19, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      Omo, if Chinese food is your best ever, you have poor choice in taste and hygiene.
      Vagina has a distinctive smell but some babes after shower still have a very pungent smell. They like to run their mouths how clean they are, because they look good on the outside. Most of these babes have the worst personal hygiene. Ladies, your p##y, internal care is just as important as your makeup and brazillian weave. Some women are more prone to yeast infections and UTI. My ex had that problem. I read apple cider vinegar with water helps.
      I’m a clean guy, so that’s what I always look for and notice in women. I
      This is off topic, but how do ladies with fake claw nails clean their yansh and fingers properly.

    • Deleke

      March 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      Bet you like the ones that taste like ‘eja kote’

  3. gbaskelebo

    March 19, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Especially that fishy smell, Mehn! let me not say, (guys dey try sha o…) Now my favourite fruit would be pineapple and my drink unsweetened yoghurt, she has to like it.

  4. Anonymous

    March 19, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    I wouldn’t go down on any girl for any reason neither will I even request a girl to do such to me. My mouth is not the receptacle for vaginal secretions. All things are possible but not my mouth on that part.

    Thank you.

    • 9ja

      March 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

      @Anon, you don’t know what your bae (and you) is missing! SMH

  5. OA

    March 21, 2018 at 3:23 am

    See dem…just took the conversation to a totally different level. Issokay!

  6. Rer

    March 21, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Vaginal infection is a terrible thing, sh**t caused me my self esteem. Glad I know better now. Please, whatever symptoms you notice, don t just assume and render self medication, PLEASE… see your doctor, different vaginal infections have different medications. Bottom line “see a doctor”. And please, stay away from antibiotics, speaking from experience.

  7. Fastcars

    March 21, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    It’s not every yeast infection you treat. Listen up! Especially ladies wey never born. Yeast infection natural disappears by itself. Pls google it. Except when it is very bad even at that, exercise a little patience and it disappears. In a bid to please men, women harm their bodies without thinking of the long term consequences.

  8. fakaza

    December 20, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    This is a serious issue o. Please handle the V with care

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