My vaginal discharge smells like chlorine. Are you sure you just aren't overbleachingyour launyé No, this problem remains whether I wear tidywhities or not. It can take on a chemical smell if you'veused a lot of condoms. That's called safe sex. It can take on a chlorinelike smell whenyou've used some types of lubricantsaddition to a condom. Then I don't need to be worried about thesmell if it can be traced to some intimate
activities. Some guys' semen smells like bleach or afaint sugary smell. Condom use pretty much precludes that cause. Now if it smells metallic, that is a signblood is mixed with the vaginal fluids. If I had my period, I'd notice the blood. Blood has more of a copper smell, but if there'san infection like something with lesions and a tinny smell, you could have an STD causingthe off smell. I know fresh blood when it isn't the righttime for it is a problem.
And your period is usually dark red or brownby the time it shows up. But it won't have a chemical smell, justmean I need to use real chlorine bleach to clean up. Your body has a natural pH of 7.4. That's a little alkaline. Yes, since it is higher than 7. Conversely,bleach has a very high pH. Yeah, around 12, but your vagina usually putsout an acidic discharge. The vagina's normal pH is between 3.8 and4.5. If you have vaginosis or some sexually
transmitted disease, the pH can go higherthan 4.5. Then the bleachy smell isn't because theoutput is becoming alkaline. No, but an STD can alter its pH and smell,and when your brain doesn't know what it is, it assigns the first chemical that isanything close. If my biochemistry has altered that much,I have a problem. It isn't an alkaline diet; any diet thatalters your biochemistry that much will kill you. However, an STD could alter the chemistrydown there enough to take on a chemical or acidic smell.
What if I said it smells like ammoniaé Then I would say it is vaginosis due to bacterialgrowth, though it could be due to excessive sweating or dehyation and concentrated urinetoo. And I could end up blaming a urinary leak. Or just sweating a lottight pants whileinking caffeine and energy inks instead of water. But at least that's somethingyou can fix by taking a long hot bath to relax.
My Vaginal Discharge Smells Like Bleach
My vaginal discharge smells like bleach. Your body can exude odors of strong foodslike garlic you ate a lot of, but if you ank bleach, you'd bethe emergency room insteadof talking to me. Please don't tell me you actually put bleach down there. As annoying as a yeast infection or bacterialinfection is, chemical burns are worse. And before you ask, it isn't because I'm reallyinto tidy whities. That doesn't mean you are not more colorfulin your love life. I know there are women who put detergent downthere to y things out because the guys want
it y to improve the sex. I don't do anythingmore than douche. Your vaginal discharge could smell a littlelike bleach because the condoms or lubricants you used did. Of every flavor of condom or scent of oilwe tried, nothing was anything like bleach. After all, it kills the mood. The chemistry down there can be altered byrepeated use of condoms Which you should use. And the lubricants you've been using. Allof it can combine to make a bleach like smell.
I never thought rubber could cause me to smellmore like chlorine. If the vaginal smell is sour or stale, youprobably have trichomoniasis. All I can think on hearing that is that itis a killer scrabble word. It is sometimes called just trich, pronouncedtrick. That I've heard of, but I don't know thesignificance. Trichomoniasis is a protozoan infection, andit causes a sour or even bleach like smell. So it is a social disease. Yes, but it can be treated with antibiotics.
Most of them still can, though the rise ofantibiotic resistant sexual diseases should give a lot of people nightmares. This doesn't have to be a nightmare. Rightafter sex, it may smell a little like bleach because his semen does. That's what the condoms are intended toprevent. You could still have the smellthat area,depending on what you did prior to putting the condom on. Anything else to keep a nose out foré
Your period can alter the pH levels down there,giving it a metallic smell right before your period starts. That is why they have scented menstrual pads. Then that's your solution while you shiftto a less odorific love life so the smell goes away. But you can do way more launyso you have something else to blame the smell on. Or at least a cause I'm willing to admitto.
Vagina Mysteries Solved
Lindsey Doe: You can learn thingstextbooks and classes and YouTube tutorials about human sexuality, but ultimately it's going to be your body that teaches you the nuances of your sexuality. I know! My body has taught me lessons that do not come upsex ed. Intro Cut Scene Memory: I'm 18 and indecisive about the guy I'm seeing. We're having sexthe top bunkmy dorm room, and I conclude that quot;yep, I'm not into himquot; so he kindly pulls his penis out of my vagina, and we go our separate ways. A week later I'm sitting on the toilet, wiping front to back and feel two things: 1.) a squirmingmy vaginal canal like a worm or something isthere and
2.) a lumpy wet foreign object wadded up between my labia. I try to scoop up the lumpy thing with toilet paper but as I pull it out the squirming worm thing is like *bllllleggggh* inside me. What is thatééé The condom from the week before had come off during sex, lodged itselfmy vagina, unnoticeable until that moment, and what's worse, is that it had blocked menstrual blood from flowing. My vagina is not a rancid black hole, but that dayé It felt like one. Lesson: Vaginal muscles can pull condoms off and condoms can slide off by themselves, especially if someone loses an erection. If you're missing a condom, the vagina is a place to look. Memory: I'm having this weird time going to the bathroom where I have this huge urge to urinate and then I get there and there are only a few ops.
This happens again and again until the cycle starts hurting, so I go to the where the explains quot;The Honeymoon Diseasequot; to me. Lesson: Urinary Tract Infections (or UTIs) are usually caused by bacteria from the anus getting into the urethra. Because a lot of couples having exciting sex on their honeymoons will change positions and slosh fluids around, they easily move germs from the backside forward and contract UTIs, thus the fitting nickname. Go to the bathroom after sex, and if anything touches the anus, do not put itthe vagina or near the urethra until it has been washed. Memory: I was eating black olives and watching TV when a sharp nasty painmy lower abdomen started and I ended up writhing on the floor. I checked into the emergency room, certain my appendix had burst,
but after a pelvic exam, xrays and hours of waiting, what they found was an ovarian cyst. Lesson: Cysts are pockets of fluids that can grow anywhere on the body. They're usually harmless and go away on their own, but sometimes they become infected and grow dangerously large. Medical providers are trained to know what's going on with our bodies, and so my recommendation is to checkif you're concerned. But, knowing that there's an alternative explanation can be really helpful. I now know that just before my period, I will sometimes be really sore here or here, and if it wears off, even just a little, it's probably an ovarian cyst that will pass
not an alarm for frustrating and expensive trips to the emergency room. Memory: Sex was excruciating. it felt like a jagged sword or a lit torch was going inside me, and half a dozen s I saw couldn't diagnose anything. Maybe I was allergic to my birth control, my partner's penis, his semen. Maybe I wasn't hyated. Maybe I needed more foreplay. Maybe. Maybe. Maybe. I was sad, and horny. Feeling like some cosmic joke: the sexologist who couldn't have great sex. Finally, I found myself sittinga Planned Parenthood, talking to someone about my relationships. I wasn't halfnaked, and she wasn't inspecting my vagina. Instead, I was sharing my sex history, and she was truly listening.
Which, turns out, is one of the most effective solutions for a condition called dyspareunia (pain during intercourse) Lesson: In my case, the swords and torches sensation was psychological. My body was having physical symptoms for something emotional a really unhealthy relationship. When I was heard by the woman at Planned Parenthood, I was able to process my emotions and give my vagina a break from trying to protect me. This is what I do for clients. Memory: There's this really thick white discharge on the condom when my partner pulls out. I take a shower and reach a clean finger inside to see if there's more. Yep, clumps of yogurty paste. I assume it's an out of control yeast infection but tests come back normal.