Itching can be very uncomfortable, so vaginal itching often causes discomfort. When you know what is causing the itching, you can start finding some relieving methods to soothe your symptoms. Even though vaginal itching is common, it can be a cause for concern, so we highly advise that if you are concerned about vaginal or vulvar itching (possibly both), the first thing to do is to see your healthcare provider for a check-up.
After having sex, it is normal for your vagina to have a different scent than usual. This is because during sex, natural vaginal fluids mix with semen, sweat, and bacteria from your partner’s genitalia, which can create a new odor. However, if the smell is particularly strong or unpleasant, it may be a sign of an underlying issue. Here are 3-5 reasons why your vagina may smell after sex and what you can do about it.