A Canadian gynecologist, Dr Jen Gunter has given the nod to ladies with smelly vagina, and has told them, they shouldn’t worry about it.
She also spoke about men demanding or expecting their partner’s vagina to have an artificial smell, while revealing that she once dumped a boyfriend of hers, for complaining about the odor of her genitals.
Gunter, further urged women not to feel ashamed and feel they have to resort to buying harmful products that create artificial odours.
She says they upset the vagina’s natural pH balance and leave you at a greater risk of infections like gonorrhoea and even HIV.
She’s had a strong opinion on the recent trends for women cleaning their vaginas with cucumbers and Vicks’ Vaporub.
She wrote: ‘I once dated a guy who insinuated my vagina did not smell right.
For example, he thought my hair would be better if it were straight.
Sadly I took the bait, it wasn’t.
‘He thought I would look better if I dressed a certain way. Again I took the bait. I just felt worse.’
When it came around to telling me how my vagina could be better it finally clicked that this is a form of control that men often use.’
Fortunately I am an appropriately confident vagina expert and I dumped his sorry ass.
Dr Gunter went on to urge women to not fall into the same trap.
She said: “If you think you have a medical condition, see a doctor. If your partner insinuates that an artificial smell is preferable to the smell of a normal vagina they are the one who has an issue.”
Telling women how they can be better is a classic way of tapping into body image issues and honestly in my personal opinion it is a form of abuse.
Dr Gunter has previously stressed that women should be aware that douches are unnecessary and even dangerous as our intimate areas are designed to clean themselves.
She once tweeted: “A vagina takes care of itself. Like a self cleaning oven.
However, it states that ‘a strong vaginal odor for instance, a “fishy” smell might be abnormal and could indicate a problem.’