How to make my private parts smell less like onions? I know everyone has their own smell- mine is very onion-y and always has been.
I’m healthy, wash well, use intimate wash and then wash with a yoni bar in a mesh bag.. one a day, sometimes twice.
My husband goes down on me and is super sensitive to smells and taste. Even if I scrub and he’s on me as soon as I leave the shower, I smell as soon as the going gets dirty or he says I still have the underlying onion smell.
I know it’s normal, it’s me. But have any of you found any wash- literally anything- that I can use to set me at a clean slate in the shower? The stuff I have is obviously not it and I’d like to not torture my husband.
I know you can change your diet- but literally everything has garlic and onions in it so that’d be near impossible.
Thanks to any ideas you all have for me!!
- Never clean inside with soap. Only a bit of water, but never too deep. You’ll disrupt the bacterial balance and ph and just make eveything go crazy.
I would go get tested for BV if I were you and then do the treatment if you have it, otherwise just start generally sound hygiene and drinking a lot more water 🙂
Also the female genital does not smell like nothing. It has different smells depending on what part of your cycle you are on, but generally speaking it should be a bit musky, but not stinky.
Onion smell is usually what happens when you exercise and wear clothes that don’t let your bits breathe. The bacteria then multiplies and gives you the onion smell.
Try all cotton underpants during the day and no underwear at night to help eveything air out and keep bacteria from multiplying. That might help too.
- Taking a daily probiotic has genuinely changed my life. I also switched to unscented soap and laundry detergent as anything with a heavy fragrance actually upset my pH more. Definitely don’t use any ‘intimate’ washes.
- Drink A LOT of water. Besides hydration probiotics + cranberry extract tablets are probably the most effective. Also stop with the cleaning. Just use a fragrance free ph balanced cleanser externally only.
Other adjustments that you can try: eating lots of fresh fruit, eliminating dairy, and eating more fish and less red meat.
- I think your issues are with the intimate wash and yoni bar (whatever that is). You don’t need these things to clean yourself.
Unscented soap and water with a washcloth to gently clean is fine but the internal stuff does not need cleaning with soap at all, that could mess with your pH balance which could cause certain smells.