Oh how we love to joke about the smell of vaginas. Often, crude remarks about the smell are made as throwaway comments, but when they add up they can be damaging. You don’t need to scrub and douche your vagina, it’s entirely self cleansing, and maintains itself at the right pH level for everything to function perfectly. Unless you have an infection, your vagina will smell just right.
Vaginal Candidiasis is commonly called thrush, or a yeast infection. It is caused by the overgrowth of a fungus called Candida, leading to a characteristic white, cottage cheese-like discharge, and/or itchiness. Candida is part of the usual flora of the vagina, along with half a dozen other types of bacteria.