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Keep a clean and dry vagina
The vagina is self-cleansing, but keeping your vagina clean and dry is an effective way to eliminate vaginal odor since bacteria cannot thrive in a clean, dry place. Wash your vagina with lukewarm water (without harsh soaps).
Wear cotton underwear
Synthetic fibers (Lycra and spandex) retain moisture, allowing odor-causing bacteria to thrive. Cotton underwear absorbs sweat, making it less conducive for bacteria to grow.
Refrain from douching. This may actually push the bacteria further into the vagina, giving rise to further complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
Pubic hair maintenance
Pubic hair traps bacteria, sweat, and discharge leading to an unpleasant smell. The smell is more pronounced when you are wearing tight jeans all day long. Trim pubic hair regularly. If you have a thick growth, consider removing some of the hair.
Wear clean clothing
Change to a new pair of jeans after you have been wearing the same pair for two days at the most.
If vaginal odor is prominent during your period, consider switching from pads to tampons. This will trap all the menstrual smells. If you are already using tampons, change them every three to four hours to avoid smelly vaginal odor.
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