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Do I Have To Have A Smelly Period?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

Does your period have a smell? I was just wondering?




Dear Jana,

There can be an odor. The odor is caused by the menstrual discharge mixing with air when it leaves your body. Taking a bath or shower daily during your period is important to keeping the odor away. Also, it is important to change you pad every 4–6 hours. Lots of girls find the Always Wipes come in handy when changing their pad because it will get rid of any menstrual fluid on your body.


Have you considered using tampons for menstrual protection? Because the tampon collects menstrual fluid BEFORE it leaves your body there is very little odor.


Hope this is helpful,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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Posted September 16, 2012
is it normal to not have a vaginal scent?
Posted July 29, 2012
my period used to have a little odor but not really supposed to smell
Full of Curiosity
Full of Curiosity
Posted August 27, 2011
I was just going to ask if any of yall knew if a vaginal odor was a sign of your period> :D
Posted October 12, 2011
Full of Curiosity- Smelly discharge is a sign of a vaginal infection. Get it checked out. :)


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