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Question: 18 no sex, vaginal discharge, REALLY bad smell


 lisalisa18 - Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:19 pm

ok, i've never had sex, i've never used a tampon, i wash everyday, a change my underwear twice a day, but i still have a really funky smell....i don't know what to do, im 18 and i would like to expierence sex for the first time with my boyfriend but im too embaressed by the smell...can you please help me??
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:35 pm

User avatar Hello,
Is it only odor without discharge? Is it possible you are sensitive to it where others may not notice? We all experience our senses, including smell, differently. It wouldn't hurt to have an exam by a doctor so you could discuss this and he/she could see if it was noticeable or if there was any sign of bacterial or fungal infection which can happen even in the absence of sexual activity, though not of the more serious sexually transmitted infection variety.

This would also be a good time to discuss safe sex practices and birth control so you will be prepared when the time is right. When abstinence until marriage is practiced it is recommended that women have a "premarital" exam for these purposes. The need has not changed. There are very serious health risks associated with our very permissive society now. You should take this seriously so you don't jeopardize your future relationships, health, childbearing options and happiness by taking unnecessary risks now.

Best wishes.

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