Bacterial vaginosis (usually just known as BV) is the most common vaginal infection in women ages 15-44, and it happens when there is too much of certain bacteria in your vagina. This throws off the pH of your vagina and can create a bad, fishy odor in the process.
You Ate Something Funky
The healthier you are on the inside, the better or more neutral of a scent your body will give off, eating pineapple or citrus fruits can make you smell sweeter down there, and that fried foods can make you stinky. If you find that your normal scent is off and you know you recently ate a bunch of crappy foods, try switching to more whole foods and see where it gets you.
You’re On Your Period
You’ve probably found that things smell a little more intensely down there when you’re bleeding, and that’s normal. Blood has an elevated pH, and that can throw your vaginal flora off a little during your period. Usually it’s not a huge change in scent and it goes away once your period wraps up
Minor changes in your scent may just be a part of your normal hormonal cycle. The secretions that result from menstruationor ovulation may have a different smell than other times of the month. These changes in smell are just part of the package.
You have sweat glands all over your body, and chances are you don’t have a ton of air flow around your lady parts during spin class. It’s expected that things may get a little funky after a workout. As explained in Women’s Health, you can try to keep it dry during your workout (moisture wicking shorts and underwear are a good idea), and get out of your sweaty workout gear ASAP. A shower is also a good call.
You probably associate yeast infections with a certain discharge, but they can also cause a particular odor to develop.It’s a yeasty smell, It’s not leave-the-room bad but it has a characteristic scent. The pH of your vagina doesn’t actually change when you have a yeast issue—it’s just that yeast has an odor.