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So basically what I mean in the title is that I feel like since I have been dating my current boyfriend (a year and a half) that my vagina has been extremely different in the way that it feels/smells. Honestly when i try to put my finger on it (lol) it just adds up to having sex with my boyfriend that has had to of changed it, and at first I thought he could have had an STD or something. I don't think that is the case, because I got a full check up last April which came out clean, unless there are types of STDs which

I thought this because ever since having sex with him my vagina has smelled EXTREMELY funky and it's so embarrassing to really talk about. I shower every day and wash it with mild soap and in the shower it seems fine but a couple hours later the smell will be right back. It's just so strong and I never ever remember it smelling like that before him, even after sex. [Confused]

Another thing that bothers me is how now after one or two times of having sex or masturbation, it just feels sore, it stings, and is so uncomfortable. Even right now, a day after sex it just generally feels itchy and uncomfortable, and I really have no idea what these changes could mean or how to get my old vagina back [Frown]

If you have any idea's about what could be causing this or the steps I could take to find out, please let me know. This is making me so self conscious [Confused]

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Robin Lee
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Hi Paperclip,

In addition to having a STI screening, have you recently had a pelvic exam? Have you discussed these symptoms in this kind of detail with your healthcare provider?

If not, I'd suggestion booking an appointment to discuss this, as itching and funky smells usually indicate some sort of infection, and it's sensible to absolutely rule that out before exploring other possibilities.

Also, has your boyfriend been tested for STIs too? It's sound safer sex practice for both of you to get tested.


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Also, just to make sure, when you say that you wash yourself with soap, you only wash the vulva? You do not actually wash inside the vagina? If so, you'll want to stop that asap. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ, and introducing soaps only upset the delicate balance and can actually encourage unhealthy bacteria and infections.

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