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I'm having a bad problem with a strong fishy smell during sex with my boyfriend. Sometimes its so bad that it turns us both off afterwards. Plus its VERY embarrassing! Sometimes it doesn't smell... sometimes its horrible... and other times you can still smell it but its not to bad. Recently I had my yearly check up with my Gyno... everything came back NORMAL! I got the works too... I got them to test me for all STD's and HIV. I also called my gyno the other day to ask her about this. I talked to her nurse and not her. She said it could be bacteria from his penis making the smell and for both of us to use antibacteral soap... or it could be just our smells mixing together(pheramones?) <--spell check*. So we both used the antibacteral soap... but it still had that smell but not to bad( It was also at the time when my period would be starting if I had it every month but because of endometriosis I only have 4 or 5 periods a year)
Could it have something to do with not having a period every month? What can I do to make this stop? Please help me figure out what is causing this.

BTW I havent had this problem with other partners that ive had before my current boyfriend.
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First Helper leann3333
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replied January 30th, 2009
Bacterial vagonisis could be the cause. It usually is with 'fishy odors'. Some infections like yeast infection, can occur after your period, as your vaginal pH is different. Try using feminine cleaning products like pHresh or summer's eve.

If your boyfriend is uncircumsed, it may be balanitis its an infection of the penile head. Which can be caused by soaps or poor hygiene.

Definately try using summer's eve or rephresh, but if its only happened with this boyfriend, he may be the one who needs to get checked out.
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replied February 3rd, 2009
Thanks ;-)
I'm actually going to see my Gyno this week. I called them again and told them the problem was still occuring... and actually a different nurse called me back and said something was def wrong... unlike the other nurse! Who said nothing was wrong!!! There is NO WAY this is right! Because it has never been like this before and actually hasn't always done it with this BF. I'm so confused abou the situation and want it fixed! Its messing up my sex life. Thank you for info Wink
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replied September 12th, 2009
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Try using a douche it may help
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replied September 18th, 2009
I am wandering what the nurse told you because I have a similar situation with my current partner and it hasn't happened ever before. Also, the smell with me isn't fishy but strong enough where it turns us off.
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replied June 22nd, 2012
Never ending stories
I have had the same problem with my ex. I have not been with a man since but am afraid of tge same scenario. at the time I realized that the soap I was using made a huge difference in tge scents my little one set off. So I switched up, yet the smell still lingered. Also since ive been extremely dry. The urge is there but she just wont get wet for intercourse which sucks and has me wondering if im going to premenopaus (im barely 29yrs old!). Well to wrap it up... I first noticed poor odor to learn months later that I was pregnant yet my baby died and my body continued to nuture, responding to the pregnancy effect. At that time tgis odor was horrible. A turn off. It made much sense after I found out. But I would think that since the issue was resolved, me childless and I continue with these issues... Boy oh boy do I need health inssurance.. Im glad to see im not alone in this crazy "can be" very embarresing female world. Good luck girls! Remember we rock no matter what!
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replied June 22nd, 2012
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Have you spoken to your doctor about the possibillity tha you might have a bacterial infection like BV?
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replied October 13th, 2009
it could be that your partner has more than one sex partner. different women have different smells. when your partner has to satisfy more than one women, then his hygene can take a turn. come on ladies if you did not have a problem before then you smell between the lines!!!
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replied October 16th, 2009
I now shave every day, but when I had pubic hair I found it trapped odor somewhat. Also, when you wipe with toilet paper sometimes the residue of the paper will stay on your skin and hold scent and moisture without you realizing it. Try shaving if you don't already, as well as using feminine cleansing wipes before sex. I am completely odorless now and my partner loves going down.
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replied June 3rd, 2010
"I am a 30 years old women i Have problems during sex.
1. I am feeling Pain
2. Blood is CVoming
3. Bad Smell Coming
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replied June 3rd, 2010
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dongabong, Make sure you removed your last tampon. A bad fishy smell is normally a bacterial infection like bacterial vaginosis (BV). Your doctor can treat it with antibiotics.

Take care
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replied October 29th, 2010
bad sex smell
leann3333 did you ever find out what the problem was? Me and my new boyfriend are having the same problem and I never had this problem before with other sex partners and I am also std and vaginal infection free. I hate this i dont know what to do
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replied October 29th, 2010
i am also facing the same problem during sex with my wife.it a strong fishy smell.may i know wat helps to solve this problem its more dan emberassing.
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replied October 29th, 2010
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sbojang, Ask her to talk to her doctor about bacterial vaginosis (BV). If that is in fact what is causing it (and it is very likely), she will be treated with antibiotics.

BV is an in-balance of the natural bacteria in her vagina. Your fluids will feed the bad bacteria and cause the bad fishy smell.

She may also get this smell during her period.

Best of luck.
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replied November 4th, 2010
my wife's fishy smell is killing me!!!help!!!
Please help me out as well, I am a men this is happening to my wife. Before I married her the smell was so strong and I felt like throwing up. When I say strong smell I mean STRONG SMELL. I respect women so much, I know you guys are great mothers, sisters and wives. Anyways back to my wife. We never had sex before marriage but as soon as we had sex the first time, after were married, it was disgusting. That stinky, fishy smell, and very strong turned me off and I was so annoyed that I couldn't tell her something like that. One day I realized that she had herpes, out of nowhere, and she also had UTI and vaginal trichomoniasis. Out of the three I don't know which one causes the smell. I have told her a couple times about it. She always makes me feel so bad for telling her. She cries and cries and cries her tears off, and she would give me a silent treatment 2 days after that. I try to put it as loving as possible but still all she says is she dont want to hear that no more. Some days its not stinky, and some days its disastrous. All she says is that its because she is sweaty thats all. Sometimes even when we have sex as soon as she got off the shower and still stinks. I am confused guys. Recently we pulled the car by the side of the road so she can pee, and all the smell that came in was unbearable. I even asked to smell it and she said that it was the woods smell and not her. I wonder if she really can't smell it or she playing me! I have thought of leaving her, honestly! But I think about all this things she has done for me and how great of a woman she is, and it kinda holds me back. I view her totally different now. She doesn't arouse me in anyway, and she keeps asking me why we don't have sex anymore and it really kills me because I am not attracted to her but I love her. I am dying inside, God! She is pregnant and she got my baby! I am sorry that I am putting all this info out here. I guess I am so frustrated. Pls help!!!!!!
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replied June 22nd, 2012
Woww dude im sorry your going through this. My true feelings goes to your wife. It is really hard for you but even harder for her, though she may not show it. Something similar happened to me (not even 30yrs old yet)An odor of vomit or death. Seriously. Its so hard to describe. It is disgustingly crazy and embaressing. I felt horrible because I smelled it I know he smelled it, I knew it would ruin our sex life. So I went to the doctor and discoveref that I had a dead baby in me for almost 4 months. My body never rejected it so it stayed inside me and my body continued to function as a pregnant woman would. I had no choice but to remove my lifheartbeatless baby ( one of the saddest moments ever). To add it up my ex broke up with me on my way home from the hospital after the procedure.. Point is..... Stuff happens. She should go to the doctor. Maybe she just needs new soap or a supplement of sort. .. I hope I helped some how with this horror story.. Just trying to pay it forward. Goodluck and godbles
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replied October 26th, 2012
Had the same issue with my wife, so we started working on her hygiene.... wear light or no under wears at night, wash up with feminine products, use medicated wipes instead of ordinary toilet paper. eat plenty pineapples also occasionally use scented lube.

I noticed the foul smell stopped.
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replied November 5th, 2010
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She needs to see her doctor. It sounds like a normal bacterial infection. Without treatment, she will never get rid of it.

She probably got used to it by now and does not smell it any more.

What happens is that the bacteria is reacting to your semen and creating the fishy smell. It can also occur during her menstruation. Of course, the smell can just always be there as well but ejaculate and menstruation makes it smell worse.

Her doctor is supposed to screen her for bacterial infections if she is pregnant.
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replied January 8th, 2011
strong smell during sex
this may not have anything to do with the fishy smell, per se, however i was having sex with my boyfriend one day and a terrible fecal -like smell emanated from me. It was strong and embarassing. Never had this happen to me before. days later i went to my gynecologist. She examined me and wouldn't you know it....i forgot a tampon up there! THAT had never happened to me before! It was up there about a week (No, no Toxic shock symptoms)...she took it out (I don't know how i couldn't detect it! It seems i have a steamer trunk of a vagina!) and all was fine. The smell was the old menstrual blood I guess.
So, while this has nothing to do with infections, i know a lot of women who have forgotton a tampon up there at least at one point in their lives. I can now say i am one of them. yay.
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replied December 18th, 2011
Tampon left in for a month.
Hahaha I know the feeling...I had that same smell and went in and the dr. took out the tampon and then she freaked....cause I didn't have one tampon up there I had 2. And one was actually stuck in the cervix. It was embarrassing at the time but now my boyfriend and I laugh about it cause it is so hilarious. Word of the wise don't cut the strings off it makes it hard to know if u have one in there already.
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replied February 15th, 2011
bad smell during sex
my first answer is to leave your boyfriend , but in case you want you'r relationship with him to last i recommend you :
1) for bad breath both of you use olive oil in you mouth like a mouth wash or smt after you brush your teeth , specially when you are going to bed , and you'll be surprised that the bad breath in the morning would disappear too ,
2) and for your juices try eat more fruits ,less spises , less meat it's good for you'r health too .
3) and for you'r body try to washed really hard to eliminate dead skin and many times during the shower , and use some prfume on you'r body too .

GOOD LUCK
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replied May 9th, 2011
Forgotten Tampon
Check and see if you've left a tampon inside. Tampons left an extended period of time will cause a strong distinct fishy odor.
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replied December 20th, 2011
LoL... I cant believe u girls actually forgot a tampon up there! It seems impossible,, anyways try smelling the guys penis bfore sex. He maybe the one with an infection, I had a bf once who as soon as he pulled down his pants a NaStY fish odor came out, I made an excuse not to have sex & never slept with him again!!! Afew weeks later he admited to have sleep w/ a nasty girl who had herpes,, ewwwwww
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replied December 22nd, 2011
bad smell during sex
Ewwww....anyways my boyfriend is very faithful and was checked with me and he don't have an infection or stds however I did have the BV so to keep it from going back and forth they gave antibiotics to my boyfriend too just to keep us completely protected. So guys can harbor the bacteria when u have sex so ladies u should have your men treated too to ensure it isn't getting passed on.
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replied December 22nd, 2011
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BV is not transferred by men, and it is not normal for male partners to be treated. His semen is often the cause of the outbreak in you. It is however not because something is wrong with him, but because the 'bad' bacteria in your vagina feeds off the nutrients in his semen. Unless your male partner has some infection himself (found through testing his semen) that might be causing this, this is normally no more successful than not treating him at all. The bacteria causing BV is unique to the female body and genitals.

In a lesbian relationship it is however possible to spread BV from partner to partner, and all female partners should be treated.

Best of luck with your treatment!
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