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Hi I'm new to this site and would like to hear from any one who cares to answer. Here goes this evening my husband and I got to talking about women and sex after a site I accidently came across while looking for info. about a medical problem I'm having on the computer. Well we talked about different things and he said in a kind way of course, but it still bothered me because I'm going through a lot of medical problems, and a few months ago I was told I was also post menapause (I turned 49 in June,) he said that I seem to have a different smell now than I did when I wasn't in menapause "you know the sexual smell of the vaginal region". he said not a bad smell just a different smell not the kind of smell that makes you want to have oral sex as much like before,Well that added one more brick to the load I'm carrying, I'm don't want to cry in front of him but tomorrow when he's gone to work and my son goes to school I'm going to have one of those ugly face cries. Has any of you heard or been told this and if not would you mind asking your husband if you seem to smell different, "but don't tell them about me asking, I know it shouldn't make any difference but somehow it does you know what I mean?" Embarassed Thanks
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Users who thank autum95 for this post: meonly  jandeb 

replied September 1st, 2008
Change in Smell
My periods never smelled but the infrequent periods I had in the last two years before they finally stopped really did stink. I hated being smelly and no matter how I cleaned myself, the smell was there. And my husband remarked that I had a "strong" smell. Don't worry. It goes away. Don't let it be another "brick" you carry. Just keep clean and roll with it.
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Users who thank Zuleyka for this post: meonly 

replied September 3rd, 2008
I'm not saying that he thinks I smell bad, I'm a very clean person, I'm saying it's a different kind of smell, not a bad smell, it's the kind that gets men really excited. I'm thinking it is a toned down kind of odor that's lost pizazz that you have when you're younger, and now because maybe I'm past child bearing age and the body just kind of changes in all kinds of ways like muscle tone and wrinkles and grey hair and etc. No, he doesn't think I sell bad just different than I did. Lighter type of smell.
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replied September 5th, 2008
Oh, I see. Then why would you feel bad about it?
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replied October 25th, 2008
Re: change in smell ?
autum95 wrote:
Hi I'm new to this site and would like to hear from any one who cares to answer. Here goes this evening my husband and I got to talking about women and sex after a site I accidently came across while looking for info. about a medical problem I'm having on the computer. Well we talked about different things and he said in a kind way of course, but it still bothered me because I'm going through a lot of medical problems, and a few months ago I was told I was also post menapause (I turned 49 in June,) he said that I seem to have a different smell now than I did when I wasn't in menapause "you know the sexual smell of the vaginal region". he said not a bad smell just a different smell not the kind of smell that makes you want to have oral sex as much like before,Well that added one more brick to the load I'm carrying, I'm don't want to cry in front of him but tomorrow when he's gone to work and my son goes to school I'm going to have one of those ugly face cries. Has any of you heard or been told this and if not would you mind asking your husband if you seem to smell different, "but don't tell them about me asking, I know it shouldn't make any difference but somehow it does you know what I mean?" Embarassed Thanks

I feel you i... have also noticed my hubby smells different ...it is not bad just different ...i dont like it protest protest protest
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replied October 25th, 2008
peri menapause
Speaking of the change of smell, have u noticed a change in the amount and texture of your discharge and discomfort in the form of cramps before the start of mensus(when u did)? I hope u were able to move on from the comment that ur husband made. I think most of us have a bit of trouble with the signs of aging.
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replied November 9th, 2008
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A woman will go through many different periods in her life when her sexual aroma changes....It is and can be very erotic.....Use it to your advantage....If he comments that you smell different then tell him this is because you are different....Tell him you are more of a tiger today than you were yesterday and then go get him......

Don't ever let this aging thing get you down....Your mind is the thing that changes that causes all the trouble....Dye your hair if you want to...My husband hasn't seen my natural color for 20 years and so now he accepts it....Age is a number only....Have fun......

Take care, Candyann

When do you get the little guys to go on your page like the Protest thing above.?
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replied November 9th, 2008
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candyann wrote:

When do you get the little guys to go on your page like the Protest thing above.?


When you are typing in the quick reply, hit the link to the right that says, "Go advanced."

Then just click on whichever ones you'd like. There are more under the "View more" link. wave
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replied November 9th, 2008
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Maddie34 wrote:
candyann wrote:

When do you get the little guys to go on your page like the Protest thing above.?


When you are typing in the quick reply, hit the link to the right that says, "Go advanced."

Then just click on whichever ones you'd like. There are more under the "View more" link. wave


Thank you so much....I will try and couple..... angel Smile wave

Candyann
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replied November 12th, 2008
smelling different
HI EVERYONE, THIS IS SUCH A SENSITIVE SUBJECT FOR ME. YES, I AS WELL SMELL VERY DIFFERENT IN THE FEMALE REGION. IM ON BIO- HORMONES AND FEEL REALLY GREAT ON THEM HOWEVER! THE ODOR IS SIMILAR TO THAT OF A WET RAG THAT NEEDS TO BE LAUNDERED. THERE I SAID IT. COMING RIGHT OUT OF THE SHOWER I CAN SMELL A WET RAG . IT IS FAINT BUT NONETHELESS THE SMELL OF A WET RAG. MY HUSBAND HAS MENTIONED THERE WAS A DIFFERENT BUT NOTHING BAD. BUT HE HAS HARDLY A SENSE OF SMELL IN MY OPINION HHHEELLLPPP!
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replied September 15th, 2012
Old post, but I'll reply. Yup, I'm post menopausal, and a wet rag is a good description. I grew up with livestock, and sometimes the hay truck would deliver moldy hay (we would call and have it picked up). Anyway, my father called it "sour silage"...this is how I think I smell since menopause. Not good. Hubby is a sweetheart, though and doesn't complain.
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replied October 11th, 2013
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That's exactly what I think I smell like. Just like wet a rag needing to be laundered. But when my menstrual start it take on an odor of an animal scent and fuel. Call it crazy but this menopausal thing is serious. Too all woman entering or going through this please help shed some light on this for me. I certainly hope this scent goes away soon. This is how I smell to me. I wear a lot of body oils to camouflage the scent. Any ideas are welcomed.
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replied November 12th, 2008
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Hi Dogwomen:

Sexually I think we women have got it made with all our wonderful sexual parts but this has always been a hang up to many of us....With me I used two things.....First after a shower or before I was going to have a hot session in bed with my husband I would put some Johnson's Baby Powder around my legs....Not inside the genital area but near the inner thigh creases....It really did help...Then I used Strawberry Astroglide for lubrication....This is both pleasing to smell and believe me a man does not complain about it when you are letting him have oral sex.....

Hope this helps but just be yourself....As you age it gets better and better and better and better.....Been there and done that....

Take care,
CA
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replied February 7th, 2009
vaginal odor
I stink. It has been going on for months. My son came out of the bathroom after I had used it and said "rotten crotch old woman."

will this end? i have been spotting off/on for months too. I take Yaz birth control. I'm 49. My recent labs showed <20 for estriodol levels and I have a doctor appt 2/10.

this sucks, life isn't worth living if I stink all the time. it's like i'm spraying people repellant everywhere.
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replied February 7th, 2009
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I wonder if any doctors truly know what we go through as a woman, with this problem....What you say is something big.....I know....I used to live there with you.....That is until about four years ago...Then it disappeared near overnight....I believe that this pungent fish like smell come from the Skene's or Bartholin Glands being clogged....But I am guessing and only using my experience as a woman and what has happened in my life to state my findings........

You may have a yeast infection.....I have heard this said and read it written.....However,l I don't know if I go for it.....

Good luck with the doctor....

Caroline
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replied March 15th, 2009
menopause smell
My fiance, says my o de love, my smell stinks badly. I went to the doctor for an exam and no infections. It is beginning to change his attraction for me. No oral sex because of it. It was becoming worse he said. I am using a femine wash and changing underwear twice a day. I am showering twice a day and changing the linen every other day now. I smell like a cheap hussy because I cannot afford to douse my self with my regualr brand of cologne. I spray my car seats. My son says they do smell. I spray my chair at work. I spray about every two hours just to make sure. I really appreciate the comments of the others to know that many others are having the same problem. what to do for a permanent cure.....
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replied March 16th, 2009
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I wish I knew....Have you tried shaving?...One other thing I heard was a low estrogen level which could be thinning your vaginal canal walls...I have a estring disc inserted by myself every three months to give me daily estrogen...It is a prescription by the doctor...I use it to build up my thinning vagina...It keeps it very nice...It had thinned out and now is like youth...This is all I can think of on this....

Take care,
Caroline
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replied December 10th, 2009
Pre menopausal vaginal odor changes, thinning hair, hormones
Wow! I relate to what everyone is saying. I just turned 45, and for about 18 months I have hand a change in vaginal odor and secretions. My vagina has smelled so strong, like triple phermones and a chemical smell, as if I were filtering out some toxin. I could smell through my pants. A shower wouldn;t get rid of it as it would return quickly. My urine smelled much stronger too. When ever I went to urinate, I could smell the odor waft up, and I'd feel so self rejecting. I used to have my own nice smell, that I was proud of, all my own... you know? Nothing shameful. I wondered if other people could smell me and I had become very self conscious. Fir the last two years PMS has become much, much worse, to the pont of(back then) suicidal thoughts. I'm doing much better now. Suddenly the last week all the smell has disappeared, as if there is almost no smell now. Coincidentally, my once very think naturally tousled hair has thinned over the last 18 months...a lot. Thin, fragile, baby fine, easily breaking hair. Last month my hair growth came to almost a screeching halt on my legs, pubic area and underarms. Even though I'm still getting my periods, which are increasingly shorter now, I believe that I have going through peri menopause or even menopause, even though my periods haven't stopped. I tried every thing, even doctors (what do they know or care?). No one prepares you for this female change. All blood tests came back normal on many different levels and checks. It has almost killed me. I treated myself and read a lot on the internet until I dropped. I was careful to make one change at a time to gauge what would help. I don't know wit the change is coincidental or not. But I got rid of ALL chemical based toiletries and switched to all chemical free or toxin free toiletries. This means toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, baby wipes, lotion, hair color, face cream, makeup...you name it. I started taking Maca root (read about MACA in the internet). I began taking some soy lecithin (not processed with hexane solvent). I switched to small amounts of soy milk organic. Within in days the odor left. what's this all about??? I'm waiting to see and observe to see a cause and effect. I think it's a change of life, but what a roller coaster ride. Learn as much as you can ladies. I'm with you. You have my empathy and sympathy.
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replied March 4th, 2010
Hi there everyone. My smell has definitely changed to a sweetish one which is not unpleasant, just different. However, in the past few days, I find that I can TASTE the smell - if that makes sense and it is tainting things that I eat and particularly tea. Has this happened to anyone else? Will it stop, or at least die down? It is very weird and I'm not sure if I like it.
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replied June 21st, 2011
vaginal odor
This is exactly what I'm experiencing. I'm 43 and about 2 months ago I noticed a smell like warm vanilla ice cream. I asked my gyno to check and he said I'm totally healthy. There is no burning, and I actually have excessive lubrication. But this sweet smell can really get nasty if I go a day without bathing. I teach yoga and can sometime smell it through my yoga pants. I'm a super-clean person and never douche. I am vegan, and have tried giving up coffee, but that didn't help. Thought it might be vitamins or all the seaweed I take. Quit it all and still have this smell. It definitely is keeping me from having sex.
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replied May 23rd, 2010
Perimenopause Period Smell
I am 48. I guess going into perimenopause and my periods smell horrible!!! I do not feel clean!! Can anyone help???
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replied May 30th, 2010
At 50, I too am experiencing weird smells from the nether regions, but what can you do. Some things in life you have control over, some you don't -- try not to let it get you down. Think of the good stuff -- like no more periods!!! YAY!!!!
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replied June 15th, 2010
Genital odor in menopause
Maybe we should all start something called `Crotchbook!`You know, there is nothing about this problem in most of the books available about menopause. All you get is some genteel allusion to `changes in body odor`and you think they mean your armpits ...
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replied November 21st, 2012
Crack me up! I am so grateful to God for you ladies! I felt so alone with this problem, and now I know I am not alone at all! Thank you ladies! I agree with "witchway": we should start a club called "crotchbook" or "the smelly snatch sisters" or something we can laugh at...it helps to know it won't last forever!
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replied January 22nd, 2014
Desperate, thank you and I agree with the starting something we can laugh to. I was having these " funky " problems at the age of 36 and now that the problem is gone, I still find myself worrying and being very cautious. it has given me such a complex its ridiculous. I wouldn't wish this on anyone but it is soothing to know that im not the only one..... let me know when u start the club, i wanna join
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