Hi, I'm a 17 year old virgin. I'm clearly not sexually active at all. I have a big problem. My vagina smells sometimes, like its been like this since I was little. I don't have sex so idk what's causing the smell. I honestly feel like its keeping me from losing my virginity. I hate it so much, it makes me feel dirty. I've been eating a lot of yogurt & soaking in apple cider vinegar with mother in it...I even went to the doctor his pescribtion didn't work, I went to the obgyn her pescribtion didn't work either. I wear cotton panties but sometimes the smell doesn't come then it comes again. I sweat a lot so I feel like the sweating causes it a lot to... Idk if its a yeast infection bc I took yeast infection pills, the lotions and all of that. But the smell always comes back... I need help, please I beg of you someone please help me, its so emmbarresing... It makes me so sad that I cry
I'm not sure about the cause of the "smell", but I am concerned about your desire to "lose your virginity" so quickly. I know what tv shows, movies and music videos tell you, but there is absolutely NO RUSH for you to lose your virginity!
I gave my virginity away to a stranger I met at a party when I was 14, and if I could go back and change it I would. I didn't consciously think "if a guy sleeps with me then I must be pretty and he will love me", but looking back I know that's what my motives were. By the time I got to college, I'd become overweight, and the drive to fill my loneliness was only exacerbated. During my sophomore year I slept with almost 40 miscellaneous men I met over the internet, all within less than a 6 month period. And after all that, you'd probably expect that I ended up with some horrible STD, or multiple babies from all of these men. Well, no, God's Grace was surrounding me, and I was lucky.
There is a reason that God's Word in the Bible tells us not to fornicate, and to remain pure, both men and women! When you sleep with someone, you give away part of your soul. No matter how it is portrayed in our modern day culture, when you sleep with someone, God declares that you are married to them. He created us so that when we marry we become one flesh, and when you don't save yourself for marriage you allow yourself to become torn and tattered as you rip yourself apart from everyone that you sleep with.
I am explaining this to you, because no one explained it to me. Not my parents, not my teachers, not my friends... no one. Sweetheart, don't give yourself away. Save yourself for marriage. Prepare yourself for marriage by coming first to love God, and growing so dependent on Christ that you find your life is whole without the need of a man. Then you will have a whole, untorn, unbroken, beautiful self to be given to a Godly man who richly deserves such a treasure as you.
Life isn't about pleasure seeking. It is actually all about love, God's love. Please consider carefully the choices you make in life before you make them.
You might want to look up the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis(BV) This causes a odor and i milky white discharge. I went through the same thing you did and it was very embarrassing! My doctor gave me flagyl but i reacted to that so i had to take anotger medication. You could ask your doctor about it and they can tell you more. Good luck!
Even know that you're not sexually active a woman has a ph balance. try using ph balance for women or vagisil ph balance. also if you are wearing your underwear to bed stop doing that. soak your underwear in cold water every time you take them off then hang them up to dry then turn throw them in the dirty clothes. bacteria seems to grow in hot areas so when your underwear is on you and you're sweating causes moisture which causes bacteria and bacteria causes odor the only way to prevent bacteria is cold water. it wasn't until I found the right doctor who told me the right things. I tried all that and then my order stopped within a week. hope that works out for you
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