A smelly vagina is the last thing that escorts should have to worry about, but it seems like it’s sometimes a constant fight to keep that fresh scent lasting all day (and night). One might even say that an odorous vagina is a job hazard of being an escort. There are many reasons that a woman may experience a pungent scent coming from her nether regions. Sexually transmitted infections and diseases (STIs and STDs), yeast infections and urinary tract and bladder infections may all create unusual odors that are emitted from the vagina.
However, most of the time, an escort experiences a bad odor due to an imbalance in her pH levels. A woman’s pH levels are delicately maintained through a routine wash cycle that should only include unscented soap and water. But, when other factors interrupt this normal cycle, the bacteria (both good and bad forms) react and grow at different rates. Showering often (as escorts do), lube, sex toys and lots of sexual intercourse can create influences that may stimulate imbalances. When an imbalance gets more severe, it may be diagnosed as Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). The most common symptom is a smelly discharge that is grayish white or yellow. A “fishy” smell, which becomes worse immediately after sexual intercourse, may accompany the infection. Sometimes, the only symptom a woman notices is the odor.
Although some escorts may choose to seek professional medical help for the condition (which will include a regime of antibiotic treatment), others opt for more natural methods of clearing up the imbalance:
- Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is an anti-fungal substance that contains antiseptic properties that will help alleviate the imbalance experienced by BV. Using an eye dropper, put 10 drops of the oil onto a tampon and insert it into the vaginal area. Leave it in for one hour and remove. Do this regularly for three or four days, or until the odor seems to clear up.
- Garlic: With its natural antibiotic and anti-fungal properties, garlic can help restore balance to your lady bits. Grind the garlic into a powder form and create a paste with it by mixing in water. Apply the paste to your vagina and allow it to sit overnight. In the morning, wash your vaginal area and dry it. The paste may cause your vaginal tissue to burn slightly, but unless the pain is severe, do not wash it off. The burn/tingle indicates it’s working. If you don’t like the paste idea, some escorts take a whole clove of garlic and wrap it in a piece of gauze or panty hose. Insert the clove into the vagina and remove it within a couple of hours. Repeat this for a day or two. Make sure you have something tied onto the clove to facilitate easier removal. Some herbalists recommend incorporating garlic regularly into your diet, but then you may experience problems with bad breath!
- Salt water: Salt water has all kinds of healing properties when used on the body. From curing sore throats to helping cuts heal more quickly, salt has restorative properties that can also help balance your pH levels. Dissolve one cup of salt into a warm bath and soak in it for 30 minutes. Do this a few days in a row, and results should follow.
- Water: Hydrating yourself with at least four 8-oz. glasses of water a day will help to flush out toxins and reduce any body odor or other scents. Water is necessary for your body to perform well and lacking hydration can make any odors your body is emitting even worse.
- Waiting: Many physicians indicate that less severe cases of BV will cure themselves. The body is geared to naturally restore its balances to their preferred states. Your vagina may go back to normal within a few days. Additionally, after your period, it’s common for a slightly different odor to be noticeable due to hormones and other factors relating to menstruation. Give your body a few days to fix itself before getting too excited about implementing home remedies.
- Yogurt: Plain yogurt can help digestion and your pH balance “down there.” Nutritionists recommend regular servings of yogurt as a way to keep tummy troubles away, but it can also be used topically to remedy vaginal issues. Mix a bit of yogurt and water together and soak a tampon in the mixture. Insert the tampon and leave it in for at least 30 minutes. Upon removal, wash the vagina with warm water and unscented soap. After doing this for a couple of days, your odor problems should go away. (Do not use flavored yogurts; they will not work as effectively as plain varieties.)
- Vinegar: Apple cider or white vinegars have unlimited uses from serving as household cleaners to providing medicinal properties to your body. Soaking in a mixture of warm bath water, one-half cup salt and one-half cup vinegar can help to alleviate any bad odors you may notice coming from your “love cabin.” Vinegar has cleansing properties and benefits your vagina through introducing alkalinity and acidity that helps to restore pH levels to a balanced state.
- Baking soda: Said to whiten your teeth, baking soda can also balance your pH levels. Dissolve three-quarters cup of baking soda in a warm bath and soak in it for 20 to 30 minutes. Do this for three days in a row and you should experience a noticeable difference in your odor.
- Indian gooseberries: Also known as Amla, Indian gooseberries are natural purifiers and organic cleaners. They help regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle and can control vaginal discharge. Naturists advise eating it daily, in its raw form or as pickles or in a powder.
- Fenugreek: In addition to being added to cuisine as a seasoning and a vegetable, fenugreek has medicinal properties that help balance female hormones. Used to increase lactation, it can also help control any vaginal odor you may have. Moisten two tablespoons of fenugreek in a glass of water and allow it to sit overnight. Drink the water before breakfast in the morning (on an empty stomach) and after a few days its effects should kick in. This can be a regular addition to your routine to ward off future odor problems.
- Caffeine/Sugar: Avoiding caffeine and sugary foods and drinks may help reduce the chances of a foul smell in your vagina. Also, decreasing the use of any chemical products may help. Incorporate more vegetables and fruits (especially citrus ones) into your diet to maintain your overall health and balance. These foods will help create a consistent good smell and taste in your girly parts.
- Pubic hair: Most escorts keep their pubic hair trimmed neatly (or shaved or waxed), but if you don’t it may be something to consider. Lengthy pubic hair can retain and trap odors that will ruminate from your nether regions when they are unleashed. The hair holds in any odors that you may have. By trimming the hair so that it is close to the skin, you reduce the chances of the odors staying so close to the vagina, allowing it more room to breathe, so to speak. Waxing or shaving the area entirely is another option.
- Granny panties: Consider wearing loose, cotton panties for a day or two until your body corrects the pH imbalance. Your sexy, silky duds are great for encounters with clients, but they aren’t doing your “vag” any favors as it tries to fix itself. Provide your genital region room to air out with looser panties with a cotton lining to absorb moisture. And, stay away from thongs for a day or two.
- Stay dry: Excessive moisture around your vaginal area may create or enhance an already existent odor. When you shower, be sure to towel off until you feel dry. Do not put on underwear until you’ve allowed yourself to air dry for a few minutes. Trapping moisture in your genital area can make any odor you have even stronger. And, if you sweat during the day, attempt to dry off when you can, alleviating the problem of a sweaty, smelly vagina.
- Deodorant: Even though deodorant is typically for your underarms, it can also be applied near your vaginal area as a way to mask any scent that you have emitting from your inner parts. It’s not a way to cure the problem, but it may be a way to feel like you smell a bit fresher.
- Wash ahead of time: Before a client arrives, an escort who is worried about her smell should quickly wash off so she is odor free for her encounter. Just use some warm water and a bit of soap to wash away any odor to restore your vagina to a fresh state.
As you see clients on a regular basis, you may notice that your odor after sexual intercourse differs with each of them, especially if you aren’t having protected intercourse. The combination of your fluids and his semen can interact together to create an unpleasant smell in your vaginal area. Additionally, lubricant and the latex from the condoms can cause your natural odor to change after intercourse. If this is the case with your body, the smell will only get worse as you see more clients in a day.
And if you do have an odor problem, appreciate constructive criticism from clients. They know you are only human and that your vagina is a hard-working part of your body. They are much more understanding than you think. Take their comments in stride and attempt to remedy the problem. (And, be happy that they told you about the issue. They could just avoid mentioning anything and never book again, leaving you wondering what you did wrong.)
Vaginal odor is nothing to be ashamed of. But in your line of work it does need your attention in order to maintain the level of hygiene you desire for client satisfaction. (And for your own personal standards, too.) If the home remedies you try do not seem to correct the problem within seven days, consider seeking the professional opinion of your doctor or a nurse practitioner. You could have a more serious problem that needs medical attention. In addition, if you experience other symptoms besides an odor, they could be indicators that you need to consult with health care professionals.