Every month in Sex at Our Ageaward-winning senior sexpert Joan Price answers your questions about everything from loss of desire to solo sex and partner issues.
Nothing is out of bounds! To send your questions directly to Joan, email sexpert seniorplanet. I also have an odor problem: Oral sex and manual clitoral stimulation used to be my favorites, but now feminine odor — which my gynecologist says is normal — has me too embarrassed to even engage at all.
My gynecologist says that the natural changes after menopause cause changes in pH that lead to odor. Oral sex is no longer an option. And why would anyone put their hands in there? What am I supposed to Menopause and fishy odor Is there anything else you recommend?
I suggest you let go of expectations that you need to be ready to go again right away and, instead, bask in the afterglow. Many of us need a recovery period before we want more stimulation. Your second question is more complex. If your genital odor is strongly unpleasant, it Menopause and fishy odor be a sign of a medical problem that your gynecologist missed. Get a second opinion from another doctor who specializes in post-menopausal women.
Owen Montgomery, a nationally certified menopausal practitioner, told me this: However, there should not be a foul odor as a normal change of menopause. Montgomery says that unpleasant vaginal odor may be due to a number of causes: A bacterial overgrowth called bacterial vaginosis that causes a vaginal discharge and odor 2.
New bacteria from a new sexual partner 3. Concentrated urine due to dehydration 4. Urinary tract infections 5. He recommends washing the vulva your external genital area with gentle soap and water only.
If you feel the need to wash internally, use only warm water — no chemicals or soap -— and do this infrequently. Drink plenty of liquids and eat foods with vitamin C to improve the PH balance in your vagina and urine, which will help reduce bacteria counts. The way to address it is to restore the vaginal pH Menopause and fishy odor a combination of healthy eating, exercise and internal vaginal massage. This could be the Vaginal Renewal program or some other internal massage that promotes blood flow the vaginal skin and encourages skin cell turnover.
You can always use a Glyde scented dam — a latex barrier that covers the vulva but lets sensation through — for cunnilingus. It seems unlikely that your partner would notice your odor through manual stimulation unless there really is a medical problem. In fact, I wonder if you are overestimating what your partner might experience because of your anxiety about the smell.
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How to Maintain — or Regain! Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty. Dryness is a huge problem for post menaposal Menopause and fishy odor. Yes it helped to read some of these problems.
I had a urine infection. Took the pills for 10 days. Now 2 weeks later. I had a little "Menopause and fishy odor" now I had a little discharge white in color. Go a 70 year old? I tried all the diy remedies I read about online. I made my own coconut oil suppositories- that was a mess. I tried drinking apple cider vinegar in water every day. I tried a bunch of OTC products.
Two things have worked for me. This lasts the longest of any of the vaginal moisturizers I tried and helps with odor, too. The second thing is having regular orgasms. This can be a vicious cycle. I am 48 and recently ran into an old friend. We engaged in a sexual relationship for a hot minute.
But i am having a urine smell, I have been to the Doctor, all my test came back negative for anything. I feel like he was a bit large or well endowed. Could he have damaged something like my bladder? If that makes any sense. Will RePhresh help with a smell of urine? I dont want to douche, there are some vaginal inserts that can be used minutes before you showerare these a good choice, and will they help with this smell?
I am 75 and have a urine odor most all of the time. This has been going on off and on for about 3 years. It seems that when it is clearer like water that it is not as strong. When it is very yellow it has an odor, sometimes like eggs? I have asked the doctor about it and he said to drink lots of water, but it never goes away.
Then it came back. When I am trying to stick on a
Menopause and fishy odor diet and eat lots of boiled eggs, my urine will smell like the eggs. You keep recommending Rephresh. Will this help that when it seems that it is only coming from the bladder? My bladder leaks all of the time, so I am wearing a Poise pad all day everyday and it definitely is there when I change pads.
Be clear that you need get this problem diagnosed.
I may not be post menopausal, but I have had changes recently. I went to the dr, told her it was BV, she gave me diflucan for yeastwhich if u do, makes things worse.
Its not as bad as it has been before, its barely noticeable, but its noticeable to me. For me, it was simply a sanitized dildo but it can simply be a new fabric or detergent. Or maybe just a change of diet. See a new doctor, exagerate your symptoms, if you have to. Get it checked out! You should not have to deprive yourself. Watch yourself and make decisions based on your particular body. usually do 1x every weeks. Again, every person is different!
You must analyze your own body. PS rose hydrosol is great on face and general Menopause and fishy odor too, b4 moisturizer. Douche with half water, half peroxide everyday. I have suffered for several years and have been so desperate to find a cure, this helps until one is found.
I have used this everyday for 6 months now and have had no issues. After 27 years of being Married my husband died and I met and stared having sexual relations. I had been without sexual relations for 12 years.
I am a 75 year old women. I truly enjoy the newly found sex but have developed a vaginal discharge that smells. This is so embarrassing. What can I do? You need to get your issue diagnosed before it can be treated. You are using Menopause and fishy odor sex protection, right? I performed oral sex on a young woman, one time, who used boric acid douches.
It was a horrible experience and I never saw this Woman again! I am an 89 year old widow remarried after 59 years. I lack an interest in sex at times, but my husband is still interested. He complains that I used to be more responsive, but now it is very difficult to get me aroused. Is it my age?
You may be asking yourself, “is it normal to have vaginal odor?” If you're experiencing unfamiliar scents from your vagina, you're Menopause and fishy odor alone. You may also experience vaginal dryness as perimenopause advances bloody discharge; foul odor; severe itchiness; burning or tenderness.
I also have an odor problem: Oral sex and manual clitoral stimulation used to. Need something for vaginal Odor post menopause at 64yrs old.