...to be annoyed that even women will say that lady parts "smell of fish"?

(96 Posts)
puzzledbyadream Thu 18-Feb-16 12:06:08

Reading the scented SanPro thread and I noticed a woman saying that lady parts didn't smell nice because they smell fishy. Now unless you have a nasty case of Bacterial Vaginosis (easily sorted) then your lady parts do not smell of fish and it's weird to say they do. It sort of perpetuates this whole "vaginas are gross" thing imo.

magimedi Thu 18-Feb-16 12:08:07

Just as annoying as calling vulva/vagina 'lady parts'.

Fratelli Thu 18-Feb-16 12:08:18

Yanbu at all! I have a friend who said vaginas are disgusting! She's also a doctor!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 18-Feb-16 12:09:23

It's a really misogynist thing. I remember at school the boys joking about "close your legs - it smells like a fish shop" and "ewww, fishy fingers etc"....

puzzledbyadream Thu 18-Feb-16 12:09:56

Magimedi, I would usually say vulva but thought that might be a bit upfront in the title of a post!

BeardMinge Thu 18-Feb-16 12:10:30

Funnily enough, mine do a bit if I've eaten fish the day before. I presume it's just a bodily secretions thing, like when you eat a lot of spices and garlic and your sweat smells different.

But YABU generally. Women who are squeamish about their genitals need to have a word with themselves.

BeardMinge Thu 18-Feb-16 12:11:05

Sorry, YANBU.

Pigwitch Thu 18-Feb-16 12:12:37

YAnbu. If your vagina smells fishy then you have an infection or an aversion to hygiene.

Arfarfanarf Thu 18-Feb-16 12:13:32

If a woman smells fish coming from her vagina then she needs to get herself to a doctor pronto!

A healthy vagina does not smell nasty. A dirty or infected one does. If a woman is saying that and believes that is the normal scent of the vagina then she needs advising to go to the gp.

And yes, the whole women's genitals are yucky dirty shameful messy smelly thing needs stamping out. Keep them clean and healthy and you wont have a problem!

LionsLedge Thu 18-Feb-16 12:14:52

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Lweji Thu 18-Feb-16 12:16:27

vaginas are disgusting! She's also a doctor!

Maybe she only sees disgusting ones?
Is she a gynaecologist? I presume not.

Arfarfanarf Thu 18-Feb-16 12:16:28

And yes men who make such kind of revolting comments need to be denied access to all of them! If you think they stink you've got no business going near one.

Disgusting attitude some have and designed purely to upset, belittle and humiliate.

JeanGenie23 Thu 18-Feb-16 12:18:43

If it smells fishy then you have a problem.

Yes when it's that time of the month your bits don't smell in tip top condition but if you are hygienic and clean then it won't smell bad.

They aren't the most eye pleasing part of the body though, neither are men's penis' let's be honest!

magimedi Thu 18-Feb-16 12:22:22

puzzled am relieved to hear that - and am also sure that MN would not find vulva too upfront!

goodnightdarthvader1 Thu 18-Feb-16 12:24:08

Indeed, I've never smelled any fish that smelled like my vagina.

Sallyingforth Thu 18-Feb-16 12:26:03

Just because you aren't into them doesn't mean they're horrifying.

Nicely put! smile

LionsLedge Thu 18-Feb-16 12:27:20

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Fratelli Thu 18-Feb-16 12:34:24

Lweji no she isn't, she was making a reference to the appearance of them. She genuinely thinks all vaginas look disgusting.

dontcallmecis Thu 18-Feb-16 12:46:42

Cats don't follow me around, so I think I'm ok.

bodenbiscuit Thu 18-Feb-16 12:54:19

YANBU - and anyone who thinks vaginas are disgusting has unresolved issues - probably the fault of their parents.

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Thu 18-Feb-16 13:08:50

I had an ex who gave me such a complex about oral sex because he found it so disgusting (in general not just with me) that I spent years avoiding it

It took a partner who loves giving it for me to be comfortable about it

PennyDropt Thu 18-Feb-16 13:12:06

Surely the fishy smell is stale urine. Solved by wiping properly. And can apply to anyone who pees, male or female or anything in between.

BertieBotts Thu 18-Feb-16 14:05:13

Actually I think semen/precum does have a slight similarity to a light fish smell, like cod, not unpleasant. Vaginal fluids are more musky though.

ManneryTowers Thu 18-Feb-16 14:07:37

I think if you can smell your own genitals it's time for a bath.

wibblypig1 Thu 18-Feb-16 14:16:01

There is a recognised medical condition - fish odour syndrome I think it's called - your genitals can really smell of fish if you've recently eaten fish. The oils aren't broken down enough and you excrete them through your urine. You have cranberry juice to alter the ph and stops it smelling...

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