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My boyfriend cheated, now my vagina has a different smell than usual

By Anonymous September 12, 2012 - 1:04am
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Recently my boyfriend of 2.5 years had unprotected sex with somone else. Unknowingly, I also slept with him. A couple times after we had intercourse, we both noticed that I smelled very "fragrant" which is unusual for me. I had gotten over my period a couple days before we first noticed the smell. However, a few days after we did it, I found out that he had cheated on me. Is it possible that maybe her PH or something, mixed with mine and because it was foreign to my body, it produced a strong odor? It wasn't too "fishy" but it wasn't exactly pleasant either. I know that in the past, when I would start to be active with somone new, I might notice a change in smell, even if it was just from using his hands. Is that crazy? or am I making that up?Also if anyone has any advise about what I should do about him cheating, that would be helpful too. I really love him, but I don't know if I should even try to forgive him. Iv'e been a mess for weeks now :( Thanks - Katie P.

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I had a girlfriend that had a very strong odor when she got horny wet. It turned out that she did not tell me she had herpes. I was lucky that I did not get it too.I suggest that you get yourself tested for STDs.

September 9, 2017 - 5:09pm
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Hi Katie,

Welcome to EmpowHER,  Definitely, you should not continue in a relationship in which you have been cheated on.  Many things can be the cause of your symptoms. 

Bacterial vaginosis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Pelvic Inflammatory disease and a Yeast infection.  

You need to see a doctor and get this treated soon. Here are some resources for you,

ChlamydiaYeast InfectionGonorrheaBacterial Vaginosis



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