How An Uncircumcised Man's Smegma Affects Your Vaginal Secretions

Posted on: 10 June 2017

As a woman, you have probably noticed a funny smell after sex. It gets stronger about a day afterwards when your vagina is busy "rinsing" itself of all the sperm it has killed. Most women have learned to associate this smell with post-coital discharge. However, if the smell is stronger than usual, or you have symptoms that are not normal (e.g., pain, discomfort, fever, etc.), you should seek out a gynecology clinic or see your gynecologist as soon as possible. It could be any of the following, which are associated with male smegma, the cottage cheese-like substance found under the foreskin of uncircumcised males.

An Infection

Men who do not clean out their foreskins collect a lot of smegma. It exists as a natural lubricant. Because it is made up of dead skin cells, urine, and sweat, it makes uncircumcised penises high-risk contact for infections.

All of that smegma collects and creates a hot Petri dish for bacteria, and female partners suffer for it. You can get bacterial vaginosis, which causes your genitals to reek like dead fish and the smell does not go away. You can also get a very nasty yeast infection, which is often the problem most uncircumcised men already have but do not disclose to their partners. Both of these infections can be treated medically, and there are no lasting effects. However, you should refrain from having unprotected sex with the same partner again until he has treated the infection and cleaned under his hood, so to speak.

Altering the Chemical Makeup of Female Discharge

Women's vaginas have a natural way of "cleansing" themselves. Yet, if their uncircumcised male partners have poor penile hygiene, the male partners leave a lot of smegma behind in their partners' vaginas. If the vaginas are unable to "flush" out the smegma, it is probably due to the chemical makeup of the smegma. If the PH level of the smegma is too strong for the vagina's usual discharge, the vagina tries to overcompensate, changing its own PH levels. Your own discharge could become thick and heavy with small chunks of smegma in it, or loose and watery while your vagina tries to flush it all out.

Meanwhile, you will notice a much stronger post-coital odor. Some women notice that the smell of their own private parts is quite overwhelming after having unprotected sex with an uncircumcised partner. Wash your genitals as best as you can on a daily basis. If the odor does not go away after five days, see your gynecologist.