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Sometimes after DH and I DTD and I shower I have a fishy smell<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">. It doesn't happen often, but enough that it bothers me. Has this happened to anyone else. What can I do to get rid of the smell(besides showering again)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Um, maybe stop smelling yourself down there?</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> Heck, I can smell it from all the way up here.
 

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it's not you, it's him. Semen can be stinky<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">it's not you, it's him. Semen can be stinky<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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Make him eat more fruit and drink a lot more water.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">it's not you, it's him. Semen can be stinky<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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Yepper to the above. Nasty stuff...I can smell it a mile away...<br><br>
OT, but once our babysitter decided to have her bf over and DTD in MY bathroom!!! (She doens't babysit for us anymore) DH stepped in a little puddle of "something" on the floor when we got home...<br><br>
DH: "Babe, did you spill something on the floor?"<br>
Me: "No, why?"<br>
DH: "Something on the floor is wet...what is it?"<br><br>
I come in the bathroom, look, sniff, and pull my head back in disgust...<br><br>
Me: "Holy crap, it's semen!!"<br>
DH: "OMG!! I just stepped in it!!!! Quick, do we have bleach?!?! I have to bleach my foot!!!"<br><br>
She admitted to it...ick.<br><br><br>
But anyway, like you, I have a sensitive nose when it comes to that sort of thing. Have him drink more fluids or sweet tea or juice...helps with the smell.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yepper to the above. Nasty stuff...I can smell it a mile away...<br><br>
OT, but once our babysitter decided to have her bf over and DTD in MY bathroom!!! (She doens't babysit for us anymore) DH stepped in a little puddle of "something" on the floor when we got home...<br><br>
DH: "Babe, did you spill something on the floor?"<br>
Me: "No, why?"<br>
DH: "Something on the floor is wet...what is it?"<br><br>
I come in the bathroom, look, sniff, and pull my head back in disgust...<br><br>
Me: "Holy crap, it's semen!!"<br>
DH: "OMG!! I just stepped in it!!!! Quick, do we have bleach?!?! I have to bleach my foot!!!"<br><br>
She admitted to it...ick.<br><br><br>
But anyway, like you, I have a sensitive nose when it comes to that sort of thing. Have him drink more fluids or sweet tea or juice...helps with the smell.</div>
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Thanks ladies. I sooo hope it is him<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> BTW, he doesn't drink enough water<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Is your DH a smoker by chance? I used to have the same problem until my hubby quit smoking. Smoking makes semen really gross smelling.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is your DH a smoker by chance? I used to have the same problem until my hubby quit smoking. Smoking makes semen really gross smelling.</div>
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I can confirm this!<br><br>
(Married to a smoker)
 

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Smoking makes ALL body fluids really gross smelling. My ex smokes (he didn't while we were together) and his sweat smells like cigarettes, and when he "takes a dump" it REALLY stinks up the bathroom!
 

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It is caused by the different chemistrys of your bodys. Its no one's "fault" just a combining of chemicals. Take a shower. Its normal.
 

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all my thoughts were already here but I'll add another<br><br>
pregnancy makes me notice it more I am not sure if it my nose or the odor
 

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See, DH doesn't believe me when I tell him that semen has a definite smell.<br><br>
When we lived with his brother and SIL (we all split a house), after his BIL got out of the shower (which just so happens to be a 2-3 hour long shower.. every.. freakin... day...) I had to take one. I got out and told my DH: "Dude, the whole bathroom smells like spooge.. your brother was having some happy time in there, and then I had to shower in that environment.. not cool."<br><br>
He was like, what do you mean, it smells? He seriously had no clue that there was a smell to it!<br><br>
But yea, I notice this when DH and I DTD.. the mixture of the two of us has a rather unpleasant smell!
 

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Yeah, my husband didn't believe it had a smell either. I've read that you can alter the scent by what you eat, for both men and women.
 

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DH is not a smoker, so we can rule that one out.
 

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My personal theory is that a lot of sex and semen will disrupt the pH balance of the vagina. Of course the vagina is self cleaning and regulating so it doesn't take long for things to "get back to order" so to speak.
 

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Women's nose work better than men's. Your not crazy! He just can't smell it. <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/1796447.stm" target="_blank">http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/1796447.stm</a><br><br>
Personally I found that I am more sensitive to smells during different part of my cycle or the changes in my mucus causes the after to smell different. I haven't figure which it is. I do also know with me it stinks when I am starting to get an infection....
 
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