Vaginal odor is one of those incredibly embarrassing things that many women are concerned about, but no one likes to talk about. Oftentimes it can be hard to determine what is considered normal and what is reason for concern.
Vaginal odor is normal to some extent and is usually not a reason to worry, however a strong or persistent odor can be signs of a deeper issue, or most commonly due to excess sweat. Sweating occurs all over the body and helps our bodies regulate our temperature when it becomes overheated. Unfortunately, some areas of our bodies sweat MORE than others, including, you guessed it, the groin.
Before I go further, I want to clarify that when people say “vaginal odor”, they think it is an internal issue, but the vulva and groin are usually the source of the odor, not the vagina itself.