Actually, “normal” is kind of hard to define when it comes to vaginal discharge because there isn’t really such a thing as a normal vaginal discharge. A quick Google search may tell you normal discharge is clear or creamy white and isn’t smelly, but that’s not always or even often the case.
According to a literature review published in 2004, not only can “normal” vaginal discharge vary, but it can also be smelly and “unpleasant” and some women can also experience irritation, even if their vaginas are perfectly healthy. The researchers of the review also found a lot of disagreement on what normal discharge looks like among patients diagnosed with vaginitis (vaginal infection/inflammation) and their colleague doctors, and found conflicting adjectives in medical textbooks, such as white, grey, yellow, clear, clumpy, thin, cream, semisolid, to describe normal discharge.
The truth is normal healthy vaginal discharge can vary from woman to woman substantially. Maybe you tend to have a lot of thick discharge, but not as much clear discharge, or maybe your discharge tends to be more of a light yellow but Google says it should be white. Eat a lot of onions and garlic? Your discharge might smell like that. Stressed out a lot? You may experience more discharge than what the internet claims is normal. The key is paying attention to your body to learn what your “normal” is and then raising concern when you notice a change.