First of all, don’t let the smell scare you away. Period underwear are a wonderful thing. Let’s understand what the smell is, why it appears, and how to get rid of it. Heck, you’ll even learn how to prevent it.

What is that smell?

Period blood does have a smell. It would be weird if it didn’t. But, that’s not the smell we’re worried about here. Bacteria odor is the enemy at the door. Because the period has to exit through the vagina it will encounter bacteria. The bacteria love the protein and fat in the menstrual blood.

Why do my period underwear smell?

So, now we know that the smell is caused by bacteria. That means the smell can be controlled and even prevented through good hygiene and by washing the underwear as soon as possible after using them. Don’t let the bacteria start the feast so to speak.

There’s a chance you’re not treating your period underwear the way you should. If you don’t have time to wash them for a day or to, make sure you rinse them in cold water after using them. That way there’s no blood for the bacteria.