Question: Is it normal to have a wet vagina without any smell? When should I worry if I’m always wet down there?
After your very first period, there are several changes that will occur in your body. One of those changes, that will sometimes freak you out, is the nature of your vaginal discharge.
First, you may be worried your discharge looks “very thick“, and at other times, you are wondering why it looks “so watery“.
If you’ve experienced watery vagina and worried, you shouldn’t. Here an email from Mary.
Hi, Dr. Dunn, Im 18 years old and it’s difficult to explain how I’m feeling right now. These days (lasting up to a week now) I feel something watery all the time on my underwears. I don’t know why it’s happening, but I’ve never had intercourse before.
I’m anxious here, and I feel it could be a severe vaginal infection. Please, are there other reason a woman will feel this way? Kindly reply ASAP.
If you’ve had a wet vagina like Mary and now shocked what’s happening, please don’t. Its normal for a woman to feel moist and wet down there, and in fact, it’s entirely normal.
So, if you are sure your wet vagina doesn’t smell, and you don’t feel an increased urge in your nerve to scratch intensely all the time, just Chill!, it’s surely nothing to be scared of.
Most commonly, you will feel this way when you are moved (that is, you are in the mood, and it could happen naturally). Other times it could be some strange body signs that occur around ovulation.
However, it’s important you take some time to observe how long you had a w*t vagina, and if it’s occurring for a long time and you feel itchy and smelly down there, it is important you take some time of your daily activity and see a doctor right away.
Some serious reasons like a pelvic inflammatory disease, chlamydia infection, and also, gonorrhea vaginal infections can cause inflammatory symptoms and a wet vagina.
This article explains the reason you are always wet down there, when to worry and some ways to identify serious health concerns.
What causes Wet Vagina?
First of all, let’s make something clear right away. If you’ve been in a conversation with your friend and she says “I don’t feel wet like you do”, then you should know every girl has a different amount of discharge from their vagina.
In fact, you could have more watery stuff filling your underwears and your friend won’t. This is normal, and you should know you probably can’t change that.
So, here are some reasons you feel a wet vagina.
1. Normal vaginal wetness
Yes, your w*t vag*** means nothing in most cases. Its a normal stuff produced in different parts of your body. The truth is, its a mixture of different fluid; Some from the cervix, the vagina wall and also from various gland you’ve probably not heard about (Bartholin’s and skene glands).
Heres how it forms in the first place.
⇒ Cervical glands
Up and deep into your vagina, you will feel a hard structure — the cervix, and its the lower part of your womb that extend into your vagina.
Within your cervix are plenty of cervical glands. These glands play many roles and vaginal wetness in one of them.
Fluid from the cervix feels watery and slippery and moves down slowly and continuously every day to pick up dirt and dead cells from your vagina.
At times, you will feel more wetness (especially when you are ovulating), and at other time you will feel dryness (after your period end and very close to your next menses).
⇒ Bartholin and skene gland
Your Bartholin gland is another reason you may feel more wetness down there. Its just located at the entrance of your vagina with one on both sides of your vagina.
So, if you feel wet when you are aroused, it is your body sending signals to this gland to increase wetness and make you feel ready for sexual intercourse. So, its nothing serious.
Another gland that may also make you wet is the Skene gland. This gland is located just around your urethra (the part of your body that makes you pee)
If you look carefully just above your vagina, there is a noticeable “pinhole” that opens up and pushes urine out from your body. Around the urethra, you will find two opening on each side. This is the Skene gland opening its primary function is to lubricate your urethra.
When “moved”, it could be an additional source of vaginal wetness.
⇒ Sweat gland
Yes, you may feel so much sweat down there that could wet your panties and make you feel so wet. Ths is not abnormal too as your vagina is surrounded by structures that contains a lot of sweat glands.
The labia majora and minora is that flap skin surrounding your vagina. They both have a lot of sweat glands that produce oily fluid that keeps your vagina moist.
⇒ Increase blood flow from your vagina wall
Let’s be clear. Your vaginal wall does not have glands that can secrete watery fluid. But, it could happen if you are aroused and during sexual intercourse.
When you are arous*d, your body naturally pushed so much blood to your vagina. This cause watery fluid to sip out form blood vessels and increase vaginal lubrication. So, don’t panic if it happens.
2. During sexual intercourse
I’ve already explained that you may feel wet before and during sexual intercourse. So, if you experience increased wetness, don’t panic yet.
3. A drug you are taking.
If you’ve just started taking birth control medication and now feel wet all the time suddenly, it could make you panic something serious is happening.
The truth is, its normal in some women to feel this way and estrogen in your pill are the reason it happens. If worried you, see your doctor.
When to worry if you always feel wet down there
Yes, in most cases, increase wetness in your vagina and your panties is nothing you should worry about. Nevertheless, a wet vagina may indicate something is not okay. Here are some other sign that shows your vagina wetness has is because of an infection
- Vaginal itching all the time
- Smelly vagina and discharge that come from it
- Increase and uncomfortable vaginal pain during and after you’ve finished having intercourse
- Back pain that continues during and after sexual intercourse
- Low abdominal pain that worsens during intercourse
- Vomiting and increase body temperature (fever)
How to prevent and get rid of excessive vaginal wetness
How to stop excessive vaginal discharge is a common question among women. If you feel uncomfortable about your discharge, here are ways you can stop it quickly.
Use vaginal st*ck.
A vaginal st*ck is a quick fix to your excessive discharge and apart from getting rid of abnormal vagina odor, it stops you from having so much discharge. It’s also easy to use because you apply for just a few seconds daily for a few days.
Other options are changing your type of birth control by contacting your health care provider. Also, if vagina itching and lower abdominal inflammatory symptoms have already set in, you should see your doctor to begin one or two weeks course of antibiotics.