The short answer? A vagina! 

I know WE ALL have questions in this regard. We have had requests from BOTH MALE & FEMALE to discuss food that might affect the taste of the vagina . It’s not just food but so much more can affect the taste of a vagina  

WHAT A POWER HOUSE !!

Ok , At the end of the day, it isn’t supposed to taste or smell like flowers or fruit

If Mother Nature had intended for your vaginal area to smell like a flower stand or freshly-cut fruit, that’s what your vulva would offer.

Instead, the natural smell and taste are as close to neutral as your body can get, if not without hints of sweat, musk, and body odor.

After all, the vulva is often locked away under layers of clothing, and anything that might be a damp for a while can develop a bit of a stale smell or taste.

That doesn’t mean anything is wrong. It’s just the nature of bacteria, body fluids, and vulvas.

LISTEN  !!

If something tastes off, it’s most likely because of your vaginal pH

The taste can be a lot of things — salty, bitter, metallic, sour — but what it shouldn’t be is funky. If your vaginal area suddenly develops strong odors or tastes, it could be that your natural pH balance has been disturbed.

The vagina does a good job of maintaining bacterial status quo. But when that’s upended, perhaps by a new bath product or medication, the bacteria may skew.

That can lead to inflammation, irritation, or even infection, which can all cause unusual smells and tastes. 

Sometimes, it’s salty or a bit sour: 

Sweat — from exercise or your natural body perspiration — can leave your vaginal area with a hint of salt.

Not cleaning yourself well after urinating may leave behind trace amounts of urine, too, which can also taste salty.

A sour taste from excess sweat isn’t unusual, either, and it’s certainly not a sign of anything bad by itself.

If something tastes off, it’s most likely because of your vaginal pH: 

The taste can be a lot of things — salty, bitter, metallic, sour — but what it shouldn’t be is funky. If your vaginal area suddenly develops strong odors or tastes, it could be that your natural pH balance has been disturbed.

The vagina does a good job of maintaining bacterial status quo. But when that’s upended, perhaps by a new bath product or medication, the bacteria may skew.

That can lead to inflammation, irritation, or even infection, which can all cause unusual smells and tastes.

It could be because of your diet: 

Some foods do have an impact on how your vaginal area tastes, but the list is short — and no, it doesn’t include pineapple. (Gotcha!)

Asparagus, which can make urine smell

strong, might also have an impact on the way you taste. Anecdotal reports describe it as “grassy” or “green.”

Curry and heavily-spiced foods may also have an impact. These foods often produce sweat with a distinct smell, and sweat in your groin may interfere with your vulva’s natural aroma and taste.

It might be from alcohol intake : 

If your partner goes down on you after a night of drinking, things may taste a bit off. That’s because alcohol can increase perspiration. It might even affect the taste of that sweat and your body fluids.

Depending on the type of drink you had, the taste may be bitter or sour. Sugary drinks, for example, might interfere with your taste, but not necessarily sweetly.

Tobacco use can affect it, too:

If alcohol and food impact how your vaginal area tastes, it stands to reason anything else you put into your body, like tobacco products, would too. And they do.

Tobacco use might affect how much you sweat and how potent that perspiration is. That can, in turn, affect your natural smell and flavor.

For example, tobacco use might cause acidic or bitter flavors. This may even taste sour or stale.

The odors from smoking tobacco can be absorbed into your skin and hair, too, so the pungent smell may impact how you taste.

In some cases, it comes down to your hygiene practices:

The vagina is a self-cleaning entity. Left alone, it can and will care for itself and maintain a healthy pH balance, so long as outside forces don’t interfere.

You need only wash the outside — the vulva — with mild soap and water when you bathe.

If you don’t follow regular hygiene practices and you aren’t regularly washing yourself, you may develop unusual or off-putting smells and tastes.

To properly wash, rinse the vulva and groin with warm water. You can use soap if you want — just be careful to not get any inside your vaginal canal.

Spread the lips of your labia apart and use a washcloth or your hands to clean around the folds.

You should also wash your anus and the area between your anus and your vaginal opening. This area, if it isn’t clean, can impact both odor and taste of your vagina.

Your only concern should be a fishy or otherwise foul profile: 

Certain conditions or infections can cause foul or offensive smells in your vaginal area.

An infection called bacterial vaginosis is one such possible cause. Bacterial vaginosis often causes a yellow or gray discharge and strong, unpleasant vaginal odor that may be described as fishy.

Trichomoniasis, a type of sexually transmitted infection, can also cause odors that closely resemble dead fish. Unusual discharge may also occur.

If you or your partner detects a truly unpleasant odor, it’s time to see a gynecologist. They can investigate the possible cause and provide treatment to restore your smell and your flavor.

Skip the specialty washes: 

Because your vagina does such a good job taking care of its own health, you really don’t need to use any specialty products to help it along or mask any odors you think are bad or offensive.

(Again, if you think your smell is repellent, you should see a doctor, not spritz rose-scented body spray to cover it up.)

Many soaps, gels, and washes may seem well-intentioned, but they can worsen a problem if there is one. They can also upend your natural pH level, which might invite bacterial growth.

It’s best to leave the feminine washes, sprays, and deodorizers on the store shelf, and let your body and your vagina fend for itself.

The bottom line:

Your vulva’s natural scent and flavor aren’t like anyone else’s, and they can change in your own lifetime, even from day to day. As long as you aren’t showing signs of an infection, your smell and taste are perfectly fine.

But if you’re worried that your odor might be off, talk with a doctor. They can look for any underlying concerns, whether it’s an infection or hygiene issue.

If a root cause for any off flavors is figured out, you can work to treat it so that you can restore your natural taste.

Info : Health line’s Dr J Chesak & Thanks to my incredible GP’s & Gynaecologist friends