Is it normal to have bad smelly discharge if I haven’t had sex?

female gender symbolNo. After puberty, most girls will have a vaginal discharge which can be thick and sticky, especially during the middle of the cycle (when you ovulate discharge can be watery and elastic), but it shouldn’t smell. Normal discharge naturally cleanses your vagina and helps to prevent infections. Don’t douche or use any sprays to cover up the odor as these products could irritate your vagina. First, try washing or showering daily with a mild soap and warm water, and wear cotton underwear. If your discharge continues to have an odor, you may have bacterial vaginosis (BV). BV is a vaginal infection but it’s not considered to be a sexually transmitted infection or STI. Girls who have BV often complain of more odor with sex. You’ll need to see your health care provider to get checked out. If you do have bacterial vaginosis, you will be given a prescription for medication that will cure it.