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08 December 2009

And Now, More Than You Ever Needed to Know About Ginger

I am one of those women whose charms lie mainly in the details. While I like to think I'm a pretty good-looking lady, most of the men I've been with cite things I never even considered to be my strong suits as my best points. I have long fingers and toes. Adorable dimples.

And, apparently, a good smell. You know. Down there.

I haven't smelled a lot (any) women in my time, so I have no expertise here. But I like my smell. I never had any hang-ups about a guy putting his face in my lap. Unless my Mom/his wife was about to come into the room, I actually enjoy the funk that two people create.

But. Unless I've taken up one hell of a sleep-smoking habit, I've developed a nasty cough over the past couple of weeks. In the hopes of breaking up the mucus party in my lungs, I've been taking Mucinex regularly. You know. The stuff with the gruff talking booger in the ads. And while the medicine is helping, it has an unusual side effect.

My smell is all wrong. It's almost... plastic-like. And much, much stronger than usual. Like, to the point where I turned a guy down because of it.

As with all matters involving a strong odor emanating from my most sacred of cavities, I did some furtive Googling. Apparently, I am not the only one with this issue. Good to know.

But it was the ancillary knowledge I gleaned from this search that has me worried.

[S]ome women fail to produce adequate amounts of this protective cervical mucus making conception difficult. Luckily, there are ways you can increase cervical mucus production and possibly get pregnant more quickly and easily!... Take a cough medicine containing guaifenesin. Guaifenesin is an expectorant and can be used to increase cervical mucus by loosening and thinning it.

I'll take the gruff booger in my lungs over the human being taking up residence in my uterus any day, thanks.


Cass said...

i was taking mucinex for what i thought was a bizarre swine flu/strep throat combo and i swear the same thing happened to me. glad to know i'm not alone. i'm also impressed with your restraint. if my vag was shooting fire, ida still let the lad have at it

Ginger said...

Yeah. It was THAT bad.

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