Anonymous asked: i've started my period about four years ago but i'm a little concerned. i have this odor and at times, i look on my panties, and there's this white gooey stuff on it and i have no clue what it is. i'm embarrassed to talk to my mom about it, so i'd be even more embarrassed to go to the doctor
the white gooey stuff is vaginal discharge. It’s something your vagina creates to clean itself out, it removes bacteria and keeps the system clean (which is why you don’t actually need to clean your vagina and only clean your vulva with water). The odor is normal too. Everyone has some sort of odor. It’s important to get to know how your odor is and how your discharge is so that you can notice changes either in discharge color or how you smell or itching or pain that could be a vaginal infection.