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Help! I Can Smell Myself Through My Pants

Help! I Can Smell Myself Through My Pants

by Sarah Thomas

At Lume, we’re pretty used to normalizing conversations that were unthinkable at a different time. Maybe even as recent as yesterday.

As our founder, Dr. Shannon Klingman said, “Any time we have to whisper to talk about something, it probably means we need to talk about it a little bit more.”

Even if you’ve never so much as whispered about private part odor, the amount of internet searches we track tells us that it’s on many women’s minds, and they’re looking for answers.

So let’s talk about the very common concern of private part odor. And because it wouldn’t be right to gatekeep - we’ll also talk about the super easy, but revolutionary solution.

What Causes Private Part Odor?

Day to day odor is not an indication of a problem, it’s just a normal part of being human. We all seem to understand that armpit odor is normal - our armpits stink if we don’t intervene with deodorant or antiperspirant.

Armpit odor is simply a reaction between bacteria and sweat. Are armpits the only place on the body that sweats or houses bacteria on the skin? Hard no.

Turns out, the odor reaction is the same (bacteria + sweat), no matter where it originates. We’re talking underboobs, thigh folds, butt cracks, vulvas, feet, and even belly buttons.

Furthermore, bacteria don’t even care if they are feasting on sweat or other bodily fluids - so throw in urine, blood, and semen, and it's a whole body party for fluid lovin’ bacteria.

Bacteria from our digestive tract like to travel, and make their way to nearby zones where they come in contact with the aforementioned bodily fluids on the regular.

Odor below the belt is as normal and expected as odor in our underarms. So there’s no need to whisper, Lume’s got you covered - every bit of you.

How Did Lume Come About?

We don’t know why someone didn’t invent a Whole Body Deodorant sooner, it’s one of life’s great mysteries. We’re only glad Dr. Shannon Klingman did.

Lume Whole Body Deodorant is the brainchild of Dr. Shannon Klingman, MD, and she made a number of crucial observations while working as a resident OB/GYN that led to her invention.

1. Women rarely made an appointment to see their gynecologist because they were concerned about odor below the belt, but frequently brought it up during their visit. It was a major concern and affected the confidence of many women.

2. There wasn’t a good solution on the market. Doctors were hard pressed to recommend products since everything on the market catered to the idea that the source of odor was internal. Products made to address internal odor were typically ineffective and sometimes even harmful, not to mention the psychologically harmful shame based marketing strategies.

3. Many doctors tested for bacterial vaginosis assuming infection was responsible for odor, and often prescribed antibiotics unnecessarily.

Dr. Klingman knew there had to be a better way to support women. She had a hunch that day to day was external, and once she proved that out - she developed a first of its kind deodorant that is pH optimized to control odor and safe to use everywhere.

Lume Whole Body Deodorant is your solution for private part odor, and really, all body odor.

What Makes Lume So Effective?

Acidified skin looks, feels, and smells better! By safely acidifying skin with an optimized pH level, Lume Whole Body Deodorant prevents the odor reaction between bacteria on our skin and bodily fluids - so the odor doesn’t even form. It’s not a cover up, but more of a PREodorant.

Lume Deodorant is powered by Mandelic Acid, one of the most gentle alpha hydroxy acids commonly used in facials and premium skin care products. So the low pH of the deodorant prevents odor, but it also provides additional surprising benefits that you might expect from high end skin care.

Lume Whole Body Deodorant is also clinically proven to

  • Exfoliate
  • Brighten skin
  • Reduce skin redness
  • Visibly even skin tone
  • Decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation

Let me remind you, we are talking about deodorant here - that is a healthy list of benefits on top of outrageously effective odor control.

More Good News - Body Care Products That Support Odor Control

Lume Acidified Body Wash smells so good, lathers up so beautifully, and removes odor better than soap. It’s also clinically proven to control odor for 24 hours, visually even skin tone, and decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

Prefer a solid bar? Try our Acidified Cleansing Bar, with all the same benefits as the body wash, but it’s also plastic free. Dr.Klingman also developed Lume washes for Whole Body use, and each is as gentle as water on skin.

Lume Acidified Deodorant Wipes are an absolute must for a quick touch up on the go. They’re actually clinically proven to control odor for 24 hours, flushable, and they have a really refreshing cucumber scent.

Laundry Bonus

Do you love doing laundry? I don’t. If you’re like me, chances are you make decisions about when things need to be washed based on how they smell. If it passes the sniff test, it goes back into the rotation.

If you are worried you can smell yourself through your pants, you probably also feel like your pants need to be washed each time they are worn.

One of the bonus benefits of using Lume Whole Body Deodorant is that you’ll get more wear out of your clothes between washings.

If you’ve got some clothes that smell like permanent B.O. as soon as your body warms them up, we’ve got a solution for that as well. Lume Laundry Stink Eraser is like deodorant for your clothes. Workout clothes and performance fabrics are particularly prone to permastink, especially the pits and crotch.

Traditional detergents aren’t able to wash away this permastink and need a little boost. Lume Laundry Stink Eraser uses a unique blend of powerful enzymes to break down stubborn odor built up in clothes so your favorite detergent can wash it away.

With Lume, you might just find yourself taking fewer showers and doing less laundry - it’s a win/win.

Please note:

Odor below the belt could be a symptom of an internal infection called bacterial vaginosis. If odor persists after using Lume Whole Body Deodorant for several days - particularly if it is accompanied by other symptoms of bacterial vaginosis like a change in vaginal discharge - you should consult your healthcare professional for diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

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Sarah Thomas


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