When you think of probiotics, you probably think yoghurt adverts. But scientists are also using them in weirder and weirder attempts to "hack" your body — including making your vagina literally smell like roses.
The human body is filled with "microbiomes," large groups of bacteria and other microorganisms that live in your internal organs. They have more genetic material in your body than you do, and you couldn't live without them. Some scientists claim switching up your gut bacteria, or even altering its DNA, will one day fight things like lactose intolerance and celiac disease.
Hacking your microbiomes can also fight sillier issues. According to Vice, it could make your poop have no smell – or even a personalized smell. And a team led by scientist Gilad Gome is working on manipulating bacteria called lactobacillus that can help you medically, but can also introduce "pleasant scents or flavors" to your vagina. (Aside: Your vagina is perfectly pleasant as it is!)
"So a woman can protect herself from UTIs and pathogens by taking a probiotic," Gome told VICE. "And if she wants she can hack into her microbiome and make her vagina smell like roses and taste like diet cola."
So yeah, there you have it. If this works out, no more smelly vagina!- just roses and cola. Science really does care.