I Smell Down There. What Can I Do? (For Men)

Picture it: You’re at the end of a date with the hottest girl you’ve ever seen. You’re both in the mood, she’s getting really turned on by you. She slowly unbuttons your pants and pulls out your rock-hard stallion cock. She licks her cherry red lips and then starts to go down on you and OH GOD WHAT IS THAT SMELL? When’s the last time you washed your penis, dude? Mood? RUINED! Chances of her going down on you again anytime soon? NOT LIKELY!

I am sex and relationship coach Caitlin V, and in this article, I’m talking about proper penis hygiene.

In this article, you’ll receive tips to defeat those unsexy smells so your package smells nice and fresh for your partner.

Why Your Pubic Area Smells

First, let’s talk about why the area around your penis might smell.

Many people seem to think that women are the only one’s whose genitals can smell down there because of all the nooks and crannies and moisture, but guess what? Men’s genitals can get smelly too.

There is a variety of reasons for this. And some of them could actually be medically serious.

A General Lack of Hygiene

The most common reason men’s genitals smell, of course, is a general lack of hygiene. Not showering regularly, not properly washing your pubic area when you do shower. Not changing your underwear regularly. Change your underwear frequently.

When you do shower, scrub your pubic area like you mean it.

Don’t just do a weak once-over with a ratty old washcloth that you’ve blotted with like a single drop of stolen hotel shampoo. Give your penis the full spa experience. Grab that loofa, use a nice body wash and go to town! You clean up your apartment when you have guests over, right? So clean up your penis when it’s going to have guests over!

Furthermore, men should always wash their anal area. If a woman wants to go down on you, she will be close enough to your anus that she can smell that area as well.

Make Sure to Completely Dry off After Bathing

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Finally, when you’re done thoroughly cleaning all your parts, don’t forget to dry off completely! You know those old naked Russian dudes at the gym who stand with one leg up and blow-dry their sack in front of everyone? THEY KNOW SOMETHING YOU DON’T!

That’s because rashes and skin infections thrive in moist areas. Moisture equals odor!

If you work out a lot or sweat a lot, or do a lot of manual labor, or if you just live in a really humid, hot area, you’re more likely to smell down there and more at risk of getting a rash or fungal infection.

Also, tight underwear or compression shorts can exacerbate the effect of the heat and moisture, so if you wear those a lot, be sure again to change underwear regularly and find time to give your pubic area some breathing room.

Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris)

One very common fungal infection is Jock Itch, which some call, pleasantly, Crotch Rot. The medical name is tinea cruris and it appears as an itchy, ring-shaped rash usually in your groin, inner thighs, your buttocks or your taint.

Fortunately, Jock Itch is easily treatable by keeping the area dry and clean, and also with anti-fungal creams.

Men Can Get Yeast Infections Too

Balanitis, a type of yeast infection, is an inflammation of your penis head and usually occurs with uncircumcised men who haven’t been diligent in pulling back the drapes and cleaning the curtain rod, if you know what I’m saying.

Balanitis can cause redness, swelling, itching, discharge, rash on your foreskin, and it can even make your penis painful or tender to touch. Plus, you might have trouble retracting your foreskin. In severe cases, you need may develop a fever and need to seek medical attention. In rare cases, surgery is even necessary.

Urinary Tract Infections

A UTI is a bladder infection that causes a painful, burning sensation when you urinate. It also causes you to have to pee frequently and can cause pain in your lower abdomen. In some instances, you might also have blood in your urine.

Some UTIs take hold in your kidneys, which can cause lower back pain, fever, chills, nausea and vomiting.

UTIs are caused by the bacterium E. Coli, which is natural to your body but can enter through your urethra and migrate up to your bladder. UTIs are more common in women than men as women have shorter urethras, thus less distance for the E. Coli to travel, but men can still easily get them.

You are at higher risk to get a UTI if you have diabetes, you’re immobile for a long time, not hydrating enough, if you’re uncircumcised, or engaging in anal intercourse without properly washing afterwards.

So, if your pee smells funky and you know it’s not asparagus, get it checked out before having sex just to be safe.

Uncircumcised? Watch out for Smegma.

Smegma is a combo of secreted skin oils and dead skin that accumulates in skin folds, and in men that means your foreskin. And, you guessed it, it can smell! Like cottage cheese or sour milk, to be exact. Very sulfur-y.

So how do you get rid of smegma? Thoroughly wash your penis head and dry it.

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Hygiene is just the beginning.

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