Male genital odor is a plague to everyone and it builds up to become completely unbearable as men grow older. Male genital odor can pose adverse effects to one’s self esteem and can also be a complete turn off to the woman who likes to ride it or blow job it.
Penis odor is simply a combination of sweat, bacteria, shed skin and water that hides between the thighs just below the scrotum and smells like rotten fish.It can also be due to a substance called SMEGMA produced from the minute microscopic protrusions of the mucosal surface of the foreskin whose function ironically is to clean the male organ but immediately smells like a pack of decaying fish once it is not thoroughly cleaned off daily.
Penis smell after masturbation might also occur if a bath is not taken immediately because pre-ejaculate might contain sugars and the bacteria on the skin would break down the sugar to produce fowl smelling substances.Until the sugars are completely broken down, penis smell would occur.Using saliva as a lube would also lead to male genital odor.
Male genital odor is one of the major turn offs on the male body, the others being body odor and mouth odor. There is much awareness and precautions for both the body and mouth odors but very little is said or known about the male genital odor. Mostly because the scrotum has very sensitive skin and cannot withstand any form of alcohol or chemicals mostly contained in antiperspirants, deodorants , perfumes and even toothpastes.
There are little to not-so-long-term impact products available in the market for keeping male genital odor in check and most of them are usually very expensive with chemical side-effects.
Putting a finger down there and bringing it close to the nostrils is still the ultimate test for male genital odor or as it’s sometimes called stinking dick.
Keeping the Penis Clean
It is obvious that personal hygiene serves as the basis of decency in the society. In modern society, hygiene is essential in the life of a person. The sex organs are more sensitive than other parts of the body and often pursued in intimate contact, which is why they ought to be as clean as possible, if not cleaner.
Penis odor can easily destroy a relationship, since no woman would accept to live with a man who doesn’t know how to keep himself clean. Your partner can catch many diseases if not keeping your penis clean.
Simple tips to clean, odor free penis
Here’s what you should know about your penis clean:
Take your bath twice everyday and also after a strenuous activity like soccer, exercise etc paying attention to your inner thighs, your armpits, behind the knees and the back of the ear-all enclosed areas. If you have foreskin, pull it back and wash the penis carefully as well. The choice of soaps to be used is also very important. Organic soaps that contain no harsh chemicals like sodium laurel should be used to wash the male genitals. Male Genital wash might come in handy here. You can also soak the genitals ( or whole body) in a mixture of a cup of water, half cup of white vinegar and salt( preferably epsom salt) for about 10 minutes once or twice a week.
Tip of the penis
If the foreskin moves well, wash the end of the penis. In adult men, it is normal that the foreskin slides back and forth over the penis, allowing the area underneath to be cleaned. If you don’t wash it correctly, a white substance gathers. This substance – smegma is a combination of dead cells, skin oils, and moisture, and can accumulate under the foreskin of males. When it becomes its characteristic appearance described in many texts as “cheesy”. So, pull the foreskin back as far as it would go and wash this area with lukewarm water. Be careful to wash both the glans and inside the foreskin, the part that is not normally exposed.
Base of the penis
This is the area that you should concentrate. It is a place where sweat and hair mix to produce a intense odor. The area require frequent washing in order to keep sweat from gathering there since it’s covered by underwear for long period of time. Shaving or trimming the hair is a very good idea. Cleaning is far easier without a lot of hair.
Testicles are even more inclined to develop an unpleasant odor as sweat can accumulate in the folds of skin or in the space between the penis and the testicles. You should clean each of them carefully and make sure that the small patch of skin between the base of the testicles and the anus is also free of smell and clean.
A lot of research show that keeping the penis clean can help prevent some problems just as well as circumcision. Simply keeping the penis clean with soap and water helps reduce the risk of problems or infections.