Fighting Penis Odor for a Sexier, Manlier Scent

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Fighting Penis Odor for a Sexier, Manlier Scent Photo by John Dugan

A man who is all primed for a rewarding sexual encounter doesn't want to have his plans scuttled at the last minute by an unwelcome penis odor situation. While a certain masculine aroma is welcome, there's a big difference between sexy scents and a rank odor. There are several steps a man can take to keep his privates from offending the olfactory sense of his partner, including maintaining a proper penis health routine.


The penis area tends to be aromatic for a number of reasons. For example, unless a man shaves his pubic hair, there tends to be a thicket of hair above the penis, in addition to the less-thick testicular hair. This insulation adds an element of heat to the area, as well as trapping unpleasant smells.

The penis is usually kept hidden away behind two layers of clothing (underwear plus trousers), and often one or both of these layers may be rather tight-fitting; this also adds to the "heat" factor in the crotch.

With all that heat, the penis sweats, creating a bacteria factory that can produce an abundance of odor.

Yeast infection

Some other factors can also come into play that create an unpleasant scent around the penis. Prominent among these is a yeast infection, commonly called thrush in men, the odor for which can be distinctly off-putting. Treatment often requires a prescription drug or an over-the-counter antifungal cream.

Masking the scent

The most effective way to deal with most forms of penis odor is through a basic penis health routine, which will be discussed in a moment. This approach takes care of the unwanted "bad" smell while still leaving the natural manly smell that is pleasing to partners.

In some cases, however, it may take time to arrive at the properly cleansed state and a man may wish to apply something to help "mask" the scent. Those taking this "sexy scents" approach should keep in mind a few things:

1) Avoid alcohol. Penis skin is enormously sensitive, and it does not respond well to sprays, creams or lotions that contain alcohol. This can cause a very painful burning sensation; since most perfumes, colognes and aftershaves have some alcohol content, these should generally not be used.

2) Switch soaps - carefully. A man can try using a different soap - either one that is antibacterial in nature or one that comes with a pleasing scent added to it. However, men should remember that penis skin is very sensitive and can sometimes react to new soaps in the form of rashes, itching, etc.

3) Use baby powder. A good baby powder can add a pleasant scent to the crotch; it's best to use one that is free of both talc and cornstarch.

4) Try natural scents. There are some aromas which qualify as "sexy scents" for many women, including vanilla and rose. Diluting a few drops of vanilla extract or rose extract in a glass of water, and then applying to the crotch with a washcloth, can mask an offending odor and create an attractive aroma. Again, due to the sensitivity of penis skin, it's probably best to avoid putting this directly on the penis or testicles; applying it to the pubic bush is a better idea.

Keep it clean

Still, the very best approach for fighting penis odor is to engage in a regular penis health routine. In addition to washing the penis (including underneath the foreskin for intact men) regularly with a mild but effective soap, a man should try to let his penis "air out," freed from clothing.

It's also absolutely essential that a man regularly use a first rate penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil). This cream must include vitamin A, which has irreplaceable anti-bacterial properties that discourage penis odor without compromising a man's natural masculine scent. In addition, the best cream will include a high end moisturizer like shea butter, which will keep the penis skin from drying out from frequent washings.

Author's Profile

Visit for more information about treating common penis health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of penis sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

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