One of the most common complaints that men (and their partners) have about the male organ is the distinctive smell that often emanates from the region. While certain people find the aroma to be intriguing on some level, most prefer a more delicate scent, but getting rid of a fishy, rancid male organ odor can be tricky. In the following Q&A, some of the causes of a smelly male organ are reviewed, along with some suggestions for eliminating the odor once and for all. Armed with this information, men are more likely to clear up the stench, leaving them with a more attractive, healthy male organ.
Q: What causes that stinky smell?
A: There are several things that can contribute to this problem. The most obvious, of course, are the sweat, urine and other unmentionables that may accumulate in the area, sticking to the body hair, skin and underwear and mixing to create an unmistakable stink. Men who smoke are even more likely to have problems with smelly sweat. Certain underlying health conditions can also create body smells that are hard to get rid of; these are not always easy to erase, and in some cases, the people who are producing them are unable to detect them.
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The most prominent cause of male organ odor is bacteria – tiny organisms that accumulate on the skin and even penetrate into the dermal tissue. Not all of these microbes are harmful – most are not – but their metabolic processes produce smells that can be highly unpleasant to the human senses.
Q: I shower every day – sometimes twice! Why can’t I get rid of the fishy odor?
A: A surprising number of men, even those who shower regularly, do not always make it a point to pull back the sheath and clean underneath. These men often develop an accumulation of smegma – a cheesy material made up of sloughed-off skin cells, body oils, and other nastiness that tends to attract smelly bacteria. Men who are unut need to be careful about cleaning this area, because the smegma can not only lead to a bad smell, but also to infections that can be uncomfortable, or even painful.
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Q: Will surgery help?
A: Probably, but really, there is no need to go to that extreme. Removing the sheath is controversial; many medical professionals view it as an unnecessary procedure, and any time a sharp knife and sensitive skin come in close contact, there is a risk of some loss of sensation. Surgical ablation may help to get rid of foul odors, but in most cases, there are less drastic ways to solve the problem.
Q: So what is the solution?
A: Men who suffer regularly from a male organ smell that they just can’t wash away are not without hope. While there are many issues that can lead to overall unpleasant body odors – some of them medical in nature – most cases of a smelly male organ can be resolved fairly simply at home.