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someguy12
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I'm an 18 year old male and lately I have been having a problem with the head of my penis having a very strong ordour. I am not circumsised, and I do wash the head of my penis everyday. However, I do not use soap, because soap tends to leave things very dry.

What is the cause of this horrible smell?
and is there a way to get rid of it? or at least cover it up somehow. My girlfriend is kind of bothered by it.

thanks in advance.


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DarkChild717
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Do you clean thoroughly under the foreskin? Also, have you tried different kinds of soap? Perhaps a plain soap might work better than a fancy soap, like moisturizing or something of that nature.

If not, the odor might be an indication of something else, which warrants a call or trip to the doctor.


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someguy12
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I do clean under the forskin regularly. but the smell is still there, even right after showering.

I havent tried using different soaps tho. Myabe that could help.

Is it possible to use too much soap the it could dry up the head and foreskin and stuff?


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faifai
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Just be gentle, and don't try to scrub. As for soaps, try Dove for Sensitive skin, the fragrance-free kind. People use it on babies even because the soap is so mild. As another person suggested, if the smell doesn't go away even after a couple days of gentle, thorough cleansing, you really should check in with your doctor, in case it's a sign of more serious issues.
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KittenGoddess
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Also, worth noting that you are never going to be 100% scent free. We're humans, everything on us smells. And genitals are no different. So there will always be some sort of scent there.

However, if you are having a significant foul odor and washing is not doing anything (which it sounds like it is not), you should contact your doctor. That can be an indication of an infection or something else that's just not right.

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