Genital Sweat (Male)

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Genital Sweat (Male)

Unread postby potatochipeater » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:08 am

I know that neither my partner nor myself have an infection. I'm writing in about a musty smell to pubic hair and area. I'm sure it's sweat. I have good hygene and always change my underclothes and bathe. However, that odor is always there and underwear can be damp at times. I'm not sure why this is and wonder if I need underwear that allows the area to breathe better or not. The area only itches a normal amount if at all.

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Re: Genital Sweat (Male)

Unread postby Heather » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:06 am

For sure, if and when people aren't wearing underwear made from natural fibers, it can trap body odor more and create more heat, which means more sweating. So, if you don't already wear underwear made of natural fibers, that would be a thing to try.

You might also want to just try hydrating more and just check in with your general health and self-care. For example, if you've been eating poorly, your body may be reacting to that.
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potatochipeater
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Re: Genital Sweat (Male)

Unread postby potatochipeater » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:31 am

I have seen a few companies that market what I'll call "specialty" underwear. These under shorts often cost $40.00 a pair which I think is outrageous for what it is. They have prints on them and have an area that hugs the scrotum and prevents chaffing and need to adjust. They're odor free material. I'm sure there are less expensive options but are undergarments like those worth owning a pair or two of when you can walk into any Wal-Mart and get underwear in a 3-4 pack for at least half that? I figure if I switch from breifs to shorts that the issue I mentioned won't be much of a problem.

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Re: Genital Sweat (Male)

Unread postby Heather » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:17 pm

When I say natural fiber, I mean something as simple as plain old cotton. I mean "not polyester," which some of those fancy types can be, so that won't help with this, should this have anything to do with your underpants at all. Which it may not.
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