My girlfriend keeps complaining that my penis smells. Is there anything I can do? A normal, carefully washed penis has a slight smell.
The genital area has many sebaceous and apocrine glands, which make oil and sweat. It's also an area that can get overheated under layers of clothes and underwearall of which can lead to bacterial growth that can cause some intense smells. There are some easy ways to help keep it under control though.
It is usually the case that whenever we speak about the genitals and talk about those that have a disagreeable odour, we are referring to the female organ—the vagina. It is important to know that the male organ, the penis can also develop a smell resulting from a variety of conditions. Some of these conditions result from infections while others occur as a result of poor genital hygiene.
The place smells like death, but that didn't keep crowds away from the UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley, California, this weekend. More than 2, visitors queued up on Saturday July 25 to meet Trudy, an enormous " corpse flower " that was in bloom. Corpse flowers Amorphophallus titanumwhich means "giant, misshapen penis" burst into enormous purple-and-yellow blooms only once every few years.
Balanitis is an inflammation that affects the head of the penis glans penis. When the foreskin prepuce is affected, it is referred to as balanoposthitis. Balanitis and balanoposthitis occur primarily in uncircumcised men.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease of the vagina or urethra that is caused by the protozoa Trichomonas vaginalis and that causes vaginal irritation and discharge and sometimes urinary symptoms. Women may have a greenish yellow, frothy, fishy-smelling vaginal discharge with irritation and soreness in the genital area. Men usually have no symptoms, but a few have a frothy discharge from the penis and mild pain or discomfort during urination.
I have always been a person who paid a close attention to my overall body hygiene especially my gential area. I would always wash my penis foreskin repeatedly and carefully because I am not circumcised and I do whatever it takes not to have smelly balls. So I was taken by surprise recently when I started to smell a fishy odor coming from my penis.
But if you feel like the scent has changed or grown stronger, it may be a sign of an underlying condition. For example, men who are uncircumcised may develop skin cell buildup underneath their foreskin. This is often the result of poor hygiene and can lead to infection. Keep reading to learn more about what may be causing your symptoms, other symptoms to watch for, and how you can find relief.
Every man is accustomed to the occasional penis odor issue. It usually happens after a sweaty workout, first thing in the morning after a night of enjoyment, or even after a long day at the office. A quick wash and some good penis care usually take care of the problem. However, some men deal with a strong fishy penis odor, one that seems to come back no matter what they do.