Let’s be honest, when you’re venturing below the belt you’re not stopping to smell the roses… or the member for that matter. But there are certain times when the peen gets pungent and it could be a sign something’s up down there.
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Urologist David Kaufman tells Women’s Health: "Any male odours down there have more to do with personal hygiene habits, rather than a medical issue. Translation? The dude forgot to shower. Gross! On the flip side, it may be clothing-related (say, overly tight jeans that don’t breathe well) although his diet could play a part too: "A guy who [eats] garlic followed by a full-court basketball game is going to sweat garlic," David says.
The good news? His funky junk shouldn’t affect your health – or put you at risk of developing a UTI. *Wipes sweat from brow.*
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"Try suggesting a shower or bath together before intimacy and make it a foreplay thing," licensed clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula recommends. If it’s something that’s happening consistently though, it’s worth speaking up.
“There’s no way to make this completely un-awkward." But you’re still better off being direct, she says. "Over time, sex and intimacy may become aversive, which will be even more hurtful to your relationship."
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