Why Do My Balls Smell
“We’ve all been there before. You’re out with your friends at a bar or club when someone orders an over-priced martini. It’s not even that expensive of a drink, but you order it anyway because everyone else is doing it. As the evening progresses, your glass gets refilled numerous times and you eventually find yourself downing some pretty potent alcohols. By the end of the night, you feel as if your head will explode from the amount of liquor you’ve consumed.
As you get ready for bed later that night, you notice that you have a terrible headache and smell like a distillery. Your wife asks what happened, and after telling her about the martinis and how much you drank, she says “”you reek.”” In response, you say something along the lines of “”I don’t know… I guess my balls stink.””
Men aren’t usually too concerned with smelling bad, but we do care when our balls start stinking up the room. Why? Because men are especially vulnerable to this in the groin area due to testicles that can rub against our skin, creating friction, and increasing sweating. The extra sweat can attract fungus and bacteria, which leads to bad smells.
There are basically two types of odor associated with male genitalia: malodorous discharge (also known as smegma) and body odor. Smegma is a combination of secretions produced by sebaceous glands within the foreskin, glans penis and perineum. These secretions mix together and form a sticky substance that collects on the surface of the genitals. This mixture provides an ideal environment for bacteria and fungi to thrive. It also serves as a medium for them to spread throughout the surrounding area.
Body odor is caused primarily by bacterial action on perspiration. Bacteria found in the armpits and groins break down dead cells, causing perspiration. Perspiration then mixes with other bodily fluids and bacteria to create a pungent odor. Sometimes it may be hard to determine whether an unpleasant smell comes from sesame oil, garlic or rotten eggs. However, once identified, these scents can be removed through regular washing and cleaning with anti-fungal soap and shampoo.
In addition to being unsightly and unpleasant, foul odors can cause health problems. For example, they can lead to infection and inflammation. They can also disrupt sleep patterns, making it difficult to fall asleep. And finally, they can contribute to erectile dysfunction because they make it harder for us to become aroused and perform sexually.
So why does it happen? First off, let’s talk about hygiene. Good hygiene is important for preventing infections and maintaining healthy skin. But it’s also essential for keeping those smelly areas clean so they emit no odor. If you want to keep your balls fresh and sweet smelling, here are four easy ways to do just that.
1. Keep your undergarments clean. Dirty underwear causes dirty balls. Wash your undies every day using mild detergent and rinse well. Avoid wearing cotton panties; they trap moisture between layers and promote yeast growth. Instead, wear breathable nylon or spandex boxer briefs. Also wash your socks and hosiery often. Not only will this help prevent odor, but it’ll also help avoid athlete’s foot and fungal infections.
2. Shower daily. Sweat in the shower, but not on your genitals. Make sure to use antibacterial soap while bathing and dry thoroughly. Use a towel to finish drying off rather than rubbing yourself with fabric softener sheets. Aftershowers are popular today, but avoid them altogether. A post-bath shower can actually increase the production of natural oils and attract more sweat onto the genitals, leading to an increased chance of smelly balls.
3. Don’t smoke. Smoking increases the risk of developing certain cancers, including lung cancer, bladder cancer and mouth cancer. It also damages blood vessels, reducing circulation and oxygen flow to the brain, heart and lungs. Cigarettes contain chemicals called carcinogens, which damage DNA and trigger tumor formation. Smoking cigarettes affects sperm counts, reduces fertility and impairs sexual performance. All of these factors work together to reduce the number of sperm moving toward the egg cell.
4. Exercise regularly. Regular exercise is important for many reasons, but it has one major benefit for the manhood – it promotes good circulation, thereby improving overall penile function. It helps maintain muscle tone, improves bone density, prevents obesity, reduces blood pressure levels and lowers cholesterol. Exercising also stimulates the release of sex hormones, such as testosterone, into the bloodstream, helping build stronger bones and muscles. What’s most important is getting enough physical activity each week. Experts recommend 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise three days a week. Aerobic exercise includes cycling, swimming and walking. Yoga is another great way to stay fit and improve flexibility.
If you think you might have a problem with smelly balls, talk to your doctor right away. He or she can prescribe a topical antifungal cream or take a prescription medication if necessary.”