Penis Odor Post-Sex: What to Do

A quickie in the middle of the day can be refreshing, but if a mid-day sex act leaves a man with a distinct whiff of penis odor, it can be embarrassing. Some men don’t care, of course, and may even welcome the attention, as it affirms their sense of alpha male-ness. But practicing proper penis care and hygiene, including addressing penis odor, is something that is beneficial to men in the long run.

An aromatic affair

Sex, especially partner-based, is generally accompanied by sweat. When two bodies are rubbing against each other, they’re passing sweat back and forth, and the closeness of their bodies is producing more and more heat, and consequently more and more sweat. In addition to the sweat, body oils are being exchanged regularly, along with sexual fluids.

All of these are natural, but there may be other aromatic additives in play as well. Cologne, perfume, hair products, soaps, skin conditioning oils and more may be in the mix. And many lubricants come with some fragrance added. While all of these may individually have a pleasant smell, mixed in with sweat, dirt and oil, as well as with the aromas of other products, they may contribute to an overall effect that is not as sweet as intended.

Pre-existing odor

When it comes to penis odor, all of the above can be transmitted to the organ, creating a potential “smell alert.” But it’s also true that a great many men bring a pungent penis to the proceedings even before the pants come off.

A pervasive penis odor is one of the most common complaints among women. Often, men are so used to the way that their manhood smells that they may be unaware that they are packing plenty of pungency. Many assume that the scent is overflowing with the “musky” aroma that women are supposed to find so appealing.

It’s true that a certain “manly” scent does factor into one’s sex appeal; however, too often the sensual factor is being overpowered by plain old unhygienic stink.

Causes

Why should this be? There are several reasons. For instance, unless a man shaves his penile area, the region is covered by hair, which creates a heat-inducing insulation, which in turn promotes sweat. The presence of that hair also means that the sweat has something to catch on and cling to.

The sweat component is further exacerbated by the fact that the penis is typically covered by not one but two layers of clothing, creating even more heat. And if that isn’t enough, the influx and trapping of blood that is part of the erectile process adds a further heating element to the organ.

Steps to take

If a man wants to decrease the chance that lingering penis odor will give away the fact that he has engaged in sex recently, there are several steps he can take.

– Wash. Clearly, taking a few minutes after sex to clean the area is an excellent way to eliminate bodily odor. Just be sure to use a gentle cleanser, since penis skin is so sensitive.

– Change clothes. A new outfit is a good idea, but showing up in different clothes after lunch might be a giveaway that one has been up to something. If that’s the case, a guy can still change into fresh underwear.

About Ryan

Ryan is the owner of this website. I personally love to play golf and go to the Gym. I've been health blogging for a good 10 years now and have found a real passion for it. This blog is a bit different then some of the other stuff i write about LOL 🙂
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