What Is Your Penis Supposed To Smell Like? | Men's Health Magazine Australia

So, What Does A Normal Penis Actually Smell Like?

Giving off a foul scent? There are a few possible causes for that - by Alex Pierotti
While you probably haven’t bent over to give your Johnson a whiff, chances are your partner may when she ventures down there. So what does your penis actually smell like?

While there are several reasons for a stench coming from your sex pistol, most are due to sanitary reasons.

“Any male odours down there have more to do with personal hygiene habits, rather than a medical issue,” urologist David Kaufman tells Women’s Health.

Otherwise, a long day in tight pants or a tough workout can cause sweaty balls, and ultimately a rough smell just like any other part of your body. 

“A guy who [eats] garlic followed by a full-court basketball game is going to sweat garlic.”

However, if you’ve just jumped out of the shower and you notice your little friend smell a bit off, it could be down to infection – both sexually transmitted or inflammation and irritation.

If the tip of your penis is also red, it could be a sign of Balanitis, a common condition affecting 1 in 30 uncircumcised men. If you do notice the symptoms, it’s best you visit a medical professional about treatment options – typically keeping the area clean and sometimes using steroid creams to reduce inflammation and a course of antibiotics. 

By Mens Health Staff

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