Posted by: browngirl | 2004/01/14

boyfriend smells a bit funny down there

one day when my boyfriend was visiting, we were watching movies and i lay my head down in his lap, and it smelled a bit funny, not a VERY unpleasant smell, sort of musky. i was just wonderin if guys have secretions like girls do. i'm just a bit curious, and i didnt think it was the kind of question you ask a guy and we've only been goin out a few weeks.
maybe its a silly question? does sperm have a certain smell? i dont think he had an erection...i would have noticed wouldnt i?

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The foreskin is a fold of skin that covers the glans of the penis (a.k.a., the head). Circumcision removes the foreskin from the penis. Men with uncircumcised penises need to pull back their foreskin and wash the area underneath at least once a day.

Smegma, a cheesy substance that can have a "particular" scent, is secreted from tiny subcutaneous glands beneath the foreskin. This is probably what you are noticing on your boyfriend's penis. The area under the foreskin is also ripe for bacterial growth. Infections can easily develop under the foreskin if it isn't pulled back and washed. A yeast infection, which has symptoms that include redness, swelling, and a pasty discharge, is also a possible occurrence when the uncircumcised penis is not cleaned properly.

Shower or bathe together before sex. Wash his penis, pulling the foreskin back. Or tell him that you're concerned about getting a vaginal infection, and ask that he please wash before having sex. As a last resort, take the super-direct route: "Your penis stinks — let's give him a bath." Choose which approach you think will work best.

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Posted by: Once bitten | 2004/01/15

Oh yea, been there done that. Listen little sister you don't need to tolerate his stink and that 4skin filth. Show him the door.

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Posted by: Tippy Tongue Tester | 2004/01/15

Wow, if you can smell the stink through his clothes you don't want it anywhere near you when it is unsheathed. Trade the dirty jerk in for a clean model.

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