You may think that it is only guys who are uncircumcised that struggle with an odoriferous groin; however, you uncircumcised guys are just as likely to experience smelly crotch syndrome. Don’t worry; if you have a stinky crotch, it is not an immediate sign that you are unhealthy, and there are many things that you can do to prevent an unfavorable odor in the first place. Plug your noses; we are going to explore the mysteries of the foul-smelling crotch.
What are you eating?
Diet can play a substantial role in how you smell. You are probably familiar with the way you smell after you eat garlic. What is interesting is that odors are not just limited to your armpits or breath; your crotch can take on certain odors depending on what you eat. Here are some of the foods that may cause your groin area to develop a funky smell.
- Cruciferous veggies – Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and other plants in the brassica family. These delicious and nutritious veggies come with unpleasant side effects for some. They contain quite a bit of sulfur, which can result in an unpleasant body odor. Sulfur pours out through sweat glands and can create a rather smelly crotch when too many are eaten. To minimize the impact that cruciferous veggies can have, cook them slightly before eating them.
- Fish – There are some people who eat fish and experience strong body odor – even in the groin area. People with a condition called trimethylaminuria can exude a fishy odor after eating seafood. It is a rare condition that can be minimized by eating less seafood.
- Junk food – Junk food is bad, hands down. Eating a bunch of junk food can skyrocket your odor level. Research indicates that refined sugar is to blame for the elevation of odor.
Researchers are not clear as to why junk food causes a stinky crotch, but it most likely has something to do with refined sugar! No big surprise as refined sugar is to blame for a host of health issues. When you consume a lot of sugar, it swims through your bloodstream and can start to alter the composition of your sweat. The sugar that seeps from your pores is food for odor-making bacteria that quickly multiply, causing more odor.
In addition, food that is highly processed does not have the same deodorizing powers as vegetables that contain chlorophyll, which helps to minimize odor.
The takeaway here is that cleaning up your diet, eating plenty of healthy fruits and vegetables along with less sugar can help to keep your groin odor in check.
More ways to prevent a stinky crotch
Here are a few tips that will help you keep your crotch from becoming overly odiferous.
- Keep your pubic hair trimmed.
- Wash and dry your penis and groin area daily and after sweating with mild organic soap and water.
- Wear cotton undies.
- If you are uncircumcised, be sure to scrub and dry the area beneath the foreskin.
Remember, it is very important to keep your groin area dry at all times. The risk of developing a crotch odor will be less if the area is not damp. It is especially important to keep dry during the summer season when you might be sweating more in humid conditions. Use a clean and dry cloth as well because a damp or dirty one will just spread bacteria. If your groin is super sweaty, you might want to consider cleaning and using a blow dryer to get it super dry.
-The Alternative Daily