It is usually the case that whenever we speak about the genitals and talk about those that have a disagreeable odour, we are referring to the female organ—the vagina. It is important to know that the male organ, the penis can also develop a smell resulting from a variety of conditions. Some of these conditions result from infections while others occur as a result of poor genital hygiene.
Smegma is a natural lubricant that is found around the head of the penis and under the foreskin. When this builds up, it can provide the perfect host for bacteria. It can also start to smell and cause soreness, particularly when it comes to moving the foreskin back and forth.
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A man's moist groin area, with its sweat and piss residue and deep crevices, can take on a musty aroma redolent of testosterone-fueled manpower. For many, that smell may be quite pleasant, appealing even note: pheromones. But sometimes a dick goes from smelling like musky man to hot summer garbage—rotten, like fish sauce meets dirty diaper. That acrid smell could be an indicator of a male yeast infection.
Back to Men's health. Smegma is a natural lubricant that keeps the penis moist. It's found on the head of the penis and under the foreskin.
I have always been a person who paid a close attention to my overall body hygiene especially my gential area. I would always wash my penis foreskin repeatedly and carefully because I am not circumcised and I do whatever it takes not to have smelly balls. So I was taken by surprise recently when I started to smell a fishy odor coming from my penis.
But if you feel like the scent has changed or grown stronger, it may be a sign of an underlying condition. For example, men who are uncircumcised may develop skin cell buildup underneath their foreskin. This is often the result of poor hygiene and can lead to infection.
Semen contains numerous substances that influence its smell, and your individual diet, hygiene, and sex life all play a part. Certain foods can give it a sweet scent and taste! But eating or drinking acidic substances can make your semen smell foul.