Man with his head wet, as if he has stepped out of the shower
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Keeping Clean

When you kiss or have sex, it's nice if you’re clean and smell fresh. Brush your teeth, shower regularly, and wear clean clothes.

Everyone has a natural scent. This is really important in love and sex. You often find someone more attractive because you like the way they smell. So you don’t have to cover up your natural, clean body odour. Your partner will like it!

Did you know that we all produce scents designed to attract a partner? They are chemical signals called pheromones. You aren’t aware that you can smell them, but they still influence whether or not you find someone attractive.

Personal care for men


Everyone sweats, especially under the arms. During puberty, you sweat even more. It’s perfectly normal – just wash every day and wear clean clothes. If you like, you can also use deodorant.


Changing hormone levels might make your skin oilier and cause spots or acne, especially during puberty. If you get spots, use a skin cleanser to make your skin less greasy. Don’t use ordinary soap – it can dry your skin out. And then your skin produces even more oil, causing more spots.

Good hygiene and your penis

You should wash your penis every day, whether you're circumcised or uncircumcised.

If you're uncircumcised, gently pull back your foreskin and use warm water to clean the head of your penis. You can use soap on the shaft of your penis, but it’s probably not a good idea to use soap to clean under your foreskin. It can upset the natural balance of bacteria and actually make you more likely to get fungal infections. If you do choose to wash the head of your penis with soap, use a gentle one without strong perfumes.

It is important to wash away smegma. This is a white or yellowish sticky substance made up of skin oil and shed skin cells. It’s perfectly natural, but it can build up under your foreskin and smell, irritate, and cause infection.

Penis Hygiene
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I normally feel smell in between my scrotum sack n feel some kind of stains there even after washing it with soap n sponge pls how do I handle this to prevent it
Hi Yemi, You seem to be doing the right thing with regard to cleaning especially if you are doing this everyday. You are likely to sweat here and this maybe what's causing the staining including friction as a result of walking. This is normal. Consider wearing cotton underwear to be comfortable and clean up regularly.
Yemi lets me teach you how to handle such smell we Muslim every time we urinate we wash the whole "part" from scrotum upto forehead of penis and you will remain clean and fresh from such smell hope if you will practice you will enjoy it thank you.

Hi there, waxing isn't recommended on the genitals, It's extremely important that the person proving the service is skilled in waxing and removing hair from a man's bikini area. Skin can get torn off or burned from the hot wax. 

Hey Roger, there are other options you can consider including waxing or use of hair removal creams. Remember to carefully read the instruction on use especially use around the genital area. Also when you shave since your skin reacts, try not to shave too close to the skin. Lastly, try and where cotton underwear that will help to absorb moisture and reduce irritation.  

Besides all that men should learn to groom and shave their pubic hairs and armpits its so irritating especially when the man is that rough erotic type in bed,
Hi. I've had this problem which makes the head of my penis very itchy and i got treatment. It has been healing but after some few days, it came back and i treated it again. I don't know the problem but my biggest concern is this rotten smell that comes out of me yet i dont know which part of my body it comes from. How can i deal with this smell?
Love Matters
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 04:26 pm

Hello Fred, thank you for reaching out to us and we are so sorry you are going through a hard time, did you first visit a doctor before getting the treatment you are using? Since this seems like a serious medical condition and could probably be a sign of infection, we urge you to visit a doctor as soon as possible to get a proper diagnosis so that proper treatment can be administered. Please keep us posted and let us know how it goes. Have a wonderful week ahead and stay safe!

Hi there, 

Well, that depends, do you prefer to shave or not. In terms of benefits, there are no known benefits of shaving the pubic area as long as you are a clean person. In fact, there are no health benefits to removing pubic hair. When it comes to whether to shave or not, the decision is really up to you. 

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