Antiperspirants: A Cause of Member odor?

Antiperspirants: A Cause of Member
When the pants come off, a man wants to feel confident that his partner(s)
are impressed with what he has to present. Not surprisingly, a man may
concentrate on making a good impression visually, emphasizing perhaps his
length or girth, or the appeal of his manhood skin (which demonstrates his
attention to proper male organ care), or the obvious firmness of his
But no matter how impressive the visual, it can all vanish if his manhood
gives off an unfortunate strong member odor. Battling persistent odor can be
a challenge for many men, due to the multiplicity of causes. And
surprisingly, one of those causes may be antiperspirants, of all things.
Start with sweat
If a guy is going to look into member odor, he has to start with sweat. While
there can be other factors – such as, say, a fungal infection or a urinary tract
issue – the most common cause of member odor is the presence of sweat.
(The emphasis is on the presence of sweat rather than sweat itself for a key
reason: sweat doesn’t really smell. Bacteria are what causes unpleasant odor,
but the bacteria doesn’t release that odor until it mingles with sweat.)
Sweat clearly is more common in a warm area, and the member is in what
might be considered the “tropics” of the body. Not only is it wrapped under
(usually) two layers of clothing – underwear and pants, either or both of
which may be very tight, thereby increasing the amount of heat – but the hair
surrounding it adds a further layer of insulation. Add to this the fact that
when a man has tumescence, the increased blood flow bumps the
temperature up, and it’s easy to see why the member is a heat factory
producing sweat even before any activity begins. Once a man engages in
physical activity, whether walking or playing football, the heat simply
increases – and so does the sweat.
But why should antiperspirants affect member odor? Aren’t they designed to
stop sweat in the first place? And besides, antiperspirants aren’t designed for
the manhood; they’re meant to be used under the arms.
Both of those things are true. But let’s look at how antiperspirants work.
Deodorants work by killing the bacteria that combines with sweat to produce
odor. Antiperspirants also kill bacteria, but they also stop or reduce sweat
itself, by temporarily blocking the pores that allow sweat to flow. So when
antiperspirant is used under the arms, it stops (or at least reduces) sweat
from leaving the underarms.
The problem is that all that sweat still needs to leave the body, so it has to
find other places where antiperspirant has not been used – such as, say, the
manhood. So when a guy uses antiperspirants, he’s solving underarm odor
but adding to member odor.
Antiperspirants are important to blocking general body odor, so a man who
finds them effective at this shouldn’t necessarily stop. But he does need to
up his game when it comes to stemming the member odor. He definitely
needs to bathe regularly, paying special attention to the member, and to wear
looser, less restrictive clothes made of natural fibers that allow the skin to
breathe. And he should air out his manhood, ideally for a couple of hours
every day.
In addition, a guy whose use of antiperspirants may increase his member
odor should try to reduce the bacteria in his midsection. An aide in this area
is the use of a superior male organ health crème (health professionals
recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for
skin), a neuroprotective ingredient, is better positioned to help restore some
of that lost sensitivity. The crème should include vitamin A, which has
known anti-bacterial properties that can help in the fight against persistent
member odor. Healthier manhood skin can also be useful, so the crème
should include antioxidants like alpha lipoic acid which strengthen skin by
fighting against oxidative stress.

No matter how impressive a man’s manhood may look, if it has member odor, it’s not going to get the acclaim it deserves. Can antiperspirants be contributing to the problem?