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My bf's groin area smells really bad!! What is it? Any ideas on how I can talk to him about it?

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Question - (31 May 2008) 4 Answers - (Newest, 31 May 2008)
A female United States age 30-35, anonymous writes:

Yeah so this is kinda awkward but I have a problem with my boyfriend of 10 months. His groin area smells bad. It's like a strong sweat odor and it's rather offensive. The smell is constantly there, even after he showers, and it really repulses me. I don't know what to do about it because I don't want to hurt his feelings, and I fear that saying something about it would embarrass him. But it really bothers me because he seems completely oblivious to it and he expects me to do certain sexual things for him. I wouldn't mind doing those things if the smell wasn't there, but it is and it grosses me out! I really don't understand the problem because my only ex never, ever had smell problems in that area, even after a day of hard labor in the heat. So this problem is still kinda new to me and I'm really just at a loss. If anyone has any suggestions, or can think of a polite way for me to tell him, please help!

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A female reader, pepper27 United Kingdom +, writes (31 May 2008):

pepper27 agony auntHi Hunny

overactive sweat glands can cause this love he will need to be seen by a doctor for proper treatment as this is something very difficult to sort out on your own It usually requires prescription deodorants and sometimes medications. His thyroid may be checked, So advise him love to book an ap for the doc, Its important and for his own benifit...Its not his fault ok love TAKE CARE WITH LOVE N HUGS MANDY XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (31 May 2008):

Can you say that you are concerned that you have noticed a smell but you cannot really be that specific but feel so concerned that you think he should visit a doctor? If you are genuinely concerned and say that it is affecting your 'concentration' shall we say.... he may really want to do something about it. I have heard that medicated talcum powder to absorb bacteria and sweat can help between showers - although you say it is also there even after a shower which makes me think it could be something more serious.

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A female reader, Aunt Letty United Kingdom +, writes (31 May 2008):

You could sniff the area and ask him if he's ok because he smells differently and suggest he should see a doctor. As a temporary measure you can suck a mint when you're giving him aural sex, this will give him pleasure too, suck him and the mint at the same time and then lightly blow across his penis, this will give him hot and cold sensations, and you'll only be able to smell and taste mint.

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A reader, anonymous, writes (31 May 2008):

erm you could suggest discreetly that he may need to see a gp about his slight odour problem-do this in private so as not to embarass him

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