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Why does my crotch sweat smell different than sweat in other parts of my body?

Asked by noraasnave (3094points) January 25th, 2011

I know that bacteria makes my armpits stink, but it is very interesting to me that my crotch has a weird mushroom like smell after a serious workout. I don’t find it unpleasant like underarm odor, just kind of weird.

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filmfann's avatar

Sweat has no smell. It is the bacteria that makes the smell. You have different bacteria’s in that location.
BTW, ewwww! Thanks for the “mushroom smell” description.

CBrennan15's avatar

yeah, sweat is pretty much just water mixed with a little bit of salty elements. It’s the same everywhere on your body. So it’s the body part that smells.

And yeah that’s gross dude

Tropical_Willie's avatar

TMI Too Much Information ! !

But yes there is different bacteria at different areas of your body.

MacBean's avatar

I think it’s funny that people clicked a link to read a question about crotch sweat and then are saying “Eww! TMI!” It’s not like you didn’t know what you were getting into…

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Arbornaut's avatar

Balls and ass down there dude. Try washing, I find that helps.

xjustxxclaudiax's avatar

My friend puts baby powder on his nuts. Minimizes sweat, reduces stickiness, and keeps them smelling better than mushrooms..or any smell at all..Yes, I would know this. Put some on after you take a’ll keep you feeling nice and clean.

cockswain's avatar

Duck butter

Silence04's avatar

Chances are it’s the smell of dead seamen… Completely normal, especially if you masturbate or have sex often. The smell will go away if don’t have sexual activity for a few weeks.

Blueroses's avatar

omg I don’t know whether to laugh hardest at “you knew what you were getting into” , “dead seamen” or “Duck butter” (that’s gotta win)
But I think @AmWiser has it right. Musky scent to attract a mate. It’s less attractive if you think too hard about it – or describe it as mushroom.

paddywhoo's avatar

Our friend meant that it’s the smell of dead “semen” (the translucent, sperm-containing, clear/white/yellow/gray stuff that men ejaculate), not dead “seaman” (sailors).

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