DEAR DEIDRE: MY boyfriend’s manhood has a horrible smell. It really puts me off.
He says it is just normal body odour but if a woman smells funny down there, it can be a sign of infection.
My boyfriend’s manhood has a horrible smell
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I’ve asked him to see a doctor, but he says I am over-reacting.
It is really playing on my mind and has got to the stage where I don’t want him to touch me unless he has just got out of the shower.
I am 26 and my boyfriend is 27. We have been together for three years.
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I think it has only started to smell in the last year.
What do you think the cause is?
DEIDRE SAYS: It could just be a simple yeast or urine infection.
But most likely, it’s smegma, the naturally occurring lubricant on the penis, which can build up behind the foreskin if it has not been cleaned well.
Your boyfriend really needs to see his GP to be sure about this.
My support pack Standing Up For Yourself will help you to persuade him.