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Telling your partner their balls stink can be an uncomfortable but necessary conversation. 

Stinky balls can be a major turn-off, but there also doesn’t seem to be a good time or way to tell him he has smelly balls. Until now.

Enter the ball experts. At Bozak, we know a thing or two about why balls stink and how to say goodbye to ball smell for good. Read on to learn more about why your partner’s balls stink and how you can talk about it with them.

The Science Behind Stinky Balls

Wondering why his balls always smell? Well, it all comes down to the science behind body odor.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, odor all over your body is caused by a mix of sweat and bacteria on your skin. In fact, you may be surprised that sweat alone doesn’t actually smell! It’s when the odor-causing bacteria come in contact with your sweat that you start to stink.

This is why sweaty balls and stinky balls go hand and hand. However, it’s not just average sweating that could be causing his balls to smell bad.

Reasons His Balls Smell Bad

There are a handful of common reasons that his balls may suddenly smell bad, and some of them may surprise you. 


What he eats could be making his balls smell. Eating processed foods or anything extremely spicy or pungent (like garlic and onions) can actually change how sweat smells. 

Producing Sweat

As we said, it’s no secret sweat and B.O. go hand in hand. However, if his balls stink but other areas don’t, it could be because of his apocrine glands. Verywell Health explains how these sweat glands release sweat when your body temperature rises or you’re under stress. They’re only found in certain areas of the body, such as the armpits, groin, and pubic area.

If he’s working out often or stressed, he may develop an odor mostly in his groin area or pits.

Poor Hygiene

Of course, we can’t forget to talk about the number one culprit when it comes to stinky balls: poor hygiene. According to Men’s Health, he should be washing his balls at least once a day, especially after he works out.

Giving his balls a good scrub with the right body wash is key to removing excess oils and dirt where odor-causing bacteria thrive. It’s also important to fully dry his balls before getting dressed to avoid swamp crotch.

How to Talk About B.O. with Your S.O.

It can be uncomfortable telling anyone they smell bad, especially when it comes to your partner. If his balls always smell, here are some tips for going about the conversation tactfully:

  1. A conversation about his privates should be kept private. You should never tell him his balls stink in front of his friends or family, even if you find the topic funny. 
  2. Be kind. Personal hygiene can be a touchy subject. Science of People recommends being direct and compassionate when talking about B.O. with your partner (or anyone) and also giving a reason why you’re bringing it up. For instance, you can tell your partner you love them and simply don’t want stinky balls to get in the way of sexy time.
  3. Provide a solution. Telling your partner their balls stink isn’t the same as commenting on their facial features or characteristics. That’s because there are a few easy solutions to saying goodbye to stinky balls that he can start trying ASAP. 

When talking about B.O. with your significant other, never shame or make fun of them. Instead, come from a place of compassion (because let’s be honest, we’ve all battled body odor) and offer helpful solutions! 

Offer Solutions to Ball Sweat

Looking for solutions for your partner’s stinky balls? When they’re on board to upgrade their personal hygiene, gift them Bozak!

Bozak body powder for men is packed with clinically proven ingredients that kill odor, reduce irritation, and deliver lasting, cooling relief all day long. Moisture-wicking ingredients like corn starch, zinc oxide, and baking soda keep his balls dry so odor-causing bacteria don’t even have a chance. And the addition of essential oils like peppermint leaves a subtle, pleasing scent. 

Adding Bozak to his daily routine is one of the best ways to banish ball stink for good. Plus, our formula is always talc-free so you can both feel good about what’s going on his balls. 

Shop Bozak ball powder and ball cream today and make stinky balls a thing of the past.