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Old 01-22-2003, 05:55 PM   #1
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Red face My boyfriends penis smells fishy

SOmetimes the head of my boyfriend's penis smells fishy and I notice this before sex. He is uncircumsised - could this be smegma from his foreskin?

 
Old 01-22-2003, 08:34 PM   #2
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The smell might be from not washing himself enough or just from his natural sweat, I'm cut, but I do know alot of guys who are not cut and they say that being clean is very important when you are not cut, the foreskin covers the head of the penis and sometimes this caues guys to sweat and sometimes even some urine stays around the head and dries up there cauesing a bad odor after a while, just be careful when you talk to him about this he might not even know this is a problem ok.
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Old 01-23-2003, 02:35 PM   #3
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There is only one reason for a penis to smell fishy.
It is semen, or pre-come, breaking down. It's possible that he is leaking pre-come, just from the thought of being with you. Mention that the smell bothers you, and ask him to wash it. It won't be a problem. No guy wants to think that he may be offending a potential lover.

 
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A fishy smell under the foreskin is normal in uncut guys, but it shouldn't be overpowering or offensive - if it is, it could be a sign he isn't pulling back the foreskin and washing under there everyday in the shower like he should, and if its really strong fishy smell, it could be a sign of a yeast or fungal infection under the foreskin.

The smell is from the natural sweating and oil secretion from the skin, trapped between two layers of skin that are always on top of each other. Often excess drops of urine and precum and semen get trapped under the foreskin too, and mix with the sweat and oils to further the odor and create smegma, along with dead skin cells that constantly come off the head and inner foreskin.

 
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this is a bit incorrect. A fishy smell comes from semen or pre-ejaculate. Smegma smells like the female scent. At least this is my experience.

 
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Originally posted by tommy124:
this is a bit incorrect. A fishy smell comes from semen or pre-ejaculate. Smegma smells like the female scent. At least this is my experience.
Semen or pre-*** shouldn't smell fishy, even when dry. Mine never smelled fishy, and I've never heard anyone else describe it that way.

I've never smelled smegma, so I can't say first hand what it smells like (often wondered actually).

 
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It is not the semen itself, but the sugars breaking down under a foreskin, or inside a vagina, that makes it smell fishy.
If you have gone down on a woman, you have likely smelled smegma, at least mildly.

 
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I was cut yesterday (medical reasons)...im 15...and had the same problem..but i did learn how to kill the smell 3 simple words...Soap and Water!!

 
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