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Men and body odor

How much are you willing to put up with?

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by Anonymousreply 83July 8, 2024 12:25 PM

None! Wash your ass and brush your teeth. Bad hygiene of any sort is a HUGE turnoff for me.

by Anonymousreply 1April 20, 2024 7:22 AM

Stanky white men are what I live for!

by Anonymousreply 2April 20, 2024 7:35 AM

Those are some disturbing pits.

by Anonymousreply 3April 20, 2024 7:37 AM

That has to be AI.

by Anonymousreply 4April 20, 2024 8:47 AM

Fucking disturbing AI that’s given the guy weird pit hair and a savage cleft lip.

by Anonymousreply 5April 20, 2024 8:50 AM

OP smells!!!

by Anonymousreply 6April 20, 2024 8:54 AM

"Put up with" will change according to the contexts in which I smell his body odor.

Also the blend of notes in the odor? Is it 30 year old man after being active all day? Is it a 60 year old man with acrid crotch or pits?

by Anonymousreply 7April 20, 2024 9:09 AM

None OP. Soap and water are your friends.

by Anonymousreply 8April 20, 2024 9:13 AM

Not much at all

by Anonymousreply 9April 20, 2024 10:00 AM

I actually like a little. I love smelling my bf's pits after exercise. Turns me on.

by Anonymousreply 10April 20, 2024 10:42 AM

I love it, but not clean smell is something different from “funk”

by Anonymousreply 11April 20, 2024 10:49 AM

Not only that, R5, but the AI-rendered nipple looks like a carcinoma.

by Anonymousreply 12April 20, 2024 10:58 AM

Gurl no! This mansmell trend needs to be reigned in.

by Anonymousreply 13April 20, 2024 12:08 PM

Showered in the morning and natural after work is what I live for. Gives me a hardon.

by Anonymousreply 14April 20, 2024 12:50 PM

Depends on how much I will be paid to put up with it

by Anonymousreply 15April 20, 2024 1:23 PM

The difference between wildly intoxicating and putrid is all in the man. If I'm not attracted, he'll never smell good.

by Anonymousreply 16April 20, 2024 2:49 PM

I like SOME guys' body odor. It an be like catnip. Not quite into "rank" yet (and given my age, that won't happen until another lifetime).

On the other hand, I've smelled that "freshly washed" skin and some of it is pretty awful. Not everyone who has "good hygiene" actually smells good when you sniff them during lovemaking. I guess some people don't realize this. Fortunately, some do. I always approached it on a case by case basis.

by Anonymousreply 17April 20, 2024 2:59 PM

Some of you guys are just nasty

by Anonymousreply 18April 20, 2024 3:02 PM

Some of you guys are just nasty ass.

by Anonymousreply 19April 20, 2024 3:33 PM

He has heroes on his lip

by Anonymousreply 20April 20, 2024 3:40 PM

that pit @ OP looks like Vadge's snatch

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by Anonymousreply 21April 20, 2024 3:42 PM

No stank. No funk. No ripeness. Men should smell like soap or deodorant or laundry detergent. A VERY subtle woodsy after shave can be acceptable. But not cologne. Men should not have a signature scent cologne. Trashy.

- The Rule Maker

by Anonymousreply 22April 20, 2024 3:47 PM

Sorry, but don't include me in with the "you're not a real man unless you smell like a man" fetishists.

by Anonymousreply 23April 20, 2024 3:51 PM

12-18 hours post-shower is my max. I've taken crowded trains through the backwaters of Europe so I know my personal limits.

by Anonymousreply 24April 20, 2024 4:31 PM

Almost anything bus swamp ass.

by Anonymousreply 25April 20, 2024 4:58 PM

^^^^ bus = butt, right?

by Anonymousreply 26April 20, 2024 9:36 PM

I was so into a guy I dated that I snitched his briefs when he went in to take a shower and sniffed repeatedly. The smelled like him, like sex. Made me hard all over again.

by Anonymousreply 27April 20, 2024 9:38 PM


I have five brothers. My tolerance disappeared as soon as the first one hit puberty. The fumes I had to endure growing up could qualify as a bioweapon of war in violation of the Geneva Conventions.

by Anonymousreply 28April 20, 2024 10:11 PM

None. I like a clean smelling man with no fragrances of any kind.

by Anonymousreply 29April 20, 2024 10:24 PM

Some musk in the crotch area is an aphrodisiac for me. Seems more common in dark-haired guys, for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 30April 23, 2024 4:24 AM

Poor guy needs a trimmer. Hair’s ok but don’t induce my gag reflex.

by Anonymousreply 31April 23, 2024 5:04 AM

BO and bad breath are deal breakers OP

by Anonymousreply 32April 23, 2024 5:06 AM

R30 I’m guessing thicker hair traps more odor.

by Anonymousreply 33April 23, 2024 5:11 AM

R33 The thought of that induces a gag reflex.

by Anonymousreply 34April 23, 2024 5:22 AM

Thick body hair traps bacteria, hence the body odor.

by Anonymousreply 35April 23, 2024 8:39 PM


by Anonymousreply 36April 27, 2024 1:57 PM

What amazes me is that some guys find "man stink" a turn on, whereas it makes me want to throw up. I can understand many fetishes even if I don't share them, but....not this one.

by Anonymousreply 37April 27, 2024 2:06 PM

Very low tolerance of it. I hooked up recently. Had a good time making out. We took it to his bedroom, and it was obvious he hadn't showered that day. Not bad, but just a feint hint of odor from his pits. I've been with guys when we were hot and sweaty from playing sports or working out, and musk can be a turn on. But this guy needed to wash away that stink. It wilted my cock.

by Anonymousreply 38April 27, 2024 2:33 PM

As long as it started with some Dial soap and Pepsodent or their equivalents just go about your day.

Some of the hottest sex I ever had was with a guy I took home from the gym repeatedly who wanted to live in my pits and bits after working out.

by Anonymousreply 39April 27, 2024 2:54 PM

Funny how kinky people can be - but you must smell "clean." Not part of this group, that's for sure!

by Anonymousreply 40April 27, 2024 3:55 PM

I have a thing for homely-cute Arab guys with b.o. Esp. if they're wearing sandals and you can see their feets.

I would go back to Iran with one and be his 'wife', wearing a burqa to hide our secret.

by Anonymousreply 41April 27, 2024 4:27 PM

R38 - "just a feint hint of odor from his pits"

Was he making deceptive movements with his armpits? Otherwise, there was probably just a faint hint of odor …

by Anonymousreply 42April 28, 2024 1:10 AM

I’m like Joan Crawford. I’m a clean freak but like really slutty sex.

by Anonymousreply 43April 28, 2024 1:23 AM

If I like his smell, I'm good with whatever he smells like. But cologne? Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 44May 9, 2024 5:39 AM

Not much. Cologne / perfume is fine by me though, I actually like many of them. Flowery feminine notes I actually quite like on a guy, fortunately I like the kind of guys that would wear something like that

[quote]What amazes me is that some guys find "man stink" a turn on, whereas it makes me want to throw up. I can understand many fetishes even if I don't share them, but....not this one.

R37 "Man stink" is not for me either, and I make sure I dont smell either, shower every day or more often when its hot

by Anonymousreply 45May 9, 2024 6:26 AM

Clearly nothin' but city folks on this thread. Men smell great, showered. They smell great unshowered, too. If you'd been slopping hogs for years and cleaning up after them, you'd come around to thinking that a funky-smelling man was still as sweet-smelling as a spray of Chanel No. 5.

by Anonymousreply 46July 2, 2024 8:19 PM

[quote]What amazes me is that some guys find "man stink" a turn on, whereas it makes me want to throw up. I can understand many fetishes even if I don't share them, but....not this one.

There is an enormous difference between the fetid stank of someone who doesn't bathe regularly and the smell of men who have good hygiene and have worked up a light sweat.

by Anonymousreply 47July 2, 2024 8:24 PM

My ex had a smell that could knock you over. I complained, but he said to get used to it and enjoy it. Now he's my ex.

by Anonymousreply 48July 2, 2024 8:41 PM

Why, my dear, it’s a tribble.

by Anonymousreply 49July 2, 2024 9:12 PM

My pussy stinks!

by Anonymousreply 50July 2, 2024 9:54 PM

[quote]R49: Why, my dear, it’s a tribble.—purr, purr

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by Anonymousreply 51July 2, 2024 9:54 PM

Only a days' worth of BO if you sniff his pits. Pubes maybe depending on how hot he is. Crack needs to be clean at all times.

I walked by a kid (IT-heavy background) at the gym yesterday and it was clear days' old BO. Disgusting. Reminds of the 90s when "uninhibited" guys would flaunt their nasty unshowered asses around to find other stinky dudes.


by Anonymousreply 52July 2, 2024 10:02 PM

I luvs me sum man musk

by Anonymousreply 53July 2, 2024 10:04 PM

I love it

but there is "dirty" and "odor" and a man's natural funk drives me wild. an unwashed person, no thanks

by Anonymousreply 54July 2, 2024 10:06 PM

[quote]There is an enormous difference between the fetid stank of someone who doesn't bathe regularly and the smell of men who have good hygiene and have worked up a light sweat.

Agreed, but which type are these people referring to when they say they're into "man stink?" I kind of think it's the former rather than the latter.

by Anonymousreply 55July 2, 2024 10:07 PM

I retired from the hook-up game about 25 years ago, when black underwear became popular, the better to cover up skid marks and piss stains.

No dick is worth catching a deadly disease, and I ain't talking about HIV.

by Anonymousreply 56July 2, 2024 10:22 PM

Then what deadly diseases ARE you talking about, R56?

by Anonymousreply 57July 2, 2024 10:27 PM

[quote]No dick is worth catching a deadly disease, and I ain't talking about HIV

You must mean the vapors.

by Anonymousreply 58July 2, 2024 10:27 PM

R56 = La senatrice

by Anonymousreply 59July 2, 2024 10:29 PM

I once hooked up with a guy who quite clearly hadn't put any deodorant on that day. It wasn't like he stank, but when he was shirtless I could detect a smell coming from his armpits.

I found it kind of insulting that he didn't think I was worth showering for!

by Anonymousreply 60July 2, 2024 10:53 PM

It's nice when sexy guys stink.

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by Anonymousreply 61July 2, 2024 10:55 PM

he aint stanky

he's my luvvah

by Anonymousreply 62July 2, 2024 10:59 PM

What R1 said.

by Anonymousreply 63July 3, 2024 1:12 AM


Scrub up you stanky animal!

by Anonymousreply 64July 3, 2024 2:45 AM

If it's enough for me to notice, it's too much.

by Anonymousreply 65July 3, 2024 4:28 AM

When hiking, I always go first.

by Anonymousreply 66July 3, 2024 4:33 AM

Stealth lesbian thead.

by Anonymousreply 67July 3, 2024 4:41 AM

If you’re planning to be intimate with someone, respect them and yourself enough to be clean. Basics.

by Anonymousreply 68July 3, 2024 5:09 AM

There’s a fine line between musky and funky. Sometimes it’s just personal chemistry between two people. What’s intoxicating to one person is vomit inducing to another. Askgaybros on Reddit had a similar thread to this within the past week. Some guys say they use salt deodorant because it keeps down the BO but lets the musk come through, and it doesn’t taste bad to lick. Learned something new, but of course, it could all be BS about BO.

by Anonymousreply 69July 3, 2024 7:58 AM

Straight white men do not understand showering. They STINK. Black men smell good or neutral. I have no idea why this is but I ride the bus every day in a large city and can attest to the stinkiness of white guys vs black.

by Anonymousreply 70July 3, 2024 10:36 AM

I was in a shop earlier and this workman came in. His BO was so bad it stunk the whole shop up. Now I get he works in manual labour but it was about 11am. There's no way he'd showered that morning and put deodorant on. I don't see how you can't smell it yourself when you stink that bad.

by Anonymousreply 71July 3, 2024 11:47 AM

He's gotta bathe daily and really scrub and rinse out the pits and butthole and crotch. Fresh sweat and a slight hint of musk / natural ripeness that just came in over the past day is one thing, and can be a turn on. 2nd day it turns nasty. 3rd day, EWWW, verging on homeless.

This is because bacteria breed bacteria, and it goes up by orders of magnitude and it happens fast.

by Anonymousreply 72July 3, 2024 11:59 AM

In most cases, a bar of Irish Spring and a really good deodorant will do the trick for most men. If a man starts slacking in his hygiene it usually means he's depressed and/or going through something terrible at the moment. Most people in America shower daily. In my experiences each man has his own natural scent especially below the waistline and in my humble opinion there's nothing better than going down on a guy after a long day at work, provided he showered that morning. I love that faint musky smell in a guys pubes. I prefer a man in his natural state. Some men really over do it with the colognes.

[quote] There’s a fine line between musky and funky.

Exactly. R69 gets it. Men don't need to smell like a garden ro be sexy. And I don't want a hairless, preening, pretty boy. Give me a man. I'll take G.I. Joe over Ken doll any day.

by Anonymousreply 73July 3, 2024 12:57 PM

I was being intimate with a nice young gorgeous man, and he smelled just like a bag of Funyuns, tragic!

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by Anonymousreply 75July 4, 2024 8:54 PM

[quote]lets the musk come through

r69 Human/male musk doesn't exist. The "musk" that people are familiar with comes from the male musk deer and is used in male fragrances. Even with that, the "musk" is synthetic because it's been deemed unethical to use animals.

The existence of human pheromones is also debatable as no such chemicals have ever been isolated and identified. Anything you smell coming from a human is just regular body odor and a sign that the individual simply needs to bathe. A clean human doesn't smell like anything and is completely odorless.

by Anonymousreply 76July 5, 2024 10:32 AM

"Honest" odor from a clean body that's beworking and sweating is fine.

Unless it's spontaneous sex and he has been or I have been working or exercising, I prefer not to be stinking when coming together.

Once we're at it who cares?

by Anonymousreply 77July 5, 2024 1:40 PM

A little musk after a workout or after a long day can be intoxicating with the right guy.

But that is a superfine line.

by Anonymousreply 78July 5, 2024 2:01 PM

Cologne or artificial fragrance is a dealbreaker when it comes to sex. I like a man who is clean, but has a natural male smell.

by Anonymousreply 79July 5, 2024 2:09 PM

Yeah I also like guys to smell natural. No cologne or fragrance. Ivory soap is just fine. And a little man-musk is HAWT.

by Anonymousreply 80July 5, 2024 10:17 PM

[quote]The existence of human pheromones is also debatable as no such chemicals have ever been isolated and identified. Anything you smell coming from a human is just regular body odor and a sign that the individual simply needs to bathe. [bold]A clean human doesn't smell like anything and is completely odorless.[/bold]

Humans have a smell. Soap and water and a coarse loofa make us clean to our own noses but other species can smell us, clean and otherwise. And the 'completely odoress' freshly scrubbed human non-smell is neither timeless nor universal, it's a modern invention in certain parts of the world. My parents who were born in the late 1920s in the U.S. always recalled 'the tradition of 'Saturday night baths' which in my lifetime has been replaced in the U.S. and U.K. with a popular image of people showering (not bathing) twice a day or even more.

A 'dirty' man does smell different than an (unbathed) deer, a bear, a dog, a cat. Our defining smell is exactly what we smell like dirty, not clinically scrubbed.

by Anonymousreply 81July 7, 2024 1:08 AM

About 10 years back a female work colleague always used to tell me I smelt nice. I worked with her once a week and every time she first saw me in the morning she'd comment on it. I used to just say that I didn't get why she thought that because I never wore cologne/EDT to work - I just put on a bit of deodorant in the morning.

It wasn't till much later I realised she was probably just flirting and because I had zero interest in her I didn't pick up on it. I wasn't offended in the slightest, but if the roles were reversed and it was a guy constantly telling a female colleague she smelt nice, it would come across as quite creepy.

by Anonymousreply 82July 8, 2024 10:52 AM

You’re attractive. You smell like a Democrat.

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