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Do ALL 13 year old boy's rooms smell hideous or just mine?

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Wilburissomepig Sat 25-Nov-17 08:54:35

He showers twice a day, wears deodorant, bedding changed weekly, no food upstairs.

What the hell is that weird smell?

pinkmagic1 Sat 25-Nov-17 08:58:36

My 13 year old boys room also stinks. I was wondering just the same the other day. Think it is just a teenage boy smell!

Fekko Sat 25-Nov-17 09:01:15

Yup. Smelly boys!😷

Haudyerwheesht Sat 25-Nov-17 09:03:12

My slmost 11 year old boys does. It smells of mustiness.

thatcatpidgeon Sat 25-Nov-17 09:07:01

Yes, teenage boy room smell is a thing. When my youngest walks in to his teenage brother’s room (youngest is 8) & has perfected the overdramatic gag - clutching throat & falling to the floor routine. I feel much the same but just go in and fling windows open. It is an odd phenomenon as the teenager himself doesn’t smell!

Rolandrat12 Sat 25-Nov-17 09:12:25

I know what you mean, not a BO smell but musty. We were discussing it at football training and one of the mums likened it to a hamster cage smellgrin

TillyVonMilly Sat 25-Nov-17 09:12:49

Does he have any trainers in there? I’ve found it’s swety feet 😷

AppleKatie Sat 25-Nov-17 09:14:26

Yup it's a thing. Boys boarding houses reek.

I once worked in a school that swapped the boys and girls areas over for logistical reasons. The smell swapped within about 3 days it was extraordinary.

ScarlettDarling Sat 25-Nov-17 09:18:35

My 13 year old's room smells of fart first thing in the morning but that soon clears and it smells fine after that. I've got three brothers though and I remember their rooms reeking when we were younger.

Wilburissomepig Sat 25-Nov-17 09:32:00

Yes to the musty smell, that's it!

Where does it come from? No trainers in his room.

SpadesOfGlory Sat 25-Nov-17 09:34:51

My 18 year old brothers room stinks

I don't know what it is, he doesn't smell himself, it's just his room! Interestingly my other brother's room never smelt as bad.

Peachyking000 Sat 25-Nov-17 09:41:06

God I’m glad it’s not just my house - I have exactly the same problem

DotDashBeep Sat 25-Nov-17 09:44:34

Used tissues. 🤢

falange Sat 25-Nov-17 09:44:56

Sorry to say this but I always thought it must be the smell of the leftovers from wanking which I think 13 year old boys may do quite often. I could be wrong though.

PurplePillowCase Sat 25-Nov-17 09:51:22

animal cage comes to mind.

Rikalaily Sat 25-Nov-17 10:01:06

Ds is 15 now and the smell has improved but at that age he had that same musty smell to his room, and his hair! Even if he'd just washed it his hair ponged of it and I couldn't bear to breathe when I hugged him for a while.

NovemberWitch Sat 25-Nov-17 10:02:57

I think Falange is probably on the right track. Tissues and regular bin-emptying in addition to regular laundering of clothes and bedding, no food upstairs etc.

waterlego Sat 25-Nov-17 10:06:57

I have a 12 year-old DD and we always say her room smells like a rabbit’s cage! In her case, I’m pretty sure it’s not from excessive wanking but I could be wrong.

MagicFajita Sat 25-Nov-17 10:12:31

It's feet and sweat.

pinkmagic1 Sat 25-Nov-17 10:14:06

I agree, it definitely smells like an animal cage!

Fekko Sat 25-Nov-17 10:15:12

It smells like a dojo

multivac Sat 25-Nov-17 10:16:14

When ours were small and still sweet-smelling, my brother, who has a much older son, warned me that at the age of about 13, their room would suddenly, inexplicably, start to smell of 'raw hamburger'.

He wasn't wrong...

user1471548375 Sat 25-Nov-17 10:19:07

Sweat glands and hormones in overdrive.

WeatherDependent Sat 25-Nov-17 10:26:15

Yup it’s a boy thing!

I got mine some reed diffusers and regularly fling the windows open, bedding washed every week without fail and all shoes kept downstairs in a big basket with lid - no more smells wink

Bratsandtwats Sat 25-Nov-17 10:30:19

It's feet and semen. Yuk!

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