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Boyfriends fishy smell (maybe TMI!)

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huyt Sun 10-Mar-19 22:54:24

Name changed (for obvious reasons!)
Possible TMI, sorry!

I can't remember how long this has been ongoing for.
When DP gets hard, I always get hit with this fishy smell. I've never, ever heard about this in males before but it's prominent when he has an erection.
He says he washes it multiple times a day. His hygiene is otherwise good.
It actually puts me off any sort of intimacy with him at the minute as although it's not a strong smell, it's still there and it's still offputting.
Every time I so much as think about bringing it up with him, I don't because I just feel awkward and cringe for him (and me!)

Any advice at all? Tried Googling to see what on earth could cause it but got a multitude of answers!!!

Crunchymum Sun 10-Mar-19 22:57:59

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Sparklesocks Sun 10-Mar-19 22:59:21

Sorry to be graphic but is there a chance he’s not cleaning under his foreskin in his daily washing?

FoxSquadKitten Sun 10-Mar-19 22:59:53

Urine Infection?

Namechange8471 Sun 10-Mar-19 23:00:00

Could be another woman's vaginal secretions op.

LTB just in case. ..

Dieu Sun 10-Mar-19 23:00:21

Could it be dietary? In the same way that some men have funky smelling spunk?! 🤷‍♀️

PointlessUsername Sun 10-Mar-19 23:00:43

Get him to see the GP?

ValeurNutritive Sun 10-Mar-19 23:01:37


Birdsgottafly Sun 10-Mar-19 23:02:29

He needs to see a doctor. It's a sign of infection.

That's if he is cleaning himself properly.

You should have the confidence to bring it up with someone you're having sex with.

CherryPavlova Sun 10-Mar-19 23:05:08

Mammyloveswine Sun 10-Mar-19 23:05:52

How long have you been together? My dh only ever smells musty at worst and that's only if he's not showered. It's never an offensive smell.

He must notice? May be suggest you both get tested for stds?

I hope you're using condoms.

mrwalkensir Sun 10-Mar-19 23:06:44

could be a bacterial infection in the prostate - needs to get checked

gamerchick Sun 10-Mar-19 23:10:06

Fishy can indicate a UTI a quick Google says.

Tbf if my husband smelled fishy despite washing I would be telling him and asking him to get it checked out. If you're being intimate with someone you should be able to talk to them about it. I'd expect the same in return. It's just another concern for health

Drogosnextwife Sun 10-Mar-19 23:13:41

Are you sure he's washing properly?

Jupiters Sun 10-Mar-19 23:15:27

There was a guy who recently went on embarrassing bodies for something similar. Turned out he never cleaned under his foreskin and that was causing the smell.

CruCru Sun 10-Mar-19 23:28:12

To be fair, if he had a UTI, I'd expect it to be uncomfortable when he pissed.

Yes, he needs to see a GP.

Likethewind321 Sun 10-Mar-19 23:44:15

Nice answer @Valeur grin appreciative grin

Mmmhmmm Sun 10-Mar-19 23:47:03



I agree with this.

ViolaD77 Mon 11-Mar-19 00:40:43

My friend was seeing a guy that had fishy smelling bits, it turned out he had chlamydia 😑

TinselAndKnickers Mon 11-Mar-19 00:44:52

Washing it multiple times a day and it still smells of fish?! He needs to wash his willy properly grin

Aquamarine1029 Mon 11-Mar-19 00:56:39

That is absolutely disgusting. I wouldn't touch him or his nasty cock with a ten foot pole.

IfOnlyOurEyesSawSouls Mon 11-Mar-19 01:15:10

Infection... ? STD like chlamydia.

At best hes not cleaning his foreskin .

IfOnlyOurEyesSawSouls Mon 11-Mar-19 01:18:32

It could also be thrush which causes fishy smell in men.

BusterGonad Mon 11-Mar-19 01:55:51


Nothinglefttochoose Mon 11-Mar-19 04:20:31

Is he circumcised or not? If he’s not then he needs to pull his foreskin right back, wash it then dry it. If it still stinks the.ln he needs to go to the GP.

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