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Find out what MNers thought of Below the Belt Grooming - £300 voucher to be won for feedback!

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EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-May-18 16:01:25

This is the feedback thread for the 50 male Mumsnetters who tested the Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls gel in our first ever male only product test.

Testers received one of the following two fragrances:
- BELOW THE BELT GROOMING FOR MEN Fresh & Dry Balls Cool 75ml
- BELOW THE BELT GROOMING FOR MEN Fresh & Dry Balls Fresh 75ml

Here’s what Below the Belt Grooming have to say: “Below the Belt Grooming is a unique range of skincare products designed specifically for men. We all know men are badly designed in that area, and until now their needs have been ignored by skincare products, but Below the Belt Grooming is dedicated to getting it sorted.

Formulated with natural ingredients for gentle yet effective results, Below the Belt Grooming helps men feel fresh and dry in the groin area, all day every day. Ideal for men with busy lifestyles, such as commuting, active jobs, and travel, to keen sports enthusiasts or even a family bike ride at the weekend.

Below the Belt Grooming is proud to partner with Prostate Cancer UK; the leading health charity for men with prostate cancer and prostate problems. Below the Belt Grooming has pledged to raise £10,000 for Prostate Cancer UK over the next year, with 20p from every pack sold donated to the charity.”

Testers please answer the following questions:
- Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?
- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?
- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?
- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?
- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?
- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?
- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?

All testers who leave the required feedback will be entered into a prize draw, where one Mumsnetter will win a £300 voucher of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!
MNHQ

Standard Insight T&Cs Apply

almac1965 Mon 21-May-18 17:51:57

- Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?

There was an initial sensation of coolness. I work in a physical job, it has also been a bit warm recently. I definitely feel there was definitely a lesser feeling of sticky than I would have normally expected by the end of the day.

- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?

Day to day use, but it has been very warm and my work is physical.

- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?

It wouldn't be my favourite choice of gift, but it wouldn't get put in a drawer and left to gather dust.

- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?

I do, although I am happy to use some of my wife's products, where appropriate.

- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?

I wouldn't have said there was any discernable difference.

- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?

I probably wouldn't buy it. I'd expect it to be with male deodorants.

- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?

I could, if the right conversation was taking place.

jonl1 Mon 21-May-18 18:34:13

When I received the package I was very dubious about this product, as you all know our nether regions are the most sensitive parts of our bodies, and with that in mind I first applied the cream very carefully. With a wet flannel at hand incase of emergency I did as instructed and was happily suprised to find that it applied with no sting or burning sensation. I tested the fresh version and it had a pleasant smell and did exactly what it said on the tube. There is a kind of stigma when it comes our private parts and I would get abit paranoid if I was gifted this product by friends or family, I would think they were hinting at something, but that said I would certainly buy it myself. I would like to see it on sale along side other deodorants or shaving products. Overall I found the smell, application and design of this product to be fantastic and I would recommend all men to try this product.. Walk, run, sit and be confident that your below smells just as good as your up tops.

cycledad Mon 21-May-18 18:37:24

- Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?
The product works, being an active cyclist and a multi-drop lorry driver, as you can imagine things get a bit moist and warm down there. I can honestly say after using this that it is a lot better feeling and less clammy.

- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?
I was using it everyday, it is brilliant having a product like this in this pre summer that we are having at the moment. I have tested it to the extreme, where I am looking like a drowned rat and have still been comfortable between my legs and have noticed that there is a lot less chafing.
- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?
*I would not be upset, it is the same as getting shower gel and deodorant, I would definitely use it as I know that it works, I would not have considered a product like this if i had not been given the opportunity to test it.*blush
- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?
Up until now I have been using my partner's skin care products, it is about time that there were more specific products for men.
- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?
Self confidence, no, but definitely made life more comfortable and so was a lot happier sitting in traffic without feeling like I was wearing damp underwear.
- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?
Yes, I would definitely buy this as I am a convert to this type of product now.
- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?
I have already been spreading the word about this with the guys at work and cycling club.

RadagastTheBrown Mon 21-May-18 18:39:36

- Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?
I was very dissatisfied with the product. Maybe I have overly sensitive skin but the cooling ‘tingle’ after application was unpleasant and bordered on the downright painful. I noticed no difference in freshness or dryness.

- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?

Day to day after showering but that included daily 5 mile walks with the dogs.

- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?

Not particularly impressed. It’s not the sort of present I would want and I would also wonder why someone would think I needed it....

- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?

I don’t dislike them but there is nothing particular specific neeeded. If I’ve felt sweaty down there in the past, I’ve just sprayed my normal deodorant which worked a treat.

- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?

You’re kidding, right? No.

- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?

I will certainly not be buying this product.

- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?

No.

On another point, I suspect I’m the wrong demographic for this product but why does it have to use crude language? I mean the instructions for Vagisil doesn’t use the word ‘flaps’ so why does this use ‘balls’? Groin or even scrotum would have been fine in my opinion.

Superdad01 Mon 21-May-18 19:19:17

Yes the product worked felt fresh all day and much more comfortable in this hot weather as I drive around all day for work nice and cool mainly used it daily and used after shower in the mornings and once as part of my routine for going out in the evening most things are focused on for women these days so it’s good that men are being recognised for body products too , wouldn’t say it improved my confidence but certainly felt fresher, would buy again,don’t think I would expect this as a present from anyone depends on who is gifting it if the wife I would think is she trying to tell me something lol if siblings would think as more of a joke present ,would expect to find it with the men’s shower gels etc have already recommended it to a few mates at work .

alliwantforchristmasis Mon 21-May-18 19:38:44

- Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?

So I have to do a lot of walking for my job which can make you quite sweaty in certain places, I actually took this to work (kept in my locker),and on my break I applied to see if it would make me feel better. Well after an initial warming feeling it made me feel a hell of a lot fresher, cooler and not as sweaty so I was happy with the product but needed to reapply though the day to get the dry fresh feeling.

- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?

I used it for my general day to day but I walk a hell of a lot for my job (approx 12 miles a day).

- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?

I would feel embarrassed if it was bought for me as I do keep on top of my personal hygiene and I'd feel that whoever bought it me was trying to say something without words.

- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?

Not bothered as I use both male designed products and female designed products, whatever does the job best I will use.

- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?

It didn't make me feel more confident or improve my mood, it did make me feel less sweaty down there for a while, but my deodorant did that too.

- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?

I already have bought it again but this time as a spray instead of the cream, I bought it from a website that I use for male grooming products (www.lookfantastic.com).

- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?

I don't have many secrets for my work colleagues or family and yes I have talked about this product to them ... I told them how fresh it made me feel and less sweaty so saying it might be good for them to use as well I know it sounds weird to talk about this type of thing ( not the manly thing to talk about) but I have worked with the men for over 5 years and we talk about a lot worse than this so it wasn't that bad and my family apart from who I work with I told them to try it as it might make them feel better through the day.

McKean Mon 21-May-18 20:08:39

Product received: Fresh and Dry Balls Cool

Overall satisfaction: I am happy with the product. I was somewhat worried that it might be a novelty item but it did actually work.

Did they feel fresh and dry all day?: Steady, thats quite an ask... but in the main, yes. In fact on the rare occasion I forgot to apply I certainly was aware that I was not using the product! Only at the end of a long back shift in the heat (bearing in mind I still shower and apply in the morning regardless) was there a hint of discomfort “below the belt” as opposed to suffering throughout the shift.

Usage: For me it was day to day regardless of wether I was engaging in sports or not.

How would I feel if I was given it as a present?: The same as when I saw the add for testers.. “for real? Seriously? OK, I’ll try it...”
Knowing what I know now I’ll happily buy it for myself. In fact, several of my colleagues have been persuaded to buy and try.

Do I like male specific products?: Yes, what’s not to like?

Did this improve my confidence/mood?: Not going to lie here, its a no. But I did feel it was a benefit and I intend to continue using.

Would I buy it again?: Yes. Looking forward to trying the “fresh” one next.

Would I recommend?: Already done it and will continue to do so.

NewModelArmyMayhem18 Mon 21-May-18 20:55:03

- Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?
Particularly helpful sitting on the Tube in the hot weather.

- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?
On hot days.

- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?
I'd think it was a joke most likely. Although I guess if it catches on as a concept, I maybe wouldn't mind...

- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?
Yes.

- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?
No not at all.

- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?
Possibly not. Might recommend it to teenage DS though. Expect to find it with men's deodorants and other male products (shaving stuff).

- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?
Yes most likely to teenage son but it's a concept too far for me really.

stinkybee Mon 21-May-18 21:35:15

- Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?
Yes quite satisfied. Seems to work quite well, I tested it by using it one day and not another. Definitely works.

- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?
More for day to day use but did also use it for sporting activities.

- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?
Amused and pleased

- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?
Usually slightly cynical about something being especially formulated for men but there are some good products.

- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?
Certainly lifted my mood short term, has a great sensation and pleasant fragrance.

- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?
Not sure if I would buy again. It was good but not life changing. Maybe if it was on a good offer I would consider it.

- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?
I would be positive about it but I wouldn't go as far as to recommend they buy it

Sleavercole123 Mon 21-May-18 21:58:12

I have never seen a product such as this before so I was keen to try it out. I definitely noticed the difference especially when waking up the next day and everything still smelt fresh.
I used this for day to day use but would use it for playing sport.
I would be happy to receive this as a gift especially as I have already used it.
It’s good to have products designed for men.
I wouldn’t say this improved my confidence but I can say that I was very impressed with the product and how effective it is.
I would purchase the product and would expect to see it in supermarkets, chemists, department stores, online etc
I would definitely recommend. My only suggestion for improvement would be a roll on or spray as well as gel. Finally thank you to Below the Belt Grooming and Mumsnet for sending me the product to test

Kraigywoo Tue 22-May-18 09:33:34

First of all I'd like to say thank you for choosing me as a tester (or should that be testee?).
I received the Cool version of the product.
I was a bit sceptical about applying what is effectively a deodorant to my intimate area and upon first application the tingle from the cooling effect did take me by surprise.
The fragrance is pleasant and once over the shock the tingle is actually quite nice.
I have quite an active and physical job and we have had some rather warm weather, so thought this would be perfect for putting Fresh and Dry through it's paces. I have to say I was a bit underwhelmed.
I didn't find it felt drier or fresher. I don't know if it smelt any fresher as my nose doesn't reach that far and so I have no benchmark for comparison.
I found it left a powdery residue which looked like a chronic case of dandruff each time I went to the toilet.
I don't think I would buy this product for what it has been intended, however it is marvellous when applied to your feet!
I think because intimate deodorant for men is not a common thing, it would be difficult for men to immediately include this as part of their cleansing routine (I kept forgetting to use it).
I can't see a situation arising where I would feel the need to recommend this, or any product of the same nature, to friends or family (it seems a bit weird).
I purchase/use grooming products based on intended use and performance rather than gender orientated.
Overall: Love the fragrance, smart packaging and the inner teenager in me did giggle at the product name and directions.

WibbleBoy Tue 22-May-18 19:35:22

- Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?
I was initially sceptical about the product, and was expecting a mediocre product that was purely marketing driven. However after using the product during the recent hot spell, I can state that it did indeed work, and helped significantly reduce the discomfort while sitting at a desk in a hot office all day. Initially I found the instructions confusing, since it states that it should be used when applying anti-perspirant, but I'm assuming that it actually meant then you use anti-perspirant on other parts of the body.

- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?
Generally used as part of my day-to-day routine, however also helped during long hours of gardening and DIY over the recent hot, sunny weekends.

- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?
It depends on who the gift was from. Generally it could be seen as a novelty gift (due to the name), but some people (not me personally) could take offence if given a product which is aimed at reducing the symptoms of a sweaty groinal area.

- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?
I generally prefer products which don't have an overwhelming "masculine" scent, and tend to stick to gender-neutral, unscented products where possible. Hoever, I found the "cool" scent subtle and inoffensive.

- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?
It did make me less self-conscious of how I may smell towards the end of a working day, particulary in the confines of a small office environment; however I still felt the need for a good second wash down on really hot days.

- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?
I would consider buying the product again, if I saw it on the shelf. However, I'm not sure if I would purposely hunt it down if it wasn't in plain view. I guess it depends on the pricing and availability.

- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?
I'm not sure whether I would recommend it during a typical conversation; however if a suitable topic came up in conversation (such as a changing room), then I would recommend it to them (under the assurance that it by no means meant that they were a stinky sod).

JoshJoshJosh Tue 22-May-18 20:58:13

Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?

Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised by this it did actually work and lasted all day. I was definitely sceptical but was happy to be proved wrong.

- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?

Been using it day to day. On the occasions I played 5 a side after work it still seemed to work pretty well

- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?

No. I hate getting toiletries as a gift. I buy my own. I'm quite specific with what I use. There are plenty of more interesting things to receive.

- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?

Not really overly fussed. If it does a job for a part of the anatomy only us gentlemen have then yes. If you released a showergel would I buy it. Probably not.

- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?

After a couple of indoor 5 a side games in sauna like conditions due to current weather I'd say it was a bit of a boost. Can't say worrying aboit the state of my balls is a constant self worry though.

- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?

Yes definitely would. I imagine it to be with deodrant products.

- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?

My wife already seems to have done so on my behalf with everyone we know seemingly in the knowledge I was trialling this - cheers dear. Yes I would it does a specific job and works well.

gareth19 Tue 22-May-18 22:38:22

Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?
Not hugely satisfied - I don't struggle significantly, but didn't feel it made much difference. It had a nice smell though (I had the fresh version).

Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?
A bit of both - day-to-day and a trip to the gym.

How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?
Really upset! It isn't packaged like a premium product, but more to the point I'd wonder what message they were trying to tell me.

Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?
Yes, generally.

Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?
No. I might be worried if it did...

Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?
Unlikely, but if I did then I'd expect to find it near male deodorants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?
Unlikely - I don't recall discussing deodorant with others, never mind one for this area. And it has a really, really daft/embarrassing name.

DiagramFan Wed 23-May-18 10:37:45

Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?
Moderately satisfied - I don't have an issue with my balls feeling unfresh or wet each day so it's unlikely that the product was ever going to improve things in that department.
Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?
I'm not an active, sporty person so just used the product after showering each morning.
How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?
I'd wonder why I received it?! I can't see a situation whereby somebody would buy it for me. The only person that buys my cosmetic products is my wife and she generally sticks to the products I use regularly.
Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?
Yes, but these are generally limited to good quality moisturisers for the face and body.
Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?
Not at all but that would probably be the case for any other product that I use.
Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?
It's not something that I felt gave me any additional benefit. Perhaps if I had horrendously sweaty balls all the time, it would be something that I would use again if I knew it kept them dry. I'd expect to find it in somewhere like House of Fraser/John Lewis in the cosmetics section. Perhaps Boots but I wouldn't expect to see it in Tesco etc.
Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?
No - for a couple of reasons. Firstly it would unlikely to ever come up in conversation and secondly because it made no difference to my overall general groin freshness. If in the event a friend mentioned they had an issue down there, then I would mention I tested it and they could give it a go.

Korgms20 Wed 23-May-18 21:06:17

Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?

It certainly helped me with 'freshness' issues. They felt nice and fresh without discomfort.

After an unforgetful accident with a bottle of aftershave when young and what I can only remember as 'great balls of fire', I initially treated the product with some trepidation. The shower head with blasts of cooling water was on standby just in case I felt the need to run around the house screaming 'they're on fire, they're on fire'.

Sometimes its good to be wrong. No blasts of water or Yorkshire fire brigade were needed.

Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?

I used it for everyday use on my jewels. As for sporting activities I found it gave me no advantages at any sort of sports with the tube far too small for either a tennis or Cricket bat. However in terms of exercise including 5 flights of stairs at work, sat for long periods of time at a computer and taking he manic spaniel for a walk. I felt nice and fresh. Or did the spaniel take me for a walk?

How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?

Now I have tried I would be happy. However unsolicited, I would have been concerned that whoever sent me it thought I had smelly balls and were they telling me some embarrassing news! 'Hey mate, you've got smelly balls!".

Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?

Depends on what it is and if it works!

Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?

I have no idea how cream cooled balls would improve my confidence! What a bizarre question!

Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?

Yes! Most defiantly. They sell it in Boots. Such a small amount is needed the tube lasts for ages!

Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?

No. If I bought this for a family member, one would expect their foot rammed very quickly up my neither areas or in full in my mouth. It would be great way to lose friends.

Shris Wed 23-May-18 21:25:52

Fresh & Dry Balls - Cool

Well I have to admit that when I was sent this to test I was dubious to say the least. To be honest I thought it was going to be a joke product.

Upon opening the package, I found the item eye catching. I then read the instructions on it and laughed. It is made so clear and concise as to what needs to be done that a lot of blokes I know couldn't fail to apply it properly.

Luckily I was given this during some of the really hot weather that we have been having to test, so I could really see if it worked.

I found that each time I applied it , there was a warm sensation. A milder warmth than when applying deep heat to your leg for example. It soon dried as if you had not applied it.

I then spent several hours working out in the heat digging and found that I did hot get hot and sticky bollocks like I might normally. They actually stayed cool and dry.

This is something that I would recommend to others that I think would get some benefit for it. Also, it is something that I would give as a gift to some of the women I know, knowing that it would get a laugh and they would make thier old man use it.

You only have to use the smallest amount. Unless of course you have an enormous sack, in which casr, the tube wont last as long.

This is something that I have applied on a daily basis and do intend to continue in the future.

Thanks for opening my eyes to something new and giving me the opportunity to try it.

Papu5000 Wed 23-May-18 21:36:18

Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?

I am quite satisfied with the product, it did what it says on the tube.

- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?

I used it in day to day activities (office, long drives...)

- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?

I wouldn’t like it I am afraid, I find the name of the product a little vulgar.

- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?

Yes I do

- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?

No I didn’t see any improvements, not that any was much needed.

- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?

No I wouldn’t buy it again, but I would expect to find it in the men’s aisle.

- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?

If the name was more common and less vulgar then yes I would

BicycleProjects Thu 24-May-18 21:01:08

I would say I was more satisfied than I expected to be with the freshness and dryness of my balls. I found the initial sensation pleasant, and experienced freshness and dryness for, I would say, a few hours. After this i didn’t consciously notice any difference, however saying that, I could tell that there was some applied. I found that there was not really being a dignified way to apply the fresh and dry to my balls, and if you’re ‘on the go’ you end up with a fresh and dry hand too.

The test product came at the perfect time coinciding with some extraordinarily hot weather, I used it both day to day and for cycling but both were fantastically hot my balls would certainly not have had a hope of being dry and fresh without the lotion.

It depends who gave it to me, having worked in a bicycle shop before which stocked the product I had considered giving it to someone in jest at the time, a little tongue in cheek. If it were given to me by someone familiar with both the problem giving it to offer a solution I would accept gratefully, similar to chamois cream in the cycling world.

Do I like products specifically for men? Not in general no, I feel it is usually a marketing exercise with manly fonts and colours. I generally use ‘women’s shower gels shampoos body lotions etc this particular product may not be suitable for women in the same way it is for men.

The product improved my mood after application, it was good, self confidence didn’t come into it.

Maybe at the right price, I think the bottle has lasted longer than I expected so that has been nice! I’d expect to find it in sports/running stores, if in supermarkets and chemists I’d look in the anti-perspirants/lotions

I would recommend this to others, but I wouldn’t promise ‘ultimate comfort’ for a full day

Thanks for the bottle!

Thatforagameof Sat 26-May-18 17:14:58

Testers please answer the following questions:
- Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?
Yes i was satisfied with the product although i wouldnt say they kept my balls fresh all day but most of the day.

- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?
Day to day use

- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?
I would find it quite an embarrasing and inappropriate gift.

- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?
No not necessarily, i like othe products that are for either sex.

- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?
A little bit

- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?
Yes in the summer, i would expect to find it in a large chemist like boots.

- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?
Yes if they had mentioned they had sweaty ball symptoms.

LDMS Sat 26-May-18 22:00:39

Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?
The short answer is no. While it did keep my nether region feeling good, well no exactly good, but not sweaty for the whole day, I didn't really notice much difference.

- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?
Primarily I used this for day to day use, I did on one evening after work go for a 5k jog. As this was at the end of the working day I had already started to feel a bit sweaty down below, particularly in the crease between my balls and inner thigh.

- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?
This is certainly not something you give as a gift. I'm sorry, but my balls are personal and would be a bit insulted if given this as a serious gift. Though, if I had mentioned to my wife that my balls have been getting sweaty lately and was advised of this product I might have been inclined to look it up.

- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?
Yes! Unreservedly. We males and our bodies are not the same as our ladies, not only physically but chemically (hormonal difference). Whereas I'm generally hot blooded more often that not, my other half is mostly cold (and don't I know it when she puts her cold feet on me at nighttime!)

- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?
I felt self assured before using this product insofar as I don't usually suffer from sweaty balls often. It made more self conscious if anything especially knowing that I was testing it.

- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?
No, I would buy this product. I clean myself daily and dry thoroughly after washing. Applying this product in additional to my daily routine seems unnecessary.

- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?
I'll be telling my closet mates about this trail and my thoughts on it, even so far as to recommend they try it for themselves, but not to influence their decision through praise. They can make up their own mind about it.

If anyone reading this does not know much about this product, it is similar to using aftershave cooling gel. If, for any reason, you are delicate in your nether regions and you shave down there or have a cut from scratching your balls, this product will sting momentarily. It will take a minutes or two to absorb and leave you dry. The Fresh version has a light pleasant scent, and is recommended to use after showering. I found it can also be used after a normal wash and does make you feel smooth and clean afterwards. I would not say it lasts all day and may not make much difference if you are already hygienic with your gonads.

BeeDaddy Sun 27-May-18 21:30:12

- Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?

Opening the tube, I was greeted by a pleasing scent reminding me of mint (which I love!). It goes on easily and was not at all greasy. There is a pleasant tingling coolness (I had the ‘cool’ version of the gel) and feeling of freshness.

- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?

Day-to-day every morning, butnalos after showering after runs.

- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?

If I had been unaware of it, I’d have laughed, but then been pleasantly surprised on using it. Not sure if I’d want it from my parents though!

- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?

Not usually. I’m the sorta guy who washes, shampoos, conditions and shaves with a bar of soap.

- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?

I get less hot and bothered during the recent warm weather (in our hot office). The feeling did last until later in the day.

- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?

Would buy again. Probably chemists like Boots and supermarkets.

- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?

Friend/brother - yes. Dad - no!

Boo2007 Mon 28-May-18 18:53:54

Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day?
Satisfied, yes fresh all day.

- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use?
day to day use

- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift?
Yeah now ive tried it I would be ok with it

- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body?
Yes
- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life?
Not really
- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?
yes and prob internet
- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?
yes

justmatureenough2bdad Tue 29-May-18 15:49:48

-Overall, how satisfied were you with the product? Did your balls feel fresh and dry all day? Overall, i was greatly satisfied by this product; on a number of lengthy road trips on swelteringly hot days, my genitalia remained as fresh as a refrigerated kiwi and as dry as roasted peanuts
- Did you use the product for anything in particular such as sporting activities, or was it more for day-to-day use? Primarily day-to-day use, but it was definitely a boon while trews-clad at a highland ceilidh
- How would you feel if you were given Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls as a gift? That perhaps someone was a shade over-invested in the degree of perspiration in my genital region - however, never look a gift-horse in the mouth...
- Do you like products that are specifically designed just for men and the male body? Can't say that i've formed an opinion either way; i've no particular aversion to slathering the odd bit of mango body butter or rose-scented moisturising lotion on my male body when the situation calls for it..
- Did you find that using this product improved your self confidence and/or mood in your day-to-day life? My mood was definitely improved by avoiding the late-afternoon crotchal-discomfort and boxer-leg wiggle associated with the sweaty ball-sac
- Would you buy Below the Belt Grooming Fresh & Dry Balls again? If so, where would you expect to find the product when shopping for it?
on balance, i think i probably would buy this were i to find it with the "male grooming products". I might crack a smile if someone put it with the nuts....
- Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member? Probably not, not reflecting the product's efficacy, more the balance of probabilities in reaching a conversational point at which it would be appropriate. If i saw a chum in visible groinal discomfort, i'd be more inclined to point them to a doctor than the testicular anti-perspirant....

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