Help! My Balls Smell!Jolie Kerr6/14/13 3:35pmFiled to: SQUALORask a clean persondeadspin at your servicecleaninghow to cleanlifespinfldeadspinxysmelly ballsbath mats995EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkJolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here every other week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Email her.AdvertisementMy balls stink. Fresh out the shower, take two steps ... BAM!! Funky. Is there anything I can do about this or am I doomed to a dirty sack?You are not doomed to a funky sack, no! Great news, right? And actually, the three things I want you to make sure you're doing to help reduce testicular odor are pretty low-cost and low-effort, which is even more great news for you.AdvertisementBefore we get into those things, though, we must note this fact of life: ball smell varies from dude to dude, in just the same way vaginal scents vary from lady to lady. And now here we are talking about vaginal smells on Deadspin. NEVER A DULL MOMENT. The point of mentioning this this is that you may just be more naturally fragrant than other dudes and that's all part of God's great plan for us.With that out of the way, here are the three things you should be doing when it comes to caring for your testicles.1. In the shower, make sure you're giving your sack a proper cleaning.SponsoredThis will seem almost insultingly obvious to most people, but remember that not everyone gets a tutorial on the proper way to clean their bodies and some people truly don't know these things. (An example: I have a female acquaintance who once announced to a table full of people that since she washes her hair when she showers she figures that as the shampoo rinses out, it runs down her body and gets the rest of her clean. I collapsed immediately to the floor and promptly died. I'm writing this from the grave.)When I say a "proper cleaning," I mean this: really get in there and clean it. With your hands, sure. Better would be a washcloth. One of those puffer thingers would be fine too; I feel that a loofah would be too rough, but that is entirely your call. The reason that I recommend a washcloth is that it will help to slough off dead skin, which sounds more terrifying than it really is given the region of which we're speaking today. Dead skin build-up will cause odors, which was a thing we talked about when confronted with a pair of stinky feet.