First things first, let us tell you that it’s possible that you have swamp crotch and don’t even know it. It’s especially true given that for most out there, swamp crotch may simply mean a level of sweating that ends up drenching your underwear.
Before we begin, let us preface by saying that it’s probably not possible to keep that area sweat-free all the time. It’s natural for it to have some sweat, especially during those warm summer months or when you’re working out at the gym.
The real problem arises when you experience excessive amount of sweating in that area, which can obviously get quite nasty very quickly. The relatively good thing about it, though, is that the sweat there is usually odorless, unlike sweaty underarms which can give you a hard time keeping the foul smell being exuded under control.
It also needs to be taken into consideration though that it also depends on the level of hygiene you maintain around your crotch area.
But apart from the frequent icky feeling that swamp crotch may cause, it can turn into a real trouble. If the sweat makes its way to your butt crack and sits there for too long, it can lead to the accumulation of bacteria and germs, and even cause certain fungal infections.
Over time, it may also lead to a medical condition known as maceration, which tends to cause chronic itching and secondary infection. With that being said, you can easily prevent swamp crotch with just a few simple solutions.
Let’s take a look at them now.
Using Natural Powder To Control Perspiration
There seem to be many products out there that help deal with this problem. However, you would ideally only want to consider the natural ones, simple because they help deal with the problem – naturally.
The first and most important rule when choosing a powder for your private area is to avoid two specific chemicals.
These two chemicals are menthol and talc, with the former containing harmful properties that has been linked to causing cancer ( although the tests are currently inconclusive, it is still best to avoid it altogether ). The reason to avoid menthol is due to the fact that it may irritate people with sensitive skin, or even cause an unwanted burning sensation.
If you’re considering a baking product, experts usually recommend tapioca over cornstarch. It’s because that unlike the latter, the former is considered to be completely non-toxic, which helps prevent possible side effect of skin irritation, especially when using over a long period of time.
Some experts are of the opinion that you can even go for the same product(s) that you use for your underarms, but deodorant is still a big no. It isn’t considered to be effective enough for that area and may not even help tackle the constant sweating. Instead, you may want to look for words like “clinical” or “clinical strength”.
Wearing “Breathable” Underwear
When you’re dealing with some serious sweating on and around your crotch, you would want to not bother with fashion and instead simply go for what helps deal with the problem. That makes Lycra underwear a not-so-suitable option, and you would instead want to go for something that offers a great fit and a lot of breathing room.
Look for brands that advertise “breathable” underwear and give them a try.
It would help keep your testes cool and go a long way in preventing swamp crotch. Ensuring that your underwear is clean is also vitally important so don’t neglect that fact.
Adjusting Some Habits
Apparently, some of your habits, too, may be having quite an impact when it comes to swamp crotch. That being said, staying hydrated can be crucial and have very positive effects in getting rid of the problem for good.
However, while liquid would usually help, coffee is an exception and you would want to avoid it. It’s because it contains caffeine which is known to activate your sweat glands, thus being a major part of the problem itself.
Being a coffee lover myself, avoiding it is quite difficult to do, however in the scorching summer months it is a better idea to drink water or fresh juice instead.
Limiting the Moisture
While completely sucking up moisture in the area may lead to a dry skin, limiting the moisture may turn out to be helpful and is something that we recommend people with swamp crotch to do. It’s because sweat itself is odorless, but the breaking down of bacteria leads to the odor you despise so much.
Therefore, limiting the moisture can be especially useful for those who are dealing with sweating that also gives off an undesirable smell.
One way to do this is by shaving your pubic hair. This will make your crotch area significantly more breathable, and limit the moisture that arises. Aside from that, you can simply dry the area thoroughly when you feel it is getting bad, and once again opt for an underwear that is breathable for you and your boys down there.