HELP MY FRIEND SMELLS

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    Jun 11, 2010 8:58 AM GMT
    MY FRIEND AND I HAVE BEEN FRIENDS SINCE LIKE THE FIRST GRADE. WE BOTH CAME OUT TO EACH OTHER AT THE SAME TIME AND EVERYTHING. WE BASICALLY DO EVERYTHING TOGETHER. LIKE THE OTHER DAY WE WERE CHANGING LIKE RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER TO GO SWIM AND I SMELT A FOUL ODOR. OMG IT WAS BAD. I DIDNT SAY ANYTHING. TONIGHT HE COME IN MY ROOM AFTER HE GETS OUT OF THE SHOWER AND WALKS BY MY BED WITH HIS BOXERS ON AND I SMELL IT AGAIN.I THINK HE HAS SOME KIND OF PROBLEM

    1) HOW DO I TELL HIM HE SMELLS DOWN THERE?

    2) HOW CAN I TELL HIM TO FIX IT?
  • Delivis

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    Jun 11, 2010 9:18 AM GMT
    Step 1: Turn off your caps lock.
  • tajsreve

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    Jun 11, 2010 9:33 AM GMT
    Delivis saidStep 1: Turn off your caps lock.


    lol. I'm so sure now he will smell so much better with this tip!

    Its Ty.... well if he is your best friend... then just tell him.
    If it were me... I wouldn't even think twice about it. If he gets mad or embarassed by it.so be it. A good friend telling you that would be way better than someone you don't know or just getting to know, then starting to have a little fun... getting halfway there and going... eeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwww... Right or Wrong?!?!
    If you can smell it and you ain't doin' it... It can't be good!
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    Jun 11, 2010 1:53 PM GMT
    ha samething happen to me last week, my roomate took a shower & still had a funky smell....guess is just his natural b.o....anyways i will just say just get over it :L
  • njnick

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    Jun 11, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    Maybe he's not washing his towel frequently enough & is getting a moldy smell from his towel.......
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    Jun 11, 2010 2:01 PM GMT
    shower, disgusting pigs.
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    Jun 11, 2010 2:32 PM GMT
    If you do BASICALLY EVERYTHING TOGETHER, then why not give him a bubble bath. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 11, 2010 3:18 PM GMT
    If you're that close, tell him smells odd at times. Ask him if all's OK. Be a friend.

    "1) HOW DO I TELL HIM HE SMELLS DOWN THERE?

    2) HOW CAN I TELL HIM TO FIX IT?

    You make your friendship sound fragile. icon_wink.gif


    -Doug
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    Jun 11, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
    I had a roommate that smelled really really bad once. I found that leaving clues like conspicuously spraying fabreeze around the suite seemed to help. I normally just kept to myself to avoid the smell but I understand you can't do that. Just leave some big clues around and if he doesn't take them then approach him nicely about it. You don't want to offend him, I know how awkward it can be trying to bring up this subject.
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    Jun 11, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    meninlove said If you're that close, tell him smells odd at times. Ask him if all's OK. Be a friend.

    "1) HOW DO I TELL HIM HE SMELLS DOWN THERE?

    2) HOW CAN I TELL HIM TO FIX IT?

    You make your friendship sound fragile. icon_wink.gif


    -Doug



    OH Guys....You wouldn't want your best friend to talk to you like that....would you? icon_eek.gif Your best friend being concerned about you is stepping a little over the line don't you think? icon_razz.gif

    The bubble bath is a winner for me. Cool....then lotion rub down, baby powder all over and sprinkle of " Trouble for Men Cologne". The dude is good to go!

    BTW...do you think they still make "Ken" in scuba gear for the bubble bath routine.....just saying.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 11, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    You tell him politely. Whats the issue?

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    Jun 11, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
    A friend of mine had a group dedicated to him on facebook once because of his rank, nasty, funk. His roommate created it and I think about two dozen people joined. icon_lol.gif

    Sadly it is gone now. icon_sad.gif

    It was called, "I have smelt XXXXX XXXX" and even he was a part of the group. Gawd he stunk, and sometimes he'd wash himself with cologne, bleh.
  • tazzari

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    Jun 11, 2010 4:31 PM GMT
    dr. Johnson: "I smell, you stink."
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 11, 2010 4:47 PM GMT
    Its_Ty saidMY FRIEND AND I HAVE BEEN FRIENDS SINCE LIKE THE FIRST GRADE. WE BOTH CAME OUT TO EACH OTHER AT THE SAME TIME AND EVERYTHING. WE BASICALLY DO EVERYTHING TOGETHER. LIKE THE OTHER DAY WE WERE CHANGING LIKE RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER TO GO SWIM AND I SMELT A FOUL ODOR. OMG IT WAS BAD. I DIDNT SAY ANYTHING. TONIGHT HE COME IN MY ROOM AFTER HE GETS OUT OF THE SHOWER AND WALKS BY MY BED WITH HIS BOXERS ON AND I SMELL IT AGAIN.I THINK HE HAS SOME KIND OF PROBLEM

    1) HOW DO I TELL HIM HE SMELLS DOWN THERE?

    2) HOW CAN I TELL HIM TO FIX IT?






    I had a friend in college like this. It was really a problem. It was sad because he sort of started getting the nickname "Stinky" behind his back. Finally, I sat him down and told him as gently and sensitively as humanly possible that he, well, SMELLED. It was embarrassing for him at first, and he didn't even understand how he could smell because he showered every day. I encouraged him to be sure to shower every morning before leaving the house, and definitely again if he goes out at night or after working out, and to definitely wear deodorant because "Anyone would stink after a few hours in the Arizona heat without wearing deodorant". All I know is that from that day forward he never stunk again.
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    Jun 11, 2010 5:21 PM GMT
    If I smelled bad I would want my friends to tell me so that I could do something about it. Good or bad a friend should tell you something like that ASAP. It's no fun walking around smelling like and possibly looking like Pig Pen.

    I've told my friends they've had some raunchy smells coming off of them but I did it in a way so that it wasn't embarrassing. If you are his friend then you need to tell him because if you don't then someone else will and they might not be as kind as you when they tell him of his odor.

    Tell him to switch soaps or take two showers a day instead of one. Maybe he's a sweater, needs to change his laundry soap or he's eating some kind food that give off a smell or whatever but you should let him know immediately before it gets worse. The power of smell is mighty fierce and I've heard stories of people being ostracized because of it.
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    Jun 11, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    Just man up and say "dude, you're rank right now!" If you really are best friends, it's your responsibility to give him the uncomfortable truth. If you want to be a good brother to him, let him know before some guy he's got the hots for turns tail and runs from the stench! icon_eek.gif

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    Jun 11, 2010 6:11 PM GMT
    He smelled after he came out of the shower?icon_eek.gif He may have an odor problem and not realize it. People can't smell their own body odor so he should know about this.

    You need to tell him (politely, guys have feelings too) that he smelled a bit when he came out of the shower. Bring up the subject about funky smells and go from there.

    Does he have many close friends? It seems somebody would have noticed it by now and told him. You might not be the first to tell him if he smells that bad.

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    Jun 11, 2010 6:51 PM GMT
    Tell him and also suggest (1) a good shampoo/soap whatever (2) a good deodorant/antiperspirant. People do not get hints. They often do not know. They think your hints are about you, not them.

    You need to be direct, private (is he likely to read this thread?), non-confrontational, non´-optional, and helpful with a solution. Sometimes it´s not him, it´s his clothes. I had a workout shirt like that once: it smelt fine when room temp, but when it got warmer on me it started to smell. It also helps if you are not obsessive yourself, otherwise he might think it´s about you again.
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    Jun 11, 2010 9:23 PM GMT
    Its_Ty saidMY FRIEND AND I HAVE BEEN FRIENDS SINCE LIKE THE FIRST GRADE. WE BOTH CAME OUT TO EACH OTHER AT THE SAME TIME AND EVERYTHING. WE BASICALLY DO EVERYTHING TOGETHER. LIKE THE OTHER DAY WE WERE CHANGING LIKE RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER TO GO SWIM AND I SMELT A FOUL ODOR. OMG IT WAS BAD. I DIDNT SAY ANYTHING. TONIGHT HE COME IN MY ROOM AFTER HE GETS OUT OF THE SHOWER AND WALKS BY MY BED WITH HIS BOXERS ON AND I SMELL IT AGAIN.I THINK HE HAS SOME KIND OF PROBLEM

    1) HOW DO I TELL HIM HE SMELLS DOWN THERE?

    2) HOW CAN I TELL HIM TO FIX IT?


    KISS (Keep It Simple Silly)

    You: "Dude, you fucking reek!"

    Enough said.

    If his clothes don't stink, and he's freshly showered, then, he may have a medical condition, but, either way, just say it, and get it said.

    Life is too short for bullshit drama.
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    Jun 11, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    Like my friend CuriousJockAZ above me here, I have a buddy from my fraternity that had a similar problem. He washed thoroughly (I saw him!) and he used a good soap. But shortly thereafter his pits smelled badly. It turned out to be his Mennen deodorant. It works for me - but it just didn't work for him...... I got him to switch to something else - - and no more problem.

    Now if your friend's problem is further down south - - guys need to know to reach a finger inside and thoroughly clean up there. I would even try douching if that is called for. There has got to be a solution to this!

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    Jun 11, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    I dont know, all my good friends know Im way too honest and I tell them whats going on without even thinking twice, they already know how my brain is wired. I simply go like dude WTF you smell...but usually they go like SO DO YOU!
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Jun 11, 2010 9:32 PM GMT
    Do it in a Brah way.. like DUDE you fucking smell go shower and LOL about it; just do it. You guys are brah's right? So do it like a Brah!
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    Jun 11, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidDo it in a Brah way.. like DUDE you fucking smell go shower and LOL about it; just do it. You guys are brah's right? So do it like a Brah!


    Definitely the best piece of advice on this post....
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    Jun 11, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    Ok, your eighteen.

    I am guessing he is uncut and was never taught that the foreskin roles back (Must have yucky cheesie buildup). Something some parents neglect to teach uncut boys how to wash their penis. He probably has a yeast infection because of poor cleaning technique. If your smelling it thats what it probably is. Oh, if it is this it also hurts like hell.

    How to care for the uncircumcised penis:
    the uncircumcised male should retract, or pull back, the foreskin and clean underneath it daily. It should be a part of his daily hygiene routine. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that the foreskin should be cleansed by following the steps below:

    •Gently, not forcefully, pull the foreskin away from the tip of the penis.
    •Rinse the tip of the penis and the inside part of the foreskin with soap and water.
    •Return the foreskin back over the tip of the penis.

    Google "cleaning uncircumcised penis"
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    Jun 11, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
    chuckystud said

    KISS (Keep It Simple Silly)

    You: "Dude, you fucking reek!"

    Enough said.


    You lack even the most basic interpersonal skills. It´s amazing.