A lot of personal hygiene habits are something people of all genders should stay up to date with, but men tend to get a bad rep for failing to adhere to some of the more basic things, like washing your hands after you use the bathroom or, apparently, washing your ass…ever.
Hoping to make the world a more cleanly place and help dudes (and their significant others and/or roommates) live a better life, Redditors are sharing some of their best advice for getting that hygiene in order. Sometimes you just don’t know what habits you should be keeping up with, and that’s okay! But now you will, so no more excuses.
Keep your nails clean. it’s not feminine, it’s good hygiene.
Cologne is meant to be discovered, not announced.
Probably relevant to both genders but the bellybutton, clean that bitch out.
Clean your feet, especially the toes! Nobody likes nasty stinks.
If you can smell your body odor a little bit, other people can definitely smell you.
Wash and POWDER your balls. Powder helps with keeps dry.
Just because deodorant says it lasts 48 hours doesn’t mean you should take it as a personal challenge.
Clean your asshole, nothing is going to get her out of the mood faster than a stinky ass when she goes to suck your dick.
I’ll add since I didn’t learn this until too recently in life, brush your tongue as well, they even make metal tongue scrapers to get dead skin off.
To those of you who shave your faces, for the love of fuck, wash your faces BEFORE you shave. I thought this was more common knowledge, but I guess it isn’t?
Take your goddamn clothes out of the washing machine and dry them before they smell like vinegary mildew!
Older gents out there, check your ear and nose hair every now and then. I know that shit seems to just pop up over night, but it’s really disconcerting.
There are sinks in bathrooms for a reason. Use them. Wash your hands after using the bathroom. I don’t care if you “didn’t touch anything.”
If you want to grow a beard, maintain it. Long beards still need maintenance. Also consult with the kind of people you’re into to see how they like it. Too many dudes have short but unkempt beards.
I’ll never forget the day I discovered what the back of my ears smelt like, if you don’t know what I’m talking about – rub your finger on the back top of you ear, in the gap where it joins your hairline – give it a sniff.
If you find traditional flossing unbearable for whatever reason, invest in a waterpik: You can put warm water in the chamber, it’s smaller than your hands (I could never fit my ham hocks inside my mouth very far), and provides VERY thorough flossing.
Pull your foreskin all the way back. Rinse water over the head of your penis. Pay close attention to the place where your head and your shaft meet. There is a small ridge there. Make sure to thoroughly rinse there.
If your hair is frizzy or fuzzy, wash it less. I have curly hair and I was always harassed about washing my hair even though I did it daily. Turns out I was stripping all of the oil and harming my hair. I shower daily but only wash it when it gets greasy, which is usually after a week.