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Deodorant for Your Balls: 13 Picks to Beat the Stench

Put down the cologne.


ummer is right around the corner. That means sitting on long flights on the way to family vacation, mowing the lawn, and spending hours in the heat at the neighborhood barbecue. Unfortunately, warmer weather can also welcome uncomfortable sweat in your nether regions. 

Swamp crotch is annoying. But prolonged dampness creates the ideal environment for fungus and bacteria to grow. Enter: jock itch, an uncomfortable rash caused by an overgrowth of bacteria around the penis. 

No one has time for five showers a day, and regular cologne can be irritating—not to mention hormone-disrupting (1)—on your freshly manscaped family jewels. Instead, try one of these antiperspirant ball deodorants to keep things feeling dry and stench-free during all of your summer activities.

And because balls are inherently funny we scoured the internet for the most effusive and hilarious one-liners about each product. You’re welcome.

The 13 Best Deodorants for Balls

Best Ball Deodorant FAQs

Does ball deodorant actually work?

It works no differently than deodorant applied to the armpit region. Its use isn’t as widespread, but its effectiveness isn’t really in question—more so its usefulness to you. Not every guy needs ball deodorant the way every (or nearly every) guy needs armpit deodorant. 

How often should I apply ball deodorant?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this, as every person will perspire and put off odor in a different manner, but daily is a good place to start. Gauge your funk level after a week or so of applying daily and adjust based on need.