Winter is over, which means that summer will be here in no time - and that means penis odor season officially begins. Of course, penis odor can always be a problem, but it tends to be worse when the temperature goes up. Since this aromatic issue is one of the more embarrassing penis health problems, it’s worth a man’s time to figure out ways to stay cool during hot months. The following tips can be a good way to start.

Of course, it’s important to remember that sweat by itself is not a bad thing. Yes, it does make penis odor even worse, but sweat is nature’s air conditioner, providing a way to cool off a bit when heat is high. However, for many men, it’s best to let sweat be the last resort for keeping cool.

Avoid fabric softener (at least on the undies)

This may seem odd, but there’s a reason behind it. Sure, fabric softener makes underwear feel that much softer, but it comes with a cost. Scientists have found that softener tends to attach itself to fibers, in effect "clogging" them. A guy wears cotton underwear because he needs the natural "breathability" of that fabric to help keep the basement a little cooler. Since fabric softener impedes air flow, avoid using it on those boxers and briefs.

Stay loose

And while we’re on the subject of clothing, it pays to be looser when it’s hot. Tight clothes accentuate your muscles and show off your bulge, but they also significantly increase the heat factor. Definitely opt for looser boxes rather than tight briefs, and select a pair of trousers that has a bit more "give" to them. Also, go for natural fabrics that breathe rather than synthetics that trap heat.

Air the guys out

Stripping down to the bare skin is a terrific way to get cool. In addition, freeing the penis and balls gives the odor that has been forced to cling to them all day a chance to dissipate. Spending at least an hour a day naked during hot months can make a difference - and if a guy can spend more time in the buff, that’s even better. One caveat: be aware that air conditioners (and to a lesser extent fans blowing directly on the penis) can dry skin out, which is not good for the penis.

Stay away from red

People feel hotter in a red or orange space than they do in a blue or green one - even if each room is exactly the same temperature. The body reacts to feeling hotter by sweating more - and that contributes to a rise in penis odor.

Splash the wrists

Pulse points are sensitive to temperatures, so running cold water over your wrists is a good way to cool down the whole body - including that sweaty penis.

Drink up

Dehydration is dangerous during hot months for many reasons. One big problem is the body temperature rise that results from not drinking enough. So it’s crucial to drink plenty of water and to avoid liquids (such as alcohol or caffeinated beverages) which can actually add to a dehydrated state.

Staying cool and keeping the sweat factor down helps reduce penis odor. It also is helpful to regularly apply a superior penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) to the manhood. When picking out a crème, be sure it includes vitamin A. Also known as retinol, vitamin A is natural antibacterial agent that effectively destroys the bacteria that cause unpleasant odor in the groin. The crème should also include a potent antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid, in order to battle free radicals. This in turn helps prevent oxidative stress that can damage and age penis skin.