I don't like the way my husband smells and it's become a major turn-off. What can I do?
Stress, heavy drinking, smoking, and a lot of spicy, animal or dairy products all affect the way we smell.
I am turned off my husband because of his smell. He is showers etc, and is clean but I just don't like his smell and it is a turn-off.
As a result I do not like kissing him, I will not give him oral sex and I do not want to touch or caress him. Is there any hope or solution to this problem?
I do think there’s hope - and a solution - to your problem! It’s great that your partner’s not neglecting his personal hygiene, but obviously there’s a bigger issue with his inherent body odour. I’m guessing this must be a new problem (I don’t suppose you’d have married him if it had always been the case?) so encourage him to take a closer look at his diet and lifestyle - including any recent changes he may have made.
Stress, heavy drinking, smoking, and a lot of spicy, animal or dairy products all affect the way we smell. For better body odour he should eat lots of celery, and strawberries, melon or kiwi fruit, sprinkled with cinnamon.
Drinking lots of cranberry or pineapple juice can help too. He should reduce his intake of curry, cigarettes, coffee, alcohol, salt, asparagus and garlic - and anything that dehydrates him (like antihistamines) won't help, so make sure he keeps his fluid intake as high as possible - two litres of plain water a day will make a big difference.
There is a new product on the market called Bodymint - available in Revital health stores or online at www.revital.co.uk It's a mint that's designed to freshen your whole body from the inside out, and I think it may help your husband (it’s also especially good for smelly feet!).
And why not treat him to a lovely aftershave? Experiment next time you’re out shopping together and find one that really suits him - and that you love too. Good luck!
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