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The Best Ball Washes and Creams to Prevent Sweaty Balls and Swamp Crotch

Because you want to keep the boys nice and dry.

Whether you’re coming back from the gym, returning from a long day of work, or just putting your feet up after an afternoon spent chasing your children, having a sweaty crotch or sweaty balls is an inconvenience at best and painful at worst. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a ball wash or ball cream in your inventory. 

“Because of skin combined with friction and sweat, the general area is particularly at risk for skin issues,” says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research in the department of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

With these conditions, Zeichner says, your testicles are prone to all sorts of medical maladies, included fungal infestations, hair follicle infections, and everyday chafing. The bottom line is your boys are under assault, the crotch stench is the fog of war, and there’s no better time than the present to launch a counteroffensive.

Luckily, more and more companies have sniffed the winds of change and are releasing ball washes and creams specially designed with the modern crotch in mind. These offerings are made not only to clean but to address the root of the problem: moisture. They’ll all do the job of turning your stinky jungle into a scent-free Sahara.  Here’s a selection of the best ball washes and ball creams to have on hand. 

Meet your new favorite anti-chafing deodorant and moisturizer. Combining tapioca starch with aloe vera to moisturize and keep your fellas supple, Manscaped’s Crop Preserver applies like a gel and dries like a talcum. It's great to use after you trim around the hedges.

This ultra-refreshing ball powder is made from corn starch, aloe, menthol, and peppermint extracts, and contains no talc, aluminum, or parabens. You can use this body powder anywhere, but it's particularly effective in your nether regions. Use it after your shower and you'll feel a pretty cool menthol chill down below, and it lasts 24 hours.

Start your day off right with this invigorating, odor-eliminating ball wash. This shower primer works thanks to its blend of hops, aloe, oatmeal, witch hazel, and pumpkin seed, which wake you up, clean you up, and prevent any late-developing odors. This hero product softens your skin, and leaves you feeling ultra-fresh.

Anthony's lotion transforms from a cream to a lightweight powder right after you apply it. It has a fresh, slightly citrusy scent. And it quickly washes off with soap. Instead of talc, the lotion relies on tapioca starch for a smooth, powdery finish.

Both talc-free and aluminum-free, this lotion-powder works by really amping up drying ingredients, including oats, tapioca, and corn starch. It's got a mild tingle factor and, while it goes on as a cream, it dries to a smooth powder. It keeps your undercarriage dry, cool, and totally comfortable.

If you prefer something with a more gel-like consistency, this deodorizer neutralizes odors and is especially great if you work out hard. Apply the gel to your balls after you shower, and revel in the freshness you feel thanks to ingredients including tea tree oil and aloe vera. Plus, this gel helps prevent chafing and general annoying itchiness. Definitely use it after you've trimmed your groin area, to reduce and prevent razor burn.

This wash, made with essential oils, plant extracts, and activated charcoal, keeps you nice and fresh below-the-deck. It has a fresh scent that isn't overpowering, and is made without parabens, sulfates, or phthalatesYou can use this all over your body, not just your nether regions.

It sure feels like talcum powder, and yet this after-shower drying gel claims it’s talc-free. Its pleasant cooling effect leaves your sticky sack dry as Death Valley—without the heat. It dries quickly, won't clump on your skin, or leave an icky powdery residue in your pants.

This deodorant prevents odors, humidity and discomfort from building, and thriving around the groin area. Apply it in the morning, after you shower, and your crotch will be dry, smooth, and stink-free for the rest of the day.

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