Butt sweat. We don’t want to talk about it either – but sometimes it’s inevitable. If you’re struggling with butt sweat, we feel your pain and discomfort. It’s hard to talk about, and it can be even harder to find good resources on dealing with butt sweat.
That’s why we’ve put together this quick guide on butt sweat – and how to prevent it. With these eight ways to stop, reduce, and hide butt sweat, you’ll be able to take control of the situation and improve your comfort and confidence as a result. Before we dive in, let’s discuss what causes butt sweat, and then we’ll tackle all the ways to deal with butt sweat too.
Starting with the basics, we sweat to cool off our bodies. Our bodies have two types of sweat glands: eccrine glands and apocrine glands. Eccrine glands are responsible for producing the odorless mix of salt and water we typically think of as sweat; apocrine glands produce the smelly substance we typically smell when someone’s sweating.
The good news is that our butt only contains eccrine glands – so if you’re experiencing butt sweat it shouldn’t be smelly. (If your butt sweat is smelly, this could be a sign of poor hygiene or another medical condition, so be sure to chat with your doctor about it.)
However, it is possible to sweat “too much,” that is – you sweat more than the average person on parts of your body – or your whole body. Depending on how much you sweat, you may suffer from hyperhidrosis, which is excessive sweating for little or no reason. Butt sweat can be one of the most uncomfortable symptoms of hyperhidrosis – even if nobody else can see it.
Butt sweat can be one of the most uncomfortable symptoms of hyperhidrosis – even if nobody else can see it.
If you’re struggling with butt sweat and unsure what to do, continue reading for tips on how to stop, reduce, or at least, hide butt sweat when it happens.
We get it: ideally, you’d like to stop your butt sweat. So, let’s start there. Here are some techniques for how to stop butt sweat; in the rest of the post we’ll break down ways to deal with it if you can’t stop sweating completely.
If you’re struggling with butt sweat, a good starting point is talking with your doctor on your next visit. If your butt sweat severely interferes with social situations or causes anxiety, consider booking an appointment specifically to discuss the issue. Your doctor will be able to determine if you might be suffering from hyperhidrosis and can make treatment suggestions – including some medical options that may help.
Did you know that your diet is one of the most likely causes of sweating? Caffeine is one of the most common substances we consume that can increase sweating, but there are plenty of other foods that can cause sweating too. Consider cutting down your caffeine intake for a few weeks and see if that helps.
Chances are if you’re sweating down there – you’re sweating everywhere; so you probably already have antiperspirant at home. If you give your cheeks a few swipes, this can help cut down on butt sweat. It’s important you don’t get it on any of your body orifices though! As such, a stick antiperspirant works best for this; a gel might make a mess and a spray can get everywhere.
In case the above tricks don’t work, you can try these tips to reduce butt sweat. These won’t stop you sweating completely, but they should help reduce the discomfort and potential embarrassment.
Whether your butt sweat is smelly or not, improving your personal grooming is a good step to help reduce sweating – and make it easier to clean up. Some tips include keeping hair closely trimmed and using baby wipes to remove sweat when you start to feel damp down there.
Keep hair closely trimmed and use baby wipes to remove sweat when you start to feel damp down there.
This is also a great tip if you are experiencing some foul odors from your butt sweat, as it will help cut down on bacteria that cause those odors. (Remember, our butt sweat should be odorless, so if you’re struggling with odor, try these tips and talk to your doctor!)
It seems like common sense to use a moisture-absorbing powder to get rid of butt sweat, right? Unfortunately powders can make a real mess – and end up creating even more anxiety-producing social situations! Instead, check out a spray or lotion instead. Gold Bond offers a spray powder that’s a good starting point.
If you’re struggling with butt sweat at the office, consider spending at least part of the day at a standing desk. When we sit all day, it creates an ideal opportunity for sweat to build up and become truly unpleasant. Instead, a standing desk helps air circulate around your butt and can help cut down on butt sweat as a result.
With all these techniques, you still might not be totally satisfied with your butt sweat situation. If you’re unable to stop or reduce butt sweat completely, the following tips will help you hide it too. All together you’ll be able to make sure that nobody knows about your butt sweat, no matter how much you’re suffering.
While light colored pants might seem great to keep you cool during warm, sunny months – they may end up making it more obvious that you’ve got butt sweat. As we all know, light colors are much less forgiving to moisture and sweat; dark colored trousers and jeans can help hide the evidence of butt sweat.
Lastly, consider wearing moisture-wicking. We obviously recommend our own; we’ve got sweat proof boxer briefs with a comfort pouch or sweat proof boxer briefs with a fly (buy in our shop or on Amazon), depending on your preference. These bad boys help absorb sweat as it forms, keeping you dry and cool even when your butt sweats. Our super soft micro modal fabric is infused with real silver to help fight odor-causing bacteria and to regulate your body temperature.
Butt sweat is undeniably unpleasant, we know. But these tips on how to prevent butt sweat – whether it’s stopping butt sweat, reducing butt sweat, or hiding butt sweat – will help you take control of what’s happening down there and be much more confident and comfortable as a result.
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