It would appear that there is a great level of variety when it comes to how much we guys sweat in and around the crotch. But there are just as many solutions.
Jay shaves his scrotum and trims the rest. That's also part of my solution. Less hair lowers the ambient temps. For me, it also stops the itching. Jay also suggests Tommy Johns briefs.
Anon suggests David Archy "Straight Up" briefs in a micromodal material which will separate the cock from the balls (and comfortably accommodate those spontaneous boners)
Jean writes that reports have suggested antiperspirant. The majority of those, unfortunately, contain all of the ingredients which French Patrick warns us about: "It is necessary to avoid, even to reject those who contain of the triclosan, the paraben or the aluminium salts (the tetrachlorohydrex GLY and the stone of alum being too aluminium salts)."
He also warns us about the micro-modal materials which are supposed to wick away moisture: "I never used the material that wicks away moisture and combats odor, no more in this area than elsewhere. ...
I have learnt recently that these substances are incriminated in the hormonal problems, the reduction in fertility, breast cancer, but also in the development of allergies or neuronal problems."
The most common solution: Commando.
Yet, even that doesn't always solve the problem. Several responses asked about Fresh Balls.
Yes, it is a real product. It works extremely well. Most importantly, it contains none of the paraben or alum which will clog the pores of the skin. Here's the link:
This stuff begins as a cream. You spread a thin layer of it on the scrotum and perineum. It dries to a silky-smooth powder. For those who deal with a sweaty ass-crack - Yep. It works there, too. I use a hair dryer - no heat! - to dry the cream. Depending on how hot and humid it gets, and how profusely one sweats, a re-application at some time during the day may be needed.
Before retiring, I stashed a tube in my desk drawer, because unfortunately working naked doesn't seem to be a popular option (dammit!).
Whatever your level of sweaty balls, there's a solution. You won't always find that solution on a store shelf. But, I guess that's what this blog - and others - are for: To help resolve issues like sweaty balls. Drop trou and spread the legs wide to keep good air flow whenever you can.