How to know what essential kid gear is if you’re a girl

Kids are naturally stinky, but there are some cases where an early funk might be a cause for parental concern.

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How to know what essential kid gear is if you're a girl

Parents who regularly notice their young child’s body odor and can’t point to an obvious cause might have reason to be concerned. Body odor in children is normal starting with early puberty, which is when kids generally develop stinky armpits and start using deodorant. But the presence of body odor in children and toddlers who aren’t yet at the typical age for puberty — 8 to 13 for girls and 9 to 14 for boys , typically — could signal that it’s time to talk to a pediatrician.

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What Causes Body Odor in Kids

Generally, kids’ body odor begins emerging when apocrine sweat glands — the ones found in the armpit — become activated. Unlike eccrine glands, which are active throughout the body from birth, apocrine-produced sweat contains substances like fat, which skin-dwelling bacteria then digest. Which is to say, stinky armpits are caused by bacterial poop, more or less.

“The abnormal stuff parents should worry about is a less-than-puberty-age child starting to develop stinky sweat, especially if it’s associated with early puberty,” says Dr. Howard Reinstein, a spokesman for the American Association of Pediatricians who serves as clinical faculty at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the UCLA Medical Center. “Being an early bloomer is okay. If you get a little bit of hair when you’re 9, 10, 11, that’s one thing. If you’re 5 or 6 that shouldn’t happen. The concern is that something’s wrong.”

Medical Conditions That Cause Body Odor in Kids

There are also genetic metabolic diseases that can cause body odor in children, such as Trimethylaminuria, also known as fish odor syndrome, which smells exactly how it sounds. But the chances that your kid’s body odor is caused by a rare disease is…exceedingly rare. That sounds like a lot of hullabaloo over a little funkiness under the arms, but knowing this can help parents and pediatricians identify broader problems.

How Hygiene Affects Body Odor

More often than not, body odor in children is just a case of poor hygiene that can be mitigated with more regular bathing and maybe some preventative measures for kids who are naturally a bit more sweaty. Parents can also monitor the child’s diet, limiting pungent foods like garlic. Some studies also indicate that organic milk devoid of hormones can reduce odor. And if all else fails, deodorant for kids can be a powerful weapon.

“Even young kids who are excessive sweaters, we may use an antiperspirant they can tolerate,” says Dr. Reinstein, adding that parents should monitor the underarms for irritation. “Even with good hygiene, some kids continue to have a smell to their sweat. Some people, not just kids, have hyperhidrosis — they have sweaty hands and feet, and they’re always sweaty even when they’re not exercising and it’s not hot. People who have that kind of sweat can develop some odor also.”

That said, the majority of the time, a kid’s odor can be traced to the fact that kids are generally prone to touching stinky stuff and carrying their odors around with them.

How to know what essential kid gear is if you're a girl

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12 Men Tell All About The First Time They Experimented With Backdoor Play

Any guy who has ever tried some anal play sexually knows that it doesn’t always come naturally. Of course, I could get into how usually things come out of there instead of go in and therefore it always feels pretty weird at first, but instead I’ll keep in scientific because I still have standards when it comes to writing — even if it is about ass play.

Anal, for men, is as close to a clitoral orgasm as we’ll ever get. Located inside the anus, the prostrate is essentially a male G-spot. When hit properly, whether it be with a finger or whatever else you’re using, it can send you over the edge and make you orgasm harder than you ever have before. It is for this reason that so many guys, despite which gender they’re into, tend to explore their butt over time. However, for some straight men there is a lot of shame, guilt, and confusion around admitting you enjoy anal. To these men, to enjoy butt stuff is to admit that they enjoy something predominately revered in the gay community.

Heck, all it takes it looking at how Kanye West reacted to Amber Rose’s iconic hashtag #FingersInTheBootyAssBitch to understand how much of a stigma there is when it comes to straight men admitting they enjoy their butts played with. For these men, it is this antiquated idea that to be on the insertion end of anything sexual would detract from their masculinity. And while it may seem insane, it does make sense. In our heteronormative culture we’re used to imagining a man penetrating a woman, and anything outside of that is considered “other.”

However, in an effort to beat back this stigma, I asked 12 of the most sexually open men I know about the first time they played with their butts:

“I remember seeing it in porn and wanting to try it. I think I didn’t realize just HOW much lube you would need so it was super painful the first time. I think I tried to use the handle end of a plunger!” – Bradley, 29

“I was with my ex at the time and she was blowing me, she slowly worked a finger in there and I was so in the moment I didn’t really realize it was happening. I’ve never cum harder in my entire life.” – Oliver, 24

“I remember trying it for the first time when I was 20. I was totally grossed out by the idea of putting a finger in there so I started with other items such as a highlighter and such. Have you ever tried to stick a highlighter up your ass? Don’t. As I got more comfortable with it I switched to fingers and it was allllll great.” – Mitchell, 25

“I went for the gold! The girl I was seeing at the time had a strap-on and we tried it out. By far some of the best sex of my life.” – Joshua, 28

“I’ve had a girl ask if she could rim me in college. At first the idea really grossed me out….but then she did it and worked a few fingers in there and I came without even touching myself.” – Matthew, 23

“I think the first time I tried something with my butt is when I was a young kid. I would jerk off and put fingers up there and it felt incredible. I admitted it to a bunch of my buddies years later and he seemed so disgusted…in my opinion, though, you can’t knock it until you try it.” – Aaron, 30

“I mean, I tried it because the same ole same ole was getting boring. If there is anything I’ve learned about putting things up my butt is that it can feel amazing sleeping with a girl….but it’s almost (but not) as good as cumming when you’re fingering yourself.” – Mike, 24

“Men… please play with your butt. You will thank me when you hit the wall behind you from coming so hard. I remember the first time I did it I was shocked at how intense the orgasm was.” – Alex, 25

“I had a girlfriend for a while who would want to use her double ended dildo with me when she was feeling wild. It was so hot, and sure, it is a little uncomfortable at first…but ultimately it feels like heaven.” – Travis, 29

“I definitely didn’t do enough research on it before hand. I kept having to stop because I thought I was going to shit on myself at least 5 times.” – Liam, 27

“The first time I ever did anything butt-wise, I was 25 and had watched some gay porn just to see what the hype was about. They seemed so into it, so I went out and bought a vibrator and a bunch of lube. I don’t think I left my house that weekend it felt too good to stop.” – Jeffrey, 29