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E ighty years ago, researchers began one of the longest and most complicated projects to understand human behavior in history. It would take almost 50 years to complete. But their work would define an entire field of psychology.
While most cases of itchiness at your hole are as mysterious as the black holes in outer space, science does know a few reasons why anal itching might occur, and even how to treat them. So, until the Stephen Hawking of the human butthole unlocks the mysteries of your anus, these explanations are the best we have… for now. By wiping inadequately or not showering enough, fecal matter can stick around longer than you might like, which can irritate the skin.
We all want our booties to look great. But are those, uh, butt pimples? Yes, butt acne is a thing, but you can get rid of it.
And that wet, soupy feeling like as if you sat in something, becomes a normal state of being come August. This is swamp ass. We, as humans, must sweat to regulate our body temperatures.
You clean, you wipe, you shower, and your bum still smells terrible. Person A, from the United Kingdom, states the has had to resort to taking bathes twice daily, as well as sneak into the loo nearly every hour to wipe away sweat and hit a few shots of body-spray on his bottom. His butt constantly smells bad, despite him having good hygiene.
There are few things more annoying than an itch you can't quite scratch—especially when it affects your butt hole. That's because the area has a high concentration of nerve endings, meaning anal irritation may feel much more intense than, say, a bug bite on your arm. Luckily, it's easy to get relief from the issue formally known as " pruritis ani ," the fancy, Latin phrase for "itchy anus.
Let's not be coy here: Everyone has a butthole—and sometimes, buttholes get itchy. But before digging into why your butthole gets itchy, let's clarify one thing: I'm talking about your itchy anus in particular—not your entire butt. The irritation—technically known as pruritus ani, per the U.