I have a young teenage son that apparently stops girls in their tracks. Even though he’s a handsome young lad I’m really joking about a very embarrassing topic., What I mean is that his body odor is so strong that it apparently offends most of the others around him. His physical education teacher told my wife that they really like him but he really has a strong odor and needs to wear deodorant. I tried to tell him without leading to the fact that someone at his school brought it up because his school is very small. He would be humiliated if he knew. My son told me that he does wear spray on deodorant. We decided to get him the stick or roll on kind. I have the same problem though so I understand. This is the second year in a row that someone has complained about his strong odor. And since this is a very special school we can’t afford for him to be dropped over something this silly. However, I do understand.
So what can we change that would eliminate or dramatically reduce the body odor. He takes daily showers on top of this in the morning before going to school. I personally think it’s the hormones combined with his typical high anxieties probably from just being a young teen. It’s an embarrassing topic to discuss with just anyone and the person that brought it to our attention plays a significant role in the student body attendance - cut or approve for return. We have too much money wrapped up into this to just walk away and send him to another school and he is set to gain a lot by attending it. So bailing is not an acceptable option at the moment.
I know that trimming body hair is supposed to help, but I don’t want him trimming and end up tripping if you know what I mean. He’s a very good boy with a well formed conscience. No matter where he goes he’ll still have the problem. Any wholesome solutions for a potential future priest would be most appreciated. He talk about it from time to time since since his 12th birthday.