1 Week With Ballsy: Keeping Your Private Parts Clean and Fresh

Let me tell you about the one step most guys forget about in their daily routine: keeping the junk clean and fresh. We’ve already talked about ways to keep your man-parts hygienic and smelling nice, but now we’re going to dig a little deeper into a few products that are specifically designed to freshen up your genitals.

We’re talking about Ballsy, a company that specializes in soap and other hygiene products for men and their private parts (although they do sell other stuff that isn’t just limited to this region of the body). After spending a week with the three Ballsy products included in The Sack Pack—Ballwash, Sack Spray, and Nut Rub—I have to say I’m surprised at my conclusion on these products and the value they offer.

Ballsy Ball Wash: Clean Up Down There

The first product in The Sack Pack is the Ballwash, a kind of soap that’s made from activated charcoal plus essential oils and plant extracts. It’s gentle enough to use in the nether regions, but effective enough to use all over your body if you want. As for me? I lathered up and used the soap all over, everywhere.


It’s a little shocking to see black soap come pouring out of a bottle, but it makes sense given that the product is made with activated charcoal. Also, when lathered up, the soap turns much lighter in appearance, although still a shade of grey.

The primary impression I have of the Ballwash is subtlety of scent. You can definitely tell that there is a scent, thanks to the essential oils and plant extracts, but it doesn’t overpower your senses like many soaps tend to do.

Additionally, I have to say that I felt cleaner after using the Ballwash than I did using my normal body wash. Obviously, that feeling is subjective and hard to quantify—there’s no convenient way for me to actually determine whether I’m cleaner or not—but it definitely feels like my skin is softer and smells nicer. I asked around and people agreed that I smelled good, which is about as scientific as I can get with this thing.

Ballsy Nut Rub: Smell Good, Feel Good

My favorite product in The Sack Pack is, without question, the Nut Rub.

It’s a solid cologne that’s designed to be rubbed around the genitals—as opposed to sprayed, like most traditional colognes are—but can also be used on other parts of the body. It offers a more subtle scent than traditional colognes but lasts a long time. I used it about four hours before spending time with a partner, and she commented on how good I smelled.

While Nut Rub comes in four different “incrediball scents,” my test kit only came with the Ocean and Air scent. But it smells good, and I’m quite happy with it. There’s also Forest and Fields, Smoke and Suede, and Cedar and Citrus.


Beyond just smelling nice, the Nut Rub is made with beeswax, which Ballsy claims is “moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial.” I can’t speak to the anti-inflammatory or anti-bacterial claims, but my private region certainly feels better—like I’ve applied lotion to the area. If it truly is anti-bacterial, that would go a long way toward preventing odors and allowing the pleasant cologne scent to last even longer.

Because of the coconut and sunflower seed oil, I think the Nut Rub is a great product to use after manscaping. It feels pretty soothing on irritated skin.

Ballsy Sack Spray: Neutralize Odors and Itching

The last product in The Sack Pack is the pH-balanced Sack Spray. It’s designed to be sprayed on the genitals to help neutralize odors and skin irritation.

The spray contains zinc ricinoleate, a compound that’s designed to absorb moisture and neutralize odors. This is a similar effect to what slathering your junk in baby powder does, but it’s a lot less messy and a lot more convenient.

It also contains witch hazel, which is designed to relieve chafing and redness. Fortunately, I don’t often deal with chafing issues, so I can’t personally speak to how well that part of the product works. However, I didn’t experience any new redness or itching.

Other ingredients include lavender, aloe vera, green tea, and chamomile, which are anti-inflammatories that help soothe your skin.


For athletes, the Sack Spray also contains tea tree oil, which is there to help prevent jock itch while serving as a natural deodorant. Again, I’ve personally never dealt with jock itch despite 23 years of regular hockey playing, but I know how unpleasant it can be and anything that helps prevent it and/or alleviate it is a good thing in my book!

I like the Sack Spray but its benefits are less immediately noticeable than the Nut Rub or Ballwash. Over a longer time frame, I might notice more of a difference with the chafing prevention, but because I’m not prone to that to begin with, it’s tough for me to speak to that. Still, like the other products, it smells great so it definitely has that going for it.

Ballsy Sack Pack: Final Impressions

All in all, I’m quite happy with what Ballsy offers in The Sack Pack. While the $40 price tag ($34 if you subscribe to an automatic delivery plan) is a little high for the bottle sizes, it’s a set of premium products with premium performance. Everyone who smelled me (including partners) said I smelled great and I feel great—that’s all you can ask for, isn’t it?

So if you’re in the market for a new soap, you should give Ballsy a try. Especially the Nut Rub and Ballwash. While the Sack Spray didn’t do much for me, it still seems like a solid product if you suffer from jock itch or regular chafing.

Dave LeClair

Dave is a staff writer at Modern Ratio. He's a long-time geek who turned on to style late in life, and now writes to share what he's learned with those who are just starting their own style journeys. He's based in Pennsylvania.