When someone says yeast infection, we often think of vaginal infections…which is normal. It’s an association that has become ingrained in our minds.
Genetically speaking, a lot of men have more body hair than women. As hair is porous, it can easily trap odors and odor-causing bacteria. Have you ever sat by a campfire and found your hair smells like it shortly after? I still remember as a kid coming home from a campfire and waking up the next day with my hair still smelling like it.
Body hair can also trap moisture, especially with armpit hair. As it is in an enclosed area, it can trap more moisture and prevent sweat from evaporating, creating the perfect environment for odor-causing bacteria to thrive (sweat + bacteria = odor)
Therefore, a lot of men tend to say they feel drier and not as smelly when they’ve shaved.