Our Penises Need Us Now. Now this healthcare activity is not +18.
Men arguably value the penile package over other parts of their body, it is thus imperative to always keep it clean, healthy and fit for purpose.
Extending good care to the penis is a rewarding activity, and your partner will probably be grateful too.
While you take your bath in the morning, take some time to concentrate on the penis and wash it gently with warm water. If you have a foreskin, pull it back gently and wash underneath.
Taking the foreskin aback to wash clears off a cheesy-looking substance called smegma which may begin to gather over time.
Smegma is a natural lubricant that keeps the penis moist. It’s found on the head of the penis and under the foreskin.
The problem with smegma clustering overtime underneath your foreskin our around it is that it can start to smell, stop you from pulling your foreskin back easily and become a propagating ground for bacteria.
A likely aftermath of this occurrence is redness and swelling of the head of your penis, called balanitis.
IT’S REALLY SURPRISING HOW MANY MEN DON’T CLEAN UNDERNEATH THEIR FORESKIN. NOT ONLY DO THEY REGULARLY DEVELOP COMPLICATIONS FROM POOR HYGIENE, BUT IT’S ALSO VERY OFF-PUTTING FOR A SEXUAL PARTNER. – PATRICK FRENCH
Parents with kid boys should also extend the care to them. Don’t forcefully pull back the foreskin of the young boy as this could be painful. The foreskin of young boys might still be attached to the head of the penis and will therefore not retract fully. At this stage of their development, it may not be necessary to clean inside the foreskin.
While regular personal hygiene is important, an aggressive grope gesture on the penis with soap and shower gels can cause soreness. Warm water is sufficient to maintain good hygiene. If you want to use soap, choose a mild or non-perfumed soap to reduce the risk of skin irritation.
It may be tempting to use talcum powder and deodorants on your penis, but these should be best avoided because talc will get under the foreskin, where it may cause irritation.
Oh, lest we forget, don’t forget to clean the base of the penis, the pubic hair area and the testicles. Sweat and hair can combine along these lines frequently to produce a strong smell, just as unpleasant as in your armpits.
These areas require frequent washing to stop sweat from accumulating, especially as they are enclosed in underwear for most of the day. Make sure the area between the base of the testicles and the anus is also clean and odour-free.
While you’re down there, it’s a good idea to check your testicles for lumps once a month after a warm bath or shower.
Look out for any unusual lumps or swellings that were not there before. Find out what testicles should look and feel like.