Intimate hygiene is just as important as overall hygiene. The sex organs are more sensitive than other parts of the body and frequently engage in intimate contact, which is why they should be as clean as possible. Let’s chat about how you can keep your man parts clean.
To clean the penis start at the tip. Pull the foreskin back as far as it would go to expose the entire glans. Wash both the glans and the inside of the foreskin thoroughly, but gently. This is not supposed to cause pain so be gentle with this sensitive body part. At the same time make sure that the glans is perfectly clean. The space between the glans and the foreskin is where the white substance known as smegma is formed.
Smegma is a mixture of dead epithelial cells shed by tissues, skin oils, moisture, and bacteria. Since bacteria tend to thrive in any small place that has plenty of moisture, be sure to wash away all smegma from under the foreskin. Letting bacteria and dead tissue cells accumulate can cause an odor. Accumulated dirt, sweat, and bacteria can certainly cause infections in the future.
Circumcised men have to be even more careful about their intimate hygiene because they lack the foreskin that protects the sensitive glans from sweat, dust, and all manner of substances that should not come into contact with the penis. Some men choose circumcision precisely because they think that losing the foreskin helps keep the penis clean.
However, there is an ongoing debate among experts about the hazards and benefits of circumcision. Many doctors say that removing the protective foreskin is less hygienic and exposes the glans to various bacteria that cause infections of the urinary tract. At the same time, other doctors maintain that the foreskin traps smegma and dirt and so, uncircumcised men are not spared the danger of infections.
Regardless of how you feel about circumcision, one thing is clear: hygiene, and especially intimate hygiene, is of the utmost importance to you. It keeps infections away from this sensitive area and makes sure that your sexual relationships will not suffer.
Until next time #GYNEGirls and #Preggos…