Every organ of our body requires some special attention, and your penis needs something more. After all, penises are the most precious organ of men’s bodies!
All men are born uncircumcised, and so it is natural. You may ask that why I used the term ‘uncircumcised; specifically. Because here I’ll talk about staffs related to foreskins. And a snipped man doesn’t have that.
In this article, I will discuss vital health tips for men, how to clean uncircumcised penises.
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Tips For Penis Cleaning
It is better to clean your penis frequently. The task is simple, but sometimes it becomes challenging to manage times in a busy workday. Still, personal hygiene is always a top priority, and you have to work it by yourself.
Wash After You Urinate
It is the best practice to wash your penis with water every time you urinate. A frequent wash will help to get rid of many problems from smegma accumulation. It will take no more than half a minute to pull back the foreskin and wash it.
Care Your Foreskin
Adult males must take special care of their foreskin, referred to as a sheath. The foreskin is the skin that covers the tip of the penis. A man whose penis is covered with a foreskin is supposed to wash his penis with warm water frequently.
Have A Good Shower
When washing it, ensure that you pull back the foreskin and rinse the head of the penis inside the foreskin thoroughly. This is a vital part of your penis cleaning ad fungus, and bacteria can make their colonies under the foreskin.
Sweating and smegma accumulation can cause a foul odor, and washing is the only way to get rid of it. Once you are done, you can pull the foreskin back to its natural position.
1) Pull Back The Foreskin And Clean The Glans Penis:
When washing it, ensure that you pull back the foreskin and rinse the head of the penis inside the foreskin thoroughly. This is a vital part of your penis cleaning. Fungus and bacteria can make their colonies there. Once you are done, you can pull the foreskin back to its natural position.
2) Clean The Base And The Balls:
You’ll not ignore your balls, will you? They always accompany your penis and share common germs with it. Go ahead and clean the base of the penis as well as the testicles.
3) Avoid Artificial Cosmetics If You Can:
Your penis is a very sensitive organ. It is better to avoid the use of deodorants, talcum powder, and soaps. Many people are susceptible to allergic reactions, and these kinds of products will most probably cause inflammation and irritation.
Know About Smegma
Men should know that excess accumulation of smegma is also not good. Smegma is the substance that lubricates the area under the foreskin.
Though smegma is natural, it may accumulate and cause foul odors and make it more challenging to pull the foreskin back. If it is not cleaned, it will build up an ideal environment that promotes bacteria’s growth, which will result in infections.
Proper hygiene practices will prevent too much smegma accumulation, which is good for your general penis health.
Common Issues Associated With The Foreskin
The foreskin tissue serves as a layer of protection between the delicate glans and the external environment. This tissue contains an intricate network of sensory tissue, which plays a significant role in increasing a pleasurable sensation during sex. While this tissue is vital, sometimes things can go wrong, and foreskin problems may result in pain and many discomforts during sex.
These problems can result in permanent injury if they are not treated. Here are some of the issues with the penis foreskin and their proper care procedures for the same.
1) Having A Tight Foreskin
Most men have their foreskin naturally attached to the head of the penis by natural adhesions at birth. As time goes by and as one grows older, these adhesions diminish, and you will find that the foreskin can now be retracted under a gentle push or pull.
In some rare cases, the skin may not be retracted naturally, and if the only solution to such a condition is circumcision. A man who had previously had no problems retracting the foreskin may find that it has become tight and cannot be pulled back.
This condition is commonly known as phimosis, resulting from scarring caused by infections accrued because the individual is failing to practice proper hygiene. Phimosis can be corrected by using cortisone creams and moisturizers when cleaning the penis.
On the other hand, the foreskin may get stuck behind the head of the penis in a retracted position. This condition is referred to as paraphimosis. This is a severe condition that can result in injury. Thus, it is considered a medical emergency since the retracted foreskin may constrain blood supply to the end of the penis.
2) Swelling And Pain
A swollen foreskin can be quite painful and will hinder you from engaging in normal sexual relations. This condition is known as balanitis and comes due to improper hygiene practices. Some injuries that occur to the foreskin, like those accrued through some vigorous sexual activity or masturbation.
It can also occur due to candida yeast infection, which is also known as thrush. These factors will lead to swelling of the foreskin associated with pain.
The ideal method of correcting this condition is carefully cleaning the underneath of the foreskin. In yeast infection, one should seek medical assistance and since an antifungal drug has to be administered.
3) Itching And Dryness Of The Penis
This is something most men having a natural uncut penis experience from time to time. It occurs due to dehydration, being exposed to cold or hot weather conditions. It can also occur when the foreskin is exposed to an irritating fabric or a substance that is harsh to the skin.
Men who also have psoriasis or eczema issues may also experience itching and dryness on the foreskin of their penis. There are several things you need to do to relieve this condition. Ensure that you get rid of any kind of irritants that may come into contact with the foreskin.
Also, ensure that the skin is kept dry and clean, and you can use a moisturizer for this purpose. If you have allergies or some severe skin condition, you should use prescribed skin creams to reduce these symptoms’ severity.
4) Skin Entrapment
Though it is not directly a penis-health related issue, one of the snags of having a foreskin. It remains loose and wrinkled when the penis is not erect. This makes it susceptible to getting entrapped in the clothes you put on.
This calls for you to be extra careful while getting dressed because you may run the risk of catching the foreskin with the zipper, which is a harrowing experience. If the zipper catches the foreskin, you may need medical help to extract it to prevent further injury from happening.
How To Ensure The Foreskin Is Appropriately Cleaned And Taken Care Of?
When it comes to foreskin issues, you need to take proper care of it to prevent severe complications. If you develop a problem with your foreskin, it would be a great idea to seek a physician’s advice and strictly follow the recommended treatment method. However, you can take some proactive steps to help prevent some of the most common problems.
The first step to taking care of your foreskin is proper cleaning of the penis. The area under the foreskin should be given special attention. This is because, underneath the foreskin, a discharge known as smegma accumulates. If you do not adequately clean the substance, you may begin feeling itchy and uncomfortable.
This accumulation may lead to infections and one emitting bad smell all through. This said, though, many men neglect doing this simply because they were never taught how to do it properly.
A penis should be cleaned every day. The cleaning method is not complicated as all you need to have clean water and a cleanser. On doing the cleaning, ensure that you avoid using any kind of soaps and detergents since they contain chemicals that are skin irritants.
Do It Gently
Make sure that you pull back the skin carefully and gently. Do not at any time try forcing the skin back into place since it could cause injuries to the delicate tissues. You should allow warm water to run over the foreskin area and wipe all the smegma away using your fingertips.
Warm Water But Not Too Hot
Ensure that the water you are using is not too hot as that can cause the foreskin to be dry, and that is not a good thing. When you are done using the cleanser, the foreskin area should be carefully rinsed to ensure no residue is left behind. You should dry your penis with a soft towel.
You should then apply a nutrient-rich penis health cream to the foreskin. This will be essential in ensuring that the skin gets the nutrients it needs to remain healthy all through. It also ensures that the irritations of the foreskin are reduced.
Cleanliness is key to good health. Our daily life’s personal hygiene is crucial. Sensitive and vital organs like the penis always require special care. This article focuses on the specific details associated with having a foreskin. If you can follow the tips stated above, you’ll be able to maintain a clean and healthy penis.