The penis happens to be the most valuable part of the body for every man out there (most men value it more than their life). And since the penis is one of those body parts that remain covered for nearly 24 hours every day, it can attract some of the nastiest infections and skin disorders if not taken care of properly.
Just because you keep it under wraps does not mean your penis would remain free of infections and disorders. If you fail to clean it properly (and regularly) you may risk infecting the penis and its surrounding areas.
Cleaning your penis regularly would not only keep it free of infections and disorders in the long run but would also ensure that your love life doesn’t go for a toss later on in life.
Useful Tips on How to Wash A Penis
How to Wash a Penis
It comes as a surprise to note that many men actually do not know how to wash their penis properly. Washing it with water alone would not help. While circumcised men would need to clean the organ and its surrounding areas properly, uncircumcised men would need to do more than that.
Clean the Foreskin with Warm Water
Warm water can remove bacteria and other impurities that might be present on the surface of the penis (don’t let it be too hot though). Gently hold the penis under a stream of warm water and clean the foreskin gently, making sure not to stretch it too much.
Clean The Area Under The Foreskin Too
Once you have cleaned the foreskin, gently pull it back to expose the head of the penis. Don’t pull the foreskin too hard as it could cause injuries. Hold the foreskin back as you clean the area underneath it with water. Don’t use soap as it could cause irritation. In addition to removing impurities, washing the area underneath the penile foreskin can help remove a substance called smegma.
Cheesy looking and smelly, the smegma usually collects underneath the foreskin and is helpful in keeping the penile organ moist. Over buildup of smegma can attract bacteria, thereby causing several issues like foul odor, swelling of the penis, redness, itching and irritation. It won’t be a pretty sight as well! So make it a point to clean the area underneath the foreskin properly in order to remove excess buildup of smegma.
Clean The Penile Base And Testicles As Well
These areas attract bacteria and fungus easily owing to the presence of excessive sweat glands. Sweat accumulation in these areas can easily lead to yeast infections which in turn can cause unpleasant issues like strong odor, itching and irritation etc.
Make it a point to clean the area under the penis as well. Don’t miss the testicles and the region between testicles and the anus which happen to be potential breeding grounds for bacteria.
Dry The Penis Properly Afterwards
Many men tend to wash their penis and leave it wet. Increased moistness can increase the risks of bacterial and fungal infections. So make it a point to dry the penis and the surrounding areas properly with a soft towel before wearing underwear.
Avoid Soaps And Other Harsh Cleansers
The penile skin is very sensitive and would easily get irritated. So avoid all kinds of soaps, shampoos, cleansers and deodorants that contain chemicals.
Avoid applying talc on the penis as it can move under the foreskin and cause irritation.
Don’t Wash Too Frequently
Although regular cleaning is necessary, washing your penis too often can damage the skin in the area and cause soreness. The best bet would be to wash the penis properly twice a day, once when you take a bath, and next when you go to bed at night. Avoid using scrubs to wash the penile organ. Just warm water and a mild disinfectant would do.
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