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Healthy Penis Skin: How To Keep Penis Skin Healthy

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Written by the UPGUYS Editorial Team
Published on September 04, 2022

Want to have great sex? 

Then you better make damn sure you're taking great care of your "little buddy" down there. 

It might not be the most conversational topic in the world, but it doesn't make it any less important. In this article, we'll tell you everything you need to know about how to keep healthy penis skin and the problems that can arise if you don't take care of it.

We'll cover:

Let's dive in.

The Importance of Keeping your Penis Skin Healthy

Just like every other important part of your body — you only get one penis. It's incredibly important that you keep it clean for healthy skin, not just to protect your sex life but to make sure you maintain good overall health. 

The core components of a healthy penis are:

  1. Staying active
  2. Eating well
  3. Maintaining proper hygiene
  4. Practicing safe sex.

If you don't maintain a healthy lifestyle, you could end up with some issues with your "little man."

Let's look at some common disorders that develop.

  1. Peyronie's Disease: With Peyronie's disease, a man's penis becomes misshapen and bent over some time. Although there's nothing to worry about having a little bit of curvature, those with Peyronie's often report feeling pain when it becomes too bent.

It can lead to shortening of the penis, misshapenness, and even erectile dysfunction. It is usually caused by a buildup of plaque inside the penis walls. Surprisingly, this affects up to 9% of Canadian men, mostly after the age of 40.

  1. Phimosis: This is an issue when uncircumcised penises can't pull back the foreskin on the head of their penis. Although this is normal for young boys under 7, it is an issue for adults. This can lead to infections and even cysts.
  2. Priapism: This issue causes blood to get trapped and creates sustained and painful erections. 
  3. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): STIs are not always obvious. STIs like genital herpes causes things you can see, like blisters and sores, but many others do not. They can cause pain, burning, or itching. They can also lead to urinary tract infections (UTIs) in men. 

How To Clean and Moisturize For Healthy Penis Skin

Taking care of your penis skin health isn't complicated. Make sure to wash yourself every day with soap, especially after workouts or days at work. Here are a couple more tips to keep you clean and moisturized:

1- Use Mild Soap

This might be obvious, but don't just use water. Lather yourself up with soap and try to avoid anything that's too strong or has chemicals or dying agents. Hand soaps, for example, are generally pretty harsh.

Unscented, moisturizing cleansers are your penis's best friend.

2- Take a Shower, Not a Bath

The best way to get your penis clean is with a warm shower. A bath, on the other side, isn't the best idea.

When you take a bath, you're recycling dirty water and using it to wash your skin, which means you could be washing with contaminated water. The last thing you want is to be rubbing fecal matter back on yourself.

Don't let the water get too hot, or you could burn yourself.

3- Wash Your Penis Thoroughly

A surprising number of men might not be paying as much attention to their penis in the shower as they should be. Here are the steps to a thorough wash:

  1. Stand in front of the water to get thoroughly wet.
  2. Turn around, so your penis is facing away from the water.
  3. Lather the mild soap in your hands and gently wash your penis all over.
  4. If you are uncircumcised, make sure to carefully pull back your foreskin and use your fingers to clean the entire area underneath.
  5. Use your fingers to delicately lather your testicles as well as the skin that runs from your butt to the base of your testicles.
  6. Rinse all of the soap and debris away.

It may seem simple, but everyone needs a good reminder from time to time.

4- Pat Dry Your Penis

Most men, when finished showering, will jump out and quickly dry themselves with a towel. They might not know it, but they're messing up their skin (not just the penis skin). 

Quickly drying your skin takes moisture away and traumatizes the dermal layer. This is caused by quick, abrasive movements by the towel.

Don't "rub" the towel on your skin. Make sure you always use a fresh towel and pat dry your genital area.

5- Moisturize Your Penis

Even the few men that moisturize after washing don't give extra care to their penis. All of your skin, including your penis, needs lotion that can help lock in moisture.

Try to aim for a fragrance-free, non-alcohol-based product like Cetaphil. Only use a dime-sized amount of lotion and moisturize your penis, from your shaft to your head. Be careful not to get in your hole, though.

Tips For Preventing Penis Skin Problems

To keep your penis health at its best, here are a few more tips:

  • Do a regular self-exam. Try to do this weekly or, at the very least monthly. When you're in the shower, gently check the texture of your skin and feel for any lumps, bumps, or moles. If there's anything out of the ordinary, seek help from a doctor.
  • Use a condom. A condom is the safest way to keep your penis skin free from any sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They can cause your penis to get itchy, red, sore, and dry. 
  • Consider manscaping. Manscaping is a great way to keep things fresh, clean, and possibly more pleasing to the eye. Make sure to be very careful when trimming, though.

Final Words For Your "Little Man"

That's everything you need to know about keeping healthy penis skin. The last thing you want is for your significant other to be grossed out when it comes to the bedroom.

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This article is written for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information provided in the articles cannot and should not replace advice from a healthcare professional. Talk to your healthcare provider about any physical or mental health concerns or the risks and benefits of any treatment or medication.