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.
Let's dive in.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
It may seem simple, but everyone needs a good reminder from time to time.
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.
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.
To keep your penis health at its best, here are a few more tips:
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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