Men want their penises to look their best. They are a source of pride, and a guy wants his penis to always make a good first impression on new partners. That is one reason why so many men make a habit of practicing good penis health care, especially when it comes to penis skin. There are many tips frequently offered on maintaining penis skin; this article offers some tips in areas that may be a little off the beaten path.
Certainly, every man needs to attend to the basics when it comes to caring for his penis skin. That includes washing it properly and regularly, using gentle soaps and cleansers, keeping the skin moisturized, etc. When a man takes care of the basics, he is rewarded with penis skin that has a healthy, attractive glow.
Still, many things can affect penis skin that he might not think about. Tips in these areas include:
– Be careful with the kinks. Many men enjoy indulging in sexual kinks or fetishes – and as long as those involved are consenting adults, there’s no reason not to. But sometimes these special pleasures can inadvertently result in penis skin issues. For example, many a man has a foot fetish and enjoys rubbing, sucking on or kissing a partner’s foot or feet. In some cases, they also enjoy direct foot-to-penis contact. The issue to be concerned with here is the possibility of a fungal infection from the foot transferring to the penis. Some other fetishes may involve rough handling of the penis – rubbing it forcefully without lubrication or contact between the penis and a whip. Again, this may create penis skin issues.
– Remember socks are not tissues. A frequent quandary: What to do with semen during masturbation? Tissues or towels are probably the most frequent solution, but there are others. For example, many men grab an old sock and wipe the ejaculate off with that. Others simply rub the semen into their penis and let it dry there. The former is really not recommended, as an unlaundered sock is likely to have bacteria, germs and/or fungus on it that can attack. The latter is not as bad, but letting semen dry on the penis skin repeatedly may affect the oil composition of the skin. Using tissues is generally better.
– Bring a towel to the sauna. Saunas and steambaths are great for loosening up the muscles after a workout. But bring a towel to sit on. The moist heat makes them a breeding ground for fungi and bacteria – which are rampant at gyms anyway. Letting the manhood come in touch with all that mess is asking for trouble.
– Don’t use another guy’s toys. Faux vaginas can make for great masturbation fun – but a guy should use his own instead of borrowing a bud’s. Even if he is vigilant about washing (and drying!) his toys after every use, it’s just too risky. Most guys shy away from this because they don’t like the idea of their member rubbing against a toy into which someone else has ejaculated, but that’s only one concern. There’s also sweat, skin, bacteria, fungi and other elements that could have been missed by even a scrupulous cleaner.