Hygiene

Each boy will ever suffer from smegma. But there are quite a few questions and prejudices about smegma. Some people think that smegma is related to sexually transmitted diseases or other nasty infections. Fortunately, it has nothing to do with sexually transmitted diseases, so you absolutely do not have to worry about that. However, due to the bacteria that occur in smegma, if it is not treated, it could lead to infections. And yes, that’s less pleasant.

What is smegma?

Smegma is a combination of exfoliated (shed) epithelial cells, skin oils, and moisture. It occurs in both female and male genitalia, circumcised and un-circumcised, though is most common with uncircumcised males. This build-up of cells normally helps to clean and lubricate the genitals, and keep them ready for intercourse. It is a normal and natural occurrence, in small quantities. However, a large build-up is unhealthy and can cause problems such as a foul odor, inflammation or irritation of the penis, and may even lead to cancer.

Remove smegma

It is advisable to remove smegma regularly by cleaning the glans and foreskin of the penis. The smegma can be removed with a washcloth with warm water or flushing. One could also use a special wash gel for male private parts. By doing this regularly, men can prevent from nasty smell or even inflammation to occur. It’s part of men’s intimate care to take care of their genitals regularly.

Prevent Smegma

Once again, smegma is a common and natural phenomenon, you should therefore not be ashamed if you have it or get it. It is wise to regularly fully retract the foreskin and well clean both glans and foreskin. Using a special washgel can be very helpful in keeping the penis clean, it will enable you to wash more thorougly. Always use a neutral washing gel that protects the sensitive skin of the penis. If no tap water is around, you can use special intimate wipes to clean up.

Inflammation?

In case inflammation occurs on the foreskin of the penis or the glans, then it is always advisable to visit a doctor. Many men have this problem: the doctor is familiar with and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.