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Male intimate hygiene habits: Which ones to incorporate and which ones to avoid to preserve genital health?

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Generally, male intimate hygiene tends to go more unnoticed than female. Whether due to lack of interest or information, there are men who make mistakes in their hygiene by not properly washing their private parts.

This neglect entails a series of consequences such as bad odours, risk of infections and other discomforts, as published by Farmasex.

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Male intimate hygiene habits

  • Wash your intimate area for at least two minutes: Do not do it mechanically or programmed as it can be poorly washed.
  • Washing with common soap and water is not enough: A highly recommended soap for men is called Slabon.
  • Circumcised: Take a sufficient amount of soap for men. Rub the genital area: penis, testicles and inguinal region, until foaming (approximately two minutes), then rinse with plenty of water.
  • Uncircumcised: Retract the foreskin, take a sufficient amount of soap in your hand and vigorously wash the glans, rub the genital area (penis and inguinal region) until foaming (approximately 2 minutes), wash with plenty of water.
You must use a specific soap for penis hygiene or at least a neutral soap. Photo: Semen Antonov
  • Remove smegma: Whitish matter that is deposited in the folds of the external genital organs, in its entirety at the base of the glans.
  • Wash the genital area at least twice a day: Of course, it depends on the climatic zone in which you are and how much you sweat, this process should be carried out up to three times a day.
  • Do not wash only the penis: It is important to wash the entire genital area (penis, testicles and groin).
  • Do not leave soap residue at the end of the procedure as it could cause irritation.
  • Before urinating remember to first wash your hands and then handle your penis: Since it can carry fungi, bacteria or viruses to it, and can even affect your partner.
  • Dry the genital area well since humidity and darkness predisposes to the formation of fungi: If it is possible that it be an exclusive towel for this area.
For this reason, daily intimate cleansing rituals with products specially designed for men’s care are recommended. Photo: Buena Vista Images
  • Wash the penis after having sex: In the event that you have been intimate while your partner is menstruating, you should wash for more than two minutes as blood serves as a breeding ground for bacteria including micro particles.
  • Wear underwear, preferably cotton, that are not too tightsince it improves the oxygenation of the genital area, as well as prevents the sweat produced by perspiration from producing bad odours.

What to avoid to have good male intimate hygiene

To finish discovering everything about the grooming routine of the man’s genitals, there are some things you should avoid to keep it cared for and that diseases do not arise due to poor male intimate hygiene:

  • Avoid the use of conventional gels to wash the male intimate area: In the same way that a specific shampoo is usually used for hair, the genitals require a specific soap for proper washing without putting health at risk.

Keep in mind that the genital areas of men and women do not have the same pH as other areas of the body, hence the need to use special soaps for this area, according to OneHowTo.

It is important that the man is also careful with his intimate hygiene, since the prevention of two will make sexual relations safer and thus they will not become a display of subsequent discomfort. Photo: Peter Dazeley
  • Avoid using the sponge with which you wash the rest of the body to clean the intimate area: It is a potential focus of fungi, but if you want to use one for the genitals, the best option is to use a sponge dedicated exclusively to this part of the body.
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Go to a specialist when fungal or bacterial infection problems arise, avoid treating them under personal criteria that may aggravate the situation. Go urgently to a medical specialist so that he can do an examination, can make a specific diagnosis and give you the best treatment to follow.


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