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Important things to know about male intimate hygiene

psychiatrist, sexologist, psychotherapist
  • Published:
    13 January 2023
  • Updated:
    14 March 2024
Important things to know about male intimate hygiene

Male intimate hygiene is keeping the genital area clean and healthy from an early age. Still, many men miss this critical point and complain about problems with sex, not realizing that it is often because of poor hygiene and an unpleasant odor that partners refuse to have sex.

Below are some rules of hygiene.

Take care of your groin, penis, scrotum, and anus daily!

  • Wash the glans of the penis with warm water, remembering to pull back the foreskin with your hands and wash off the white substance (smegma). If this is not done, an acute purulent disease called balanoposthitis can develop. Its symptoms include itching, burning, and pain around the glans of the penis.
  • You should not pour hot water on your scrotum. Otherwise, this will disrupt sperm maturation.
  • No loofahs should be used in the groin area, especially rough ones. This can traumatize the soft tissues, and there is a great risk of introducing bacteria.
  • After each urination, the glans of the penis should be washed thoroughly under running water. If this is not possible, remove any residual urine with sanitary napkins. This will avoid the formation of inflammation and unpleasant odor.
  • Body hair should be trimmed with a trimmer. This will also avoid unpleasant odors and the accumulation of bacteria.

What happens if you don't take care of your genitals?

Lack of genital hygiene can lead to various health problems, including infections, irritation, and an increased risk of sexually transmitted diseases. Lack of hygiene always leads to an unpleasant odor and discomfort in the genital area.

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