We all know that sex can be messy and uncomfortable at times. This can be considered bearable if your partner maintains good genital hygiene. It has been discovered that women pay more attention down there than men, this might be because a man seems to be structurally or anatomically favored than women. This is not to give men any excuse for keeping things out of place when it comes to genital hygiene but it calls for attention to take part in measures that will keep them safe from infection.
TIPS FOR GOOD GENITAL HYGIENE
- Softly sponge the penis with warm water each day when you want to take a bath. If you have a foreskin, pull it back carefully and clean underneath. Disregarding these sensitive parts can allow dirt trapped under your penis which can result in infections later such as balanitis
- Ensure you use a mild soap to form lather around your hands to wash your penis. Avoid the use of irritating chemical agents and shampoos to wash.
- Ensure that you dry your penis well after a bath in order to prevent moistness around the penis that can harbor germs or produce a smell.
- Ensure you wipe well with a toilet paper or wipe after urinating. This seems to be something peculiar to women than men. Drops of urine on the underwear can leave your genital part oozing with an unpleasant smell
- Do not apply talc or deodorants directly to your penis because talc will get under the foreskin, where it may cause irritation or infection
- Ensure proper grooming of your pubic hair from them to time to prevent odors and infection. It is crucial that our genital area is kept neat, clean and presentable
- It is essential to clean the base of the penis and the testicles. This is because sweats and hair can result in a strong smell, just as unpleasant as in your armpits.
- Pay special care and attention to your underwear. Handle them with special care with the right soap for the right fabric.
- Ensure that you wear loose-fitting clothing to prevent overheating and constriction of blood vessels which has been linked to causing problems with fertility.
- Change underwear as often as possible either in the morning or at night or after every strenuous activity that causes you to sweat in them.
- Endeavor to void and wash the penis with warm water after sexual activity to prevent the transfer of infection to your partner
- Look out for any unusual lumps or swellings in your testicles that weren’t there before.
- If you discover anything usual, you should see a medical professional for a physical examination to rule out any abnormality or defect.