DIY: How To Care For Your Penis Health
This is an explanation on how to care for your penis health properly, and we are hoping it will help you get the best satisfaction both in size and durability.
Men are particularly bad at piping up about health issues, especially when it comes to our penises.
Often, a source of embarrassment can be a simple lack of knowledge. And this relates to the knowledge of the size and having an understanding of the long and short of it.
Fortunately, the male anatomy is quite easy to understand, and learning what to say when seeing your GP can help avoid red faces. Read our guide from GQ-magazine.
From this Twitter handle, here are some basics you should do your penis, on a regular.
+ How to Care for Your Penis
+ Grooming Your Penis
+ Feeding Your Penis
+ Questioning Your Penis
Straight to the gist…Allow NFH to fill you in
Here’s a simple DIY penis maintenance
+ How to clean your penis
We often gaze in awe and talk excitedly about the nose-tingling, fungus-coated, ash-rolled, squishy goodness that is a well-stocked cheese counter. That’s not what you want people to experience when getting up close and personal with your penis.
The “knob cheese” that is technically known as smegma, has a particularly vile smell and builds up when the area underneath a foreskin hasn’t been cleaned. This area should be cleaned daily (just pull back) along with the rest of your genitals, your bottom and the area in between, called the perineum. Use a mild soap as these areas can be sensitive.
+ How to examine your scrotum
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men. For this reason, every week you should examine each testis (the plural is testes) in turn between your finger and thumb by rolling the skin over them.
The most common symptom is a lump of any size but you should book an appointment with your GP if you have any new feelings in the scrotal area.
+ Maintaining an erection
Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is unfortunately common from middle age onwards and it’s caused by a narrowing of the blood vessels that pump blood to create and maintain an erection. This narrowing may occur for a number of reasons but high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking are high on the list.
Giving up smoking seems like a no-brainer, and maintaining a healthy body weight and undertaking regular exercise reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure and diabetes.
+ Protect your penis from STIs
STIs are invisible and often give no symptoms for many years so you won’t know if you’ve just passed one on, so you should always wear a condom. Available free at GPs and sexual health clinics, they significantly reduce the risk of the transmission of STIs but they’re nowhere near as effective if they remain unopened in your wallet.
There are so many easy ways to get tested for STIs – a simple fingerpick test can detect HIV, and many GP surgeries have urine pots to test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea that you can pick up and drop off discreetly without even making an appointment. No excuses.
+ Be careful with trimming
Many of us take pleasure in keeping neat and tidy. There are no hard and fast rules about what to do here, but a sensible one is to exercise caution.
Be especially careful in the craggy terrain of your scrotum if shaving, where it can be technically more challenging to not make a tiny cut in the skin – this could potentially introduce harmful bacteria which could cause cellulitis, abscesses or worse, Fournier’s gangrene (Googling not recommended).
+ Penis size really doesn’t matter to women
A 2015 survey of women presented with photographs of all types and sizes of penises published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine revealed that penis length was one of the least valued attributes.
“Overall cosmetic appearance” came out on top. So no need to worry about whether your penis size is above or below average. Just keep it looking good.
+ Use your penis to keep it healthy
Make ejaculation part of your daily routine. Here’s why: a large Harvard study of nearly 30,000 men found the risk of prostate cancer
was 33 per cent lower in men who’d ejaculated at least 21 times per month, compared to those who ejaculated only 4-7 times per month.
This included ejaculations during sex, masturbation and, um, “nocturnal emissions”. Time to play catch up.
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