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Healthy testicles and penis: top facts

By Kate R Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 06:00
Keeping your genitals healthy is important for a man. Check out our tips and facts to make sure you are not missing out.

Problems with the penis or the testes can be a sign of an underlying condition. Unfortunately, many men tend to ignore these signs because they are embarrassed.

Keep it clean

It’s the simplest: while having a bath, it is important to wash the penis. Pull back the foreskin, if you have one, and clean underneath.
If this area isn't washed properly, a substance called smegma – a natural lubricant for the penis – begins to gather in the area, and can become a breeding ground for bacteria.

Examine your testicles

Every man should check his testes regularly. The instructions are simple – roll a testicle between your fingers using both hands, and feel for any lumps.
Men need to conduct this exam regularly to notice if there are any changes. They could be a symptom of a wide range of diseases, including testicular cancer.
Every man should conduct this self-exam at least once a month.

Have safe sex

Sexually transmitted diseases can be invisible. You may not know that you have one. The most common STD is chlamydia, which can result in pain while urinating and swollen testicles. Another one is genital herpes, which can cause bumps or sores in the genital area.
The best prevention for STDs is having protected sex.

Groom carefully

Many men groom their groin.
However, it is essential to do it properly and carefully, especially along the scrotum. A small cut, apart from being painful, can also invite a host of bacteria or other microbes which can go on to result in an infection down there.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is the key to a healthy penis. Erections and orgasms can be affected by a number of factors – obesity, smoking, excessive drinking of alcohol and stress. Regular exercise and a good night’s sleep also helps keep the penis functioning properly.


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Comments

Hi Dixon, the right thing to do is to visit a medical centre and have a health provider examine you. They will then be able to provide you with information on what steps can be taken. I am not able to tell you what it is or if it is dangerous but the medical provider who will examine you will be able to tell you. We wish you well. Check out this article;- https://lovematters.co.ke/our-bodies/male-body/healthy-testicles-and-penis-top-facts

Hi Geoffrey, What you are experiencing is known as Premature Ejaculation, which is caused by a number of reasons including fear, anxiety or even stress. Anxiety that one will not perform can make him ejaculate much earlier or stress from home or work. In other cases, particularly in young men it could be the result of sexual inexperience, and so as the young man gets older he also gains more experience in controlling ejaculation. Check out this artichttps://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/how-to-overcome-premature-ejaculationle for more tips;- 

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