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Keeping Clean

When you kiss or have sex, it’s nice if you’re clean and smell fresh. Brush your teeth, shower regularly, and wear clean clothes.

Everyone has a natural scent. This is really important in love and sex. You often find someone more attractive because you like the way they smell. So you don’t have to cover up your natural, clean body odour. Your partner will like it!

Did you know that we all produce scents designed to attract a partner? They are chemical signals called pheromones. You aren’t aware that you can smell them, but they still influence whether or not you find someone attractive.

Personal care for men

Sweating

Everyone sweats, especially under the arms. During puberty, you sweat even more. It’s perfectly normal – just wash every day and wear clean clothes. If you like, you can also use deodorant.

Spots

Changing hormone levels might make your skin oilier and cause spots or acne, especially during puberty. If you get spots, use a skin cleanser to make your skin less greasy. Don’t use ordinary soap – it can dry your skin out. And then your skin produces even more oil, causing more spots.

Good hygiene and your penis

You should wash your penis every day, whether you’re circumcised or uncircumcised.

If you’re uncircumcised, gently pull back your foreskin and use warm water to clean the head of your penis. You can use soap on the shaft of your penis, but it’s probably not a good idea to use soap to clean under your foreskin. It can upset the natural balance of bacteria and actually make you more likely to get fungal infections. If you do choose to wash the head of your penis with soap, use a gentle one without strong perfumes.

It is important to wash away smegma. This is a white or yellowish sticky substance made up of skin oil and shed skin cells. It’s perfectly natural, but it can build up under your foreskin and smell, irritate, and cause infection.

Penis Hygiene
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Recent Comments (34)

  1. It’s health to have a clean…
    It’s health to have a clean penis every time not only if you are having sex,for hygiene and smell good.

    1. We appreciate you…
      We appreciate you contribution Greenwel and yes we agree hygiene is important at all times.

    2. It’s a pity the sentence isn…
      It’s a pity the sentence isn’t grammatical it should read its healthy to have………

      1. Thank you for your feedback,…

        Thank you for your feedback, Anonymous. 

  2. Ithink to have sex is not…
    Ithink to have sex is not good for child 13-18

    1. Thank you Winnie, indeed one…
      Thank you Winnie for your contribution, indeed one needs to be mature enough to handle the consequences of having sex.

  3. Good topics for discussion…
    Good topics for discussion keep it up and bring more of them

    1. Thank you Benjamin and we…
      Thank you Benjamin and we will.

  4. I normally feel smell in…
    I normally feel smell in between my scrotum sack n feel some kind of stains there even after washing it with soap n sponge pls how do I handle this to prevent it

    1. Hi Yemi, You seem to be…
      Hi Yemi, You seem to be doing the right thing with regard to cleaning especially if you are doing this everyday. You are likely to sweat here and this maybe what’s causing the staining including friction as a result of walking. This is normal. Consider wearing cotton underwear to be comfortable and clean up regularly.

    2. Yemi lets me teach you how…
      Yemi lets me teach you how to handle such smell we Muslim every time we urinate we wash the whole “part” from scrotum upto forehead of penis and you will remain clean and fresh from such smell hope if you will practice you will enjoy it thank you.

      1. Thank you Guyo for your…

        Thank you Guyo for your contribution.

  5. Good advise I really …
    Good advise I really appreciate

    1. Hey, thank you for the…
      Hey, thank you for the feedback.

  6. good topics 4 that small I…
    good topics 4 that small I have read

    1. You are welcome Maina and…

      You are welcome Maina and thank you for the feedback. 

  7. Is this bikini wax…
    Is this bikini wax recommended for men as a way of keeping it clean?

    1. Hi there, waxing isn’t…

      Hi there, waxing isn’t recommended on the genitals, It’s extremely important that the person proving the service is skilled in waxing and removing hair from a man’s bikini area. Skin can get torn off or burned from the hot wax. 

  8. I think that you should…
    I think that you should encourage the use of condoms during sex, not just keeping clean.

  9. What is the benefit of being…
    What is the benefit of being circumcised as an adult man?

  10. what should you use to shave…
    what should you use to shave pubic hair,last time i used a gillete and spots came out many of em causing irritation

    1. Hey Roger, there are other…

      Hey Roger, there are other options you can consider including waxing or use of hair removal creams. Remember to carefully read the instruction on use especially use around the genital area. Also when you shave since your skin reacts, try not to shave too close to the skin. Lastly, try and where cotton underwear that will help to absorb moisture and reduce irritation.  

  11. Besides all that men should…
    Besides all that men should learn to groom and shave their pubic hairs and armpits its so irritating especially when the man is that rough erotic type in bed,

    1. Hello Jane, thank you for…

      Hello Jane, thank you for sharing and we completely agree, proper grooming is essential when involved with a partner. 

    1. Hi Wilson, thank you so much…

      Hi Wilson, thank you so much for your positive feedback. We appreciate it.

  12. Hi. I’ve had this problem…
    Hi. I’ve had this problem which makes the head of my penis very itchy and i got treatment. It has been healing but after some few days, it came back and i treated it again. I don’t know the problem but my biggest concern is this rotten smell that comes out of me yet i dont know which part of my body it comes from. How can i deal with this smell?

  13. Hello Fred, thank you for…

    Hello Fred, thank you for reaching out to us and we are so sorry you are going through a hard time, did you first visit a doctor before getting the treatment you are using? Since this seems like a serious medical condition and could probably be a sign of infection, we urge you to visit a doctor as soon as possible to get a proper diagnosis so that proper treatment can be administered. Please keep us posted and let us know how it goes. Have a wonderful week ahead and stay safe!

  14. Is shaving private parts…
    Is shaving private parts important?

    1. Hi there, 

      Well, that…

      Hi there, 

      Well, that depends, do you prefer to shave or not. In terms of benefits, there are no known benefits of shaving the pubic area as long as you are a clean person. In fact, there are no health benefits to removing pubic hair. When it comes to whether to shave or not, the decision is really up to you. 

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