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How to look after your Penis Health and Strength

Penis Health & Strength

How to Keep your Guy in Top Shape!

Your Questions … 

How do I clean my penis? 

How do I clean an uncircumcised penis?

How can I improve the health of my penis?

Are there exercises that will make my penis stronger?

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Penis Health

Hello, again our sexy friends! Welcome back, how we’ve missed you! 

Today, we’re going to cover an incredibly important topic that will be very beneficial for penis owners and penis lovers alike. 

It is uncommon for most to discuss the topic of penis health and well-being; however, it could be a significant factor for improving not only your love life but your overall happiness! 

 

A Healthy Penis

 

Let’s set the standard for a healthy penis and cover some basics that are important for you to understand. 

A healthy penis is kept clean, experiences regular erections, is able to urinate without pain or difficulty, should be free of warts, lesions and abnormal discharge. 

A healthy penis does not have smegma either. Smegma is a thick, white almost cheese-like substance that can build up under the foreskin. While a little of this is normal, it can develop an odour and lead to other problems if not cleaned properly. 

If you’re experiencing anything other than what you deem as normal, tell your doctor or your urologist! Penis health is something you don’t want to mess with. 

 

Cut vs Uncut

 

It is also important to understand the differences between the circumcised and uncircumcised penis in regard to health and hygiene. 

With a circumcised (cut) penis, which when the foreskin has been removed from the penis. Being circumcised can have some health benefits such as better hygiene since it is much easier to wash the penis.

 However, since the glans or tip/head of the penis is out and exposed at all times, it can be prone to desensitization because it is constantly rubbing against varying materials such as your underwear.  

Then you have the classic uncircumcised (uncut) penis, this is when you have not removed the foreskin. 

While it is slightly more difficult to clean (covered below) your penis usually appears bigger when flaccid. 

The glans of the uncircumcised penis is known to be more sensitive because it is protected during the majority of the day. Generally, it is only fully exposed when the foreskin retracts, such as during an erection. 

It has been shown that owners of an uncircumcised penis are slightly more susceptible to STIs and infections (Morris, Krieger & Klausner, 2017). 

This is because, during intercourse, the foreskin retracts but after it comes forward to cover the shaft which keeps not only moisture in but any bacteria or viruses as well. 

This is why it is critical to wash your penis not only before sex (for the safety and concern of your partner) but afterward as well. 

 

How to Clean the Penis

 

This is a simple one! 

Gently wash your penis daily, using a gentle, unscented soap and water. 

If you are uncut, carefully pull back your foreskin and use your hands, soap and water to clean underneath, also taking great care in cleaning the head as well. 

When you are finished, pat the penis dry, both under the foreskin and outside of it. 

Make sure the foreskin is returned to its original position covering the tip of the penis

If you are cut, simply carefully wash the head and shaft using soap and water, only using your hands not a washcloth. 

When the soap has been thoroughly rinsed off, carefully pat your penis dry with a soft towel. 

When putting on underwear, make sure it has been properly washed, rinsed and dried before putting it on. Leftover dry soap can irritate the penis easily. 

Being cautious doesn’t hurt so anytime you’re going to use or touch your penis, make sure your hands are clean. 

If you’re feeling a bit sticky down there, give yourself a rinse as needed, again making sure the penis is completely dry before moving on with your day. 

Something important to note, after experiencing ejaculation, obviously you will have some ejaculate hanging around. Make sure you completely remove all the traces of the semen when you are finished. You will find that a few minutes after you have ejaculated if you squeeze the top half of the penis moving gently up to the head, you will usually have some leftover stuff in there. Make sure to clean this out as well! 

***Pro-tip*** Always urinate and rinse your penis after sexual intercourse of any kind!

 

How to Improve Penis Health

 

There are some simple ways to improve the health of your penis, and who wouldn’t want to do that? We’re going to give you some of our top tips!

  • Exercise – Not only your body but your genitals as well! It is important to not only maintain cardiovascular health with regular exercise but to exercise your penis as well! Experiencing regular erections is a good start, however, doing male Kegels is critical as well. Don’t know how to do them? It’s easy! Simply flex the muscles in your genitals that you use to stop the flow of urine, (these are called your pelvic floor muscles) hold for a few moments, then relax. Then repeat! 
  • Drink plenty of water – this may seem obvious, but it is important to keep everything flowing smoothly in your system, dehydration can reduce blood flow and lead to some difficulties experiencing or maintaining an erection.
  • Eat well – eating a balanced diet literally helps in almost every faction of our lives, think of it as sex machine fuel! Adding things like fatty fish (salmon and tuna), oysters, tomatoes, olive oil and cayenne pepper are all specifically recommended by doctors to help improve blood flood and penile health. Also, if you enjoy receiving oral sex, remember that your diet impacts the taste of your semen!
  • Let go of stress – stress causes our bodies to create adrenaline which makes your blood vessels (like the ones in your penis) contract, restricting blood flow. Stress can also cause distractions during sexual activity, which leads to much less enjoyment. Try to incorporate self-care and relaxing activities into our daily life such as meditation, massage, or even laughing at some stand-up comedy.

Penis Health Infographic

There are a ton more ways to improve your penis health but that’s all we have for today – if you have more questions or want more information, leave us a comment below or get in touch with one of our Sexperts today!

If you enjoyed this article and want to share it with your friends, make sure you let us know by tagging up @myamorashop

 

Get out there, get in there and get off there!

Elaine S. Turner

Sex Coach, Clinical Sexologist & Sexuality Educator

Sydney, Australia

August 2020

 

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