At no time is an itchy male organ welcome, but it’s especially distressing when the itch is caused by the unwanted presence of those nasty parasites, crabs, also called crabs.
Itchy Male Organ and Crabs: To Shave or Not to Shave?
By John Dugan
There are a lot of things that come with owning a male organ, and unfortunately the prospect of the occasional itchy manhood is one of them. Although having to scratch every now and then is not a big deal, it can become annoying, distracting and downright embarrassing when that itching becomes chronic – such as is typically the case when the cause of that itch is the dreaded crabs. Paying enhanced attention to male organ health can help to diminish the chance of acquiring crabs. But even so, accidents can happen, and a man should be prepared to know how to deal with these unwelcome visitors.
Most adults can recall “lice scares” at their schools, incidences in which a child brought head lice to school, which spread from one student to the next. Crabs are related to head lice, but fortunately are not as easily spread.
Called crabs due to their crab-like appearance, they are tiny – usually less than one-tenth of an inch. They are parasites that typically live in the male organ area, although occasionally they can be found in other hairy parts of the body, such as the armpits or the chest. These tiny insects are harmless in the sense that they don’t spread disease, but once they get in the skin and start feeding, they produce a hard-to-resist urge to scratch.
Most of the time, crabs are passed on through skin-on-skin contact while engaging in sensual activity; more rarely, they can be caught from the bedsheets or towels of an infected person. Since the lice tend to congregate in the member hair rather than on the manhood shaft, wearing a rubber protective device is not usually effective in preventing crabs from spreading.
Since the lice tend to make their home in member area hair, it has often been assumed that shaving the male organ area is a good way to rid the body of these pests. The theory is that often the act of shaving itself will get rid of the lice, and the absence of a warm, hairy place to hide will make it easy to spot and dispose of any lingering invaders.
But that’s not really a correct assumption. While it’s true that the razor can dispose of some of these crabs, it catches only a small percentage of them. Many more are left on the skin, and because they are so small, it is difficult to find them with the naked eye.
So does that mean a guy shouldn’t shave? Not at all. While shaving the manhood may not cure an itchy male organ caused by crabs, it does make the area more inhospitable to them and also makes it easier for a doctor to spot them with a magnifying lens. In addition, the absence of a thick thatch of hair makes it easier to apply products that can be helpful in getting rid of the pests.
Once the area has been shaved, it is more receptive to medications that can kill the crabs. Although there are over-the-counter medications that work well, it’s wise to check with a doctor first to determine the most effective course of action to take.
Crabs are more an annoyance than anything else, but an itchy male organ can cause a man embarrassment and be bad for his self-esteem. The urge to scratch can be decreased via regular use of a superior male organ health crème(health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Male member skin that is well-hydrated is less likely to require itching, so using a crème with a combination of excellent moisturizers (such as Shea butter and vitamin E) is strongly encouraged. In addition, be sure the crème is equipped to keep the manhood skin is overall good health; a crème with alpha lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and resultant oxidative stress, can be especially beneficial.