When it comes to member problems, uncircumcised men might face more issues than intact men do. Here’s what a guy can expect.
By John Dugan
When it comes to member problems, every man has his share. But an uncircumcised man is much more likely to have issues than an intact man is. The good news is that with excellent male organ care, an uncircumcised man can have a quite healthy manhood and avoid the serious member problems that might result from lack of hygiene or other problems that sometimes plague men who have an intact prepuce.
However, it’s important to remember that being uncircumcised doesn’t mean a man will automatically have problems with his package. But for those unfortunate enough to deal with these member problems, it’s important to know what to expect. Here’s a quick rundown.
Phimosis. Some men suffer from a condition in which the prepuce is too tight to retract fully during sensual activity. Known as phimosis, this condition can prevent a man from enjoying coupling, or can prevent sensual activity thanks to the intense pain it can bring. A guy who suffers from phimosis needs to speak with his doctor about ways to alleviate the problem and help the prepuce move freely.
Infections. The area covered by the prepuce stays dark and warm, and sometimes it’s a little damp, which is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Fungal infections, such as jock itch, can easily set up underneath the prepuce. There is also a condition called balanitis, which results in inflammation, pain, redness, rash and discharge from the manhood. These infections often result from a lack of good hygiene, specifically from not cleaning properly underneath the prepuce.
Too much sensitivity. Known as hypersensitivity, this is often a problem with men who are in their first years of sensual exploration. Since the head of the manhood is covered by the prepuce most of the time – and the tip is where the most sensitive nerve endings are – it stands to reason that the manhood can be incredibly sensitive in that area. Sometimes this sensitivity is a good thing, but often it can mean a man “finishes” well before he’s ready to do so.
Severe manhood odor. The oils and skin cells that the body sloughs off on a regular basis have to go somewhere. For a man who is uncircumcised, the oils and spent cells around his manhood – as well as the residue from cleansers, barrier protections, lubricants and other fluids – combine to form smegma. Smegma is a white buildup that appears underneath the prepuce. A man should carefully clean away the smegma on a daily basis; however, many men don’t notice that it is building up until the odor assaults their nose. Severe manhood odor is a side effect of smegma and unfortunately affects many men.
A man who has not been circumcised must pay closer attention to male organ health. That’s because there are so many problems that can result from having a prepuce. Though being intact is certainly preferable for some men, and provides them with intense sensations that might be lacking in men who have been circumcised, the potential for member problems is a very real concern that must be addressed on a daily basis. As always, the number one rule boils down to cleanliness and taking care of the manhood every single day, to help stop problems well before they have an opportunity to begin.
To help a man combat the issues that might arise from this, he can reach for a top-notch male organ health crème(health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). He should seek out a crème that is specially formulated to tackle the most common manhood issues, such as one that includes vitamin A for odor control, vitamin E for softness and vitamin D for overall health. Shea butter, a high-end emollient, can serve as the perfect “carrier” for the amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins a man’s skin needs to stay healthy and strong – whether circumcised or not.