Smegma … seems to be a dirty, dirty word. In fact, it is literally a very clean word. It comes from the Latin which means soap or clean. So if it has a squeaky clean origin, why do people today associate it with nasty white funk hiding in a boy’s trash?
Well, it’s because people often hear about smegma when it’s so far away that it’s causing problems. It is actually part of a normal daily detoxification process that occurs naturally. Smegma is the end result of cleaning. It is made up of oil, dead skin cells, and other genital fluids. Men and women also produce it. In small amounts, some may see it as a lubricant. However, it gets a bad rap for the overabundance or overgrowth of this biological concoction which can lead to severe odor, inflammation, and even infection. Thank goodness it’s also something that can be quickly cleaned up for most men and then avoided in the future. Let’s talk about everything smegma related.
Symptoms of smegma
Smegma is one of those things pretty clear. The symptoms of smegma do not vary much and are quite noticeable. Some of those symptoms are:
– Burning penis. When overgrowth occurs, the affected penis becomes red, irritated and painful, leading to the next symptom …
– Urinate like an angry dragon. All that fire has to come out of the body somehow! It is not uncommon to feel a burning sensation when urinating and many heartbeats once smegma reaches town.
– What is that smell? Smegma is often noted for its unique bitter, gag-inducing fragrance.
– White and thick texture with the consistency of cheese. It may look like ricotta cheese, but it sure isn’t! The texture and smell of this body buildup were called “cock cheese” for a reason.
Causes of smegma
There is practically only one cause of smegma: when a man does not wash his lower region properly and regularly. Therefore, lack of proper and regular hygiene is the main cause of smegma.
While it is not a suspected cause of smegma, men who are not circumcised are at increased risk for smegma problems because the foreskin is smegma’s favorite camping spot. This can cause a buildup that is so severe that it can cause the foreskin not to retract. Some men choose circumcision in adulthood if smegma is a chronic problem.
Get rid of Smegma
Simple cause, simple treatment. Clean up that Johnson! Implement a daily hygiene ritual for penis health. What should be included? Then excited it came up. Here’s an easy five-point guide to having the cleanest, healthiest, and smegma-free penis on the block:
1) Gently pull the foreskin back (if applicable). Note: If any smegma has hardened, the skin may not want to pull back. Do not force it! Not only can it cause extreme pain, it can also tear very delicate genital skin, which can lead to bleeding and infection.
2) Use a mild cleanser and warm water to wash the area that is covered or usually covered by the foreskin. Be gentle but thorough. If the smegma has hardened, rub in some oil (coconut, olive, or grapeseed) first to loosen it.
3) Rinse thoroughly and air dry.
4) Follow the cleanse by nourishing the penis with a specially formulated penis health cream (Health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically shown to be safe and gentle on the skin) daily. Select a cream that has an all-natural moisturizing base like shea butter or vitamin E. Look for the addition of nutrients like vitamins A, B, C, and D for their antibacterial, skin soothing and cell-regenerating properties.
5) Repeat these steps every day until the smegma is gone and then continue with this new routine to prevent smegma until it is old.
If the smegma does not go away after a week of cleaning or the foreskin does not retract, see a doctor. Otherwise, enjoy a smegma-free limb!