In an uncircumcised penis, a fold of skin covers the head of the penis. If you aren’t circumcised, simply make sure to wash your penis with non-irritating soap and water during each bath. There’s no need to use cotton swabs or special cleansers. At birth, the foreskin of most males doesn’t pull back fully. Treat the foreskin gently, being careful not to force it back. Forcing it could cause pain, tearing and even bleeding.
You will need to consult the doctor if you seem to be having discomfort whilst urinating – especially if the foreskin fills with urine or balloons out during urination – or the foreskin becomes red, itchy or swollen. As a child gets older, the foreskin of his uncircumcised penis will begin to separate from the tip of the penis. This allows the foreskin to be retracted. As soon as the foreskin can be retracted, it’s important to clean beneath it regularly. Teach yourself to:
- Gently pull back the foreskin
- Clean beneath the foreskin with mild soap and water
- Rinse and dry beneath the foreskin thoroughly
- Pull the foreskin back over the head of the penis
So, how can a circumcised penis help you?
- A decreased risk of urinary tract infections
- Reduced risk of some sexually transmitted diseases in men
- Protection against penile cancer and a reduced risk of cervical cancer in female sex partners
- Prevention of balanitis and balanoposthitis
- Prevention of phimosis and paraphimosis
Circumcision also makes it easier to keep the end of the penis clean. So, if you are in need of help with your own uncircumcised penis then make sure you get in touch with Moorgate Andrology today for all of your circumcision needs. Get in touch with us now at 0330 808 1968.