Circumcision has long been a practice filled with controversy, and that seems to become even more contentious as time goes on. There are some who swear by circumcision as a way to alleviate the many problems a man can suffer with male organ health as he grows older. However, there are also those that decry circumcision as destroying a man’s unique member sensitivity, and in some cases, the practice is even seen as mutilation – it’s a surgical procedure that a man cannot consent to at a young age, but something that will affect him for the rest of his life. No wonder the issue is so fraught with concern!
But there is one area where much of the public and physicians agree: Those who are uncircumcised often have more male organ health issues than those who are circumcised. This is thanks to the prepuce, which preserves full sensitivity for the man but can also cause problems for some. From a prepuce that is far too tight to one that is adhered firmly to the member to the simple issue of good manhood care and hygiene, there are several potential problems – but good manhood care can come to the rescue quite nicely. Here are some of the issues – and some of the solutions.
– Hygiene issues. A man who is uncircumcised must take manhood care to a whole other level, as he has to carefully clean underneath the prepuce every time he showers or bathes. To ignore this step, even once, can lead to redness, irritation, and possibly infection or fungal growth in the warm, dark area beneath it. Gently pulling the prepuce back all the way for a good cleaning is something a man must always remember to do.
– Phimosis. But what if a man can’t pull the prepuce back? This condition, known as phimosis, is when the prepuce is too tight to pull back. It can be especially awful during sensual activity, as it can lead to difficulty achieving hardness and can pull on the surrounding skin during that moment, thus leading to pain. Men who suffer from phimosis might be able to help themselves through gentle stretching exercises, as led by a physician. The last resort will be circumcision.
– Oversensitivity. There has long been a debate about how much sensitivity circumcision reduces for a man, but there is little doubt that the uncut member can be incredibly sensitive – so much so, in fact, that some men suffer from hypersensitivity. This can mean they have difficulty during sensual activity, as they release too quickly, or it might be as simple as feeling pain when their member rubs against something as soft as the cotton of their underwear. A moisturizer can help with this, as can gently massaging the area on a daily basis until they are more accustomed to the sensation.
– Greater potential for partner shared infections. Those who are uncircumcised might experience a higher level than normal of infection contracted from partners. This is suspected to be caused by the prepuce, which can trap in fluids from sensual activity and thus make it more likely that certain infections can take hold. That’s why it’s vitally important for an uncircumcised man to avoid unprotected fun unless he is in a truly monogamous relationship, and even then, take careful time to clean out underneath the prepuce after any intimate activity.
Maintaining Good Manhood care
Paying close attention to good manhood care is a must for any man, but the uncircumcised fellow will need to go a little further to make sure he does all the right things for his member. The pursuit of that should include a good male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin). A man should look for a crème with strong moisturizing properties, such as vitamin E and Shea butter.
Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy member. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.