Smegma… seems to be a dirty, dirty word. Point in fact, is literally a very clean word. It comes from the Latin meaning soap or clean. So if it has a squeaky clean origin, then why do people today associate it with some nasty white funk stashed in a man’s trash?
Well, it’s because people often hear about smegma when it’s so gone that it’s causing problems. It is actually part of a normal daily detoxification process that occurs naturally. Smegma is the end result of cleansing. 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 its bad rap for the overabundance or overgrowth of this biological concoction that can lead to a serious odor aggressor, inflammation, and even infection. Thank goodness it’s also something that can be cleared up quickly for most men and then avoided in the future. Let’s talk about everything related to smegma.
Smegma is one of those things that is pretty self-explanatory. 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 following symptom…
– Pee like an angry dragon. All that fire has to get out of the body somehow! Feeling a burning sensation when urinating and a lot of palpitations is not uncommon once smegma comes to town.
– What is that smell? Smegma is often noted for its unique gag-inducing tart fragrance.
– White and thick texture with a consistency similar to cheese. It may look like ricotta cheese, but it sure isn’t! The texture and smell of this bodily buildup got the name “cock cheese” for a reason.
Causes of smegma
There is practically only one cause of smegma: when a man does not wash his nether region properly and regularly. Therefore, lack of proper and regular hygiene is the main cause of smegma.
While it is not one of the so-called causes of smegma, men who are not circumcised are at a higher risk of smegma problems because the foreskin is smegma’s favorite place to camp. This can lead to a buildup that is so severe that it can cause the foreskin to not retract. Some men choose to be circumcised as adults if smegma is a chronic problem.
get rid of smegma
Simple cause, simple treatment. Clean that Johnson! Implement a daily hygiene ritual for penis health. What should be included? So glad it came up. Here’s an easy five-point guide to having the cleanest, healthiest, smegma-free penis on the block:
1) Gently pull back the foreskin (if applicable). Note: If some of the smegma has hardened, the skin may not want to be removed. Do not force it! It can not only cause extreme pain, but 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 normally covered by the foreskin. Be gentle but thorough. If the smegma has hardened, first rub it with a little oil (coconut, olive, or grapeseed) to loosen it.
3) Rinse thoroughly and pat or air dry.
4) Follow the cleansing by nourishing the penis with a specially shaped penis health cream (Health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven 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 added nutrients like vitamins A, B, C, and D for their antibacterial, skin-soothing, and cell-regenerating properties.
5) Repeat these steps daily until the smegma is gone and then continue with this new routine to prevent smegma until it’s old.
If the smegma does not go away after a week of cleansing or the foreskin does not retract, see a doctor. Otherwise, enjoy a smegma-free member!