Originally Posted by sab84
So I am sure many times in past the issue of cleaning uncut dick, about head cheese or smegma would have come up.... but I want to know if someone told you or taught you to clean/wash it...
So did anyone else was told or it was one of those natural instinct things you just picked up?
You hear about it in school in NL, that "IF" you are able to pull the foreskin back, then clean under it in the bath or shower but only with clear water, never use soap there. The saw is taught with girls not to use soap. If any soap is NOT rinsed completely away and is carried under your foreskin or within a girl's labia, you will get a wicked infection and inflamation, called balanitis in boys.
I have been told that a great fuss was made in the past if a boy was discovered with a foreskin narrowing during school medicals, but now they say that often a boy's foreskin may not be able to pull back until their later teen years.
In any event, a teen boy's natural wanking action and peeing with his foreskin forward tend to work smegma to the tip where it is carried away by urine. For girls, urinating does the same thing within their labia.
In all male species, human or animal, smegma forms under the foreskin, works its way to the tip and is carried away, usually during urination. All without epidemics of inflamation and penile cancer. IMHO
, it's just the humans in some parts that are preoccupied with this natural bodily function. People just seem to love to mess with boys' penises.
Generally speaking, in all species, there is the greater danger when the foreskin is retracted and the knob or entire penis is exposed, an inner body part, and a foreign object is carried back under the foreskin when it recovers the organ to its normal, natural, position.
That's not to say that some boys and men decide they want to keep it exposed or want that look and have their foreskin removed. If that's what they wish, then that's kewl, it's their body. But there's nothing unhealthy about having a foreskin or the fact that smegma occurs there.