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Discussion in 'The Healthy Penis' started by paul., Jan 9, 2007.
Is there anything you can use rather than just plain water?
I just soap up that whole region when I'm in the shower like the rest of my body. But I'm cut, so I'm sure it's a little different for uncut men.
Yes, non-soap cleansers. They have them in drug stores. You can use the mild/gentle body washes too, but you might find yourself sensitive to them. The cleansers are best as they don't dry, they're hypoallergenic, and made for use on sensitive skin (like baby bottoms).
Is there anything you can use rather than just plain water?
I'm allergic to most scented soaps and gels but the following products are always in my rotation.
I use them all over and I figure if they are safe for my pussy they are safe for a penis.
Then again I could be wrong.
Johnson & Johnson Baby Magic Baby Bath
It does have a mild scent. However I wouldn't describe it as girly or childish, just clean.
Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash: Fragrance free, soap free, dye free; and hypo-allergenic
Noxema Triple Clean Anti-Bacterial Lathering Cleanser
This comes in a tube, not a bottle and it's active ingredient is triclosan. Triclosan is the stuff that makes anti-bacterial hand soap anti-bacterial.
Hope this helps!
I use a dab of liquid soap, shampoo and shaving cream, pull my skin back, and wash my dick as fast and long as I want. Sometimes I get a little funky under the foreskin and it takes some strokin' to get it clean.
I luv to wash mine while lathering up for the morning shave... BurmaShave on yer balls makes em real tight!and a 2 fisted jerk under the head of yer penis feels sooooo hot.:biggrin1: :biggrin1: :biggrin1:
Just use soap and water. The trick to getting real clean is spending several minutes soaping up your penis. You know you have rinsed it off good enough when it doesn't taste like soap anymore.
I'm not sure I can taste my penis, but I was always under the impression that soap was bad as it would sting or something, also won't some soaps dry out your penis head?
Soap can sting if you get it in your urethra, but for the most part I don't scrub that area so much as to work suds into the urethra.
And soap can dry out any part of your skin, penis included, but most soaps include moisturizers, and unless you have particularly sensitive or dry skin to start with, I personally feel it's a non-issue.
The only time I use soap is after I've worked on my car to get all the grease off. Otherwise, I don't use soap. I usually take hot showers every other day so all the funk gets rinsed away. Water is an amazing cleanser. In fact, soap usually causes my skin to freak out or get dry. If I do feel the need to clean 'down there,' I've been using the shaving lotion by Kiss My Face. Actually I use it anywhere, even for my hair(makes it all soft). I am cut, so that may make a difference.
It would be interesting to hear your outcome of the suggestions you've gathered here.
Err, I'm not a guy, but I'd hope every guy was using soap to wash his penis. Especially if he later wants someone else to suck on it. Try Dial (anti-bacterial), and if you're worried about moisture, follow it up with some Dove. Cleaner is ALWAYS better.
As always, what works for some people might not be appropriate for you. Some guys have little or no buildup under their foreskins, others a lot. Some guys are sensitive to certain soaps, others can use industrial cleaners with no problems.
You've got a good point though, the glans and the foreskin are meant to be moist, so it doesn't make sense to use a harsh soap down below. Experiment and see what works for you.
No offense, but would shove a bar of Dial up your vagina?
For those with foreskin, intact or loosely cut, the skin is very delicate and it has to retain the correct pH to keep away infection and irritation. Continued use of strong soaps like Dial can result in skin irritation and infection. I know because it's happened to me and I have only partial coverage. An itchy, red, inflamed penis is remarkably uncomfortable and potentially embarrassing.
I'm intact, and I have never had a problem with irritation using the same soap on my penis as I do on the rest of my body.
For a man who is healthy, odor and buildup should not be a problem if the penis is kept clean.
I'm amazed at the number of threads dealing with personal hygiene. Those of you who are parents, please teach your children how to maintain good hygiene - how to bathe, how to brush their teeth, how to keep their genitals clean and healthy.
Ya know, that's very true. My parents didn't teach me anything about bathing, just about brushing my teeth, using floss, using flouride washes, and everything dental you can imagine (damn British genes), but when I was old enough to bathe myself I didn't use soap for ages until I was 11 or 12 even though I'd easily take hour-long baths (I had a lot of bath toys and a rich fantasy life). I just kind of figured it out by myself. Learned skin care a lot later. My father uses Irish Spring, which feels to me like acid in a rock. Maybe it's because he was out of the house by the time puberty arrived, I don't know.
Same here.I use Simple soap,it's unscented and causes no irritation at all.
Ok. I'm also partially covered, but I use Dettol ( a strong anti-bacterial soap). I pull back the skin tight and wash the entire penis very thoroughly. When I'm done my dick and balls are very very clean. I have never in life had a build-up. I must admit you guys talk about moist...why should the cock head be moist? My cock head is obviously dry, but not uncomfortable,not sore and not itchy. I like my cock my cock likes me.
But curious..moist..?? please enlighten me.
Karma my friends :smile:
Not bar Dial soap, but I do regularly wash myself with Dial liquid anti-bacterial body wash. I wasn't advocating washing your urethra with it, but the outer areas of your genitals, you betcha. And I mentioned the Dove to help correct any possible moisture imbalances. It's usually recommended for people with dry and sensitive skin.
I'm cut but recently got a patch of whitish flaky skin on my shaft.
It doesn't hurt, doesn't itch. After it "flaked off" , the skin under was really shiny like new skin.
Haven't been with anyone new and it isn't a sore. Is it some kind of reaction to a product. Anyone ever had this?