It's the body part that men arguably value the most, so you owe it to your penis to always keep it clean, healthy and fit for purpose. Give it the care it deserves and you may not be the only one to benefit — your partner will probably be grateful too. Gently wash the penis with warm water each day when you're having a shower or bath.
Smegma is secreted by glands beneath the foreskin of the uncircumcised penis. Is Smegma useful? Yes, certainly.
Smegma is a substance made up of oil and dead skin cells. It can accumulate under the foreskin in uncircumcised males or around the folds of the labia in females. Left untreated, smegma can cause an odor or in some cases, harden and lead to irritation in the genitals.
Strictly defined, smegma is the end result of dead skin cells and fatty oils primarily shed from certain parts of our genitalia; the inner cavity of the foreskin in men and the folds of the labia minora and clitoris in women. But smegma is far from some godforsaken curse of humanity, at least usually. First things first, as ticking and tocking animal bodies, we excrete oil and water from our skin all the livelong day, and for good reason. The oily byproducts, known as sebum, coat our skin against microbial invaders and keep the skin waterproof.
Balantis is a common condition. It involves swelling of the head of the penis, can result in uncomfortable itching and is so common experts see it every day of the week. It can be due to thrush, autoimmune skin contains or irritation from soap.
Skip to content. Balanitis is a skin irritation on the head of the penis that can affect men and boys. It's not usually serious, but you should see your GP if you think you or your son has balanitis.
It occurs in both male and female mammalian genitalia. In female bodies, it collects around the clitoris and in the folds of the labia minora ; in males, smegma collects under the foreskin. The accumulation of sebum combined with dead skin cells forms smegma.
Zach, 24, was having a problem with his penis. Rather than head to a doctor where he could have it dealt with in private, he decided to head onto a TV show where you show your troubled penis to a qualified doctor and hundreds of thousands of viewers. He was worried that he'd have to have his foreskin cut back, but that definitely wasn't the problem. Zach, from Gloucestershire, England, told the show's nurse about his difficulties, before being referred to the consultant.
Smegma is a naturally occurring substance found on the genitals of both men and women. It is the result of a buildup of skin cells, oil secretions, and moisture. If left to build up, smegma can become smelly or lead to an infection.