Tips for Cleaning Private Organs

DrSri By DrSri, 4th Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/313uf1i5/
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Most people are not aware that soap should not be used to clean the vaginal opening, the tip of the penis (urethral opening), and the anal sphincter.

How to Clean your Private Organs

Most people are not aware that soap should not be used to clean the vaginal opening, the tip of the penis (urethral opening), and the anal sphincter.

Regularly applying soap to these areas can cause the mucosal lining in these areas to become dry and unhealthy. A chronically dry mucosal lining can lead to a number of uncomfortable health conditions, the two most common ones being chronic inflammation and a tendency to experience infections.

If you use soap to clean your body, you should limit its contact with your skin. Your skin is lined with sebaceous glands that secrete an oily substance called sebum, which serves to keep your skin waterproof and resistant to infection by undesirable micro organisms.

Typically, the presence of sebum prevents soap from drying out skin to a point where significant health challenges can arise. Still, unless you work with grease and oil, it's best to use soap sparingly - just enough to remove objectionable odors and to feel clean and refreshed.

The mucosal linings of the vaginal opening, the penile opening, and the anal sphincter don't secrete sebum to offer protection against the drying effects of soap. Actually, the labia minora does contain some sebaceous glands, but in most women, there aren't nearly enough sebaceous glands in this region to keep the vaginal opening healthy if regularly washed with soap.

So how do you wash the vaginal opening, the penile opening, and the anal sphincter? Ideally, you should wash with warm or hot water. And when more intense cleaning is desired, you can use warm or hot salt water.

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Genital Hygiene, How To Clean Private Parts, Personal Hygiene

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
4th Jul 2011 (#)

Hallo DrSri, thank you for your info. Best regard

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author avatar bronnamdi
4th Jul 2011 (#)

Thanks for this information. I have been cleaning wrongly for a while. Now, I know better.

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author avatar Amit
5th Jul 2011 (#)

very informative article.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
28th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you for sharing this information with us in a most human friendly yet clinical way

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author avatar Alex
27th Mar 2012 (#)

wtf waz this i needed help on how to clean my penis its purple damit and im scared and plus i got zits on my balls plz help me im 13 yearsold i beg plz help me

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author avatar Alex
27th Mar 2012 (#)

PLZ HELP ME

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