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How should an uncircumcised man wash his penis?

Men who are uncircumcised must take special care of the foreskin, the loose skin that covers the tip of the penis.

A man should wash his penis with warm water every day. While washing, he should gently pull back the foreskin and rinse the glans (head) of the penis and inside the foreskin. When finished, he can pull the foreskin back to its original position. He should also wash the base the penis and the testicles.

What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects a woman’s menstrual cycles and fertility.

What are condom-associated erection problems (CAEP)?

As the name suggests, condom-associated erection problems (CAEP) are erection issues men might experience due to condoms.

Often, such problems occur when condoms aren’t put on correctly or don’t fit well. A man might lose his erection as the condom is applied or during intercourse.

What does “sex positive” mean?

The term “sex positive” can be interpreted in different ways. For most, it involves having positive attitudes about sex and feeling comfortable with one’s own sexual identity and with the sexual behaviors of others.

What is hyperprolactinemia and how does it affect male sexual health?

A person with hyperprolactinemia has unusually high levels of the hormone prolactin. This hormone is made by the pituitary gland and is most commonly associated with breastfeeding women, as it helps in the production of breast milk.

What are vaginal dilators?

Vaginal dilators are tube-shaped devices designed to stretch the vagina. Often made of plastic, latex, glass, or silicone, dilators come in various sizes. A small dilator might be smaller than the size of a tampon. A large one might be the size of an average penis.

What is pelvic floor physical therapy?

Pelvic floor physical therapy is a treatment applied to pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor muscles support the pelvic organs, assist in bowel and bladder control, and contribute to sexual arousal and orgasm. 

What is complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS)?

Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) is a genetic condition in which a child is genetically male, but develops female sex characteristics. CAIS is a disorder of sex development (DSD).

What is phimosis?

In uncircumcised men and boys, a foreskin covers the head of the penis. Typically, the foreskin is flexible and stretches to allow exposure of the glans penis (head) when pulled back, offering no resistance. When the foreskin can’t be pulled back, this is called phimosis.

What is bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a vaginal infection caused by an imbalance of “good” and “harmful” bacteria.

What is chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)

Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland, the walnut-sized gland located below a man’s bladder. The prostate gland secretes fluid that, along with sperm, forms semen.

What is the refractory period?

After orgasm, both men and women experience a resolution stage called the refractory period. At this time, their bodies “recover” from sexual excitement and return to their normal states. For men, the penis becomes flaccid again as he goes through a refractory period.


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