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For additional information on most common penis health issues, tips on improving penis sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy penis, visit: http://www.penishealth101.com. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.
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Dry Penis Skin Can Ruin Your Sex Life

Oct 4th 2012 at 8:56 PM

It's not just women who have to worry their skin. Dry penis skin can be disastrous for a man's romantic relationships. Most of the time dry penile skin is no big thing to worry about, but according to the Mayo Clinic having chronic dry skin with symptoms such as inflammation, flaking and breaking skin may be painful and distressing. Using soaps or lubricants that irritate or not using lubricants when needed during intercourse or masturbation, or not getting enough vitamins and minerals may contribute to the health issue.. To make sure that bedroom life doesn't become unpleasant, men should follow some simple steps and, if all else fails, contact a dermatologist to get a diagnosis.

Lubrication

Lubrication is one of the most important things to consider when looking after the health of a penis. When intercourse or masturbation is too dry, heat and friction cause the skin to lose moisture and healthy oils. It also causes small levels of inflammation that may result in hypersensitivity, pain and redness. When men experience a reduced sensitivity in the nerves of their genital area, not using enough lubrication is often one of the primary causes. On the flip side, according to a Swiss study published in the journal BJU International, men with sensitive penis skin may experience dermatitis in reaction to some chemical lubricants, spermicides, deodorant sprays and condoms. If this is the case, it is important not to try different brands, using small samples first, and explore low-allergenic and all-natural products that may be better for sensitive skin.

Soap use

What soap a man uses, and how often he uses it, is an important factor when protecting the penile skin. Unlike other tissues of the body, the skin on the shaft, foreskin and glands of the penis are incredibly fragile and sensitive. While using regular soaps may not appear to cause any problems on the rest of the body, many men find that using soap in the genital region results in negative side effects. According to one study published by St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, reducing the use of soap when washing the penis reverses some dry skin conditions, such as balanitis, in men almost immediately. In addition, the soap that a man uses on his clothing may also have an irritating effect on tissues. When washing underwear, use liquid soap with low-allergenic properties.

Dehydration

Drinking enough fluids seems simple and straightforward, but if it is then why is it such a challenge for so many men? Often the problem is to do with what fluids they are drinking. Coffee, tea, caffeinated-energy drinks, alcohol and some fruit juices will all have a varying degree of diuretic properties which increases the amount of fluid that is lost from the body. It is always best to go for pure water when replenishing the body and quenching thirst. If a man works outside, or in an air-conditioned environment, drinking pure water is even more important as moisture from the skin and the body will be leached into the air at an increased rate. Carry a water bottle around at work or outside, and for optimal hydration use ionic or electrolyte-containing bottled waters that absorb into the cells faster.

Penis health crèmes

Dry penis skin can be treated directly through the use of specialist products, such as penis health crèmes (most professionals recommend Man1Man Oil). Containing natural oils from shea butter, which has shown in studies to have proven anti-inflammatory properties. Penis health crèmes are able to restore moisture and integrity to dry and damaged skin. Active ingredients include vitamin C for collagen synthesis and circulation, vitamin E for antioxidant protection, vitamins A and D for tissue regeneration, and alpha-lipoic acid for restoring nerve sensitivity.

For additional information on most common penis health issues, tips on improving penis sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy penis, visit: http://www.penishealth101.com. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

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