April 23rd, 2015
Genital hygiene is an important ritual which must be taught to both males as well as females. It is important to maintain a good genital hygiene to keep the body clean and free from harmful germs and bacteria. Regular washing of genitals ensures that the genital organs are clean and stay healthy. There are certain types of bacteria which are normally found in the genital area. They are harmless and are in fact important for maintaining the skin in a healthy state. However, an excess build-up of bacteria due to inadequate washing of the genitals can harm the skin and eventually lead to various health related issues.
When a boy is born, his penis is not circumcised. Young boys and kids should not try to forcefully push the foreskin back. As the boy grows, the skin will gradually open up and push backwards on its own. Till the time this happens, you can just wash the foreskin which is visible. The following recommendations should be observed while cleaning the foreskin:
For men with circumcised penis, since the foreskin has been surgically removed, the chances of infection are less. However, they must wash the penis with mild soap and water daily.
The following guidelines should be adopted for maintaining a good genital hygiene:
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