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Basic private parts hygiene: How men and women should wash their private parts

Cleaning a woman’s private parts requires a lot of care and discipline
Cleaning a woman’s private parts requires a lot of care and discipline

Proper hygiene for private parts is often overlooked and shunned by many as unnecessary, but it could be costly to your health and relationship.

Cleaning of the pubic area in both men and women eliminates the possibility of acquiring infections and foul odour, improving health and sexual performance. So, how should you properly clean your private parts? Here are some useful tips that will help you effectively maintain hygiene in your pubic region.

How men should clean their private parts


For starters, you need to shower daily to maintain general body hygiene. But just washing your body is not enough. During a shower, take extra time to clean your entire pubic region carefully. The use of soap and foam is recommended but ensure this is done briefly to avoid leakages into the urethra, which can irritate. Jelqing is another effective way to promote hygiene. It involves gentle and, careful massage of the penis briefly for about 5 minutes.

For this process, you need to use oils such as cannabis and coconut. Jelqing helps a man have a more refined look on his penis by having a soft skin free of ashes. Additionally, it enables one to have a full and robust erection. Prostate examination for males above 35 years is essential in detecting unwanted growth. For this, you need to use a warm towel to rub your balls, and preferably use castor oil while examining the area. Wearing spacious underwear that is stretchy will help in preventing dirt from getting trapped against the skin.

How women should clean their private parts

There is no exception for women, too, a daily bath is essential for proper hygiene. However, cleaning the vagina and vaginal area requires a lot of care and discipline. A woman’s vagina has its natural cleaning system that discharges unwanted ‘occupants’. For this reason, a simple wash with water will work just fine.

Do not use soap to clean the inner area of your vagina as this could alter the vaginal Ph and, create an imbalance which leads to infections. For the outer region (vulva) you can use a sponge and unscented soap (not necessary) and carefully wash the area then rinse with plenty of water afterwards. It is crucial to keep the vulva dry as possible, and this may entail the constant change of underwear if it becomes wet through sweat and menstrual blood.

For both men and women


There are standard practices that can be adopted by both genders to maintain hygiene. Shaving pubic hair is one such practice. Pubic hair attracts and collects dirt and sweat that can lead to infections; therefore, it is highly advisable to shave it off when it grows long. While shaving, ensure you use the right type of razor and cream for your skin.

Besides, do not shave from the opposite side that hair grows as this pulls your hair more and will lead to you having a ‘bumpy’ environment. An alternative is waxing. A visit to a gynaecologist (women) & urologist (men) is required during an infection. This is to get a proper diagnosis that will ensure the right treatment is provided to stop disease spread.

Following these steps will enable you to maintain hygiene in your pubic region and enjoy intimate sessions with your partner.

Written by meltingpot

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