Currently in Western countries, male intimate hygiene is mainly based on using toilet paper after going to the toilet.
However, in other cultures, this "dry cleaning" (so to speak, because it is not washing at all) is not well seen, since the intimate area is also washed with water after each bowel movement.
If we analyze it well, using only toilet paper after performing our needs is not exactly the most hygienic, since toilet paper does not clean, it only removes the most important part of the remains of feces, but a part remains and it is not It is hygienic that these remains (even if they are not visible) remain there, due to the amount of bacteria they contain, in addition to the bad smell they generate.
There is nothing worse than having a date with someone and unwanted bad odors appearing in intimate areas. Even if you have a stable partner, do not let those bad smells have a bad effect on your partner.
So our recommendation would always be a wash after each bowel movement. If you are at home, it is ideal to perform the intimate wash in a bidet, but if you do not have a bidet, you can quickly wash the intimate area in your shower or bathtub.
Nowadays toilet bowls with a built-in jet are also appearing that you can also use. But if you don't have that jet or an accessory shower in your toilet, absolutely nothing happens. You can wash your intimate area in the bidet or in the shower.
Tips for good intimate hygiene are:
- Moisten the intimate area with water, either in the bidet, in the conventional shower or if you have an extra shower next to the WC, too.
- Apply an intimate hygiene gel or intimate soap with a pH adapted to the male intimate area. This is very important, since men have a different pH in the intimate area than women, as we have explained in other articles.
- Rub well to remove dirt and rinse with plenty of water to remove intimate soap.
- The rubbing must be done carefully to avoid possible injuries to the penis or testicles in an unwanted way. If possible, use an intimate soap without sulfates without sulfates to be more respectful and avoid possible skin irritations, even more so if you wash frequently.
- Dry well with a towel before putting on your underwear, to prevent traces of moisture from remaining and thus prevent the appearance of fungi.
Good intimate hygiene after each bowel movement will allow you, on the one hand, to save on toilet paper, avoid bad odors in the intimate area, and thus prevent problems from bacteria from faeces that may remain in contact with our skin.
Discover in this other article, why it is so necessary to use a specific intimate soap for men.