Sheath removal is the surgical removal of the kin covering the tip of the member. This practice originated in several religious rites and eventually became the norm in society today. It is usually done within the first few days of a child’s birth, though it can be done at any time. Some adult men decide to get cut for religious conversion, hygiene, as the result of a complication of a disease like diabetes, or just for aesthetic effect.
Adult Sheath removal Pros
There are several pros to having a sheath removal. Here is a list of the five most common benefits of sheath removal.
1. Grooming. A cut member is easy to keep clean – hands down. Why? Because it reduces the instance of smegma, the funky build-up of oil, bacteria, and dead skin under the foreskin which can lead to a foul smell, infection, and an unfriendly reaction from an intimate partner.
2. Prevents the “-itis” and the “-osis.” Sheath removal prevents infections of the member, such as balanitis, balanoposthitis, paraphimosis, and phimosis.
3. Safer Intimacy. It’s been shown that sheath removal reduces the risk of partner transmitted diseases, including female-to-male transmission of HIV. Of course, use additional measures as well.
4. Men’s Health. Sheath removal has been shown to reduce instances of male organ cancer and urinary tract infections.
5. Women’s Health. Sheath removal has been shown to decrease the risk of some infections and cervical cancer in female partners. You’re welcome, ladies.
Adult Sheath removal Cons
While there’s a lot of good that can happen with a sheath removal, there are also some not-so-great points to consider as well. Here is a list of the five most common cons of a sheath removal that men should consider before choosing to have the surgery.
1. Pain. The older the man, the more painful a sheath removal tends to be. Of course, pain medication and cool compresses can help reduce pain and swelling.
2. Take a Week or Two Off. All surgeries require downtime and sheath removal is no different. Be prepared to take some PTO from work and some leave from intimacy while healing. The good news? A week or two of wearing loose sweatpants without anyone judging you.
3. Complications. While a small surgery, sheath removal can still carry risks such as cutting the foreskin too long or too short, infection, bleeding, and slow healing.
4. Showcases a Man’s More “Sensitive” Side. For men who’ve only know a sensual life with foreskin, intimate contact may feel after surgery as the member is exposed in a whole new way. A man who gets a sheath removal will need to relearn his personal sensitivity ranges during self-pleasure and partner pleasure. It may be a nice second puberty though.
5. Minimal Health Benefits. While it can help with certain issues and cleanliness, there aren’t a lot of health benefits to getting cut.
Whether a man is always wearing a turtleneck down below or going bare, regular cleaning and care should always be a priority. Men should wash with a gentle cleanser and be sure to stay away from products with rough abrasives and harsh additives to keep the member clean and balanced.
After washing, a specially designed male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin) should be used to keep the member soft, smooth, and inviting. Look for a crème packed with vitamins A, C, D, and E, which are well-known for their skin-soothing and healing properties. Also, choose a crème that has a natural base like Shea butter which will lock in moisture, and improve the elasticity and suppleness of the male organ.
Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common male organ health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of male organ sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.