Skip to content. I'm a foreign gay man with an uncircumcised penis. In my country, being uncut is the norm, so it was not strange for me to have contact with other penises like mine. Yes, all of them had a characteristic smell, but it was part of the natural odor that comes with your own skin and, in fact, it was very arousing.
Smegma is a substance made up of oil and dead skin cells. It can accumulate under the foreskin in uncircumcised males or around the folds of the labia in females. Left untreated, smegma can cause an odor or in some cases, harden and lead to irritation in the genitals. Read on to learn how to get rid of and prevent smegma buildup. The simplest way to remove smegma is to adjust your personal hygiene routine. In men, that means properly cleaning your genitals , including around and under your foreskin.
Men who are uncircumcised must take special care of the foreskin, the loose skin at that covers the tip of the penis. A man should wash his penis with warm water every day. While washing, he should gently pull back the foreskin and rinse the glans head of the penis and inside the foreskin. When finished, he can pull the foreskin back to its original position. He should also wash the base the penis and the testicles.
Smegma is secreted by glands beneath the foreskin of the uncircumcised penis. Is Smegma useful? Yes, certainly. It lubricates the cavity between the foreskin of the penis and the glans, thus allowing smooth movement between them during intercourse.