The Health Risk Of Uncircumcised Men

There is no doubt that the foreskin is a very integral part of the penis.

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Essentially, it occupies a bigger part of the penile skin and is the most sensitive part of the skin.

Circumcision is the act of removing the foreskin that occupies the head of the penis. However, there are uncircumcised men adults who still have the foreskin.

This can be because of traditions, medical reasons culture or their own wish. There have been major health risks that have been associated with men who are uncircumcised.

Here are some major ones:

Higher risk of getting cancerUncircumcised male adults are at a higher risk of getting prostrate or penile cancer.

This is because the foreskin serves as a place that harbors germs and bacteria caused by STDs and inflammation. This can contribute to the growth of cancer cells, especially if the affected man does not practice a high level of hygiene.

If you must remain uncircumcised, the foreskin should be retracted and washed thoroughly after a sexual encounter to prevent any form of inflammation.

Alternatively, you can wear a condom when having sexual intercourse.

They are prone to STDs

The Health Risk Of Uncircumcised Men (1)As much as you may argue that STDs can attack anyone who has unprotected sex, men who are not circumcised are at a higher risk.

According to credible studies and researches that have been conducted, men who are uncircumcised are twice likely to get infected when they have exposure to Some STDs or HIV.

This has been attributed to the foreskin, which is considered as susceptible to infections when compared to the skin on the shaft. In addition to this, the foreskin can tear when one is having sex. This makes it easy for viruses to find a pathway to the body. Moreover, the folds and dirt in the foreskin is a conducive environment for bacteria and viruses to harbour.

As aforementioned, the situation is worse if the man does not practice high levels of hygiene. As such, even though circumcision does not guarantee total protection from these infections, it is likely to reduce the risks involved.

Cleaning is difficult

As usual, cleanliness of the penis is very important. Uncircumcised men will find it difficult and time consuming to effectively clean their penises.

hey have to take extra time to make sure the foreskin area is clean and free from the dirt and bacteria that usually hides inside.

An uncircumcised penis is known to have different cells that will attract bacteria, especially if it is not thoroughly cleaned.