An uncircumcised penis requires extra care. You have to clean your penis properly. Pull the prepuce until it is in a comfortable position and clean the visible head of the penis until it is clean. After cleaning it, make sure that no soap residue remains. Soap can irritate the sensitive skin on the head of the penis. Meanwhile, if you want to get circumcised as an adult, you can go to the clinic for adult circumcision in melbourne.
An uncircumcised penis is more susceptible to certain bacteria or disease factors, and they can cause problems such as:
Sexually transmitted disease
Men who are not circumcised are more at risk of developing gonorrhea and inflammation of the urethra. Other sexually transmitted diseases, such as syphilis, human papillomavirus, herpes simplex, are also more common in men who are not circumcised. Also, the presence of prepuce in uncircumcised men is a major risk factor for HIV infection. Circumcised men have an HIV risk 2-8 times greater than circumcised men. This could be because the growth agents that cause sexually transmitted diseases are more prone to occur in uncircumcised men. Prepuce removal or circumcision can protect men from these diseases.
Penile cancer can occur in uncircumcised men and can cause death by 25%. Several studies have shown that men who are circumcised at birth do not develop penile cancer. Apart from penile cancer, uncircumcised men can also develop prostate cancer with a 50-100% greater chance than men who are circumcised.
Inflammation and infection of the penis
An uncircumcised penis can experience a variety of inflammation, such as inflammation of the head of the penis/glans (balanitis), inflammation of the prepuce (posthitis), and inflammation of the head of the penis and prepuce (balanoposthitis). Men who are not circumcised can also experience phimosis, which is the inability of the prepuce to be pulled back, and paraphimosis, which is a condition where the penis is pinched because the prepuce cannot return to its normal position. This condition is common in men who are not circumcised and very rarely in men who have been circumcised because the prepuce has been removed.