Dry Penis Skin Sometimes Results From Sex

When disrobing for sex, no man wants to present his partner with a dry penis, the skin of which looks flaky, scaly or patchy. Sometimes even men who practice what would be considered appropriate penis care look down and find their awesome endowment isn’t looking its best due to this situation. And sometimes the reason for dry penis skin is actually sex.

How can it be sex?

That a man could sport dry penis skin due to sex doesn’t seem right, but in fact this can really happen. Let’s take a moment to look at how this could come to be.

Masturbation

Even men who participate in frequent partner sex tend to enjoy at least a little “me” time. And when a guy is bored, it’s not unusual to reach for his penis in order to engage in a very pleasant way to pass the time.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with masturbating, but often a man may get a little too “into” the experience. If a man masturbates without sufficient lubrication – and lubricant can wear away after time if not reapplied – then the significant friction can cause the skin to become dried and cracked.

The same thing can result if a man masturbates with his fist clenching the penis too tightly – the so-called “death grip” form of masturbation that can be very useful in bringing about a satisfying climax but which can also make the penis sore and the skin dry.

Partner sex

But it’s not just solo pleasure that can cause dry penis skin. If a woman is not sufficiently “warmed up” for sex, the vagina may not be properly lubricated for penetration by the penis. In this situation, the same kind of friction situation can occur as when masturbating without lubrication.

And there can be a partner-based equivalent to the “death grip” masturbation experience if the man’s penis is very thick and the woman’s vagina is not able to expand enough to comfortably encompass it. (Needless to say, this situation can be rather painful for the female as well.)

In addition, dry penis skin from sex sometimes results not due to friction but due to other issues. For example, a man may lubricate his penis to avoid the friction issue but may neglect to cleanse the lubricant from his penis. Or he may have sex with a woman who uses a spermicidal protection and may forget to wash his penis to remove traces of the spermicide from it. In both cases, the lingering residue can eventually contribute to dry skin.

What to do

So what steps can a man take if he wishes to prevent or treat dry penis skin from sex? The most obvious is to make sure that proper lubrication is involved, especially if considerable tightness is being employed in the process as well.

But it also pays to properly wash the penis after sex, both to cleanse it and to give it a chance to re-moisturize. Washing the penis should involve the following:

– Using lukewarm water rather than hot. Hot water, in addition to potentially scalding the penis, actually dries skin out rather than moisturizes it, as it depletes the body of its natural oils.

– Washing with a gentle soap that contains moisturizers, rather than a harsh soap that can also add to the dry penis skin problem.

– Patting the penis dry with a towel rather than roughly rubbing it, as excess rubbing can remove valuable oils.

Dry penis skin, whether from sex or not, also benefits from regular application of an excellent penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). For optimal results, select a crème with a combination of a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E) to provide potent moisturization. Topical application of antioxidants also helps keep skin in prime health, so select a crème with a potent free radical fighter like alpha lipoic acid.