Foreskin cracks – what are those cuts on my foreskin?
An old myth says that a hundred men were interviewed about whether or not they masturbated. Eighty-five percent are said to have admitted yes, and the other fifteen were liars. Listen, it’s yours so you do whatever you want with it, but take care of it because it’s delicate and it doesn’t take much use to cause cracks or cuts in the foreskin. Men with a foreskin should pay more attention to their personal hygiene. The entire area should be retracted and cleaned at least once a day, for health and standard grooming reasons. Whether you have a sexual partner, masturbate, or neither, you need to pay attention to the inner surface of the foreskin. Even men who are not seeking personal or partner sexual relief may still experience an erection during sleep, which is why all men with an intact foreskin should have it examined.
Frequent lovemaking with a partner, reestablishing sexual contact after a period of abstinence, dry masturbation, using saliva as a lubricant, or simple nighttime erections can all cause fissures on the inner surface of the foreskin. They usually take the form of parallel purple lines that radiate outward from the head of the penis to the outer edge of the inside of the foreskin. They can be actual surface cracks or subcutaneous fractures. You will know if they are real divisions, since they are quite itchy. Subdermal fissures only hurt when the foreskin is retracted when dry. If they are cracks on the surface, clean them frequently, but without soap or other washing products, as they only make things worse. Just use lukewarm water, and if swelling or infection occurs, see a doctor right away.
They can be caused by yeast yeast growth, even if you are not in contact with a sexual partner. Intense or prolonged courses of antibiotics, or overuse of oral steroids for conditions like asthma, can produce oral thrush quite easily, and using saliva as a masturbatory lubricant will often transfer the condition to the penis. Usually you will have a persistent itch around the foreskin as the first sign, and the inside of the foreskin where it is attached to the head of the penis (the glans) will be bright pink or red, even if no cracks are present. You can confirm the presence of thrush in your system by looking inside your throat in a mirror. If you have white spots on both sides of the throat walls, strange patterns on the skin on the surface of your tongue, or what looks like small pieces of chewed white walnuts stuck in the folds of the lining of your throat, you should see a doctor. . for an antifungal treatment.
However, you should also address the possibility that this manifestation in both the mouth and the penis could stem from a systemic Candida infection that started elsewhere in the body and investigate an anti-Candida diet if the problem recurs.
Simply using saliva as a lubricant in masturbation, or not washing the entire area with the foreskin pulled back after ejaculation, whether saliva was used or not, can also cause irritation, even without a yeast infection. This is due to the action of enzymes. Enzymes are contained in saliva as part of its digestive process. They are also present in sperm. Sperm is like a tadpole torpedo that carries a DNA payload to the egg. Upon contact, the sperm opens its warhead and releases enzymes to make a hole in the surface of the egg to allow it to deliver its payload. If saliva or sperm remains around the head of the penis after masturbation or partner sex, and they become trapped under the foreskin, the enzymes will tend to begin to act on the surface of the glans and on the inner surface of the foreskin.
The glans is quite tough, as is evident from the way it becomes numb after circumcision, but the inner skin of the foreskin is as delicate as any other skin that stays moist. The action of the enzyme can make it thin and lose some of its elastic structure. This, in turn, will cause it to tighten and can promote tearing by stretching it over the glans without care.
Cracks can appear even without sexual activity. Most men experience erections while sleeping at some point during the night, even if they do not notice them. The foreskin and glans that have been rubbed on the sheets with movement during sleep will be absolutely dry. This can cause the foreskin to stretch violently and subdermal fissures can easily result.
Whether subcutaneous or open on the surface, a good hygiene routine will ensure that, at worst, the condition is a mild and temporary condition. If there are any signs of drainage, severe redness and swelling, or severe pain, don’t waste your time, see a doctor immediately. There’s no need to be ashamed, yours is unlikely to be the first they’ve seen.
As I said at the beginning, it is yours, you only have one, take care of it.