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Penis Skin Bleaching Comes with Risks

Probably no skin on the body is as delicate as penis skin, a fact which may be surprising due to its obvious durability. After all, penis skin is subjected to significant degrees of friction during sexual activity and generally comes out with, at worst, a bit of rawness. But the skin is indeed quite sensitive, which is one reason why men who are considering penis bleaching may need to give the matter serious thought. Bleaching can have some consequences for penis health, so a man needs to be well informed before taking a step in this direction.

Why bleaching?

A lot of men may ask, “Why would a guy considering bleaching his penis in the first place?’ And that’s a reasonable question. There are usually two reasons.

For starters, a man may simply feel uncomfortable if there is a significant difference in the coloration of his penis compared to the coloration of the rest of the skin in the area or over the body as a whole. This tends to be an issue only in some men whose skin is light in hue.

Why would the penis be such a different color than the rest of the body? Because penis skin is so thin (in order to better pick up the pleasurable feelings that occur from rubbing it), the blood in the penis provides a redder sheen to the organ. This is especially true when the penis is erect, as the floodgates that hold back blood are opened and the entire body part becomes engorged. In light-skinned men, the penis can become a distinctive dark red color, which may be in contrast to the skin around it.

The other reason is that some men may suffer from “patchiness” on the penis skin. For example, a man may have vitiligo, a disease which can cause discoloration on portions of the skin, including part of the penis skin. A man may feel self-conscious about this and worry that it makes his penis look less desirable. In such cases, he may consider bleaching as a way to achieve a uniform, consistent color to his penis skin.

Bleaching

Although a man may decide he wants to bleach his penis, it’s important that he realizes “bleaching” is a euphemism here. He wants to lighten his penis skin, but he does not want to actually apply bleach to the penis. Most household bleaches are chlorine-based, and while a little chlorine in the swimming pool may be a fine idea, applying chlorine bleach directly to the penis (even in diluted form) is dangerous and should never be attempted.

The same goes for peroxide bleaches. These are somewhat less harsh than chlorine, but they are still far too strong for use on skin.

Instead, a man should first consult with a doctor (always!) and then select a bleaching process that uses natural ingredients, as these are less likely to cause severe problems. However, these options still need to be applied with proper caution and while following a doctor’s directions. It’s even better to let an experienced doctor apply them instead.

Some possible natural ingredients to use include:

* Lemon juice. Acidic lemon juice will exfoliate the skin, revealing the lighter “fresh” skin underneath.

* Licorice extract. This works on the same principle as lemon juice.

* Milk. Milk’s lactic acid also exfoliates the skin and is gentler than lemon juice or licorice.

Bleaching the penis skin, even when done by a professional, must be followed with moisturizing via a top drawer penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). A crème with a combination of hydrators (such as Shea butter and vitamin E) is best to provide maximum moisture replacement. The crème should also include ingredients to heal and restore penis skin, such as vitamin B5 for tissue health and alpha lipoic acid to limit cellular damage to the skin.

Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common penis health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of penis sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.