Let’s talk about y’all’s balls, shall we? When was the last time you oiled your balls? Yes, you heard that right. I am talking about men and their balls. You see, when it comes to grooming, men are really the weakest link. Most seem to only take care of the outward appearance and body parts while ignoring those that are not visible to the world and yet, that’s no excuse. Grooming means you take care of all your body parts and give them the attention they deserve. One must be clean in all parts. Think about this. Your balls spend the entire day and night tucked away underneath underwear (no light, no room for air ration). Come on, those things need to be moisturized.
In an edition of Men’s Health, this was a very profound statement; “The nether regions are a part of your body that are warm, moist, and dark—the essentials for breeding germs,” says John Zampella, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at NYU Langone’s Tisch Center for Men’s Health. “The presence of bacteria in this area can lead to bad smells, skin infections, and skin breakdown.”
As men, to be honest, there are times when your balls are itchy and dry or even cracked not because of any ailment but honestly, because of just not being oiled. If that persists, of course, see a doctor. But you will be surprised to know that maybe its just because you don’t moisturize them. You also don’t want to be about to have sex, and when she comes closer to your balls, they are either smelling or so dry like the skin of a snake in the Sahara dessert. She wouldn’t even want to come near them, let alone see them.
According to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, the Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Department of Dermatology, in an issue with Men’s Health Publication, “men’s skin is just as sensitive and just as at risk for skin problems as women’s skin is. The skin in your genital area may be more susceptible to irritation. For instance, if you regularly engage in intense physical activity, such as running or lifting weights, that can lead to chafing and rubbing of the skin, which can cause inflammation, dryness, and irritation. As for sexual activity, if you have extremely sensitive skin, bumping uglies can cause low levels of inflammation to the skin, while exposure to bodily fluids may compound these reactions.”
There you have it. There is no shame in oiling your balls. It is hygienic and very much recommended. You can either use some light cream or powder to moisturize the balls after a good shower.
Experts say for added ball protection, wear breathable cotton underwear and sleep in the nude whenever possible.