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Washing your dick and balls daily - as part of your shower or bath routine - should be sufficient to maintain good hygiene. And while you're there don't forget your arse, arse crack and arsehole.

It's beyond us where men get this strange idea that for something to be clean it has to be scrubbed to within an inch of its life. (You are not cleaning the dog or the oven). Being gentle but thorough is much more important than scrubbing vigorously.

You should be cleaning the outside only, not ferreting around where you shouldn't be. Trying to clean inside your dick (urethra) or inside your arsehole can cause irritation and be dangerous.

Many men use lashings of warm water and a thorough but gentle technique. However, if you are using soap, it should be mild, un-perfumed, and you may wish to consider one that is a pH balanced.

Your skin has a pH level of around 5.5. The pH level of most skin cleansers tends to be a little higher so it can break down the dirt and oil on your skin. However bar soap, for example, can have pH levels of 9+ which is too high if you're trying to keep your skin moist.

In warm water the cock and ball sack should be soft and stretchy, which also makes it easier to gently pull back the foreskin to clean. Only pull the foreskin back as far as is comfortable and take extra gentle washing if you are uncircumcised.

When you are done, gently return the foreskin to its natural position and pat dry with a clean towel (not one you've picked up off the floor).

Tempting though it may be, do not talc or use deodorants as they can cause irritation. Besides, fresh 'au naturel' is both manly and stunning!

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