Today’s reason to be put off men (a series that could go on infinitely) revolves around personal hygiene and a study from The Derm Review.
Of 1,100 men that they asked, a whopping 21.6% reported that they only wash their dick, balls and presumably holes once every few days. Presuming these men – like most men – shit every day, I think we can all agree that’s nasty. (And also more likely to be related to heterosexuality).
“Infrequent washing will not only result in an unpleasant smell, but it is also a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause pain and infection,” said Elle MacLeman, skincare biochemist at The Derm Review.
Thankfully, the rest of the survey was made up of those washing one a day (39.7%), and those washing twice (38.7%).
“Nearly four in ten men wash their genitals twice a day, and while this may seem like good intimate hygiene practice, washing too often can actually cause problems as well,” added Elle. “The skin in this area is very sensitive and washing it more than once a day can cause irritation, dryness, and itching.”
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