At some point in his life, almost every dude is going to have a roommate; many guys will have roommates for an extended period of their lives. As with most social situations, there are advantages and disadvantages to sharing a living space with someone. And a successful roommate living situation depends on the right level of communication. Sometimes, surprisingly, that communication might need to center around male organ health, which can often be a delicate subject. For example, suppose a roommate has a noticeably itchy member. Is this something that should be of any concern to others who may live with him? If so, how should the subject be broached? |
Itchy male organ causes
As most men know, there can be numerous reasons why a guy has an itchy male organ. All men get an itch every now and then, but in this case, an itchy manhood refers to a member that needs frequent and/or intense scratching. While there’s nothing wrong with an itchy male organ, it can sometimes indicate a health issue that might require attention.
For example, some causes of manhood itching that might cause concern include:
- A social disease. This, of course, is the elephant in the room, the cause that everyone really wants to avoid. Not every social disease includes itching as a symptom (and even if itching is a typical symptom, that doesn’t mean everyone who gets the social disease will also get an itch). But it is often associated with midsection warts and chlamydia, among other social diseases.
- Lice or scabies. Midsection lice (crabs) are tiny parasites that are often, but not always spread through sensual contact. Scabies are another kind of mite that can cause significant itching and are likely to spread beyond the midsection region.
- Thrush. Also known as candidiasis, thrush is a fungal infection that can create a rashy, itchy situation in men.
- Jock itch. Another fungal infection, and one that is very common among younger men living together.
If a roommate has an itchy manhood and it seems like one of the above could be a cause, it’s certainly in the roommate’s best interest to know that he should do something about it, most likely see a doctor. Exactly how willing a roommate is to tell his roomie this depends on their relationship and level of communication. For example, one reaction may be "What are you doing looking at my junk like that, bro?" which some guys may find off-putting.
A concern for both
But an itchy male organ caused by one of the above issues can be a concern for the non-affected roommate as well. For example, many of the causes of male member itching can be passed on through sharing of items. If one roommate takes a shower and dries his junk off with a towel which is then later used by another guy, the second guy could conceivably pick up the itch. (This is even true with midsection warts; though the virus that causes them is primarily passed on through sensual contact, studies have shown that it can be passed on through secondary contact points like shared towels, linens or clothing.)
For that reason, it pays for a guy to talk to his roommate if he seems to have a manhood itch that needs investigating and treating.
Whether he has a roommate or not, any guy is likely to get an occasional itchy member due to dry or irritated skin. In such cases, using a superior male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can be a big help. It’s essential to choose a crème with both Shea butter and vitamin E, as this combination of a high-end emollient and a natural hydrator does wonders to keep member skin moisturized. The better crèmes will also include alpha lipoic acid, a potent antioxidant that helps prevent oxidative stress from marring sensitive member skin.
Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common male organ health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of male organ 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.
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