Originally Posted by beansavi
Okay....so there's lots of info out there on intact penises in babies...toddlers...children....
but now that my ds can't bear to talk to me about it...how do I advise him about his cleanliness, things to look for.... etc.!
So here's my question:
If a male NEVER pulled back his foreskin and let water run over it, would something bad happen?
Honestly, I don't see any need to have a special hygiene talk with a teenage boy or put together an info packet. I never did that with my three boys. They grew up with good personal hygiene as part of their daily routine. That was enough for them. If you really need to talk about something, I think it's more important to have a serious discussion about the importance of always using condoms.
As children reach puberty and need more privacy it's time for a mother to back off and realize that their genitals are no longer her concern. If something is wrong they will come to you.
The shower is a popular place for boys to masturbate, so rest assured, the foreskin will get retracted and the penis will get rinsed with lots of water without any reminders or coaching from you.
At the very latest when your son wants to become sexually active and some girl rolls her eyes and says to him "Eww, gross. You smell." he will pay attention to his personal hygiene.