A rash on any part of the body is inconvenient, but a penis rash can be especially so. Not only is it often accompanied by an itchiness that can lead to a guy being caught scratching his equipment, but a visible penis rash often makes partners wary of engaging in intimate acts with a man. And, of course, a penis rash can sometimes be a signal of a greater penis health issue. However, as we explain in our article originally published on Ezinearticles.com, it can also be due to more benign causes, such as an allergic reaction to using body paints on the penis as a means of having fun with a partner.
While nude body painting is not an everyday activity, it can a way for a couple to explore their bodies or simply amuse themselves. And many men enjoy full-body painting as a way of expressing their artistic side – and sometimes as a way to disguise their nakedness when in a public situation. (The police don’t always agree that the penis is adequately disguised, however.)
So for any men thinking about seeing what their penis looks like if painted blue or adorned with stripes, the following tips may be useful in preventing penis rash or other related issues.
- Don’t use regular paints. When painting any skin, it’s best to use paints actually designed for the body. Paints created for use on walls, ceilings, metal, or even artist’s canvas are likely to contain harsh chemicals and ingredients that can be toxic to the skin and body. It’s important to find non-toxic paints which are designed for use on the body and are clearly labeled as such.
- Check the penis first. Even body paints need to stay on the outside of the skin – so check the penis (or any other body part that is to be painted) for cuts and scrapes. By no means use paint on an open wound, but even relatively minor cuts should be avoided. Also, if the penis already has a rash or other skin condition, do not paint it.
- Check the paint elsewhere. Before applying the paint to the penis, dab a little on another part of the body in advance – preferably a few hours in advance. This will give time to see if there is anything in the paint which is likely to cause a reaction. Even when a paint is non-toxic, some people may have an allergic reaction to it.
- Clean up first. Before applying paint to the penis, be sure it is clean. Wash with a mild soap and warm water, and dry it before beginning. Whoever is handling the painting chores should also make sure that their hands and their brushes, sponges, or other painting implements are clean as well.
- Avoid glitter. Many people like adding glitter to their body painting, but avoid using on the penis. Even though it is only lightly gritty, it is enough to cause skin irritation on the penis. In addition, removing glitter from the skin can be challenging.
- Wash afterwards. Body paints aren’t designed to last for long periods of time and can usually be removed by showering with soap. Be sure to remove all of the body paint from the penis; paint that is left on for excessively long periods of time is more likely to result in a penis rash.
Avoiding a penis rash from body paints is an admirable goal. Regular use of a superior penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) may help a man achieve that goal. Healthy penis skin is in a better position to resist a rash, so use a crème that includes a combination of vital hydrating agents, such as vitamin E and shea butter. In addition, strengthen the penis skin by using a crème with a potent antioxidant like alpha lipoic acid. This will help decrease excess free radicals and the skin damage that they can cause.