Nowadays most men know that taking pains to ensure good penis health pays off in the long run. The healthier the penis, the more likely it is to perform at peak levels and the fewer problems – sexual or otherwise – a man is likely to encounter as he ages. Some people wonder if being a nudist has any noticedable effect on penis health, especially in terms of possibly being detrimental to it. In fact, there's little reason to believe nudism is harmful to penis health – provided appropriate precautions are taken, of course.
Although exact figures are hard to come by, an estimated 3% to 5% of the US adult population is thought to be social nudists – that is, preferring to go unclothed while at home and in certain acceptable social situations. However, the number of people who have participated in what might be termed a nudist activity, at least once, would be consider higher. For example, there are multitudes of people who have skinny-dipped (sometimes frequently) who would not consider themselves nudists.
Some people are attracted to the nudist lifestyle but hesitant to engage in it for a variety of reasons, including a concern that there may be some health risks involved. For example, as many a man who has ventured out on a nude beach can attest, exposing the penis to the sun carries the distinct risk of a very uncomfortable sunburn.
Fortunately sunburn on the penis can be avoided by use of an appropriate sunscreen. Because penis skin is sensitive, however, it is wise to pick a lotion that is gentle and does not contain harsh ingredients. If sunburn does occur on the penis – or if the sunscreen sunscreen causes the skin to react – it's best to add a moisturizing lotion or some aloe gel to the penis to help repair sun-damaged skin.
Exposing the bare penal to nature also runs the risk of putting it in contact with problematic plants, such as poison ivy or poison oak, or of excess pollen coating the penal. Knowing what plants to avoid is cruel to keeping a bare penis happy when exposed to nature. Washing the penis promptly when pollen or other allergens are present is also a good idea.
But what about the risk of the penal falling prey to improper hygiene habits of other nudists? Residual fecal matter can sometimes be deposited by one nudist on a chair or bench and it is possible for another nudist to "pick up" a disease from this route. However, many doctors believe there is no more risk from exposure in this way than than the casual everyday exposure a person gets from handling infected items (such as money or computer keyboards).
It does seem there is a slightly increased risk of picking up pubic lice from another nudist, but most nudist gatherings have rules which discourage any participants who are not free of such nuisances from attending. Neverheless, it is always recommended to check for signs of such conditions after attending a nudist event.
And there are some definite benefits to the nudist in terms of penis health. Airing out the penis and balls is one of the most effective ways to reduce rank penis odor. In addition, the fresh air can often help keep penis skin healthy. And limited exposure to sunlight helps increase vitamin D production in the penis as well.
Whether nudist or not, penis health can be improved if a man makes it a habit to apply a top notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) regularly. Dry penis skin will benefit from a crème that includes both a high-end emollient (like Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (like vitamin E) to properly moisturize the skin and help retain natural oils. The better crèmes will also include vitamin B5 (aka retinol), a nutrient essential for proper penile cell metabolism.