Smega, What is it?
What is Smega and how can this interfere with a women's ability to orgasm? Smega, simply put, is dead skin cells that accumulate to form little keratin pearls in the clitoral hood/pathways. These pearls can form into clitoral adhesions or blockages to the point where the skin is no longer mobile (ie you cannot pull the clitoral hood back). Smega pearls can range in severity from mild to severe (requiring surgery to remove). They can cause itching, stabbing pain, and inability to orgasm. Smega is very common and generally preventable through good hygiene.
How to Treat Smega Blockages
Smega can generally be treated in a few ways:
- Taking warm baths will help to loosen the dead skin cells for easy extraction. You can squeeze them out generally once softened.
- You can apply a bit of vitamin e oil on the clitoral hood to increase mobility and to extract the pearls
- Steam, if done carefully is another good alternative--many women "Steam their yoni" if you have a good practice to steam the area --one that is safe --and doesn't risk burning the sensitive vaginal area then this is another way to soften up the pearls to help make them more manageable to remove.
How to Prevent Smega
Practice good hygiene: Wash the genital area with warm water and mild, fragrance-free soap daily. Use a soft washcloth or your fingers to gently clean the folds of the labia, being careful not to scrub too hard. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue and dry the area completely with a clean towel or let it air dry.
Wear breathable clothing: Avoid tight-fitting clothing or synthetic fabrics that can trap moisture and create a breeding ground for bacteria. Choose breathable cotton or moisture-wicking fabrics instead.
Avoid using harsh products: Avoid using harsh or scented products, such as douches or feminine hygiene sprays, which can disrupt the natural balance of bacteria in the genital area and cause irritation.
Use condoms during sexual activity: Condoms can help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which can increase the risk of smegma buildup.
Seek medical advice: If you experience persistent smegma buildup or any discomfort or signs of infection, such as itching, redness, or a foul odor, it's important to seek medical advice from a healthcare provider. They may recommend additional treatment or lifestyle changes to help prevent smegma buildup in the future.
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