Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph - Question
Answered 1 year ago
I've been reading Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph, which was recommended to me. He has a section about hygiene for boys who haven't been circumcised. He says they should be shown "how to pull the foreskin back when having a wee so as to keep urine from staying underneath it".
I had no idea about this. I know my 6 year old doesn't do it, and I don't even know if he can.
For those of you with boys, have you taught them do this?
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I dated a man years ago who had never been taught this, he smelt like a urinal that had never been cleaned... I didn't go on many dates 🤢
As soon as he's able he should start pulling it back to wash underneath, too. My parents taught my brothers and I to wash under our foreskins.
I always used to pull back my foreskin to urinate because the aim could be much straighter and it avoided wee getting trapped underneath and becoming a bit unpleasant.
I got circumcised in my 20s, so it's no longer a requirement for me :-)