Foot Fixation? Beware of Jock Itch

Lots of men are sole men – dudes with a particular “thing” for feet. As a matter of fact, some experts believe that a foot fixation is the most common fixation, especially among men. But does a foot fixation come with any potential male organ health concerns? Actually, depending upon how the foot fixation is played out in practice, there could be an increased risk of jock itch among men with this proclivity.
The foot fixation

A 2006 research study found that fixations that involve body parts (or objects associated with body parts, such as shoes) are the most common, and that feet and/or toes are the most popular body parts for sensual fixating on.

When most people think of a foot fixation, they tend to picture a man who worships the foot. He may touch, stroke, sniff, or kiss a foot which he finds attractive. As he does this, he becomes more and more excited. Often he self-stimulates his member while touching or kissing the foot in question, achieving a more intense intense point as a result of the contact with the foot.

But there are other ways in which the foot fixation may be acted out. For example, sometimes the fixation focuses on the shoe which has contained the foot, and he may fondle or kiss the shoe as he self-gratifies. Or rather than self-pleasuring himself as he kisses a foot, he may instead ask the owner of the foot to rub his tumescent member with the foot, or may position himself to rub his manhood against a stationary foot.

The jock itch concern

It’s in this latter type of scenario – one in which there is direct physical contact between the foot and the member itself – that the potential concern about jock itch more likely arises.

To understand why, it’s necessary to know a little about jock itch. Also called tinea cruris, jock itch is a fungal infection that can affect the manhood, sacks, buttocks and midsection. It presents as a red rash and, as its nickname suggests, can be extremely itchy.

As a fungal infection, jock itch thrives in hot, moist places – such as the midsection. And it’s very contagious (which is one reason a guy shouldn’t share underwear with another guy).

But here’s the thing: the fungus that causes jock itch is basically the same one that causes athlete’s foot. And so if a man is rubbing a foot all over his manhood, or is rubbing his manhood all over a foot, and that foot has a fungus – it may easily get spread to the member and cause a case of jock itch. (There is also a similar risk if a man places a sock, stocking or shoe on his member; if the wearer of that item has athlete’s foot, the fungus may have spread to the item and may then spread to the member in question.)

Similarly, a man with jock itch can pass his fungus off to a partner’s foot by physical contact between the two.

Treatment

Men with a foot fixation should ideally ask the owner of any feet they fixate on if they have any foot conditions. Barring that, a man should inspect the foot for signs of a fungal infection, and avoid male organ contact if signs are present.

But, though an annoyance, jock itch does respond we’ll to treatments. Keeping the area dry and free from irritation and using any number of jock itch treatments (most of which are over-the-counter) generally brings relief in a few days. A doctor may also be consulted.

Whether from a foot fixation or not, jock itch can dry the skin, so using a superior male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is advised. Find a crème with both she abutter and vitamin E, two well-regarded moisturizers that can help treat dry manhood skin. It also pays to find a crème that contains vitamin B5. Also called pantothenic acid, B5 provides a boost to cell metabolism and helps maintain healthy manhood tissue.

Avoiding Male Organ Odor After Sensual Activity

Not surprisingly, men often take steps to eliminate or minimize unpleasant male organ odor before going on a date or into a situation in which sensual activity is a distinct possibility. After all, when unveiling his equipment, a man wants to be greeted with gasps of surprise and pleasure, rather than someone gasping for fresh air. Following good male organ health and hygiene guidelines helps control male organ odor before sensual activity, but men need to remember that they need to take steps afterward as well.
With that in mind, the following tips are recommended for avoiding rank male organ odor after sensual activity.

Wash up beforehand. In most cases, by the time a couple moves into the bedroom, several hours will have passed since the manhood was last washed and/or aired out. A guy knows that getting into sensual activity is going to increase the likelihood of male organ odor; after all, not only is there going to be a lot of sweating going on in the heat of the sensual moment, but the tightness of the female organ and the friction of the sensual activity is going to create more opportunity for sweat. And, while this may be a bit ungallant, the fact is that the female organ itself does not always carry an aroma of roses – and that odor is going to get transferred to the manhood.

So the name of the game is to go into the sensual activity with as little pre-existing male organ odor as possible. With that in mind, if possible, take a quick trip to the bathroom and give the member a final rinsing before commencing with the sensual activity.

Wear a latex organ covering. Clearly in any casual sensual activity engagement, a man needs to be wearing a latex organ covering for protection against disease and to reduce the risk of an unwanted pregnancy. But donning a latex organ covering also helps protect against male organ odor. It will not eliminate it entirely, but the latex organ covering will retain a great deal of the scents generated during sensual activity which otherwise would have lingered on the manhood skin.

Consider a trim. Although there is no scientific basis for this, anecdotal evidence suggests that a clean-shaven member and mid-section retains less odor than a hairy one. This is logical, as thick hair in the area catch and hold fluids which then dry and create an odor. When the area is clean-shaven, the fluids dry directly on the skin, making them easier to access and to wipe away. Speaking of which…

Clean up afterward. This is one of the most important things a man can do to help decrease post-sensual activity male organ odor. All too often, a man feels relaxed and satisfied after sensual activity, and before long that sense of contentment leads him to fall asleep. Even men who are instead invigorated by sensual activity often neglect a wash-up after sensual activity, and prefer to luxuriate in the experience. But guys do need to do a good cleaning; they don’t need to pop out of bed as soon as the deed is done, but within a reasonable amount of time, a little soap, water and drying is needed to keep things scent-free.

Use an appropriate creme. Men seeking to avoid male organ odor after sensual activity unfortunately often forget this crucial step: regularly using a superior male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). There are many cremes out there, but the one that is needed will list vitamin A among its ingredients. Also called retinol, vitamin A is valuable because it has anti-bacterial properties that can fight and destroy the bacteria which help bring about rank male organ odor. The best crème will also contain a powerful antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid. By battling excess free radicals, alpha lipoic acid helps strengthen delicate member skin, making it better able to withstand intense washing to fight odors.

Paresthesia Could Cause Loss of Male Organ Sensation

Proper male organ sensation is absolutely crucial for enjoyment of sensual activities, whether they involve a partner or one’s own hand. Most of the time, paying adequate attention to one’s member health helps to ensure no diminishment in male organ sensation. There are, of course, issues outside the general realm of male organ health that could still impact the manhood and its sensitivity – and something called paresthesia is one of these.
About paresthesia

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke says that paresthesia “refers to a burning or prickling sensation…which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching.” Often the sensation is described as kind of “numbness” or deadening of feeling.

Paresthesia can be either temporary or chronic. Most people have experienced a mild form of temporary paresthesia, such as happens when the arm or leg “falls asleep.” This resolves itself soon after the removal of pressure on nerves that caused the numbness in the first place. Other causes of temporary paresthesia include lack of blood flow, dehydration or a panic attack.

A chronic case of paresthesia – one which recurs or lasts for a long time and which doesn’t resolve when obvious pressure on a nerve is relieved – indicates issues such as an underlying neurological or circulatory cause, diabetes, connective tissue disorder, etc.

Male organ sensation

Although it is more common to experience paresthesia in the arms or legs, some men do experience it in the member. Why would this be? There can be several reasons.

- A guy may have been lying on his member in such a way that the nerves felt “pinched.” This should be a very temporary form of paresthesia, and should wear off within a few minutes of shifting position so that there is no longer weight bearing down on male organ nerves.

- There may be an impediment in the blood vessels which is keeping an appropriate amount of blood to flow into the manhood during the tumescence phase. The lack of sufficient blood can in some instances result in a diminishment of male organ sensation.

- Nerves in the member may have become damaged due to rough use. This is probably the most common cause of paresthesia in the manhood. The damage comes about, for example, because a man is self-stimulating with a “death grip,” i.e. a grip around the organ that is too tight and which causes minor nerve damage. Often lack of lubrication is also involved.

In many cases, paresthesia in the member is quite temporary. However, if it is chronic, a man definitely needs to see a doctor – especially if he experiences similar numbness in other parts of the body as well. He should let the doctor know where the numbness has occurred, how often, etc. so that the doctor can determine the appropriate course of treatment to recommend. (That treatment will depend on a diagnosis of the underlying cause of the paresthesia.)

When paresthesia results in a loss of male organ sensation and the cause seems to have been rough handling of the manhood, a man may find some relief by regularly applying a first rate male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The key to success in this area is to find a crème that includes L-carnitine in its ingredients. L-carnitine is an amino acid that has been shown to protect against peripheral nerve damage caused by friction, compression, and other common injuries. It also helps if the same crème contains a potent antioxidant; alpha lipoic acid is an excellent one. Alpha lipoic acid helps fight against excess free radicals and the oxidative stress they can cause. This will help strengthen manhood skin and better protect delicate male organ nerves.