Genital Hygiene

Information on commonly asked questions about genital wart, genital herpes, HPV (papillomavirus hpv infection), genital piercing, genital tattoo, genital hygiene... Prevention of genital infection and genital disease is key to a healthy and happy love life.

To help avoid getting a
  • genital wart (sexually transmitted disease STD)
  • HPV (sexually transmitted disease)
  • genital herpes (sexually transmitted disease STD)
  • genital piercing infection
  • genital tattoo infection

one must practice daily genital hygiene and safe sex methods using a condom every time.
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  • Information on genital wart, genital wart symptom, genital wart cause, genital wart picture and genital wart cure?
     
  • HPV information: (Human-Papilloma-Virus) What is the cause of hpv? What is an hpv virus, hpv symptom, hpv test, hpv treatment? What is the connection between hpv and cervical cancer?
     
  • Genital Herpes Information, genital herpes symptom, genital herpes cause, genital herpes picture and genital herpes treatment?
     
  • Information on infection and complications caused by genital piercing and genital tattoo
     
  • Information on genital hygiene. Are you experiencing genital acne, genital rash, genital pimple, genital sore, genital bump, genital itching, genital infection or genital piercing infection?
     
  • Photo Testimonies...
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Information on genital wart, genital wart symptom, genital wart cause, genital wart picture and genital wart cure?
 

What is a genital Wart?

A pointed papilloma usually on the skin or mucous membranes of the anus, groin area and external genitalia. Genital warts appear in both men and women. The wart is caused by a virus. The virus is believed to spread by sexual contact and is therefore considered to be a sexually transmitted disease (STD). A wart is also called condyloma acuminatum, fig wart, moist wart, pointed wart, venereal wart or verruca acuminata.

genital wart picture

The genital wart is usually small, round or flat and has a blistery, sometimes glassy, bubble-like appearance. Sometimes the bumps are so small, they are difficult to detect. Warts can appear single or in groups. Genital warts can lead to cervix cancer in women and penis cancer in men. It is quite common, that genital warts are discovered first by your physician, since the warts can be visible or un-visible to the eye and only rarely cause noticable symptoms.

What is the cause of genital warts?

Genital warts are transmitted by sexual intercourse and are caused by infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). People who have un-protected sexual contact (without using a condom) and people who have multiple sex partners are at very high risk contracting the HPV virus and genital warts due to unprotected sex and frequent sex partner changes.

What is the genital wart symptom?

Most people who are infected with the HPV virus experience no symptoms at all. A genital wart can be visible or invisble. Most HPV infections are latent, meaning that the virus is there, but currently now producing is big enough numbers, showing signs of infection. A visible wart, only appears during active infection. Keep in mind however, even though you may not experience any symptoms at all, not being aware that you are infected, you can still spread HPV to your sexual partner! Symptoms of an HPV infection, could include itching which can lead to scratching, irritation and bleeding.

Genital wart treatment?

Often, genital warts are without symptoms and go away on their own without treatment. If you are not experiencing any symptoms, such as itching, irritation or bleeding, and the wart is not a cosmetical issue, the wart can usually remain untreated. However, if you observe that a genital wart or a group of genital warts are spreading and possibly getting larger in size, you may need to have the warts  removed surgically. Even after surgery, or if the wart disappeared on it's own, you are still a carrier of the HPV virus, and are at risk infecting other people. Since you are still carrying the virus in your body, there is a chance that a wart or group of warts can grow back at the same spot they appeared, even after surgery. Once you have experienced genital warts, keep an eye on the warts and report any changes to our professional health care provider. It is highly recommended that women have yearly gynecological exams performed, including both the routine pap smear and screening for HPV. Some types of HPV viruses can cause cancer if not discovered by regular yearly exams and can lead to cancer in the cervix in women.

HPV information: (Human-Papilloma-Virus) What is the cause of hpv? What is an hpv virus, hpv symtom, hpv test, hpv treatment? What is the connection between hpv and cervical cancer?

What is HPV? HPV Disease?
How is hpv transmitted?

HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus. There are various types of hpv viruses. Some viruses cause genital warts, while other types cause cells to mutate and grow into cancer cells, causing cervical cancer in women. HPV is transmitted through un-protected sexual contact through oral, vaginal or anal sex (without using a condom), and also through frequent changes in sex partners. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Right hand side: picture of hpv virus

hpv picture

What is a typical hpv symptom? Signs of hpv infection?

There is no typical hpv virus symptom, since most people who experience an hpv infection, are not aware of it - unless detected by a medical professional. The virus can cause an hpv genital wart, or small bubbles and blister-like formations internally in and around the cervix or externally in the genital area in both women and men. HPV disease, is a disease with a long incubation time, sometimes it can take years for an hpv genital wart to break out. So be aware. Just because you can't see any physical evidence of hpv, does not mean that your partner is not already infected with hpv, spreading the hpv virus on to you and possibly others.

What is the connection between hpv and cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer can be caused by the hpv virus. The hpv virus causes cells to mutate, which in turn results in abnormal pap smear test results. Because there are hardly any physical signs or symptoms when one is infected with hpv, most people don't even know that they have it. Most women 'out-grow' hpv naturally, because their body's immune system keeps the hpv virus from multiplying and spreading.

However in some cases, the hpv virus does get out of hand, and can cause cervical cancer in women. It is especially vital for women to have yearly gynecological exams performed to check both for pap smear abnormalities including hpv screening. Since hpv infection is so rampant, most gynecologists now take a swap of the cervix and have it automatically tested for both abnormal pap smear and hpv. Since most people don't even know that they have been infected with hpv, it is a pure guess that maybe as many as half of the sexually active U.S. population (50%) may already have been infected with hpv. This statement is not scientifically proven and not made to scar anyone, it is simply a reminder to have yourself tested on a yearly basis, and if infected with the hpv virus, to go back for re-testing every 4-6 months, as requested by your doctor.

HPV Prevention? HPV Treatment? HPV Cure? Are there hpv vaccines?

HPV prevention means, using a condom every time when you have sexual intercourse. Just keep in mind, that even a condom may not always cover the entire area affected by hpv. If you are a person who frequently changes sexual partners, you are at a higher risk giving and receiving hpv.

HPV transmission occurs when practicing un-protected sex. To further practice hpv prevention, it is highly recommended that women have yearly gynecological exam check ups, including both the routine pap smear and screening for HPV. If the hpv virus is present, the doctor may decide to do a biopsy to confirm the results and decide on further hpv treatment such as burning off the cells around the cervix. Some types of HPV virus can cause cancer, if not discovered by regular yearly exams and can lead to cancer in the cervix in women. It is recommended that men take responsibility for their actions in helping to not further spread the hpv disease by un-protected sex (not using a condom every time).

Is there a natural cure for hpv? Most hpv treatment happens naturally. The body's own defense system will take care of the more harmless type of hpv infection, also known as 'low risk' hpv. 'High risk' hpv types include hpv 16 and 18, can cause cells to mutate and turn into cancer cells, especially around the cervix in women. There is no hpv cure, and there are no hpv vaccines available at this time. Living with hpv is not hard to do. The most important thing to keep in mind is to practice daily genital hygiene and safe sex to help prevent the the spread of hpv, use a condom every time and to see your doctor for yearly check ups. If you are in a stabile relationship and neither one of you has hpv, this is the safest way to prevent getting hpv infection.

Genital Herpes Information, genital herpes symptom, genital herpes cause, genital herpes picture and genital herpes treatment?

Genital Herpes ?

Herpes, and especially genital herpes is a highly contagious, sexually transmitted viral infection caused by herpes virus type two. A herpes symptom is typically characterized by painful lesions and sores in the genital and anal region of the body.

Right hand side: genital herpes photo

What does genital herpes look like?

genital herpes picture

Genital Herpes Cause ?

Genital herpes, also called HSV ( herpes simplex virus ), is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (STD), caused by a viral infection, herpes virus type two (HSV-2). HSV-1 typically causes canker sores, where as HSV-2 causes genital herpes. Genital Herpes is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. and the world today.

Genital Herpes Symptom ?

Sign and symptom of genital herpes include skin outbreak, skin blister, sore, itching, irritation, inflammation and pain in the genital area in both men and women. In many cases there may be no herpes symptom at all. Even if there is no visible sign of genital herpes, a person can still have genital herpes without knowing it and pass it on to their sexual partner. Typically, a person who is experiencing their first genital herpes outbreak will notice painful, itchy little blister-type pimples on the penis or surrounding the opening of the vagina. Typically the blisters rupture from scratching, oozing liquid. The blisters usually heal within about 3 weeks. Even though infected with the HSV-2 virus, a person may not experience any symptoms at all, others may go through flu-like symptoms including fever, headache, muscle pain or painful urination. From the time the infection was contracted to it's outbreak (incubation time) can take anywhere from 2-14 days. After the primary outbreak of herpes, the herpes simples virus remains in the skin and can trigger repeated outbreaks later on.

Factors that can trigger an outbreak include stress, fatigue, illness, menstruation. Also, people who's immune system is weakened by HIV (Human Immuno Deficiency Virus), AIDS (Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome), may also experience repeat outbreaks of the herpes simplex virus. Whether an HSV-2 infected person experiences herpes symptoms or not, they are still the carrier of the herpes simplex virus and can infect other people.

Genital Herpes Prevention ? Genital Herpes Treatment ?
Genital Herpes Cure?

Herpes prevention and STD prevention in general, is the first step towards herpes treatment. Sexually active people need to take basic precautions such as using a condom every time, committing themselves and others to safe sex practices. A condom will help reduce the spread of genital herpes, however it is not considered a complete protection against spreading or receiving female genital herpes or male genital herpes.

Avoid having more than one sexual partner at a time. Herpes prevention and any STD prevention starts with healthy, long term, stabile relationships. Avoid oral sex with partners who have cold sores. Being pregnant and having genital herpes or any other sexually transmitted disease can cause complications, as you may be passing on any STD your new born baby at the time of birth.

Genital herpes treatment can include antiviral medication to help relieve herpes symptoms and help prevent some recurring outbreaks. However there is no herpes cure available today and there are no herpes vaccines on the market yet. Antibiotics are used for bacterial infections and are therefore not effective for a herpes viral infection. Although herpes outbreaks are annoying, herpes is not life threatening situation in otherwise healthy individuals.

Keep in mind, that herpes can easily be spread to different parts of the body from the genitals to the hands, fingers, face, eyes and lips.

Information on infection and complications caused by genital piercing and genital tattoo

Infection caused by genital piercing and genital tattoo...

It may seem shocking to some people, or a thing one has never heard of, but genital piercing has been around for a long time.

Genital piercing and genital tattoos can cause severe infections to the body in an area where the skin is highly sensitive.

genital piercing infection

Brief History of genital piercing...

Male genital piercing can be traced back to Roman Times! Genital piercing in men is found in various tribes in Borneo as well as in the Hindu Society where some men have penis implants adorned with genital jewelry. There is a belief or myth that Arabian, African and Greek men also engage in genital piercing. Piercing other parts of the body is wide spread world-wide, however genital piercing is a rather new phenomena, practiced mostly in western society. The slow trend started in the 1970's during the hippie times. The 1970's also seem to mark the beginning of female genital piercing. The most famous type of male piercing is called the Prince Albert. There were rumors, that Queen Victoria's husband had his penis pierced with a dressing ring.

Genital piercing risks?

First of all, if you are planning on getting your genitals pierced, you must do your research. It is utmost crucial to select only highly reputable piercing saloons that have many years of experience practicing genital piercing. When visiting the saloon, look around, ask questions regarding their tools and sterilization process. Also ask for customer references. Maybe there is a genital piercing support group in your area to get help and advice, if things go wrong.

The greatest risk, when it comes to genital piercing is INFECTION! If you have gone to a reputable saloon for the piercing, the best way to prevent infection is to follow their rules for aftercare, excellent hygiene and safe sex practices after healing. Do not take infection lightly, as genital piercing infection can cause very serious side effects such as sterility. Also, if the piercing saloon did not properly sterilize their equipment and tools before performing the piercing, you could end of receiving life threatening illnesses such as HIV, (AIDS), STD (sexually transmitted disease), tetanus, hepatitis, tuberculosis and other complications.

Keep in mind, that piercing saloons are not much regulated. You don't even know, if the person piercing you, has any  proper qualifications, education and background knowledge in piercing, sterilization methods and working in a sterile environment. Stay away from saloons that allow smocking and other contaminants to enter a sterile environment while getting pierced. Some saloons do not check I.D. for age, it is illegal to pierce a minor without written parental consent.

Having the head of the penis pierced can be a very bloody undertaking, and should only be performed by a highly trained and experienced piercing expert in a clean, sterile environment. The risk of accidentally piercing into the erectile tissue can cause impotence. For women, piercing the clitoris itself, versus the clitoris hood can cause narrowing of the urethra and other health issues.

Genital Piercing Care and Genital Tattoo care:

Wash genitals and genital area with propolis soap. Propolis soap contains both manuka honey and manuka oil and does not dry out the skin. Propolis soap has natural anti-bacterial agents from the hive. Apply manuka oil after washing genitals at the entry and exit wound of the piercing if needed to help fight infection. If you experience any infection or complications of any kind, seek professional medical attention immediately, in order to prevent serious complications and life threatening diseases that can be caused by genital piercing or genital tattoo.

When genital piercing goes wrong... how do doctors and the medical professionals deal with genital piercing complications, genital piercing infections and genital tattoos?

Since genital piercing and genital tattoos are not a very common practice, you may find that doctors, hospitals, emergency units and nurses may be quite uncomfortable dealing with genital piercing infections and genital tattoos and their sometimes serious side effects. They may view genital piercing and genital tattos as self mutilation or self inflicted injury. Even though most doctors would not encourage or endorse genital piercing and genital tattoo practices, all medical personnel is expected to deal professionally and neutral when treating a genital piercing infection or tattoo, even though the piercing may be distractive to them. Genital piercing and genital tattoos will most likely never become main stream, but  probably also will not go away anytime soon. It is essential for doctors and medical personnel to be instructed and know how to open genital jewelry, in case a person is experiencing infection from a piercing.

Information on genital hygiene. Are you experiencing genital acne, genital rash, genital pimple, genital sore, genital bump, genital itching, genital infection or genital piercing infection?

Genital Hygiene

If you are suffering from:

  • genital acne

  • genital rash

  • genital pimple

  • genital sore

  • genital bump

  • genital itching

  • genital cyst

  • genital infection

  • genital piercing infection

  • genital tattoo infection

you need to practice daily genital hygiene with propolis soap.

genital hygiene

healthy, clean genitals

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How to help prevent getting genital acne, genital rashes, pimples, zits, sores, bumps, itching, irritations and infection:

To help prevent above mentioned genital cleanliness issues, we recommend using a skin friendly soap that does not dry out the skin, such as the propolis soap containing both manuka honey and manuka oil. First wash the genitals and the entire genital area daily with propolis soap to maintain proper cleanliness. Only if you are suffering from above mentioned skin conditions, apply manuka oil just to the affected area, after the skin has been cleaned with propolis soap.

Genital acne, pimples and zits can occur when natural body oil and dead skin cells clog up the pores. If a pore gets clogged up and fills up with puss, you may end with a genital cyst, which may have to be removed surgically.
 

Photo Testimonies:
 

Customer  Testimony: Active Manuka Honey healed penis cut in 4 days.

I got a small cut from intercourse. Since the penis cut is just like any other wound, I figured I could use the Active Manuka Honey. In just 4 days the cut was healed and pain free. Feel free to share my story - maybe I can help some other guy out there experiencing the same as I did. Anonymous...
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penis cut

applying active manuka
honey to penis cut


penis cut healed in 4 days

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Customer  Testimony: Manuka Oil healed anal fissure in 1 week.

I get anal fissures every so often. They are very annoying, painful and hard to clean when inflamed. I have found that manuka oil helps a lot. I apply manuka oil after every defecation. I'm sharing the photos in hopes to help someone else with similar problems down there...
K.M. Boston, N.H.

anal fissure

anal fissure healed after 2 week
manuka oil application

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One of our customers sent us the following photos,
showing the effects of using antibacterial soap causing fungus. Antibacterial soap can be so "successful" that it also destroys the good bacteria needed for natural protection of sensitive skin...
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Before: Penis with Fungus - side view

Before: Penis with Fungus- frontal view

The 'Before' Photos were taken with a 35 mm Camera...

After: Penis healed - side view

After: Penis healed - frontal view

The 'After' Photos were taken with a Digital Camera...

Since using Propolis Soap (containing Manuka Honey and Manuka Oil), and applying Manuka Oil after washing the sensitive skin with the Propolis Soap, this customer's fungus has not appeared anymore. Anonymous, Anaheim, California

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