As people become more accepting and open-minded about sensual matters, many men are becoming more interested in different forms of sensual activities, some of which involve other men (even though the participants may identify as totally straight). For example, some men enjoy engaging in a practice known as docking, in which the head of one man’s member touches the head of another; the male organ hood of one member is then stretched over both manhoods as far as it will reach, so that the “owner” of the male organ hood has his member totally covered and the upper portion of the second man’s member is snugly fit inside. While some men find this an enjoyable practice, there may be some male organ health issues that they need to consider.
It’s not really clear how common docking is. Since it involves at least one participant possessing a male organ hood, and since the circumcision rate in the United States is so high, it is likely less common in America than in some other parts of the world. However, for those who do enjoy docking, the following are a few male organ health issues that they might encounter:
• “Stuck” male organ hood. This does not happen very often, but it is possible for the partner’s member to become stuck inside the other man’s male organ hood. This usually happens when the partner’s member is not fully tumescent when the male organ hood is first engaged; if the head expands significantly after covering, it may become very tight, making removal of the member from the male organ hood difficult or painful.
• Male organ hood damage. Sometimes stretching the male organ hood so much may result in small tears in the male organ hood. This is more likely in instances when the male organ hood is stretched very tightly. Being sure that both manhoods are very well lubricated can cut down on the chances of tearing.
• Social diseases. Almost any kind of unprotected sensual activity can run the risk of a social disease if one or both of the partners is already infected (and it is important to remember that not everyone is aware that they have contracted a social disease). The release of semen or of self-lubricating pre-seminal fluid, can carry the seeds of infection, so when two manhoods rub together in this way, the route of infection is clear. Sensually active men should be tested every three months for possible STIs, as one way of helping to prevent transmission to partners. And if they know they are infected, they should refrain from activities (including docking) which might result in passing on of the infection.
• Yeast infections. Though not as serious as social diseases, yeast infections can be annoying and uncomfortable. As with social diseases, men who are aware that they are currently carrying a yeast infection should refrain from docking.
• Rashes. Sometimes a manhood rash from one partner can be passed on to another from docking. In addition, it’s possible that some inactive allergen on the skin of one man, which does not produce a rash on his member, may be passed on to another man who is sensitive to it and may therefore develop a rash.
• Crabs and scabies. These common parasitic creatures can cause significant itching and embarrassment. Do not dock with a man with these or similar conditions.
• Soreness. Finally, simply having one’s male organ hood stretched top such an extent may result in lingering pain for several days afterward.
Taking steps to prevent or treat male organ health issues due to docking makes the experience more enjoyable, so definitely start by regularly applying a top drawer male organ health oil (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). If soreness from overstretching is present, soothing the worn skin with an oil that contains both a high end emollient (such as shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E) is urged. The best oil will also include vitamin D, the so-called “miracle vitamin,” which has proven benefits in fighting diseases and supporting healthy cellular function.
Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving manhood sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy member. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.