Itchy Penis Prevention: Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, a day when a man gets to spend time with loved ones, eat mountains of delicious food, watch football – and possibly run the risk of an itchy penis. It’s a wonderful holiday in America, and by taking steps toward proper penis care, most men can avoid or limit the inconvenience of an itchy penis.

A guy thing

It’s also a common occurrence. Every dude experiences some itchiness in the mid-zone, and that’s natural. What’s problematic is when that itchiness is especially insistent and/or long-lasting. Then a fellow runs the risk of being caught with his hand down his pants as he seeks some relief.


There are several factors about Thanksgiving that make it somewhat more likely that an itchy penis may occur. The following are a few of these, along with hints about what to do to prevent or reduce penile itching.

Food allergy. Yes, Thanksgiving is supposed to be all about giving thanks, but really it usually turns out to be all about the food. Tables are heaped high with all manner of delicious delights, including the main course – the big bird.

Unfortunately, a guy may have an allergy to some of the food on the table – often without even knowing it. Lots of times, it’s the sheer quantity of food that brings on the allergic reaction. For example, a guy may normally eat a simple turkey sandwich with no problem; but when he keeps on shoveling in the turkey for serving after serving on Thanksgiving, the allergy might kick in.

And often that allergy manifests as a skin reaction all over the body – including the penis.

The solution? Moderation is usually called for. If past Thanksgivings have indicated a possible allergy, take a little less this year. Or visit an allergy specialist in advance to discover if there are medications available to ward off the reactions.

Clothing. Many guys dress up for this holiday occasion, often wearing new or unfamiliar clothing. If the fabric is rougher and hasn’t been softened by frequent washing, it may cause irritation on the penis – leading to both soreness and itchiness, a double whammy. And it doesn’t help that eating all that food tends to make the pants fit tighter, bringing the penis in more direct contact with the offending material.

The best tip: Don’t wear brand new clothes or pants fabrics that may cause itchiness.

Unfamiliar bedding. Men who travel a long distance for the holiday may end up spending the night. Nothing wrong with that, but if the lady of the house uses strong or heavily-fragranced detergent, this can cause a reaction in sensitive penis skin.

One way around this: BYOB – Bring Your Own Bedding.

De-stressing. While the holidays are wonderful, for some guys they can be very stressful – and more than one man has been known to defuse his personal stress by a quick round of self-pleasuring in the guest bathroom. Unfortunately, a guy must often then make do with what is at hand for lubrication – and often that is a shampoo or soap that reacts with the skin to create excessive itching.

What to do? If a guy thinks a quick one (or two) may be necessary, covertly bring along a reliable lubricant.

One other recommendation for an itchy penis at Thanksgiving (or any time): Make daily use of a top-notch penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil). Itchiness usually occurs because of dry or damaged penis skin, and a crème that boasts both a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E) is going to provide moisture that can address common penis skin problems. In addition, a crème with a potent antioxidant such as alpha lipoic acid is going to offer further protection from oxidative damage to penile cell metabolism. A crème like Man1 Man Oil is an excellent weapon in the fight against the itchy penis.