Experts Warn Men to Stop Rubbing Toothpaste onto Their Penises
Here at Mum’s Lounge, we’re all about making sure people don’t continue to do stupid shit. We’ve reminded women not to put glitter or Vicks VapoRub up their vaginas, and now we’re here for the blokes.
My dudes, please do not rub toothpaste on your old fella.
As tempting as it may sound, this is not a good idea for anyone.
Shockingly, experts are having to warn men to not slather toothpaste all over the tips of their penises in order to last longer in bed.
The bizarre trend has sprung up following a number of YouTube videos claiming it can help men “get hard erection” and “increase timing”.
One video, which has racked up over 1 million views, states the questionable advantages of applying toothpaste:
“In toothpaste is more than you can clean your teeth, sex has become more hard and make an erection more lasting effects,” the voice-over says in what sounds like broken English.
Men are advised to “massage toothpaste on the tip of your penis” in order to “crush premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction”.
Consultant pharmacist James O’Loan warns the peppermint oils and chemicals in toothpaste – which include abrasive bleaching agents – can be “extremely irritating” to sensitive skin, potentially causing serious injury.
“I’d urge anyone thinking of trying this rather worrying ‘toothpaste’ technique to cease and desist,” he told the Daily Mail.
“It won’t do anything at all to combat premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction, despite the claims being made in these videos.
“By putting it on your genitals, you actually risk a mild burn, as well as blisters and scarring. And toothpaste should in no way be used as a lubricant, either.”
Uhhhh, no shit?
Urologist Rich Viney told the Daily Mail the “abrasive” properties of toothpaste make sex uncomfortable.
“It could lead to infections in the woman’s vagina. You do not want foreign material inside the vagina, it’s an irritant,” he said.
Don’t use toothpaste on your dick, guys. Tell everyone. Spread it.
Source: Youtube search (on incognito mode, obvs)