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I understand about the name problem - commando wipes would be a better name! Perhaps this is a new business opportunity for someone.

The ones I use - Natracare Certified Organic Cotton - are in neutral packaging and don't have the word 'feminine' anywhere on them!! Try googling it.

I give them to my boyfriend when he goes away but I decant them into a small ziplock bag and tell him they are baby wipes! Don't tell him will you!!

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If they printed them in camoflage I think you could sell them to the MOD!
They take "crotch rot" seriously, It's hard to concentrate on killing people when you're in pain. That's why issue Y fronts are like string vests, plenty of air in there is good. There's a good reason they're known as "shreddies" ha ha.
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Holy Hell! Just stumbled across this thread and thought WTF????? To the OP, think before you submit to this procedure, and then have another good think.
Ignore anything any quack tells you about it being a minor op, it is not, especially at your age. It hurts like a MF. I know, due to a banjo-string incident some years ago, so I had to be "done". It took weeks of salt baths and loose clothing before I was ready to dip Him somewhere else warm and wet, and I'll say it again, IT HURTS.

However, leaving the op aside, the thing I think you need to consider is how Kojak will react after you have dispensed with his roll-neck, then after a few months stuff him inside some sweaty pants and crush him against a bike seat for long miles. He will be quite a bit more sensitive anyway, having spent the previous part of his life hiding away, and becoming a Roundhead will take some getting used to day-to-day, without a long trip on a bike. You may be setting yourself up for more problems down there!

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Feminine wipes - I can thoroughly recommend them, I've used them plenty of times when cycling, and they're much better for your nethers than baby wipes.

As for buying them, suck it up, be a man and just go ask for some, after all you're travelling, by the time the word has spread of the guy on a bike with the "problem" you'll be long gone. It's infinitely easier to ask for feminine wipes in your 30's that to ask for that first packet of condoms when you're 14.
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Holy Hell! Just stumbled across this thread and thought WTF????? To the OP, think before you submit to this procedure, and then have another good think.
Ignore anything any quack tells you about it being a minor op, it is not, especially at your age. It hurts like a MF. I know, due to a banjo-string incident some years ago, so I had to be "done". It took weeks of salt baths and loose clothing before I was ready to dip Him somewhere else warm and wet, and I'll say it again, IT HURTS.

However, leaving the op aside, the thing I think you need to consider is how Kojak will react after you have dispensed with his roll-neck, then after a few months stuff him inside some sweaty pants and crush him against a bike seat for long miles. He will be quite a bit more sensitive anyway, having spent the previous part of his life hiding away, and becoming a Roundhead will take some getting used to day-to-day, without a long trip on a bike. You may be setting yourself up for more problems down there!

Good luck.
Interesting to hear a previous experience. I rely on them a lot on this site for things outside my area of expertise (and there are many!) but this one may just touch upon my arena. I have never had the op myself but have seen a number as the doctor doing the anaesthetic, and I think Extremist raises some good points. There are genuine reasons for circumcision but they are rare and there is a reality to the surgery not be ignored (as above). I do respect that recurrent thrush is not a trivial issue, but I would recommend a very considered decision in regard to surgery.

Personally I wouldn't be going off to get any operation unless I absolutely had to. These days surgery is so commonplace in many of our lives (and on TV) the perception in the public domain is that it's like a trip to the dentist. It isn't. It is a serious undertaking, with risks. These risks may be small for most healthy people, but they exist. Plus the pain, the recovery time, etc...and the result may not be what you wanted. Terms like "getting the snip" fool people into thinking circumcision is as easy as getting a haircut (sorry for the imagery).

For example, one of the Urologists I have worked with said that he would never get his own children circumcised unless there was a very, very, very good medical reason, and no other option.

That said, there are genuine indications for circumcision - as some people have noted already, and yours may be one of them - if it is serious enough. Talk to a Urologist (who do circumcisions in adults). Weigh up the risks and benefits (of the surgery and the anaesthetic). Use surgery as a last resort.

Sorry if I sounded a bit scary there - don't want to scare people off from getting the best treatment, but just because we can perform a lot more surgery these days for a lot more things is not a reason that we should.

Lots of good advice on "cleaning strategies" here that I'm sure you can test out before you leave to find out what works for you.

Finally, as mattcbf600 and others have noted - I agree that this is a genuine reason to post a question that most would shy away from, and the fact that it provides an invitation to the comedians amongst us - all the better!

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here's hoping!

and here's me hoping that matchf600 does'nt do a video review on the subject!

if all else fail's you can wipe it in the curtain's...
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An WW2 Artillery captain that I used to know , had a very novel treatment for gunners with sore parts .
He would make them lie face down on a wooden board with a knothole in it for 30 minutes .
Their John Thomas would poke through the knot hole and dangle in a jamjar containing Dettol .

I asked him if it worked , replied that he didn't have a bloody clue but that it would make them much more careful about where they put it in future .
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while they're down there...

septicrat, mate, here's the go:

while the surgeon's got his knives to you, get him to sew up your arse as well. this will alleviate any concerns you might have had regarding anal hygiene.

besides, you'll be able to offload any bogroll you might otherwise have packed, further reducing the weight of your cykel.

good luck. next post from the recovery room, please.
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Oh dear.... that would be a video nasty!
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...I was curious if any other fellow travellers out there have considered of even had a Circumsision for hygene purposes...
Go for it. So you'll walk around like John Wayne for a couple of weeks...
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Interesting to hear a previous experience. I rely on them a lot on this site for things outside my area of expertise (and there are many!) but this one may just touch upon my arena. I have never had the op myself but have seen a number as the doctor doing the anaesthetic, and I think Extremist raises some good points. There are genuine reasons for circumcision but they are rare and there is a reality to the surgery not be ignored (as above). I do respect that recurrent thrush is not a trivial issue, but I would recommend a very considered decision in regard to surgery.

Personally I wouldn't be going off to get any operation unless I absolutely had to. These days surgery is so commonplace in many of our lives (and on TV) the perception in the public domain is that it's like a trip to the dentist. It isn't. It is a serious undertaking, with risks. These risks may be small for most healthy people, but they exist. Plus the pain, the recovery time, etc...and the result may not be what you wanted. Terms like "getting the snip" fool people into thinking circumcision is as easy as getting a haircut (sorry for the imagery).

For example, one of the Urologists I have worked with said that he would never get his own children circumcised unless there was a very, very, very good medical reason, and no other option.

That said, there are genuine indications for circumcision - as some people have noted already, and yours may be one of them - if it is serious enough. Talk to a Urologist (who do circumcisions in adults). Weigh up the risks and benefits (of the surgery and the anaesthetic). Use surgery as a last resort.

Sorry if I sounded a bit scary there - don't want to scare people off from getting the best treatment, but just because we can perform a lot more surgery these days for a lot more things is not a reason that we should.

Lots of good advice on "cleaning strategies" here that I'm sure you can test out before you leave to find out what works for you.

Finally, as mattcbf600 and others have noted - I agree that this is a genuine reason to post a question that most would shy away from, and the fact that it provides an invitation to the comedians amongst us - all the better!

Cheers,
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Hi D

Thanks for your rational, informative post, confirming all I suspected.
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Wow, cant believe this post is still alive.
Firstly, thanks to the few that gave constructive replies.
Secondly, Bollocks to the rest who gave sarcastic dumbphukk replies. I dont recall saying I was going to avoid cleaning myself at all during the trip, just wont be able to have a strict routine like at home. I did mention having "Wipe Downs" which would include pots of water to clean daily.
My thrush problem flairs up very easily if I dont stick to a strict routine, can you honestly tell me some of you "Perfect" travellers have a Strict routine??? Fine, so you can wash yer knob off in a cup daily and give it a wipe with a non perfumed baby wipe, but the sweat build up and lack of Proper cleaning has caused problems for me in the past, I was not asking cos I'm some crusty arsed dirtbag, but someone with a annoying sensitive problem wanting advice.
Anyway, I had the snip and it worked a treat, I've not had a bout in over three months. Within that three month period I;ve done a 3 week trip thorugh Spain and Portugal living remotly and washing in a cup pretty often, and no problems......so thanks to those with decent replies, and again, Bollocks to the rest, learn to read before coming up with insulting shit!
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Well I had some fun even if you didn't. I'm glad you're surgery went well and thanks for not posting pictures!!

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And was it a tad sore for a while?
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And was it a tad sore for a while?
Boy was it?!? Took about a month to feel normal, but its all good now.
Still feels a little weird, and looks like someone elses lol. Glad I've done it, seems to have helped with the Thrush problem and have also had some medication which probably helped aswell.
So far so good.
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