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smegma

[′smeg·mə]
(physiology)
The sebaceous secretion that accumulates around the glans penis and the clitoris.
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The trend to circumcise newborn infants, the cancerogenic effect of smegma and education in personal hygiene as a method for the prevention of cervix carcinoma].
Third, if the redundant foreskin is so difficult to keep clean and free of smegma that there is recurrent irritation and inflammation, then surgical intervention is needed.
Unfortunately, uncircumcized heterosexual men are susceptible to HIV transmission when the prepuce comes into contact with the smegma of an infected female sexual partner.
She goes on to talk about bladders and urethras, magical thinking and erections, why testicles are outside the body cavity, smegma, children's orgasms and sexual feelings when watching TV, reasons for painful sexual intercourse, and how babies develop.
Should we be utterly blase, he wondered, and write as though everyone in America felched twice a day, discussed vintages of smegma, and personally indulged in water sports?
What about Smegma, the Literary Magazine of Brooklyn?
The discarded cells accumulate as smegma (a whitish, paste-like secretion) that gradually works its way out via the tip of the foreskin.
Very exotic, too, in at least this reader's experience, is a several-paragraph examination of the hero's foreskin, complete with a discovery of the smegma it gathered, "rather like Roquefort cheese:' This is by far the book's most vivid passage, and its afterimage weirdly lingers through what follows, including a rape or two (you keep imagining that damn cheese).