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Hi there can smegma make your penis sore & burning?

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In brief: Yes if not cleansed

I gather you are not circumcised which can allow smegma to collect unless washed in shower daily.
It is a perfect culture media for normal bacteria on the glans . The smegma itself does not cause irritation. But letting it accumulate sets the table for infection.

In brief: Yes if not cleansed

I gather you are not circumcised which can allow smegma to collect unless washed in shower daily.
It is a perfect culture media for normal bacteria on the glans . The smegma itself does not cause irritation. But letting it accumulate sets the table for infection.
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