Rod Rash

Definition - What does Rod Rash mean?

Rod rash is a slang term for the rash or chaffing a man may get on his penis from engaging in frequent sexual activity. This may occur through masturbation or sexual intercourse.

Rod is a slang term for penis originating in the early 1900s. This term was appropriated for the more modern phrase, rod rash.

Kinkly explains Rod Rash

Rod rash most commonly occurs during masturbation, but may also result from frequent sex. Rod rash caused by sex is especially likely to occur through sexual intercourse with a woman whose pubic hair is growing back in because the stubble is abrasive.

Moisturizing cream and other topical solutions may help sooth rod rash. It’s also advisable to abstain from sexual intercourse and masturbation until the rash heals.

It’s important to visit a doctor if you have rod rash because several sexually transmitted infections also present as rashes, including chlamydia and genital herpes. It’s important to have a comprehensive STI test to eliminate these as potential causes of the rash.

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