Back to Health A to Z. Balanitis is a skin irritation on the head of the penis that can affect men and boys. You can also get yourself checked out at a sexual health clinic. Your GP should be able to tell if you have balanitis by looking at your penis and asking a few questions.
You see it in movies all the time. Some guy gets hit right in the privates. If you're a boy, you probably already know your penis and scrotum are sensitive. And more important, what do you do if you're having pain or another problem "down there"? You might have grown up calling it something else, but penis say: PEE-niss is the official word for this part of a boy's body. The bones of your ribcage protect your heart and lungs. Muscles protect other internal organs, like your liver and kidneys.
Sex is great for your health — it can lower your blood pressure, improve sleep, and boost your immune system. But doing the deed also has its risks. Here are six potential sexual hazards and tips to avoid them.