Curved penises are not uncommon. In fact, according to a study published by the National Library of Medicine, around 19% of men have a penis that has a curve or bend to it.
Bends or curves to the penis can be classified as either flexible or inflexible. Flexible curves to the penis are usually mild and are not very noticeable in an erection. On the other hand, inflexible bends to the penis are typically more severe and are more noticeable in an erection.
In this article, we will be looking at what causes a bent penis, as well as what you're able to do in order to change it.
What is a Bent Penis?
A penis that has a bend to it, or a curve, is known as a bent or curved penis.
There are many causes of penis curvature, however, they all fall under one of two categories: congenital or acquired. Congenital curvature of the penis refers to the curvature that is present from birth. Acquired curvature of the penis refers to the curvature that develops over time.
The most common cause of congenital curvature of the penis is Peyronie's disease.
1. Nerve Damage
A nerve called the pudendal nerve controls the muscles that allow for an erection, as well as the opening and closing of the urethra. This nerve can be severed, usually during an accident, which may cause a bend or curve to the penis.
Nerves can also be injured over time due to repetitive activities. For instance, if you have a job that requires you to sit for long periods of time, such as a cashier or a truck driver, the pudendal nerve may be injured over time, though this is rare.
The pudendal nerve is also impacted by spinal cord injuries, though the extent of the damage depends on the location of the injury.
2. Peyronie's Disease
The most common cause of a bent penis is a condition called Peyronie's Disease, which is a condition that causes the erectile tissue within the penis to harden and thicken. This can cause the penis to bend or curve, and may also cause pain or discomfort during an erection.
Peyronie's disease is caused when scar tissue forms in the penis as a result of injury or trauma to the penis, though the cause can also be unknown. This scar tissue can cause the penis to bend or curve, and can also cause painful erections.
The scar tissue can also cause the penis to be inflexible, which means that the bend or curve to the penis is very noticeable in an erection.
3. Penile Fracture
Penile fractures can occur when the erect penis is bent the wrong way, which can happen during sexual intercourse or masturbation. If the penis is bent too hard, the penis can fracture, which can cause the penis to bend or curve.
Fractures are caused by trauma to the erectile tissue, and can be very painful.
Heredity is one of the most common causes of a bent penis. If your father had a curved penis, it is more likely that you will also have a curved penis. A curved penis may be passed down through generations, and will not necessarily be noticed until the individual reaches' puberty.
Can You Medically Change a Curved Penis?
There are treatments that can be carried out by a doctor to help correct the curvature of your penis. These treatments are designed to fix the curvature of the penis, and to give you the penis that you have always wanted.
The most common type of treatment is surgery. Surgery is highly effective at straightening the penis, and it also has a very high success rate. However, surgery is not a viable option for everyone, and it does come with a number of risks. You should discuss the pros and cons of surgery with your doctor before making a decision.
Traction Devices: Will They Work?
A lot of men are very interested in traction devices because they are a non-invasive, and more affordable alternative to surgery. Traction devices work by stretching the penis and causing new tissue to grow in the penis.
Unfortunately, traction devices are not very effective and come with a wide variety of risks. Additionally, few studies have shown any successful results when using traction devices. It's statistically more likely that you will end up hurting yourself, rather than treating the curvature of your penis.
The Best Solution
The least invasive and inexpensive way to improve your sex life is to talk with your partner about your worries or concerns. Together, you can discover new positions to try in the bedroom that complement the shape of your penis.
Many men have success by learning to "manipulate their anatomy" by using the curve to their advantage. Positions like doggy-style often work great with curved penises. Additionally, you can work with your partner to experiment with different techniques that will help you to enjoy your sexual experiences more.
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