Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Penis problems 2: Crooked Cocks, Curved Cocks


[WARNING: at the bottom of this article is a photograph of a deformed penis.]




Flaccid, most men’s penes (penises) lean slightly to left - the majority - or to the right; very few hang down perfectly straight. However, whatever position is taken, it is completely normal.

Erect, many men’s penes have a slight lean, many appear straight. These states are completely normal. If a penis has always had some slight bend it is considered benign and is termed ‘congenital curvature’. However, even in these circumstances, if one experiences pain in the penis during intercourse, one should seek medical advice.

Kinks or distinct curvature to the left, right, upwards or downwards, that develop later in life, especially if occurring over a short period of time (though long periods are not unknown), may indicate a problem whether or not any trauma has been incurred by the member. This is the point where one should consult one’s GP, who can make a referral to a urologist if appropriate.

I should point out that non-violent, non-rough masturbation is not likely to cause any kind of curvature. The notion of micro-trauma, as I understand it, is considered a myth. [I shall deal with masturbation in general in a later article.]

The most likely problem is known as Peyronie’s disease, sometimes called ‘bent nail disease’ because of the inability to penetrate, and per the BBC’s article (q.v.) affects around one percent of men, Although Wikipedia suggests “up to 10%” and a recent TIME article (q.v.) suggests “About 5% of men...”. According to the Wikipedia entry (q.v.):

“Without treatment, about 12-13% of patients will spontaneously improve over time, 40-50% will get worse and the rest will be relatively stable”.

Given those stats, one can readily see that seeking expert help and quickly is definitely to one’s benefit. There are plenty of treatments and therapies available, but cases whilst alleviated cannot necessarily be fully cured. Surgery is only considered appropriate where the crookedness prevents sexual intercourse and is causing distress.


© http://www.peyronies-information.com/peyronies-pictures


For a good web-site which goes into more depth and detail I should also recommend peyronies.org.

Whilst I am perfectly happy to respond to comments, I am not medically trained and therefore cannot give individual advice. Please consult a doctor; don’t suffer in silence! %)

2 comments:

  1. Great interesting article being a paraplegic and having a 'crippled' penis myself

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  2. Abnormal curvature of the penis (medically known as Peyronie’s disease) is much more than a cosmetic problem. The unusual angle may lead to pain and sometimes – it will render intercourse impossible altogether.

    The standard treatment for Peyronie’s disease that many physicians recommend is surgery. Needless to say, many people are troubled by the prospects of going under the knife.

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