The penis is one of a guy’s most important body parts – indeed, to some it is THE most important one – and so men want to be sure to avoid anything that can result in a penis injury. One of the most common kinds of penis injury is that which results from bruising of the organ. Knowing what can cause bruising helps man avoid this penis injury.
Common reasons for penis bruising
There is any number of things that can result in bruising to the penis, including:
- Blunt force. When the penis receives a sharp, hard blow of any kind, it can result in bruising – just as such blunt force results in a bruise on any other part of the body. This is a common cause of bruising among athletes, which is why wearing an athletic supporter with a plastic cup is recommended when engaging in heavy duty contact sports. The last thing a guy wants is a line-drive baseball coming into contact with a totally unprotected penis.
- Priapism. Although men joke about wishing they could stay erect for days on end, priapism – a condition in which a man maintains a painful erection for four or more hours –is no joke. Priapism can cause serious damage to penile tissue and result in erectile dysfunction – as well as in serious bruising. Seeking medical help in cases of priapism is crucial.
- Masturbation. Everyone loves a good masturbation session, but sometimes a guy can get a little too intense with his self-fondling. Using a death grip, ignoring the need for lubrication (and re-lubrication during lengthy masturbation sessions), or slapping or pounding the penis may result in an intense orgasm – but it may also leave behind bruising which may take days to heal. Being mindful of how aggressively one is masturbating can help prevent this from occurring.
- Partner sex. As with masturbation, engaging in sex that is too rough and/or unlubricated can result in bruising the penis. Keeping friction at the right level can help prevent this.
- Injections. Injecting a substance into the penis can result in trauma and bruising. Sometimes a man may receive an injection under a doctor’s care to help with an erectile issue. In some instances, the injection may not be done properly (especially if not performed by a qualified medical professional) and in these cases, some bruising may result.
What to do for bruising
So a man gets a penis injury resulting in bruising. What should he do?
First, if the bruising is severe, he needs to consult a doctor and get expert advice. If the bruising is mild, he may try the following:
Start with making it cool. A cool (but not cold) compress can be applied to the affected area for 15-20 minutes at a time. Don’t use ice; instead, soak a washcloth is cool water and wrap it around the area. Do this for the first day after receiving the injury. If the bruising is still there on day two, switch to using a warm compress. And using over-the-counter pain relievers is also advised.
A penis injury such as penile bruising often will also benefit from keeping the penis in its best health, so continue to daily use a first class penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The sore skin will want to be soothed, so find one that contains both a high end emollient (such as shea butter) and a natural hydrating agent (such as vitamin E). Penis skin also needs to be strengthened, so find a crème that includes a potent antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid. This will help to fight free radicals and limit damage due to oxidative stress.