Even before the massive popularity of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” more and more people were becoming a bit more open about the possibility that they involve kink in some aspect of their sexual lives. Nevertheless, kink is still an area of sexuality that is often not discussed and about which many people harbor negative feelings – guilt or shame for some who enjoy partaking of it, derision or scorn from some who think it odd. Yet men who are into kink need to be forthcoming about it at least in one situation – when discussing penis health with their doctor. (And by the same token, women need to be similarly open in discussions with their doctors.)
What exactly is meant by kink? In the broadest sense, kink refers to some form of sexual activity or interest that would not be considered normal. The problem, of course, is that what is sexually normal varies from person to person and from time period to time period. Thus, some people would find sexual role playing to be a kink and others wouldn’t. In general, however, it is agreed that some forms of sexual activity – bondage, sadism, masochism, submission/domination, fetishes – typically fall into the realm of kink.
Because people are a bit reticent about sex in general and even less forthcoming about kink, knowing exactly how many people include some form of kink in their sex lives is difficult to ascertain. However, some studies suggest that about 25-30% of the adult population in the United States has engaged in kink.
And yet studies also indicate that less than half of those who enjoy kink report this to their physicians. Yet, doctors need to know such details when assessing a man’s penis health.
For example, some men enjoy situations in which their penis and/or balls are “tortured” to some degree. This may involve the penis and/or balls being slapped, whipped, spanked, pierced, caged, twisted, punched, tied up, squeezed, put in a vise-like device, stretched, or otherwise treated in a way that can potentially have consequences. This can lead to bruises, tears, cuts, abrasions, and other problems. If a doctor knows of a man’s fondness for such activities, he can learn if they are responsible for signs of physical wear and tear and can also discuss how such activities might otherwise impact penis health and what a man might want to consider to keep penis health intact.
Similarly, a man with a foot fetish should let his doctor know this, especially of part of that fetish involves rubbing his penis against a bare foot. The doctor may want to advise him that some foot issues, such as athlete’s foot, might spread to the penis through such contact. Those who utilize latex underwear or other clothing should be on the lookout for any signs of a possible allergic reaction to latex, or to the possibility that the higher levels of heat generated by latex might lead to a penis rash.
Whatever kinks he may be in to, advising his physician gives the doctor information – and doctor would rather have too much rather than too little information when helping to maintain a patient’s health.
Maintaining overall penis health at an acceptable level also helps strengthen the equipment against possible damage from a kink. Therefore, daily application of a superior penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is encouraged. For best results, take the time to read the ingredients and select a crème that includes both a high end emollient (such as shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). this will create a moisturization shield to better lock in hydration. The best crème will also contain vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, which is a vital nutrient that is required for cell metabolism and the maintenance of healthy tissue.