Achieving ultimate bliss, either with a partner or through a little alone time, is what every red-blooded male desires, but a sore penis can result from over-zealous pursuit of this goal. Numerous activities that men engage in can lead to penis injury, ranging from surface abrasions to serious tissue damage. Some common sense care and tips for promoting better penis health can help men to avoid both immediate pain and long-term consequences.
Some of the riskier techniques that men may employ to up the intensity and/or duration of their sensual encounters are described here.
Restricting blood flow
One popular measure that many men take is to try to make their erections last longer so that they can keep things going beyond their normal capacity. This is often achieved by restricting blood flow from leaving the penis once the erection has been attained. This is done by creating a type of tourniquet at the base of the penis, using either a ring that is designed for the purpose or a household object that serves as well (rubber bands and string are common).
However, trapping the blood in the penis can lead to injury, as the penile tissue becomes starved of oxygen. Loss of penis sensation may occur, and in some cases, men can sustain serious injury of the blood vessels that can lead to permanent damage if not treated immediately.
Guys who find that slow and sensual is just not enough to get them going may turn to more acrobatic, aggressive moves to stoke up the heat in the bedroom. While this may be titillating in the moment, the wrong maneuver can quickly lead to tragedy, or at least the end of the encounter, when the penis is turned, bent or twisted in the wrong direction. Rupture of the penile tissue can occur as a result. As the damaged tissue heals, some length may be lost from the penis, and men who are affected may find that their penis bends or curves unnaturally during erections after the injury.
Inappropriate masturbation aids
Finally, when men are looking for some extra stimulation during their solo sessions, it is not unusual for them to turn to an array of household objects that are not designed for this type of activity. Men who make this mistake may find that a few moments of excitement turn into hours or days of agony as they recover from cuts, bruises and ruptured tissue, not to mention a high level of embarrassment. The smart thing is to stick with items that are manufactured for the purpose and leave objects with narrow openings or moving parts for their intended uses.
When TLC is needed to soothe a sore penis…
In the event that a man overlooks these precautions in an urgent attempt to get over the top, he can look for soothing and healing in a number of ways:
- First and foremost, if there is any sign of bruising, bleeding or swelling, or if any severe pain occurs, immediate medical attention is a must. Treating tissue damage right away can help to minimize the effects of an injury that could otherwise result in loss of function and/or loss of sensation.
- For surface injuries that result in chafing, without open cuts or abrasions that clearly need professional care, men can ease the sting by applying an ice pack to the area. Ice should not be applied directly to the skin due to the risk of frostbite, but a freezer pack that is wrapped in a towel should do the trick.
- For ongoing relief of stressed skin, a penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) is an excellent option. Shea butter, an ingredient in some penis health creams, rejuvenates and revitalizes the overexerted penis. A cream with alpha lipoic acid also soothes while helping to prevent a wrinkled look about the member, and one with acetyl L carnitine helps to enhance penis sensitivity. Applying a penis cream to a healthy penis can even help to reduce the risk of certain injuries and improve the overall look and feel of the manhood.