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Curved penis: top facts

While the road to love isn’t straight and smooth for most people, things can get even trickier when you have a curved penis. Or maybe not?

  1. No clarity of causes

    Most penises have some form of bent or curved appearance.

    If the penis is abnormally bent upon erection, it could be a sign of Peyronie’s disease. This abnormal curvature can be towards the south or north or even sideways. It is caused by scar tissue in the shaft of the penis.

    What causes this? Trauma or injury are obvious candidates. But not all curved penises are caused by trauma. There is no clear answer yet.

    Some studies have linked the condition to family history. Tissue changes that come with age can also be a risk factor, leaving men aged 40+ more vulnerable.

  2. What doesn’t cause it

    While sometimes, it may point to something serious like a urethral obstruction (caused by blockages in the urethra), a curved penis is not a form of STI or a symptom of cancer.

    Injuries during prolonged cases of rough sex or masturbation can be culprits in very rare cases. But routine masturbation can rarely lead to a fractured or a broken penis, as is often made out!

  3. Benefits of sex with a curved penis

    A curved penis can have its own unique advantages for sex. The man can get added pleasure from the act and so can the woman.

    The curvature allows the man to thrust with a grinding rhythm thus adding to his pleasure. At the same time, the curvature makes it easier for the penis to rub against the G-Spot or the vaginal walls, adding to the woman’s pleasure, too.

  4. Treatment

    While in some cases a bent penis may result in a lot of pain, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing one can do about it. Medication, topical injections, shock therapy, etc. are common methods of treatment. In more serious cases, surgery may be required.

  5. How common is a bent penis

    A slight curve in a penis is very common. But it is not equally common for such a curve to reach painful proportions.

    There are no final, official numbers as to the number of men with Peyronie’s disease, but rough estimates can be given. Depending on various studies, the prevalence rates of Peyronie’s disease are anywhere between 0.5 percent to 9 per cent of men in the USA.

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  1. We are glad you liked it and…

    We are glad you liked it and learned something Brian! Feel free to go through more of our articles and ask us any questions you like regarding love, sex and relationships. Have a wonderful week ahead and stay safe!

  2. what is the disadvantages of…
    what is the disadvantages of the curved penis and is it many women enjoy the this curved penis or not enjoy this curved penis

    1. Hello Koech, thank you for…

      Hello Koech, thank you for reaching out to us. A little curve is okay and normal. However, if it is greater than 45 degrees then you could have Peyronie’s Disease which is a non-cancerous condition that can lead to painful erections. As for what women like, it really is a matter of preference, different people like different things. 

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