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Help! My penis is bent!

My penis is bent downwards. I find it really embarrassing. Kindly tell me how and where to rectify it?

The size, shape, and function of the penis is a source of pride and embarrassment for men in equal measures. They can lead to performance anxiety and even shying away from sexual intercourse. Unfortunately, many men don’t seek help or at least try to find out if everything is okay.

That’s why I applaud you for taking this bold step to start understanding what’s going on with your manhood.

What’s normal?

Every penis is as unique as a finger print; they vary in shape and size. Normally, the penis in its flaccid state hangs downwards; I hope you are not asking about that.

Curved penises are quite common and shouldn’t be a cause for concern.

Having a slightly bent penis during erection is common. Depending on the curvature degree and angle, this can be more pleasurable for the woman by stimulating the G-spot.

The only time a bent penis is an issue is when the bend is too significant to penetrate or causes pain.

Peyronie’s disease

Some men have a significant bent penis that causes pain when erect. This condition is known as the Peyronie’s disease.

This can prevent a man from having sex. Or might make it difficult to get or maintain an erection. For many men, Peyronie’s disease also causes stress and anxiety.

In a small percentage of men, Peyronie’s disease goes away on its own. But in most cases, it will remain unchanged or worsen. Treatment is necessary if the curvature is severe enough to prevent sexual intercourse.

Who gets Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s disease is usually a condition one is born with, but it only shows later in life. It mostly happens in middle-aged men.

However, in some cases younger and older men can get it too. It becomes more common as a man gets older, but it’s not a normal part of aging.

What causes Peyronie’s Disease?

Doctors don’t know exactly why Peyronie’s disease happens. Many researchers believe Peyronie’s disease is caused by plaque growth as the natural healing process after trauma to the penis (hitting or bending). These injuries might be as a result of trauma during sex, excessive masturbation, use of pumps to attempt to enlarge the penis, and even accidents in sports.

As you might be aware, the penis has sponge-like chambers which extends and thickens when filled with blood to form an erection. Where an injury has occurred the healing process disrupts the spongy chamber. Thus when blood fills, it causes the penis to bend.  

Genetics could also play a factor; men whose linage has a history of bent penises are likely to have the same. Men with Dupuytren’s contractures also seem to be more likely to get Peyronie’s.

What are the symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease?

Symptoms may develop slowly or appear overnight. When the penis is soft, you can’t see a problem.

But in severe cases, the hardened plaque hampers flexibility, causing pain and forcing the penis to bend or arc when erect. Other symptoms include, painful erection, and shortening of the penis.

In most cases, the pain eases over time, but the bend in the penis remain.

When do you see a doctor?

If the pain is too much that you can no longer have sex, then it’s time to seek medical help. Your doctor might prescribe medication, and in some cases surgery to correct the situation.

I highly doubt you have Peyronie’s disease as your first concern would have been that of pain.

So I guess you have performance anxiety, which is normal, especially the first time or with someone new. If it’s with someone you love and they love you back, explain your situation and the both of you could go on an exciting exploration adventure figuring how best to work with what you have.

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  1. My penis pained me mostly…
    My penis pained me mostly after 2nd round
    I feel wanting more and the erection is still strong but pains

    1. Hi Leni, sorry about this…
      Hi Leni, sorry about this. The cause maybe as a result of the blood flow into the penis. If this is something that happens every time you have sex it maybe time to seek medical advice and possible treatment.

      1. My penis also pains after…
        My penis also pains after 3rd, 4th,5th …rounds only when realeasing

        1. Hi Yego, 


          Hi Yego, 

          Painful ejaculation may be a sign of a bigger medication condition that requires treatment. Visit your nearest health facility for tests and treatment. 

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    1. Hi Jemmy,…
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  7. My husband has a small penis…
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  9. Please help me I finds its…
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  14. Hey, my penis is too small…
    Hey, my penis is too small. How can I make it bigger?

  15. Hi JT,

    There are a lot of…

    Hi JT,

    There are a lot of supposed options to increase penis size including pills, creams, and exercises. The truth is almost none of it works. The only way to make a man’s penis look bigger is through surgery, but the results are not very significant meaning you don’t expect a very significant change. Read this article to learn more about penis enlargement: Does penis enlargement work?. Always remember that you can still have pleasurable sex regardless of the size. Here is an article on penis size and sex: Is my penis big enough?. Remember, you can still have pleasurable sex and satisfy your partner. 

  16. Hello? I feel that the size…
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    1. Hi Darlington, 

      So sorry…

      Hi Darlington, 

      So sorry for what you are going through. What do you mean that the size of your penis is wanting? Is is too small? Too big? When you say worsening what is changing? We are happy to assist any way we can once we have answers to these questions. 

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    I HV a problm. I nid help plz

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      Hi Joy, 

      Talk to us about your problem. We are here to help. 

  18. My penis is bent but works…
    My penis is bent but works perfectly. Strokes are well taken care of. No painful erection

    1. Sounds like a healthy penis…

      Sounds like a healthy penis Cheks. Good luck to your penis and may the receiver of the strokes enjoy!

  19. my penis has some small…
    my penis has some small pimples what should i do

    1. HI Benson, 

      I am assuming…

      HI Benson, 

      I am assuming they are on the head of the penis? Or is it the shaft? If they are small bumps on the shaft of the penis may be pimples, a skin cyst, or ingrown hairs. These are common and they’re nothing to worry about. However, it also could be a sign of an STI if you are sexually active. If these pimples appeared suddenly, it is advisable that you go for tests. Some STIs do not have signs thus the best way to find out if you’re infected or not is to get tested. 

  20. Hi,after longer masturbation…
    Hi,after longer masturbation i realised the curvature how can i retain straight penis

    1. Hi there, 

      Unless you were…

      Hi there, 

      Unless you were aggressive while masturbating, it could not have made your penis bend. I’d advise that you visit a doctor who can determine why your penis is bent especially if you are having painful erections. 

  21. Mine is bent and cause pain…
    Mine is bent and cause pain to my partner

    1. Hi Jose, 

      The best thing is…

      Hi Jose, 

      The best thing is to find a sex position that works for you. Examples of popular positions that go well with a curved penis are doggy style and sideways missionary. Try different positions and see what works for you. 

  22. I dont want to see a doctor…
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    1. Hi Peter, 

      I know you don’t…

      Hi Peter, 

      I know you don’t want to hear this but the best option is to see a doctor so that the problem can be diagnosed and hopefully treated. It is not safe for you to self-medicate yet you are not sure what the problem is, you may end up worsening the issue or delaying too much risking the problem worsening. Just research on youth-friendly services near you, there is always that one good doctor who will not judge you. Kindly seek medical services to avoid serious health problems. If you are still not sure, just tell us where you are and we can connect you to a goof doctor. Get well soon!

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