This is why your penis has started to curve and what you can do about it
Willies come in all shapes and sizes – and not just length and girth, some of them have curves.
Let’s start this whole conversation off by saying, every penis is precious and beautiful. This is a safe space for dicks – no matter what you’re packing. What you have is normal and if you think about it, pretty darn incredible, what with the erections that happen all by themselves and morning glories, what are they all about? So, if your penis starts to curve or perhaps you’ve always had one – is there anything you can do about it?
We asked the experts at AXA PPP healthcare what a curving penis meant and whether it was normal, here’s what they told us,
“About 5 percent of men over the age of 50 will develop a condition of the penis called Peyronie’s disease. This is a benign but potentially emotionally upsetting condition in which scar tissue develops on the shaft of the penis sometimes resulting in a penile bend noticeable with erections.
“This can lead to sexual dysfunction with in some cases the affected man avoiding a sexual relationship altogether”.
So is it dangerous?
Apparently, some men will find erections and sex painful if Peyronie’s disease happens to them. Some those will simply notice a lump of their shaft.
Unfortunately, there’s no real cure for Peyronie. However, you should go and see your doctor for a full assessment.
The NHS’s website notes: “Various non-surgical treatments are available, including medicines and injections of steroids into the affected area. But there’s limited evidence of their effectiveness”.
Surgery could also be an option, the NHS suggests, “In severe cases, it may be possible to treat Peyronie’s disease with surgery. But doctors recommend waiting at least 12 months before considering surgery, as the condition can improve without treatment in some men”.