Is it normal to have a curved penis? There is no »rule« that says your penis needs to be perfectly straight. As you have heard many times by now people and their body parts come in all shapes and sizes. Some penises are longer and others are shorter. Some are straight and some curved. It’s just the fact of nature – we are not perfectly symmetrical beings. But in some cases it might not be so normal.
Is My Curved Penis Normal?
That’s a very common and perfectly valid question.
Let me start off by saying that a very slight curve of the penis is usually normal and pretty common in men and you have probably nothing to worry about.
However, if your curve is more severe then it could indicate a health problem.
It could be either a Peyronie’s disease or it may be just an issue resulting from your genetics or improper development.
How do you know which one it is? That depends on many factors:
- Do you have a curved penis since you remember or the curvature happened recently?
- Did you suffer any trauma to your penis? (Rough masturbation, bending during sex, getting hit in your crotch..)
- How severe is the curve? Only slight or is it a pronounced angle?
- Does it hurt when you get and erection?
- Is there any palpable plaques (scar tissue under the skin of your penis)?
If your penis is curved since your can remember, and it doesn’t hurt during erection (and you don’t remember any injury to your penis that might have caused the damage and consequently curvature) than it is likely not a Peyronie’s disease. It is possible that it is a genetic trait or maybe an improperly or poorly developed penis tissue.
I think I don’t have to tell you that again but – get it checked by your doctor!
Is it Genetic or Improper Development?
If its genetic it means that you are not proportional by your genetic design – you have a curved penis because parts of it are not of equal size.
If left or right »corpus cavernosum« is shorter or smaller than the other one, then it will curve in that direction. Men with a shorter “crus” and a longer penis will tend to have an erection that points downward, while those with a longer crus will have an erection that points outward or straight up. If you have shorter urethra, you penis bends down.
It’s nothing to be concerned about from the health perspective. It’s merely a cosmetic nuisance.
It is also possible that the penis tissue didn’t grow properly due to health or hormone issues such as low testosterone or DHT.
Maybe you had (or still have) a poor diet or lack of exercise as a child and that caused improper development of your body parts. Especially those that are most effected by male hormones.
One of the most important hormones for men is testosterone. It is the main male sex steroid hormone that belongs to the group of androgens (along with DHEA, DHT and others). They are most known for their effects on sexual characteristics. stimulates the growth of the penis and scrotum
“Androgens are essential for development, growth, and maintenance of penile structure, and regulate erectile physiology by multiple mechanisms.” And “…self-derived fetal DHT is the biggest factor in penile development.”
I have written a whole post on possible causes of a curved penis – you can read it here: http://curvedpenisscience.com/why-is-my-penis-curved-7-causes/
What To Do About the Curve?
This kind of curved penis is not a disease and it can be corrected. However, there are some problems that are caused by a curved shape of your penis that make many people want to straighten it:
- You could have a low self esteem and it might cause a lot of stress or even depression
- You might feel ashamed because of it which can lead to poor performance in bed or even avoiding intimacy altogether
- If the curve is to severe it might hurt women during sex or just feel unpleasant
- Some women might not like it visually
- Curved shape increases possibility of excessive bending and damaging off penis tissue which can lead to Peyronie’s disease
Now if this bothers you or your girlfriend (as it did mine) there are ways to correct it (as I did).
You can read my whole science-backed guide where I describe everything in detail – from what my girlfriend said to me, to possible causes of curved penis and finally what I did to straighten mine at home – without surgery.
You can read it here – Why is Your Penis Curved (And How to Fix It at Home)
Is It a Peyronie’s Disease?
Unfortunately there is also more »dangerous« form of curved penis which actually is a disease.
If the curve happened only recently – after some injury (during sex, masturbation, sport, even sleep or maybe some other cause which I will describe later) – your penis suddenly began to curve in random direction and it hurts during the erection (and you can also feel a »lump« or a patch of a hardened scar tissue on the spot where it bends) then it might possibly be the Peyronie’s disease.
If you think you might have it or you are not sure – consult with your doctor. I hope that goes without saying.
What is Peyronie’s disease
NOTE: If you want a detailed informartion about Peyronie’s disease and proven treatments then read this posts – http://curvedpenisscience.com/peyronies-disease/
Here is short description for those that didn’t read the linked post.
Peyronie’s disease is a penis disease that is caused by scar (also called plaque) that forms inside the penis tissue. This scar tissue can make the penis curve in any direction at various angles. The curvature of the penis is due to the fact that scar tissue does not stretch as well as normal tissue.
What are the symptoms of Peyronie’s disease?
- Most obvious one – sudden curvature of the penis,
- Pain during the erection
- Palpable plaque – a scar tissue or a lump under the skin of your penis that you can feel with your fingers
- Erectile dysfunction – having problems getting or maintaining a solid erection
What causes Peyronie’s disease?
Unfortunately at this point nobody is sure what, exactly, causes Peyronie’s disease.
Most experts in the field believe it is a form of a wound healing disorder. But there are many possible reasons for onset of Peyronie’s that could be caused by any of the reasons mentioned bellow or probably a combination of those:
- Injury or any sort of physical damage
- Heredity or genetics
- Connective tissue disorders
- Side effect of certain medications
- Low testosterone and DHT
- Diabetes and other metabolical disorders
What Treatments Are Available?
While there is no cure for Peyronie’s disease yet, there are some treatments that yield good results. The treatment chosen depends on the current state of disease and severity of the curve and pain. There are many treatment option with surgery being reserved for most extreme cases (if they have been stable for at least 6 months).
- Potassium amino-benzoate (“Potaba”)
- Pentoxifylline (Trental)
- Collagenaseclostridium histolyticum injections (Xiaflex)
- Verapamil injections
- Interferon injections
- Corticosteroids injections
- Vitamin E:
- Coenzyme Q10
- Omega 3
Penile Traction Devices
When you apply the penile traction device to your penis, it supplies constant stretch along the penis tissue and this causes the cells within the Corpora Cavernosa and tunica albuginea to pull away and split and therefore increase the shorter side of the penis.
Surgery for Peyronie’s Disease
- Plication or tunical shortening
- Grafting or tunical lengthening
- Penile prosthesis implantation
However there are quite a lot of potential problems with surgical method.
– shorter penis – almost 1 inch (in plication techniques)
– numbness of the penis and loss of sensation (damage of the nerves)
– residual curvature (penis still not completely straight)
– erectile dysfunction (inability to get or hold an erection)
This is the reason why the surgery is recommended only to the worst of the cases. Commonly Peyronie’s specialists and experts on the field recommend combined treatment of:
- Oral treatments (Pentoxifylline),
- Injection: Xiafles or Verapamil
- Supplements L-Arginine
- Penis traction device.
Talk with your doctor about the possibilities of treatment and check out the guide like…