Time To Talk About Penis Health
We have all heard the gross stories about some over-sexed horn dog who had problems urinating after being laid (bareback) by some very questionable female. You know the story, the one where he gets his ‘bore punched’. Well if you don’t want that to happen to you, or worse then take this seriously.
A healthy penis should be free of lesions, warts, and abnormal discharge. In general, the penis should be roughly the same color as the surrounding skin, though it may be a shade darker or lighter. Also, a person should not experience any pain in their penis when urinating or engaging in sexual activity.
A sudden change in the appearance, sensation, or function of the penis may signal an underlying issue that requires medical attention.
There are many things that you need to be aware of that can have an effect on the penis. The most common is Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) (What we used to call STDs). Things like chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital warts, syphilis, and herpes. You also need to be aware of:
- Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex
- Ejaculation problems, including the inability to ejaculate, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, painful ejaculation, reduced ejaculation, or retrograde ejaculation, when semen enters the bladder instead of emerging through the penis
- Anorgasmia is the inability to achieve an orgasm despite adequate stimulation
- Decreased libido, a reduced desire for sex
- Yeast infection, which can cause inflammation of the head of the penis (balanitis), a reddish rash, white patches on the penis, itching or burning, and a white discharge
- Peyronie’s disease is a chronic condition that involves the development of abnormal scar tissue inside the penis, often resulting in bent or painful erections
- Penile fracture, rupture during an erection of the fibrous, tubelike tissue in the penis, usually caused by an erect penis forcefully striking the female pelvis during sex
- Priapism, a persistent and usually painful erection that isn’t caused by sexual stimulation or arousal
- Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin of an uncircumcised penis can’t be retracted from the penis head, causing painful urination and erections
- Paraphimosis is a condition in which the foreskin can’t be returned to its normal position after being retracted, causing painful swelling of the penis and impaired blood flow
- Penile cancer, may begin as a blister on the foreskin, head, or shaft of the penis and then become a wartlike growth that discharges watery pus
If you think that you may have one of the above, then consult with your doctor today.