Can a Bent Member Cause Tumescence Issues?
Not every male member stands up straight and tall when aroused. Some degree of curvature is absolutely normal in many men, and is no indication of a male organ health issue or other concern. But sometimes a man has a bent member in which the curvature is excessive, perhaps to the degree that it can impact his pleasure performance due to difficulty in inserting said male organ. But does an extremely bent member also carry the risk of creating a tumescence issue?
When a man’s bent manhood is curved beyond what might be considered normal, he is often said to have Peyronie’s disease. It is named after Francois de la Peyronie, a court physician to Louis XIV, who was the first to describe the condition, way back in 1743. (That doesn’t mean that men’s tumescent members were not severely bent before that time, just that this was the first acknowledgement of it in the medical literature.)
Although Peyronie’s disease is more often associated with older men – its incidence is between 5% and 7% in men over 50 – it can occur in a man of any age. The severity of it varies; fortunately, it is rare for the curvature to be so extreme that it prevents penetrative congress with a partner.
However, it is possible that Peyronie’s disease can result in some tumescence issues – although it is rarely the case that the bent member is responsible for full-blown tumescence dysfunction.
To understand why tumescence issues could result, it’s necessary to know a little more about Peyronie’s disease.
In most cases, Peyronie’s is understood to originate from a build-up of plaque in the manhood. The tunica albuginea is an area of connective tissue in the member filled with connective fibers. It is the tunica albuginea which gives the manhood its shape as it becomes tumescent.
If something happens to damage the tunica albuginea, such as a sharp blow to the member or repeated rough handling over a period of time, trauma occurs. The body responds by creating scar tissue made of plaque. This plaque has a limiting effect on the flexibility of the tunica albuginea. If enough plaque develops in one place, it causes the tissue to expand unevenly during the tumescence process. The section with plaque build-up can’t expand as much, thus causing the manhood to bend.
The member becomes enlarged, but there can still be tumescence issues. The plaque can prevent the manhood blood vessels from sealing off properly, which means that some of the blood that keeps the member hard may escape. This can result in a tumescence that is not as firm as it might otherwise be.
As stated, most men with Peyronie’s do not suffer from full tumescence dysfunction as a consequence of their bent member. But they may find the loss of some firmness distressing. Together with concerns about how the appearance of their male organ will be received by partners, this can sometimes cause worry, anxiety or depression, and these factors can in some instances result in other tumescence issues.
A man with a severely bent member should consult with a doctor on the most appropriate course of treatment.
Whether a man experiences tumescence issues or not, a bent member still needs to be kept healthy. Regular use of a top notch male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can help. Sometimes plaque build-up occurs in such a way as to impact member sensitivity. A crème with acetyl L carnitine, which is neuroprotective, may be a way to help restore diminished sensation in the member. The crème should also include L-arginine, an amino acid which plays a part in the process by which manhood blood vessels are kept healthy and open for greater blood flow.
Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving member sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy manhood. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.