Penis fracture: Is it possible?

Penis fracture: Is it possible?

If you are a male who loves to indulge in sex vigorously, then you should be aware of penile fracture.

No, we don’t mean to threaten you, but penile fracture can potentially happen to all healthy men.

Penile fracture is an alarming injury that may occur during intense sexual intercourse.

Please be informed that penile fracture is not like a bone fracture involving breakage of a bone. A penile fracture is is a rupture in the two areas of the penis responsible for erections: the corpora cavernosa and the penile sheath.

A penile fracture is a tear in the tunica albuginea. The tunica albuginea is the rubbery sheath of tissue below the skin that allows the penis to increase in width and length to produce a firm erection.

In most cases, penile fracture is a medical emergency. When it happens, you need to get it treated as soon as possible, and you may probably need a surgery.

Early treatment can help prevent permanent sexual and urinary problems.

Symptoms of Penile Fracture

A penis fracture often results in a penis that bulges and appears purple, looking somewhat like an eggplant. Signs and symptoms of a penis fracture include:

  • Immediate penile pain
  • A popping or cracking sound
  • Rapid loss of erection
  • Swelling in the penile shaft
  • Discoloration of the penile shaft due to bleeding underneath the skin

Causes of Penile Fracture

Penile fractures are identified to happen during vigorous intercourse or during intense masturbation. It can also happen due to injury or trauma caused during an accident or fall over your partner when the penis is erect.

However, there is a general belief that most common position when the penis fracture happens is during woman on top position. But there is no data to prove this claim, it is just a common belief.

But scientifically, it is accepted that woman-on-top position can potentially lead to penile fracture. When the penis is momentarily located at the entrance to the vagina, a woman’s full weight can forcefully bend the erect penis leading to fracture.

Also, when the woman rocks the penis too far forward or backward, too intensely, that could also bend the erect penis too much leading to a fracture. The rear-entry position is also associated with penile injuries.

However, penis fracture can also occur during other positions, including the most common, missionary position. One cannot discount the possibility of penile fracture even during foreplay.

Sometimes, during a joyous foreplay, your partner may roll over your erect penis leading to penile fracture.

What is the Solution?

In some cases surgery may be required. After surgery, most men regain the ability to have erections and have reported of indulging in satisfying sex life thereafter.

So, there is nothing too much to worry about penile fracture, but it is important to be aware of it and resort to safer ways to prevent it.

How to prevent penile fracture?

To avoid penile injuries, make sure there is adequate lubrication (Wide range of Sex Lubes are available in the market) during intercourse and be careful during vigorous or “hard” penetrative intercourse.

Also, avoid trying to force your erect penis into tight underwear or rolling over on an erection in bed. Any sudden force exerted on an erect penis could cause injury, major or minor.

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