When sexual stimulation, whether performed solo or with a partner, does not feel as powerful and pleasurable as it should, this could be linked to a decrease in penis sensitivity. Here are some reasons for a lack of penis sensitivity, as well as tips on how to regain it. As an added benefit to following these suggestions, men may find that their overall penis health and performance improves substantially.
What Causes the Penis to Become Less Sensitive?
There are various factors associated with loss of penis sensation:
1. Injury to the Penis
Injury or trauma to the penis can harm its delicate skin, as well as the underlying nerve endings and circulatory tissue. A common cause of injury to the skin, as well as the nerves, is dry friction related to aggressive manual stimulation or intimate relations. Over time, this rough treatment can lead to bruising, as well as sore, tender skin that may develop a callused outer layer as a protective response. An easy way to deal with this issue is to use a lubricant and to allow time between sessions for the skin to recuperate.
Other types of penis injury, such as blunt force trauma, can cause additional problems and should be treated by a qualified health care professional, especially if the injury is accompanied by severe pain, bruising, bleeding, or an erection that will not dissipate. Following treatment of an injury like this, use of topical vitamin E is suggested, as it may help to limit the formation of scar tissue that can lead to painful bending and curving during erections.
2. Certain Medications
Some medications can hamper an individual’s desire for intimacy, not to mention the ability to enjoy it. Some of these include prescription medications administered for depression, anxiety or heart disease. The lack of sensation could include inability to climax or a decrease in pleasure during relations. This can be treated by consulting with a physician who can recommend an alternative medication. Men should never stop taking a prescription medication except under the advice and supervision of a qualified health care professional.
3. Dry Skin
The skin of the penis is very sensitive, but when it becomes dry or chafed, pleasurable sensations can be dulled. Excessive self-stimulation can lead to the penile skin developing a callused outer layer, which may diminish pleasure. This can be easily fixed by taking a break from rough or aggressive play and experimenting with more subtle forms of stimulation. Keeping the skin youthful and soft, and inhibiting the formation of keratinized tissue, can help to bring back pleasant sensations in the penis as well. A moisturizing cream with natural vitamins and emollients is a good way to keep the skin supple and soft.