The penis is a delicate organ filled with nerves. These nerves act as “cables” that transmit information from the brain to the different organs. When these nerves are damaged, information will not go through perfectly and will cause problems.
When the penis is numb, sensitivity is lost, and you would not be able to feel what you used to feel when it is touched.
The symptoms differ and are usually dependent on the cause. Here are a few symptoms that you may experience when you have penile numbness:
Many people who suffer from illnesses that affect nerves experience loss of penile sensation due to nerve damage or neuropathy. Common examples of these type of diseases include:
Medication can also be a factor that can affect penile numbness. Selegiline, a common medication to treat Parkinson’s disease is an example.
The male organ is one of the parts of the body that is not often hurt. However, it could be injured due to these cases:
Also known as “Low T”, this cause is common among older people. As a person ages, the level of testosterone also decreases. This does not mean no penile sensation at all. However, there is less sensitivity and pleasure during sex.
Aside from feeling numbness in the penis, a person with Low T can experience, irritability, difficulty having an orgasm or less intense orgasm, and a small amount of ejaculation fluid.
Testosterone also affects many things such as:
There are several ways to treat penile numbness. The treatment will most likely depend on the cause of erectile dysfunction and the doctor’s advice.
Depending on the tolerance on the effectiveness of the medication, a doctor will first recommend drugs that bring back sexual functioning such as:
However, these medications can cause heart problems so it’s best to check with a doctor before you take them.
The doctor may also prescribe topical creams such as Capsaicin cream. Topical creams have certain bioactive compounds that will help treat numbness, pain, burning sensation, and other symptoms of neuropathy.
A man’s testosterone is one of the basic components of the male sexual health. In order to raise a person’s low testosterone production, hormonal treatment may be administered through many methods. It may be one of these forms:
If penile numbness is caused by an existing disease, the only way to treat it is to address the illness.
Example, for a person suffering from MS, taking of medications such as steroids to control symptoms should be done. If the cause is diabetes, blood sugar level should be controlled.
If the cause related to excess physical activity, it is best to lessen the sport or exercise. For cycling, one can choose to do any of these things: