Penile curvature is normal among most men, it is thought to be a part of standard variation. If you look at your fingers, you’ll probably notice that not all 10 of them are straight, either. It’s just normal deviation, just as it is normal for women’s breasts to appear in all possible shapes and sizes or for women’s vaginas to come in lots of different shapes, sizes and colors.
Normal penises can be erect at anything from about 40 degrees. However, there are lucky persons that can touch their bellies by the top of their penises. Sometimes, penises will be erect in slightly different ways at different times, or at different stages in a man’s life. Penile curvature normally develops simply from the organ’s internal structures growing to unequal size, a condition that’s quite common since every penis is built a little differently. A woman’s vagina is highly flexible, so it’s not likely that some degree of curvature in a penis will have any anatomical bearing on intercourse.
However, if your penis suddenly bends after being straight (especially if there is pain involved), or the bend is gradually getting worse, then you should go see a doctor that specializes in men’s health (urologist). It could be Peyronie’s disease, which occurs when fibrous tissue develops on the tunica albuginea (the lining of the erectile bodies of the penis). The exact cause of fibrosis is still not known.
The resulting fibrous tissue causes a bend to develop during erection that is painful and can make intercourse difficult or impossible. The condition affects around 388 of 100,000 men and mostly occurs among men between 40 and 60 years and older.
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Dr. Jerry K is the founder and CEO of YourWebDoc.com, part of a team of more than 30 experts. Dr. Jerry K is not a medical doctor but holds a degree of Doctor of Psychology; he specializes in family medicine and sexual health products. During the last ten years Dr. Jerry K has authored a lot of health blogs and a number of books on nutrition and sexual health.