When men talk about groin injuries, they're usually talking about getting hit in the testicles. The testicles are every man's kryptonite. They're famously prone to getting thwacked in an endless variety of ways, large and small, causing deep consternation for their owner and cruel hilarity for observers nearby.

But like the testicles, the penis is a rather sensitive fellow, too. Given the kind of mischief he can get up to, it should come as no surprise that a cut or abrasion on it isn't that uncommon.

Following are some ways the penis can get cut, abraded or irritated, and what you should do if you find yourself in such a situation.

What types of penis injuries are most common?

A penis injury is no joke, and while the ways it can be negatively affected are many, let's look at a few of the most common ones.

Friction

The skin of the penis is super-thin and can be easily abraded. Topping the list of potentially painful activities, of course, are those you do with your penis out—namely, overenthusiastic sex and