Besides size, shape is often the most self-scrutinized part of a man’s penis. Men can fixate on whether their erect penis is leaning too far to the left or right. Some penises also curve upwards or downwards. But is a curved or bent penis normal? When it comes to sex, what are the best positions for a curved penis? We’ll discuss all curvy curiosities people ask about penises with their own sense of direction.
Why the bend?
Having a slight curve to the penis is completely normal and determined by a man’s individual anatomy. There are actually a few reasons why a penis might lean downwards, upwards, or to a side. First, the bend to a penis can be determined by the proportion between the exposed part of the penis and the internal part (called the crus) connecting the two. Men with longer exposed penises and a shorter crus have penises curving upwards, while men with shorter exposed penises and a longer crus have a down-turned penis. Another reason why men may notice a curve is because of the body’s natural mechanics that are triggered by an erection. When a penis stiffens, spongy areas located inside of it are flooded with increased blood flow. This flooding can cause uneven expansion of blood (with one area receiving more blood than another) which results in a curve.
Great sex positions for curved penises
Men with a curve often feel they have to do special maneuvering when it comes to sex. While this can be true in some cases, most sex positions are suitable and should feel comfortable to perform. There are certain sex positions that can actually improve female stimulation when a curved penis is involved. In fact, the reason many sex toys are designed with a curve is that they’re better at reaching the G-spot.
If you’re a man with an upwards curve, try the “T” position. Lay on your side and have your partner lie on their back and angle themselves as close to you, until their legs drape comfortably over your legs (forming a letter T shape). This perpendicular position allows you to take full advantage of your northern curve.
If you’re a man with a downwards curve, try the “downward dog” which should be familiar if you’ve ever practiced yoga. Kneel and enter your partner from behind, while your partner is on all fours with their elbows and arms flat on the ground. Gravity is your friend, utilize it for a great sex experience.
If your penis leans to the left or right, try the “curveball” by having your partner lie on their side opposite of your curve. If you curve to the left, have your partner lie on their right side. If you curve to the right, have your partner lie on their left side. Raise yourself into a plank pose as you enter, similar to the missionary position.
When is a curve cause for concern?
If you’re experiencing painful erections or notice the curve in your penis is getting more severe and interferes with sex, visit your doctor. A urethral obstruction can cause a severe curve, stomach pain, or urination issues. Another known condition that causes a bend in a penis is Peyronie’s Disease. Men of all ages can experience Peyronie’s Disease yet the direct cause for it is unknown. Doctors believe an injury or trauma may cause bleeding inside of the penis and once it begins to heal, scar tissue is built causing painful curves. Other research suggests that genetics are responsible for Peyronie’s Disease. If you’re experiencing painful erections, it’s a good idea to check in with a urologist. Your doctor can prescribe a number of medications, as well as offer other non-surgical and surgical options if you’re diagnosed with Peyronie’s Disease.
Every penis is different. Utilize your unique shape and curvature because they can be strengths. Discuss with your partner what feels good for them and what feels good for you and feel free to experiment.
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