Going Deep on Sex Positions That Are Good for Men with Peyronie's
Affecting up to 13 percent of the adult male population—and typically occurring in men around age 55—Peyronie's disease is a serious medical condition caused by fibrous scar tissue that makes the penis bend at an acute angle. It's also a painful disease that can make sex uncomfortable. While surgery is an option for some men, doctors sometimes suggest that different sexual positions are the answer to discomfort during intercourse. If you've had trouble maintaining the motion of the ocean due to Peyronie's, try these sex positions on for size.
Known as the butterfly or the mind-bender, this sex position requires your partner to lie on their back with their butt hanging off the edge of the couch, the bed or any other furniture. Their legs are lifted at a 90-degree angle and pressed against your chest. You can enter your partner in a standing or seated position, which allows you to change your angle or position to alleviate pain.
This sexual position may not be physically possible for larger people, but if you and your partner are somewhat fit, the plank may be an option for your Peyronie's disease. Much like the name implies, you're in the plank position, which involves holding the core/trunk of your body in a straight line. It's similar to a pushup position, but with more bend at the elbows (although if you want to lock your elbows, that's all right, too).
Your partner can lie beneath you on their back or front. This position allows you to hit the G-spot in women or the prostate in men. Not only is it enjoyable for them, but you can get a surprisingly strong core workout in the meantime.
The lying-down reverse cowgirl
Being on top can be an arduous task for your partner. Yet if you employ the lying-down reverse cowgirl, you can stimulate your partner while being in enough control to curb the pain from Peyronie's disease.
Lie down on your back and have your partner mount you while facing away. Take your time when inserting, as this can potentially be the point where you may face the most pain. Communicate with your partner as you guide them into place, and have your partner lean all the way forward so the front of their torso is touching your legs. As a failsafe, grab hold of their behind and position them to minimize pain and maximize pleasure. You can thrust, or they can do the work. Just make sure to keep communicating, because you won't be able to see your partner's facial cues to make sure they're having a great time, too.
Grab a Kama Sutra book
If these positions make you feel like your member might break in half, don't continue doing them with the hope that your luck might change. Instead, this is a moment for reflection and experimentation. And that's just what the Kama Sutra brings to the table (and the bedroom).
Written and illustrated in ancient India somewhere around 300 A.D., the Kama Sutra sex manual provides 64 different positions to eliminate the routine, add some spice and keep pain of your Peyronie's from affecting your love life.
While some of these positions are only for the experienced (and the flexible), others can—at the very least—provide some inspiration for positions that might work for your condition. But with 64 positions, it's like opening a world of possibilities.
Ask a doctor or sex therapist
If you're still out of ideas or you keep experiencing pain, your next stop should be your doctor's or therapist's office. Sex therapists can offer advice for communicating with your partner and trying sexual positions you may never have considered. A doctor can get to the crux of the problem by prescribing pain medication or advising corrective surgery. Whichever route you take, your Peyronie's should become less of a pain in the bedroom and more of a tool to hit those erogenous zones that your straight-penis friends think are tall tales.
Communication is key in dealing with Peyronie's
Obviously, your partner will notice if you have Peyronie's disease, but that doesn't mean changing positions is the key to sexual bliss and relationship happiness. Talk to your partner during, before and after the deed. Such a conversation will eliminate any stigma you may feel and, hopefully, will unleash a passionate romp in the sack you never thought possible.