Expert Author John Dugan
Penile sensitivity loss can be a considerable problem for men of all ages. Loss of sensation of the shaft and head is often viewed as a natural result of aging, or of reduced levels of testosterone (a condition often referred to as Low T or male menopause). However, the fact is that men of all ages may develop problems with penis sensation; even before they reach twenty years of age.
Penis sensation can be affected by numerous factors. While Low T and aging are, of course, related to sensitivity loss; nerve damage and circulatory issues may also be at fault. Fortunately, in many cases, it may be possible to boost sensitivity and restore sexual pleasure. Supporting penis skin, nerve and circulatory health and taking advantage of the healing properties of penis vitamins and minerals can help to protect this sensitive area against various harmful agents and may improve overall penile health.
Nerve damage
Nerve damage to the penis or to the spinal cord may lead to reduced penile sensitivity in many men. Circumcision; prostate surgery; injury, and peripheral damage to the nerve receptors under the penile skin (which may be caused by aggressive handling) can all detract from the ability to sense tactile stimulation of the penis. Encouraging the regeneration of nerve tissue through with amino acids such as acetyl-L-carnitine may be effective for certain individuals in promoting adequate penis sensation.
Circulatory issues
Restricted circulation in the groin area is a common cause of reduced penis sensation. Wearing tight or restrictive clothing, being overweight, and even cycling can limit the blood flow to the penis, resulting in a sensation of numbness or reduced sensitivity to touch. Often, simple measures such as choosing breathable, loose clothing; losing weight through appropriate diet and exercise; or choosing a larger bicycle seat can help to resolve this problem. In addition, promoting the growth of healthy circulatory tissue through the use of nutrients such as vitamin C can go a long way toward improving circulatory health.
Desensitized skin
Like the skin covering the rest of the body, the outer dermal layer of the penis serves to protect it from damage due to friction, infection and various environmental contaminants. In particular, the natural response to friction is to build up extra layers of dermal tissue, as with the calluses that often form on the hands and feet. On the other hand, this thickened layer of skin can detract from penis sensation. By necessitating more effort and pressure to achieve orgasm, the cycle repeats itself, which can lead to an ongoing reduction of penile sensitivity. To mitigate this problem, enhancing the skin's natural moisturizing properties through all-natural hydrating agents is often recommended.
Supporting penis sensation and repairing tissue damage
Caring for the penis skin and working to increase penis sensation is a multi-faceted undertaking. In the first place, the area should be kept clean and dry, as appropriate hygiene can help to deter bacterial and fungal infections that can result in tissue damage. Men with sensitivity issues should opt for loose-fitting clothing, minimize the use of athletic supporters, and maintain an appropriate body weight.
In addition, smoking has been closely linked with nerve damage and loss of penis sensation. For this reason, giving up tobacco use may be indicated in preventing nerve degeneration and the loss of receptivity to sexual stimuli. Applying a specialized penis health formula (most health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) that contains essential vitamins and minerals, nerve-building amino acids, and natural moisturizing agents may also be useful in slowing the progression of nerve damage, improving the tone and texture of the penis skin, and prompting an overall healthy penis.