question about HIV and bent penis
Jun 27, 2006
Dear Doctor, I think you are a wonderful person and I may donate to your foundation if I can find out how. You have answered one of my questions before and relieved some stress. I have a few minor questions that may help me a little. I recently (within a month) have noticed my penis is bent a little to the side. A few questions please...
1. Is it normal to have a slightly bent penis...is it harmful?
2. Can masturbating cause the bent penis or does it just happen?
3. Although I used a condom and I am not worried about this particular situation too much, does it increase your chances of contracting HIV or AIDS if you have a bent penis?
Thank you doctor...please answer.
Response from Dr. Frascino
I'll be brief:
1. "Normal" would be straight. "Slightly bent" is extremely common and not at all harmful.
2. If masturbating caused a penis to bend, I would be Captain Hook rather than Dr. Bob.
3. A slight bend will not affect sexual function. A severe bend (Peyronie's disease) can cause discomfort. Bends, be they slight curves or severe kinks, do not affect HIV risk.
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