Friction Burn, Sore Penis, and Less Sex

Mind-blowing sex is always one of a man’s top goals – and who cares if it may be accompanied by a sore penis a little later on? Every guy weighs the pros and cons of rough, aggressive sex and determines how much sore penis pain is worth the excitement of the sex. Yet even when a guy thinks it’s always worth the resulting friction burn, he still needs to take his penis health into consideration. After all, if a friction burn on the penis is too severe, it may effectively put a man’s sex life on hold while the damage heals.

When a man refers to friction burn on his sore penis, he is referring to any soreness that comes about from sexual activity (whether with a partner or with himself). As most people already know, sex involves a significant amount of friction. It is this rubbing of the genitals that stimulates the nerve endings which in turn creates the intensely pleasurable response associated with good sex.

Friction burn may extend beyond just a general soreness, however. It may describe a burning sensation or actual tiny cuts on the penis. Cuts tend to be a bit more common among intact men. The degree of looseness or tightness of the foreskin, combined with the degree of friction and the angle at which the penis is stimulated can cause some tearing in the foreskin.

But a circumcised man may also experience tears or cuts along the penis. And these can be located either along the shaft or on the glans.

Friction burn isn’t always caused solely by rough sex. If the penis is experiencing a skin condition (yeast infection, bacterial infection, dermatitis, inflammation, etc.), it is more likely to react negatively to the friction. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes or a compromised immune system, may also make a man more likely to end up with a sore penis after sex.

It’s also important to remember that friction burn is by no means the only reason for a sore penis or for cuts on the penis. Some STIs can also bring about a situation like this, so it’s important for a sexually active man to be regularly tested for any possible infections.

The soreness associated with friction burn can be annoying, but by itself it is not too big a problem. The real drawback is that ideally a man will let his penis rest in order for it to heal properly. That means no sex for the length of time (usually around a week) that is needed for the penis to get back into shape.

Some men choose to ignore the pain and get back in the saddle before the penis is healed. This tends to ultimately lengthen the time needed for complete healing.

In addition to resting his sore penis, a man can treat the effects of friction burn by daily use of a first class

. The skin needs to be kept hydrated so healing can be hastened and so the skin reacquires the “suppleness” and elasticity it needs. A crème can help achieve this goal if it contains both a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). Together, they form a “moisture lock” which is enormously helpful. It is also worthwhile to select a crème with alpha lipoic acid. This potent antioxidant fights dangerous free radicals that can promote oxidative stress, damaging sensitive penis skin and creating a “wrinkled” penis look.