What Exactly Is
And How Do You Fix It?
Is there such a thing as a fractured penis? We usually think of the word "fracture" when we hear about a broken bone.
Even though we often called our erections "Boners" as kids, there are no bones in our penises. But you can break it!
Getting An Erection
First I'm going to explain exactly what makes an erection happen. The reason for the whole explanation is that I want you to be able to easily understand how you got a "fractured penis".
This will help you see why it is normally easy to fix a fractured penis.
OK, when you get sexually arroused, a certain specific
(Guanylate cyclase) is released into your blood stream. This can also be made to happen artificially by such drugs as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, etc...
This enzyme causes the smooth muscles lining the arteries in your penis begin to relax. This relaxation makes the blood to flow into your penis.
At the same time, this enzyme causes the veins of the penis to constrict (close up like a valve). Therefore, blood gets in much more easily then it can come out. So it blows up like a balloon.
When your penis gets hard there are actually 3 chambers inside the penis (2
) filling up with blood.
These chambers can hold 10 times as much blood when your penis is erect as opposed to when it is soft and limp.
After you orgasm, or when you are no longer arroused, the veins and arteries return to normal and the blood flow returns to normal.
Now, surrounding these cavernosum chambers you have a very strong covering called the
This is the part the usually breaks first.
When your penis is limp, this tunica albuginea is thick and soft.
But, when you get an erection and the corpus cavernosum chambers are filled with blood, the tunica albuginea is stretched very thin and tight. This is what gives the erection strength and rigidity. It is what makes your penis feel hard like a bone.
However, when your penis is erect the tunica albuginea is stretched very close to it's maximum. Just like a rubber band. Ever notice you can only stretch a rubber band so far? Then it stops stretching.
And what happens if you pull that rubber band harder? It snaps and breaks! Right?
So does the tunica albuginea in your penis. That was the snap you heard. And that is now a fractured penis.
A penis fracture ONLY happens to erections. Never a limp penis.
The cause of a fractured penis is simply too much bending pressure on an erection. You'll never create a fractured penis just because you're so hard you feel like you'll explode!
And a penis fracture only happens when you bend an erection.
A fractured penis can happen during rough sex. When you are trying some unusual positions that place too much bending pressure on your penis.
You can even fracture your penis in missionary position! If you suddenly pull out, thrust too hard, and miss the vaginal opening, you can bend your penis and fracture it.
A penis fracture also commonly happens when your partner is on top, comes down hard on your penis but misses.
A penis fracture can happen during rough
Or, from unconscious manipulation during a nocturnal erection (rolling over on your erection while you are sleeping).
Your erection was designed for nice straight smooth movements inside a woman's vagina. That's all. No bending. When you bend it too hard, you can break it.
Is Your Penis Fractured?
How do you know if you fractured your penis? It's easy to tell.
Symptoms of a fractured penis include:
- Penis (and sometime surrounding areas) turns purple shortly after you feel the snap
Is It An Emergency?
A fractured penis can be a serious emergency. Or it may be not so serious enough to require medical treatment
It all depends on how bad the tear in the tissue(s) are. You can tear other things in the penis if the bend is severe enough.
Besides the tunica albuginea (chamber covering) being torn, you may also have torn the corpus cavernosum (chambers) and/or the
(the tube you urinate through).
If you tore the urethra you may see blood come out of the tip of your penis.
If you are in pain, your skin is discoloring, and/or you are bleeding from the tip of your penis, you can be sure you are in need of some prompt medical attention. A visit to the Hospital Emergency room would be wise.
If, on the other hand, you have very little in the way of fractured penis symptoms (other than some tenderness and a bent penis) you might not be in need of any serious medical treatment.
But, a prompt trip to the emergency room or your urologist is always a good idea.