Medically reviewed by Leonard N. Zinman, MD, FACS, FRCS
Written by William Zmachinsky
last updated June 25, 2022
Developing a bent penis is a real shocker. Believe me, I know personally. I was mortified. Month by month it got worse and worse, until it was quite hideous.
The humiliation, fear, and depression that came along with it were no joke either.
When I first began reading and studying about penile bending, I wasn’t cheered up a bit. The information was mostly laboratory talk that wasn’t telling me anything I wanted to know on a practical level.
Then there was all the talk about Peyronies Disease. Which I soon learned is not really a disease at all. But, the name sure scared me.
And, a LOT of information was false. Such as the statement: “The cause of Peyronies disease is unknown.” But, doesn't that just scare you? You have a disease with an unknown cause? It scared me. At first. It ran a chill up my spine!
I finally learned that is just plain nonsense and I will be explaining why to you in a few moments.
Eventually I learned the truth about a bent penis that develops later in life. And, it is very simple:
“A bent penis, especially one that develops in mid life,
is almost always the result of a mechanical injury of some kind,
as opposed to a pathological disease.
It does not require surgery, injections, or drugs 99.99% of the time.”
Now that made my day! This bending of mine was not a “disease” at all. That took such a weight off my shoulders!
I don’t know about you, but to me, that was a major relief!
Here’s another point that took away the “mystery” of why it was happening to me: The injury that causes a bent penis is often so subtle that you possibly didn't even know it happened. So, that’s the mystery!
And, that small injury can cause quite a severe bend many years later. Even 20 or 30 years later.
That’s correct. A Peyronies “disease” bent penis is NOT actually a “disease”! It’s a developed “condition”.
This is an extremely important point when it comes to understanding why straightening a bent penis doesn’t require surgery 99.99% of the time, and why this bend is so easy to fix with correctly applied traction.
A bent penis caused by Peyronies disease is the result of a mechanical injury.
Here’s the difference:
A mechanical injury is an injury like a bruise, a broken bone, a cut. It is caused by some form of trauma (injury). It is the result of an impact or tear.
A pathological disease, on the other hand, is caused by virus, bacteria, or parasite (like a common cold, mumps, tuberculosis, etc). Or degeneration (like cancer, diabetes, arthritis, etc...) "Pathology" in it's most basic sense means "deviating from normal health". It is what we call "sickness".
A developed bent penis is virtually always caused by some type of physical trauma or over stretching: like rough sex play, a kick, a strong twist, tight clothing, aggressive masturbation....
There is virtually always some type of physical trauma or pulling involved. I can not think of a case where this was not true.
I’m sure bent penises caused by pathology exist. But, I haven’t personally come across anyone with one in the last 11 years of my research.
When the bending is caused by an injury, 99.99% of the time, it is very easy to fix.
Yes, I know. Yours seems so horrible to you right now that you are sure you are in that 0.01%. Am I right? You’re probably wrong about that. And, I think you’re going to very pleasantly surprised by just how well correct traction works for you.
A bent penis will develop in some men, from these injuries, and not in other men because: Not every man has the same genetics or heals the same way.
Some men are stronger than others. They are healthier. They have better recuperative powers. And, genetics plays a big role too.
As you probably know: Some men can get whacked pretty hard and not even get a bruise. Other men barely get touched and they get bruised and break bones. You’ve seen this. Right?
Along the same line, some men get cut badly and you really don't see a scar. Other men get a deep scratch and get a scar that looks like a major war wound. It is big, thick and obvious.
In between those two ends we have the majority of the population.
Part of the problem is genetic. Part of the problem is nutritional.
“No one knows what causes the bending.”
That is the biggest piece of nonsense you’ll read today! Maybe all year.
There is always a cause! It’s never a “mystery”, as many will tell you.
When man has a tear on his erectile chambers that leaves a scar (that he will never see, or, even realize he has), it may develop into quite a severe bend later in life. Even 20 or 30 years later. It's no mystery!
Developing a bent penis is most frequently caused by this minor internal scarring. Most often from a tear or injury that usually happened during some very passionate sex much earlier in life.
Many men don't even remember the injury. So, they think their Peyronies bending is a mystery. It is not.
For Example: Did you every slip out of your partner’s vagina during some very passionate sex, and in the intensity of the moment, tried to shove it right back in,.... BUT, missed?
Was there an “Ouch”!!!
It was probably pretty funny then. Right? And, when you both stopped laughing you went right back to your heated passion!
You never saw blood, a bruise, or anything. Not then. Not in the days that followed. After the original “ouch” it never really bothered you. And, it made a very good story at Happy Hour.
That’s the way most of the seeds for our hideous, depressing bent penises get planted. (I’m sorry. I’ve gotten very into gardening this year and my metaphors are following....)
Now, I’m not in any way making light of your situation. I know it is horrible, kind of devastating sexually, depressing, embarrassing, frustrating, emasculating,.... and just plain awful.
But, here’s the good news:
“99.99% of the time it is very easy to fix a bent penis.
Safely and Effectively.
Without surgery, injections, or drugs.”
A developed bent penis condition apparently happens to only about 4% - 5% of the male population. Most men will never get it. But, there are a lot of us! Millions of men. You're not alone.
As you just learned, the primary reason for this penile curvature is scar tissue that hardens later in life. A scar caused by a minor tear from an impact, strain, or pull in your erectile chambers under the skin of your shaft. (The corpus cavernosum or the corpus spongiosum.)
As your body mends the injury, scar tissue is formed.
For most men, this will never cause any problem. For about 5% of us: Peyronies Disease. A bent penis later in life.
Other reasons for penis curvature, that don’t involve tearing or scarring include: genetics (you were born with it), over stretching of one side of the shaft from tight clothing, pulling regularly to one side during masturbation, etc... That is the most baffling bent penis to doctors because there is usually no scar tissue at all. However, the bending from genetics or these over stretches is rarely severe.
Hardening scar tissue is not nearly as elastic (stretchable) as regular or normal tissue (skin, muscle, fascia, etc...).
So, when the tiny scars on your erectile chambers harden, the hardened tissue does not stretch as far as the rest of the chamber. The harder and tougher these scars get, the more severe your bend becomes. That’s what is making your erection curve. It's that simple!
That is also why you don't see the curving when your shaft is flaccid (soft and limp). It is also why scar hardening is not even noticed on other parts of your body. Nothing else needs to stretch and expand the way your erections do.
This cause of this bending was first discovered by a man named Francois de la Peyronie in the year 1743.
Back in the early 1700s is when virtually every disease or condition was being named and modern medicine was being codified/organized. Anyone who discovered the cause of, or the way to fix, any ailment or condition, often got that ailment or condition named after him. And, unfortunately, that is how this most common type of bent penis was named Peyronie's Disease.
Later the apostrophe was dropped.
Peyronies Disease is not, as you have now learned, a true "disease". It is a condition. Like crooked teeth.
And, men to this day are suffering unnecessarily because they believe they have a “disease” when it is nothing of the kind.
A Bent Penis is not an STD (sexually transmitted disease), you can not catch it from sexual intercourse. You can develop it from rough sex in strange positions that cause your erect shaft to be turning unnaturally. So, it’s a good idea to teach our sons to be careful!
A large part of the problem is genetics.
The other reason is dietary.
The reason many people develop scar hardening is often due to the fact that 80% of the civilized world is deficient in both Omega 3 fats and Vitamin E. (That research is an article, or book, in itself!)
These are two of the vital nutrients necessary for soft flexible (yet strong) body tissue. These nutrients can also soften existing scars and are used by some doctors to help relieve the bending problem. The results using Vitamin E alone have proven marginal.
Saturated fat is also instrumental in proper healing. With the "low fat diet" insanity that is so prevalent today, it's no wonder there are so many men with this erection bending problem as well as a number of other problems that come from lack of healthy fat in the diet.
A "low fat diet" is totally unhealthy and unnatural! It will also actually increase your risk of both heart attack and stroke. Yes increase your risk! Lack of saturated fat (animal fat) makes your blood vessels brittle.
That's a statistical fact. Don't believe the hype on good healthy natural meat fats being your enemy. The veins and arteries become weak and brittle when there is not enough saturated fat (meat fat or butter) in the diet.
Almost everyone likes to experiment with different sexual positions. Those that don't, fantasize about it. Let's be real! Sex should be fun. It is healthy and good for you!
The thing is, if you start doing sexual things that cause your erection to make severe and painful bends, your are begging for some scarring or even what is known as a penile fracture.
In either case, if you’re one of us whose scars harden later in life, you'll be heading toward a bent penis. Maybe even a severely bending one!
It’s probably too late to warn you at this point in your life. But, be careful and cautious with the acrobatics.
Masturbation is responsible for a lot penile curvature.
The reason is, a man usually masturbates with the same hand and is regularly pulling his erection to one side or the other. The erectile chambers inside your shaft (corpus cavernosum) on the side being pulled, can stretch significantly over time. Your shaft may start to curve in the unstretched direction on erection.
However, that is usually just results in a curved erection. Because the curve usually is not too radical. Usually.
Here's another one of the great mistakes: Men taking direct penile injections for erectile dysfunction. They're whipping a tired horse instead of feeding it properly and giving it rest. You want a quick fix, you pay for it dearly!!
The horse eventually drops dead. The man eventually becomes totally impotent. But, in the process, all that injecting keeps making lots of tiny scars. They become a scar mass when repeated in the same place. Then the erection can start to arc off in the direction of that scar mass. Just exactly like the scars described above.
Some men with a bent penis (Peyronie's disease) experience hardened tissues in other areas of their bodies, like the hands or the feet. That is usually from a condition called Dupuytren's Contracture.
Dupuytren's Contracture is a cord-like thickening across the palm. It causes the fingers to pull inward. Dupuytren's Contracture is not common, but, it is also associated with the development of a bent penis in those men who have it.
"....Thank you William for making this problem so easy to understand...."
"....I didn't realize the solution could be so simple...."
"....The surgery scared me. So I tried the traction. Now I am happy to tell you I no longer have to have the surgery...."
"....that little device is one of the best investments I ever made...."
Straightening a bent penis, or even a zig zagging erection (multiple scars/plaque formations in different areas) is almost always very simple. If you do it correctly.
Yes, really. Almost always.
I know it seems hideous, surgery is frightening, and your situation may seem impossible to you right now. But, please, take a deep breath and let go of the worry. If you’re like almost all of us, you’re going to be OK.
Outside of some serious disease like penis cancer (very rare), it doesn't really matter what caused your bent penis.
“Almost every bent penis can be straightened effectively
correct penis traction.”
The reason that is possible is because a high quality traction device will be stretching and lengthening the shorter tissues before the longer ones are even noticeably stretched. It just takes some time, some persistence, and a high quality penis traction device.
So don't despair! If you are like 99.99% of us who developed a bent penis, your bending does not have to remain a source of pain and embarrassment any longer.
Remember: It’s easy to fix a bent penis 99.99% of the time. Without surgery, injections, or drugs of any kind.
Here are some of the wonderful Success Stories from men who have straightened their bent penis using the information they found on this site.
And let me tell you! Many of them were as nervous and worried about the whole situation just like you are! It's a frightening thing.
Please take some time and read them. They are here to help you see just how easy it can be to fix a penis curvature. Even a severe curvature or bend.
And 99.99% of the time it is easy if you do it correctly!
We seem to get caught up in so many complexities these days that we overlook the obvious and the simple things that so often are the most effective.
Thousands of men have found a safe and simple solution to straightening their bent penis without dangerous surgeries or drugs! They did it just with the information found on this site.
These letters are from men who were kind enough to share their experiences and success stories with us. I'm sure they will be of great value to you!
Success Stories! You Gave Me Back My Sex Life.
by Tom (Long Island, NY)
William, how can I thank you. You gave me back my sex life. I really don't know how to express what I am feeling. My wife too. My bent penis now just seems like a bad dream. Here's my story. Our sex life was ruined. I was mentally preparing for surgery because there was just no way for my wife and I to have intercourse anymore. Not only did I become "severely bent", as you said, I also soon developed ED. I was devastated. When I could get an erection it was weak and I couldn't find a way to get it in. It was during this time that I was perusing the web and saw many ads for penis extenders that claimed to do the job I needed. But, frankly, most of the ads were so cheesy that I was totally in doubt about their real value for a problem as bad as mine. Eventually I came across your website. I finally found a glimmer of hope inside myself when you showed the pictures of actual penises that looked as bad as mine. I read so many of your pages. They all made sense. The more I read, the more hopeful I became. I decided to try one of the products you recommended. I could hardly wait for it to arrive. I tried it iust as soon as I got it. Right from the beginning I could feel the stretching on the part of my cock that was curving inward. I left the thing on all day. I tried to get an erection after I took it off, but, to no avail. Still, I knew the stretching had begun. I could definitely feel it. I used the thing religiously and after a few weeks I had a weak erection that appeared to be a little straighter. After a few more weeks, the same thing. I didn't know if it was just my imagination and wishful thinking. You said the process would take months. I kept on. I also massaged my penis at the end of each day for a few minutes. It was always a bit sore. To avoid making this email an entire book, let me cut to the chase. Almost 8 months after I started I was getting some decent erections. Not killer boners. But, decent. Straight enough and hard enough for penetration. My wife cried happily. What more can I say? You're the best. And, I thank God I found your website before I did anything radical.
God Bless You My Friend, Tom and Amy
Success Stories! William, You Are The Best!
by Paul (Bronx, NY)
William, you are the best! My bent penis is straight again. Without a surgery. Thanks to you.
I am a man of science. I rarely read information from men like you (no disrespect meant) who do not have a pile of degrees. However, I was getting the same information over and over again about how I would need a surgery to have a straight penis again. The only thing that kept me from it was a gut feeling.
When I started to explore the net, I saw two different things. The same advice I had already gotten, and, a lot of glossy cheesy "buy it now" advertisements for male enhancement equipment that could also straighten a bending problem.
Your "fix a bent penis" website came up in my search. I'm very happy I stopped there. Your talk was straight ahead and easy to understand. Your enthusiasm was contagious. Your confidence in you convictions was strong. I took a chance with a traction device you said was of good quality. That was 10 months ago. Now I don't need that surgery. My erections are also stronger. Like they were before the bending became a problem. I must tell you, I am amazed that such a simple device worked this well. One question, Why don't more practitioners use this method?
I hope my testimony here will help others who want to avoid a surgery for their problem. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of further help.
My wife and I can't thank you enough.
Success Stories! Why I Switched to Penis Traction
by Ron (Portland, ME)
Before using the penis stretcher, I tried other ways to solve my bending problem. I used exercises first because they were free. Then a jelqing machine. Then a straightening cream. I know that last one sounds stupid. But, after 2 months I wasn't getting any results.
I read your website and decided to try one more time with the penis stretching device you recommended. I'm doing the whole 6 hours per session every day while I'm at work for the last 2 months. I have not yet gained the result I want. But my penis is now a lot less bent when erected. I would definitely call that improvement.
Success Stories! The Best!
by Joel G (Plainfield, NJ)
After spending literally thousands of dollars on my bent penis over a 2 year period, and getting no real results, I found your website. I was really frustrated and don't usually go for stuff on the web. But, nothing else was really working so I decided to try one of the traction devices you write about. I went for the ProExtender. Just seemed liked a better kit to me. And money back guarantee. So why not? Still I wasn't too excited about it after all the failures. And to make a long story short, it was the best thing I ever did for my problem! Unbelievable actually! My bent penis is almost perfectly straight now with absolutely no pain when I get a woody. It's like my problem never happened. It did take a while. But I could see definite changes for the better after some weeks. Good product. Why didn't the doctors just tell me about this in the first place? It would have saved me a lot money and upset.
Joel G. - Plainfield, NJ
Success Stories! How Can I Ever Thank You?
by Elvin P.(Atlanta, GA)
I forgot to come back and give you my success story.
Because of you I am in perfect shape again. It took 7 months to fix my bent penis with the traction. I used the Pro Extender. It was so painless I didn't even think it would work. My erections have been straight for the last 18 months. It's like it was all a bad dream. How can I ever thank you? Except to say THANK YOU William!
Warm Regards, ~ Elvin P.
Success Stories! I Am Straight Again
by Jose T. (Los Angeles, California)
....my bent penis was getting worse....... (my doctor) said I had Peyronies Disease. He said I would probably need an operation to make it straight again. But to wait and to see what happened..........it still was getting more worse. It hurt so much to make it hard..... I could no longer do love with my wife. I would cry sometimes then.....
I went on to the internet and found there your website for bent penis. It was very easy to reading and to understand..... I read every page. And all the letters. It made sense to me..... I decided to try the traction you described....
.......It is now one year later and I come back now to thank you. I am straight again. It works perfect! And there is no pain now..... You should see the smile on my dear wifes face. I thank God every morning and every night..... I can hardly feel the scar that used to be a big lump..... and there were no side effect...... It's my same as before..... And I saved the $1,100 on the surgery!..... I can not tell you how happy and grateful we are Mr. William.
God Bless You Always, Jose and Maria T. - Los Angeles, CA
Success Stories! It's Working For Me!!
by Milt G. (Boston, Mass)
So much great information William! And it works! So here's my story for you:
I have had a bent penis now for almost 2 years. It started gradually, but kept getting worse. I went to see a couple of doctors. They both said it was Peyronies Disease and if I waited it might go away in 6 months to a year. If not they said they could surgically correct it. I waited. It didn't go away. It started really depressing me. Surgery scared me. So I started reading everything I could find on the web about Peyronies Disease and a bent penis. I liked your website best. There was so much information on all the different methods for treating Peyronies disease. And it was easy to understand. I'm using the traction now for 6 weeks and 2 days and it's really getting straighter! I'm so excited about it I can hardly wait to put my device on each day! Is that crazy? But, it's working for me. My girlfriend says I seem so much happier these days. And our sex life is definitely already improved. Mostly I'm not embarrassed anymore because I know my bending will soon be gone. Thanks to you and your great website. Keep up the good work!
Warmest Regards, Milt - Boston, Mass
Success Stories! It's Fixed!!!
by John M. (Toronto, Canada)
Thanks to you, my bent penis is fixed!!!
No surgery, no drugs, no pain! AWESOME!
John M. - Toronto Canada
Success Stories! Now I'm Smiling Again!
by Jerry K. (Savannah, GA)
I can not tell you the feeling I have each day as my erections become straighter and straighter. WOW! It's so exciting to wake up each day and look at it. I'm always smiling. A bent penis is no fun and no joke. Or a bad joke. It's been about a month and three weeks since I started with the traction and exercises and I'm already at least half way back to normal now! Maybe more. My girlfriend says more. She says it looks pretty good now. But I think she's just being nice. My erections are a LOT less bent. It still looks like a banana to me. But it doesn't hurt when I get hard and it doesn't hurt her or me to have sex now and thats so cool! So cool!! Awesome in fact! Now I'm smiling again. I never thought I'd be happy about getting a hardon again. I thought it was going to just kill my relationship. It got so curved out and ugly. I'll let you know how long it takes to get completely straight. Maybe another month or two. I hope. I never would have tried this traction thing if your website hadn't inspired me so much. What you said made sense and I couldn't afford surgery (thank the Lord!) and the other guys letters really gave me the courage to try it out. Nobody wants a bent penis. The proof is in the pudding. And it's working for me. Real nice! Thanks William. I hope this letter can help out someone else.
Jerry K. - Savannah, GA
Success Stories! I Have My Sex Life Back!
by Ron W. (Los Angeles, CA.)
Thanks to you and your wonderful website I no longer have a bent penis. And I have my sex life back!!
Ron W. - Los Angeles, CA
Success Stories! I Highly Recommend This WebSite!
by Dr. Eli W.(New York, NY)
.....your's is the most comprehensive layman's website for Peyronies Disease information I have found on the internet.... All the information is very sound, well documented and easy enough for any man to understand. I highly recommend it to anyone suffering from a Peyronies condition or bent penis condition.....
Dr. Eli W. - New York, NY
Success Stories! Straight Again!
by Gerhard V. (Frankfurt, Germany)
Thank you William for the easy to understand information. And the confidence you gave me to try the traction method. I did it! It worked! My erections are almost completely straight again. And they are staying straight! No surgery. No drugs. It was so simple!
Gerhard V. - Frankfurt, Germany
Success Stories! I Can Enjoy Again!
Dear Mr. William,
I must give Big Thanks to you! My before bent penis is now straight penis. And more hardness. I can enjoy again. No more the painful or the embarassment. No surgery. No drugs. Just the traction you tell. Took some time. But Incredible!!! Unbelievable good.
Abhijit P. - New Delhi, India
Success Stories! I Only Wish I Found Your Website Sooner!
I only wish I found your website sooner. I had been suffering from Peyronies Disease for over 2 years.... Everything you said was true!...the injections did little to help the bend... I didn't want surgery, but what was my choice?... My bent penis made it impossible for me to have a sex life.... I have no medical insurance. I was spending lots of my savings and getting nowhere.... I was so depressed...
..... I started searching on the internet and found your Bent Penis Website. Imagine! A whole website just for bent penises! With real answers to all my questions... I read every page and every testimonial... I read the testimonials over and over again..... I hoped it could work for me....
..... I was skeptical and doubtful to say the least....
It is now 11 months since I began to follow the information you presented.... The bend is now almost gone! Thanks to you.
Dennis V. - Salt Lake City, Utah
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