Medically reviewed by Leonard N. Zinman, MD, FACS, FRCS
Written by William Zmachinsky
updated November 21, 2022
Did you know a bent penis affects about 4% of the male population?
Well, only about one quarter of those penises are bent enough to cause pain or embarrassment.
Because there are so many men with this condition, fixing them has become big business. Whenever that happens, it's hard to get reliable information.
So we now have surgeries,injections, exercises, pumps, pills, and traction devices (commonly known as "extenders"), to fix a bent penis.
But, what really works? What is safe? What is actually the best way to fix a bent penis? And, why is it best?
The only reason a penis bends or curves is non symmetrical tissue. All the means is that some of the penile tissue is shorter on one side than the other.
A bent or curved penis is almost never due to cancerous tumors. Penile cancer is extremely rare. But, it's always wise to get a check up first.
There can be a variety of reasons for the bending or curving. Scar tissue and calcification are the main causes of a bent penis. This is referred to as Peyronies Disease. Not a true "disease", but a condition. Businesses just like to label everything as a disease because then they can sell all kinds of "cures" to fix a bent penis..
A bend or curve in the shaft can also result from stretched tissue. This situation baffles doctors the most because everything appears to be normal.
Aggressive masturbation (always with the same hand) or tight clothing can continually pull a penis to one side. This eventually can stretch the skin on just one side of the penis. When that happens, the penis will bend the other way on erection because one side is able to get longer than the other.
Anywhere the penis tissue is short or inelastic (surface or inside), will cause the penis to bend in that direction. To fix a bent penis you have to equal out the the length of the penis tissue all the way around the penis. And/or equal out the lengths of the Corpus cavernosum within the penis. It is that simple!
To fix a bent penis there are five major current methods being used:
- The Surgeries to fix a bent penis run about $6,000 - $15,000. They will leave your penis shorter. May cause impotence and erectile dysfunction, loss of feeling and other problems. But, hey! It's money maker!
- The Injections used to try to fix a bent penis have been proven only moderately effective at best. They are costly. AND, the injection site often causes new scarring that bends the penis in that direction. So how helpful is that?
- Extracorporeal ("outside the body") Shockwave Therapy is what they use very effectively to break up kidney stones. In the UK and Germany this method has been found moderately effective to fix a bent penis.
"Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease does not correct penile deformity."
reference: US National Library of Medicine
The reason shock waves are tried is: the scar tissue sometimes calcifies (collects calcium deposits). The theory is if the hard calcium deposits are broken up, the penis will straighten.
Because these shocks do little to soften the scar tissue or make it more elastic. Results show only a moderate straightening occurs. Another nice $5,000 - $10,000 waste of money!
And, don't believe the sonic (shockwave) toothbrush story. The toothbrush is about 1/5 - 1/10 the strength of the professional treatment. And, it will only leave you more frustrated. Only buy one of those toothbrushes if you decide you want to clean your teeth with it.
- Penis Exercises actually can have some very positive effect when correctly used to fix a bent penis. But, they are laborious and take a LONG time to show results.You must do the right ones correctly. And they result is not nearly as effective as penile traction.
- Penile Traction is the absolute BEST way to permanently, effectively, and safely fix a bent penis. Nothing else compares. It is also one of the safest and least expensive methods.
The inexpensive cost of penile traction is undoubtedly why you don't hear so much about it. Would you rather make a $300 sale or a $10,000 sale? Business is business.
If you want to fix a bent penis, you don't need a prescription to get one of these penis traction devices. And, you can obtain one of the best penile traction devices in the world for under $400. Similar to the cost of just one full exam at your Urologist's office.
This is a very important question.
There are currently about 23 manufacturers of penile traction devices that claim to fix a bent penis. Traction devices are most commonly sold as "penis enlargers" because they work so well. They can definitely fulfill the desires of those who wish to create a longer wider penis.
But, make no mistake: These are the best penile straightening devices in the world! They are the best, surest, and safest way to fix a bent penis. And they won't make your shaft longer unless you continue to use them past the point of straightening.
I have researched them all. And, there are only two that met all my requirements for safety and effectiveness. Those two are: the Pro Extender devices and the Quick Extender Pro. Both are excellent and unsurpassed in quality. You will be very happy with whichever of these two you choose.
You don't need the whole kit. Just the traction device. But the extras in the kits are fun and can help with your progress.
Both are very reputable companies, with excellent fast customer service and full guarantees on their traction units!
There are quite a few other companies out there that make penis traction devices that look similar. But not all are made as well. Some of these other units can cost about $100 - $125 less.
You want to fix a bent penis. But, you only have one penis this lifetime! If you puncture it, tear it, scar it, ruin the circulation to the tip of it, cause nerve damage, etc.... you could be ruined sexually for the rest of your life.
So if you're looking for a bargain, this is the wrong place to experiment! Do it right the first time. You can feel safe. You won't waste money having to buy a second one. And, you'll never regret it.
Both the Pro Extender and Quick Extender Pro are made of the highest quality materials. They are classified as a Medical Device Type 1 by the health authorities of the European Union. Both come with a money back guarantee.
These penile traction devices are currently used and recommended to fix a bent penis by Plastic Surgeons and Urologists in: USA, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Brazil, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Switzerland, Taiwan, Portugal, Japan, Argentina, Philippines, France, Serbia, Venezuela, Italy, Australia, Luxembourg, Andorra, Mexico, Chile, Norway, Tunisia, Malaysia
Traction devices work by stretching the penile tissues slowly to the point where it gets microscopic tears. This is not as gruesome as it sounds. They don't bleed and you won't even see the microscopic "tears".
New cells will then form in those tears to mend the tissue back together again. The skin (or scar) actually becomes microscopically longer. This process is repeated over and over again.
When the shorter skin is eventually stretched to the same length as the longer skin, your penis will no longer bend. Makes sense, doesn't it? You will actually see the bend decrease as you continue your daily stretching.
Watching your penis gradually straighten week by week is very exciting! It will definitely keep you motivated to continue! And, best of all, the results are PERMANENT! Yes, permanent.
Various African tribes have practiced traction and stretching of the male organ for thousands of years.
Skin stretching has also been used to stretch out lips. There are some African Tribes where the people hold 8" plates in their lips. Or 1" disks in their earlobes (popular with some of the kids here today!).
Now, scar tissue is not as elastic as the surrounding normal tissue. A scar will stretch and "tear" long before the surrounding normal skin. This is how the penis is equalized.
When the skin of the scar becomes as long as the normal surrounding skin, there will no longer be a bend on erection.
That's all it takes to fix a bent penis!
IT IS REALLY JUST THAT SIMPLE!
Depending on the severity of the bend, and the thickness of the scarring, the time it takes to straighten will vary. Usually 6 months to a year is sufficient to fix a bent penis. Some cases can take longer.
The key is persistence. If you try to do it in a week or month you could injure yourself seriously, or at best, be very disappointed.
It is very important to work slow and gradually, but, persistently.
Just like the ballet dancer or martial artist who has stretched to the point where they can spread their legs into a full split, your penis can be stretched back into a beautiful straight organ.
If you continue past that point, you can actually create a longer and even thicker penis if you want to.
Remember, if you rush, you'll only cause damage and get discouraged. Work gently and persistently. The process really works! You just have to give it the necessary time.
You can definitely fix a bent penis. And, you can have your bent penis straightened out before you know it!