What is a Broken Penis?
part 2

What is a broken penis?
What should I do with a broken penis?

What is a broken penis? There are no bones there. Right? So how can you break it?


When you have a flaccid shaft, you can’t break it.

When you have an erection you can.

When it’s soft and elastic you can stretch it and pull it all over the place and never have to worry about it.

That is part of the protective genius of Mother Nature. And, probably why our cocks are not hard all of the time. They could easily break that way.

This is probably why we lose our erections right after ejaculation. “The job is done. Protect the equipment. Make it soft again right away.”

Nature is genius!

HOWEVER:  Whenever you have an erection, you are very vulnerable to injury.

I know. It doesn’t seem like it. You’re hard as a rock. What’s going to hurt that? Right?

Well, that is when you are actually the most delicate here and the most vulnerable to getting a broken penis.

And, yes, a broken penis can lead to Peyronies Disease. A very bent penis.

What is a Broken Penis Exactly?

So, if there are no bones, what is a broken penis?

A broken penis is what you have when you seriously tear any of the inner fascia of your penile shaft during erection. This includes:

  • The corpus cavernosum (the two large erectile chambers)

  • The corpus spongiosum (the single small erectile chamber

  • The tunica albuginea (the sheath covering of these three chambers.

What is broken in a broken penis?

You have to really make an extreme effort to do this when your shaft is soft and flaccid. In fact, when your shaft is flaccid this is almost impossible to do.

However, when you are erect, the chambers inside your penis (that fill with blood and cause your erection) get stretched to their limit.

Did you ever get so hard that it kind of hurt?

That is because you are so extremely aroused that the blood pressure inside your shaft is almost more than the membranes can stand. So, it starts to become slightly painful.

I am explaining all of this for one reason: When you are erect the fascia (outer membrane) of the corpus cavernosum and the corpus spongiosum (the chambers that fill with blood to make your erection) have no more elasticity left to stretch.

If you try to stretch them more, they can suddenly tear: break. That is what a broken penis is.

And, this is how you get a broken penis: Forcibly bend your erection. One or more of the erectile chambers (and possibly the tunica albuginea) will tear. Break. You now have a broken penis.

You can not do this when your shaft is flaccid (soft).

A Broken Penis is a Medical Emergency.

You must get to an emergency room immediately.

Or, you could risk losing your penis all together.

How or WHY
Would I Forcibly Bend My Erection?

Well, of course you wouldn’t do this on purpose. It seems impossible even if you wanted to.

And, it’s not like you’re ever going to get your erection slammed in a car door.

A break usually happens during intercourse when you come out of the vagina in the heat of passion and thrust back very hard, but, miss the opening.

It’s not like you have to see it bent in half. A small bend on a very stiff erection can cause disaster.

The harder you are, the smaller the bend has to be to tear those inner chambers.

What is a broken penis?

It is that sharp pain you felt when you were thrusting back in and missed. That pain was the tear. That tear is the break.

Don’t feel stupid if you just did this.  A lot of us have. Including myself. I think most of us have had this experience at one time or another.

The important thing to remember is: If you see any discoloring (bruising) on your shaft, or around it, get to an emergency room immediately.

How Do I Know
if I Have a Broken Penis?

Now that you know the answer to; "What is a broken Penis?", what are the symptoms?

The symptoms are usually very obvious.

They can include:

  • A snap sound when the impact happened
  • Intense sudden pain in your shaft
  • An un-natural curve to your shaft
  • Purple reddish and/or bluish discoloration develops in the shaft or tip, surrounding area, or all three of these areas
  • Blood is coming out of the tip of your penis
  • Swelling, discomfort, and/or sensitivity to touch

A Broken Penis is a
Medical Emergency

If you’ve read this far and you have these symptoms, I'm going to tell you again:

Get to a medical emergency room


This is considered a medical emergency. Treat it that way.

Not every broken penis is going to require medical attention. But, if yours does and you do not take care of it in a timely manner, you could lose your shaft (that’s correct, have it amputated) because gangrene set in.

In rare instances, the gangrene could kill you.

So, if you just had rough sex, have the symptoms I mentioned, and you even  just suspect you have a broken penis, PLEASE: go to a hospital emergency room immediately.

How to Fix a Broken Penis

Unfortunately, you can’t do this one yourself.

Fortunately, however, the way to fix a broken penis, when done in time, is usually a relatively easy surgical procedure.

HOWEVER: There are two distinct approaches to sewing it up. One is very simple. One is very invasive and can cause you a lot of possible post operative ugly side effects including Peyronies Disease.

That very invasive process is called: degloving, And, it looks like this:

Penis degloving can be a disaster.

Avoid Degloving
if At All Possible

This is a horrible, out of date procedure and should only be used when nothing else is workable. However, for some doctors it is standard practice.

You will want to avoid this procedure if at all possible.

Degloving is a very cute, gentle, and nicely visual word for: Peeling the entire length of skin off your penis! That’s right: all of it.

Then the injury is located. Sewn up. And, then the entire outside skin has to be sewn up again. Due to the amount of nerves that are cut, you may lose your ability to get an erection, or, orgasm thereafter.

How cute does it sound now?

If your penis is so swollen that the tear can not be located by feeling for it, and it appears that the internal bleeding is severe, this procedure may be necessary.

Fortunately, that usually has not been found to be the case.

Degloving Surgery
Comes With Horrible Possible Side Effects

The possible after effects of degloving can be catastrophic:

Degloving surgery requires general anesthesia (a possible death risk in itself), a 3-5 day hospital stay, you’ll have a drain in your shaft (because so much cutting was done and the wound is now secreting large amounts of fluid, and you’ll undoubtedly need a catheter until the swelling has gone.

You then may lose all the sensation in your shaft. Possibly permanently. This mean you will not be able to achieve an orgasm again during intercourse.

Also, you may very likely become impotent (unable to get or keep an erection).

What is a broken penis?

I'll bet you're thinking you got a lot more information than you were after. Thank goodness. This information can save your penis, your sex life, and possibly even your life.

A SAFER Alternative
to Degloving

Most of the time, a good doctor will be able to locate the internal tear(s) of a broken penis just by feeling your penile shaft with his fingers.

It depends how swollen it is.

If the internal bleeding is not too much, and you have no urinary problems, he may suggest waiting until the swelling has gone down before proceeding. This may be a week or two.

If your doctor is knowledgeable about this type of injury he will know that all he needs to do is make an incision in the shaft that is only about one inch long directly over the broken area.

The Penis Degloving Alternative.

He will go in, sew it up, and close the incision up easily.

That is usually all that is necessary.

The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes. You will go home that day. And, normally you will be able to heal up without complication or the horrible side effects you risk with degloving.

May Save You From a Disaster

You see the purplish discoloration. Your surgeon can not locate the tear manually (with his fingers) because the shaft is too swollen. He recommends surgery. Degloving.

BUT: How serious is the internal bleeding? That is a very important question and may save you from the serious possible surgical side effects of rushing into a degloving surgery.

Explain politely to your doctor that you know of both surgical techniques.

Ask if it would be safe for you to wait a week or two before doing the surgical treatment.

After about a week most of the swelling will have subsided. Then, the internal injury can usually be felt very easily by experienced hands. The surgeon then knows exactly where he has to work.

If your doctor says it will be OK to wait, you will most likely be able to choose the simpler procedure. Most of the time this is possible.

Let your doctor make the decision. He has the experience here.

Remember:  Degloving is usually only really necessary if your internal bleeding is so severe that it is life threatening or going to cause harm to your penis (from hemorrhage or gangrene) if not treated immediately.

Will I Get Peyronies Disease
Later On?

Now you have the answer to the question: "What is a broken penis?", and, how it must be treated, it will be much easier to understand the relationship between a broken penis and Peyronies Disease.

If you don’t already know this: Peyronies Disease is not really a “disease”.

Peyronies "Disease" is really just a simple a condition where scarring has formed on one or more of the erectile chambers inside your penis. And, now your erections bend in the direction of the hard unstretchable scar(s).

Can a broken penis cause bending?

That ALL it is.

So, will your broken penis give you a bent penis later?


"Will I Have a Bent Penis?"

That depends on a number of factors:

  • Your genetics

  • How bad the “break” was

  • How it was sewn back together

  • How long ago it happened

  • Your long term eating and nutritional habits. etc...

Even without a broken penis, about 4 - 5%  of the male population develops peyronies because of a minor internal tear that formed a scar that hardened later.

It can take 20 years or more for the hardening to occur because later in life our bodies change a bit. In some men scars get harder and more fibrous (this is called “fibrous plaque”).

This is why the condition also shows up most in middle aged or older men.

It is also that long delay that make many believe Peyronies Disease is a mystery. It’s not. It’s very much cause and effect.

Your erection may become bent right after the tear has healed. Or, decades later. Or never.

It, again, depends on a variety of factors like I mentioned.

Fortunately, a bent penis is easy to fix 99% of the time without surgery, injections, or drugs.

How to Fix a Bent Penis
without surgery, injections, or drugs

Even if your erections become bent after your broken penis, don’t worry.

Fixing bent or curving erections is really very simple.

99.99% of the time it does not require surgery. In fact, surgery for this can set you up for another bend down the road.

The Best clinically proven for straightening a bent penis caused by Peyronies Disease is called penis traction. This method has also proven to be the Safest.

Correct traction is so good, in fact, that it is currently medically recommended and endorsed in 29 countries worldwide.

Correct traction takes a bit of time and dedication. But, the results have proven to be more effective and safer than any of the other methods.

What is a Broken Penis?

If you are reading this because you suspect you have just gotten a broken penis: Stop reading now and get yourself to an emergency room.

Get it checked.

If you need surgery ask your doctor about your options.

Remember: Most of the time degloving is not necessary. So, don’t jump into it unless it is absolutely necessary.

Most of the time a broken penis will just be a very painful, embarrassing and expensive accident.

If your broken penis leads to bent erections later on, you now know how easy that will be to correct.

Be Well.....

~ William

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