A guy can get a sore penis for any number of reasons, but often it’s simply due to overuse: his brain gets set in the "sex" position and he continues indulging even when it’s time to give things a rest. As the late Robin Williams once joked, "God gave man both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time." Still, in order for a man to engage in appropriate penis care, he really needs to find a way to keep his brain functioning in order to minimize the risk of a sore penis from lengthy or over-enthusiastic sex.

Blame the hypothalamus

The part of the brain known as the hypothalamus has a lot to do with a person’s sex drive and function, especially the section known as the preoptic part of the organ. And not only is the hypothalamus significantly bigger in men than in women, it starts enlarging while in the womb - so that even before birth, guys have a kind of "horny" default mechanism.

The PFC connection

When testosterone really kicks in, starting during puberty, a guy’s brain tends to misfire on a regular basis. Sure, a teenage boy may be trying to concentrate on doing his homework, but if thoughts of that particularly hot girl in his math class keep kicking in, he’s likely to drop his trousers for some quick relief - perhaps several times. Yes, he knows that he’s going to end up with a sore penis, but the feeling is often too intense for him to ignore.

Don’t blame the kid - blame his prefrontal cortex (PFC). The development of the PFC can’t keep up with all the testosterone that keeps getting pumped into the dude’s body. Since the PFC is the section of the brain that helps a person look at a situation, weigh the options, and make a wise decision based on the facts, it’s natural that a teen will put his penis into play too often or too aggressively. Urge and impulse are the order of the day until the PFC is able to catch up.


Fortunately, once a guy gets into his 20s or thereabouts, his PFC catches up and he no longer ever makes rash decisions about sex - right? Unfortunately the brain still can’t be guaranteed to overcome sexual impulses. Sure, as guys get older they’re likely to make better decisions about sex, but there are still plenty of times when the brain gets overloaded by stimuli and desires and lets its reason-based faculties fall by the wayside. When the brain lets the penis push it into "sex" mode, it’s hard to get it back in line until after an orgasm.

In some instances, a guy acts before the desire for sex kicks into overdrive. He closes those porn tabs that he has open and walks away from the computer for a while, or he convinces himself to take a cold shower. If he’s with a partner, and he knows that "one more time" will result in morning-after soreness, he finds a charming way to beg off or offers to please the partner orally or manually instead.

But those are exceptions.

Let’s face it, when the brain is in "sex" mode, most guys are more than willing to risk a very sore penis for the happiness that sex so abundantly provides. Therefore, men need to be ready to tend to that sore penis by applying a superior penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Friction from any kind of sex will leave the skin raw, so a crème with potent moisturizing capability is required; look for one that includes both a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E) and a high end emollient (such as Shea butter). Cell metabolism depends upon a generous supply of vitamin B5, so restore the damaged cell structure by finding a crème with that ingredient as well. And since alpha lipoic acid protects against thinning of the penile skin, a crème with this antioxidant can help with the healing process.