The degree of a man’s penis sensitivity is crucially correlated to his sexual enjoyment. When a man takes proper care of his penis health and enjoys an appropriate degree of penis sensitivity, the sensations he experiences during sexual activity bring about satisfying orgasms. On the other hand, when his penis sensitivity is too low, his response is less enthusiastic. There can be numerous factors behind a loss of sensation in the penis, and a man’s diet may indeed be one reason for unwanted diminishment of feeling.

How it works

Most men don’t spend a lot of time thinking about why it feels so good to have their penis stroked and fondled. They just know that very few things feel better and they can hardly wait until the next time they can experience this pleasure, either self-induced or from a generous partner.

But of course there’s a reason that stroking and touching the penis produces such pleasurable sensations. In short, that reason is nerve endings. The very thin skin that coats the penis allows millions of tiny nerve endings to be exposed and responsive to even slight stimulation. When a nerve ending is touched, it quickly sends a message to the brain, which responds by telling the penis "Now that feels good; how about a little more of that touching?" With millions of nerve endings available, the accumulated sensations are astounding. They become even more sensitive as the penis becomes engorged and erect.

That’s rough

Sometimes the feeling is so good that a man gets a little over-enthusiastic. If he is masturbating, he may squeeze his penis ever tighter in search of more pleasurable feelings or he may rub the penis harder and harder for the same reason. Sometimes he may masturbate without sufficient lubrication. If a partner is fondling him, he may encourage them to be rough, or if he is involved in intercourse, he may thrust in a manner that causes too much friction.

All these activities can, over time, damage the sensitive nerve endings, which in turn means that the nerves don’t respond so pleasurably to touch - diminishing the desired penis sensitivity.


So what’s a man to do if he has indulged his penis a little too roughly? One possible option is to watch his diet.

Some studies indicate that diets rich in vitamin B12 and folate can help to preserve nerve function all over the body, including the penis. When the diet is deficient in these nutrients, it can impact the ability of nerve endings to send their signals to the brain; this interference prevents the nerve-brain dialogue that leads to increased sensation.

Seafood and dairy products are excellent sources of vitamin B12, and beef liver is an extraordinary source for it. Poultry, beef and lamb also score high on the B12 list. For folate, think green - spinach, peas, asparagus, broccoli, etc. Citrus fruits and dried beans also can up the folate intake.

Diet is one way to address issues of penis sensitivity, but diet may not be enough. Regular use of a top notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can be a big aid in this area as well. Not just any crème will do, however; what’s needed is one with a neuroprotective ingredient, such as acetyl L carnitine. This important amino acid helps protect against the peripheral nerve damage that rough handling so often leads to, keeping penis sensitivity at an appropriate level. It also helps if the crème is an excellent moisturizer, as repairing skin damaged from roughness also aids the neural response. A crème with both Shea butter and vitamin E will have excellent moisturizing capability.