The sensation that is associated with touching the penis, especially when it is in an erect state, is an undeniable pleasure, especially for younger men in the peak of their sexual period. Penis sensitivity is absolutely crucial to the degree of pleasure experienced during the male orgasm. Practicing proper penis care helps to keep that penis sensitivity operating at a level that guarantees delight and satisfaction - but sometimes there can be a diminishing of sensation nonetheless.

It’s natural.

To some extent, a slight loss of penis sensitivity is natural. As a man ages, his body changes and one of those changes may be a slight but noticeable loss of sensation in the penis.

However, for a young man in the bloom of his sexual life, diminished penis sensitivity usually comes about due to outside circumstances. It doesn’t mean that he gets no enjoyment from sex; but it does mean that the sex simply doesn’t feel as good as it used to, and this impedes his enjoyment. In some instances, it may also make him feel anxious and worried, which can have a psychological impact on his performance ability.

Handle with care

In most instances, a young man whose penis simply isn’t as "electric" as it once was has experienced some form of rough handling that has brought about this damage. That rough handling might have been self-induced during masturbation or may have come about from an overenthusiastic bout of partner sex.

When masturbating, one of the primary causes of loss of sensation is due to the "death grip." Men enjoy encircling their members with a very tight grip; sometimes it is so tight that it causes damage. Other times the sensitivity level is affected from masturbating without sufficient lubricant; too much friction results. And in other instances, a man may "edge" too often or for too long a time. (Edging refers to masturbating almost to the point of ejaculation; pausing just long enough for the feeling to subside; and then repeating again, usually numerous times. Some men can edge for hours.)

Any of these activities may create some peripheral nerve damage, which impacts penis sensitivity.

Partners need care as well

Sometimes these masturbation mishaps occur when one’s partner is masturbating the man (which is one reason why it’s important to let a partner know if they are going about it the wrong way.) But sometimes intercourse can also bring about the issue, especially if there is insufficient lubrication involved.

In some rare cases, men report that especially thick hair in the vaginal area can on occasion create a "scratchiness" during intercourse, the result of which may be a sore penis and a decrease in sensation.


Those who experience decreased sensation can take steps to bring about restoration. Some steps are obvious. Refrain from sex for a few days to help the penis revitalize itself. When masturbating, don’t stroke for too long or with too tight a grip. Communicate with a partner if her ministrations are causing an unpleasant sensation.

Equally important to restoring prime sensation is to keep the organ in overall good health. Key to attaining this goal is the regular use of a superior penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil). The proper crème is going to include a wide range of ingredients, but it absolutely must include acetyl L-carnitine. This ingredient is neuroprotective and can aid in the recovery of sensation lost due to peripheral nerve injury. It also helps if alpha lipoic acid is in the crème, as this powerful antioxidant works in a synergistic manner with acetyl L-carnitine. In addition, a crème with vitamin E and Shea butter, two excellent hydrating agents, can help to restore moisture to the penis skin that can impact the pleasure experience with a roughly-handled member.