Getting aroused is a complicated process, and several different factors are involved. No man would argue, though, that one of the most important - and enjoyable - aspects of stimulation is the sensation felt in the penis. Because it is so often exposed to friction, chafing, and general rough treatment, loss of penis feeling is a common occurrence. Fortunately, with the right penis care, men of all ages may be able to avoid the problems related to loss of penis feeling. Understanding what causes it and how to avoid it is the first step in this process.

What causes loss of penis feeling?

Penis sensation can be affected in several different ways:

• Thickening of the outer dermal layer - Like the skin on the rest of the body, the primary function of the dermal tissue covering the penis is to protect it from the outside environment. The skin cells of the penis respond to friction, chafing, manual stroking and even irritation from soaps and other drying chemicals by forming a thicker, protective layer. This callus-like tissue is a protective mechanism, but it has the effect of blocking tactile stimulation from reaching the nerves that underlie the penis skin.

Moisturizing the skin and treating with healing vitamins, as well as using a personal lubricant, can help to prevent thickening of the skin and may even help to create softer, smoother skin on the penis.

Peripheral nerve damage - Even normal sexual activity can cause minor damage to the nerve cells that transmit sensation to the brain, resulting in feelings of sexual pleasure. While this nerve tissue typically regenerates over time, if it is not allowed to heal as fast as further damage occurs, the net effect is loss of penis sensation.

Supporting the formation of new nerve cells through the use of nutrients such as acetyl-L-carnitine may increase the rate at which new tissue is formed, mitigating the occurrence of lost penis feeling. In addition, moisturizing frequently to prevent dehydration and using a personal lubricant during sex are recommended for reducing the amount of friction to which the skin is exposed.

Impaired circulation - Everyone has experienced the loss of sensation in the extremities - the hands and feet - that occurs when circulation is reduced or disrupted, resulting in numbness or that pins-and-needles feeling. The same thing can happen to the penis, especially if blood flow is restricted for extended periods of time. Wearing tight clothing, being overweight and even cycling can limit circulation and lead to loss of penis sensation.

Allowing for free circulation by wearing loose-fitting clothing; exercising regularly to boost cardiovascular health and control body weight; and choosing to use a wider bicycle seat can help to prevent loss of sensation in the penis due to restricted blood flow. In addition, supporting circulatory health with vitamin C (needed for the formation of healthy circulatory tissue) and L-arginine (needed for dilating, or expanding, the blood vessels) may help to prevent or alleviate loss of sensation.

How to control loss of penis feeling and rejuvenate the penile tissue

The key to maintaining penis health lies in making the right lifestyle choices. Sticking to a healthy diet, staying well-hydrated, and boosting heart health through cardiovascular exercise are necessary to overall penis function. Keeping the area clean and well-moisturized and nourishing the skin with vital penis nutrients may also enhance penis feeling and reduce the risk of penile sensation loss. Using a high-quality penis vitamin cream that contains only natural ingredients only (most health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) ensures that these nutrients can be absorbed directly into the penis skin where they can get to work right where they are needed most.