Masturbation has always been a bit of a taboo topic, certainly one that doesn’t come up in normal dinner conversation. It seems that most people are more comfortable with sexual activities so long as a partner is present, but the solo variety is not something to be ashamed of. For the record, a little one-on-one time is perfectly normal and even healthy for men and women alike. Even still, many people are embarrassed to talk or ask questions about masturbation, which can leave one wondering what is normal and what is not. One particular topic about masturbation that is a head scratcher for many men is desensitization, learn more about penis desensitization, how to prevent it, and how to keep the penis healthy.

Can the penis actually be desensitized to masturbation?

Sadly, yes. Remember those teenage days when 2 minutes of masturbation was enough to go over the edge? Now think about masturbating in one’s 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond. Takes a bit longer for the same result, doesn’t it? Most men think this delay is caused by more restraint, self-control, or practice - with the latter being somewhat true. Essentially, a penis is able to withstand more and more pressure and stimulation prior to ejaculation because it has become desensitized to those gentle touches. It is not entirely a bad thing - men don’t exactly hope for premature ejaculation - but with this desensitization, comes a loss of sensitivity and therefore enjoyment.

Are there certain techniques that are more damaging to the penis?

Anything that is rough or aggressive is going to cause more damage to the penis. For instance:

1. Men who do not use lubricant place even more wear and tear on the manho

2. Stimulation from rough fabrics (i.e. using a sock as a masturbatory aid or pressing the penis into couch cushions or a mattress) also roughs up the penis skin.

3. Additionally, using too much pressure or placing the penis into excessively tight objects as a masturbatory aid can cause damage to the tissue and nerves of the penis, causing injury that one cannot see with the naked eye.

Does using a vibrator desensitize the clitoris?

It can. A vibrator tends to use very intense pulses and sensations that are beyond the scope of what a human touch could replicate. Just as the penis becomes desensitized from a rougher touch, so to do the lady bits. Excessive use of a vibrator - as in to the point where it is the only means used to achieve an orgasm - can literally make it so that is the only way to get there. Women who rely on a vibrator, enjoy the extra stimulation it provides, but sometime down the road, they may not find as much sexual enjoyment from a more delicate, non-battery powered type of stimulation. Taking some time off from the buzz-buzz can allow things to settle down and return to normal.

Is it reversible?

Well, as with any nerve damage, in severe cases it can be permanent or require surgical or medical intervention to repair. In mild cases of desensitization, taking proper care of the penis can reverse the damage and prevent future damage to the skin, tissue and nerves. Using a penis health cream, (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) particularly one containing Acetyl L Carnitine, which has been shown to enhance penile sensitivity, can prevent and reverse penis desensitization. Acetyl L Carnitine is known for its neuroprotective properties and its ability to prevent peripheral penis nerve injury - a primary culprit in the diminishment of penile sensitivity. Simply apply the penis health cream daily upon exiting the shower, and enjoy the effects of a more sensitive, healthy manhood.