When a man has his health, he’s happy, and when he has good penis health, his penis is happy. That should be the end of the story, but unfortunately, sometimes penis problems arise that can get in the way of desired penis happiness. Some penis problems are more complicated than others, and some more distressing. Following are some penis problems a man might encounter, along with some possible solutions to those problems.

- A sore penis. This happens to just about every guy at some point, especially when he’s been sexually overactive – either with a partner or with himself. Due to the cause of the soreness, it’s one of the more desirable problems to have, and one many men like to boast about. But when genuinely sore, it can be a bit of a pain. Solutions include giving the little buddy a rest for a day or two, putting something cool (but not too cold) on it, and rubbing a soothing crème into it.

- A smelly penis. Sadly, this is one of the most common penis problems. We say sadly because persistent and heavy penis odor is one of the most common reasons why a potential partnership gets derailed. Look, guys, everyone knows that the equipment gets hot and sweaty, so take steps to get rid of the odor. Solutions? Try washing more often, and especially right before going on a date. If possible, do another quick wash right before unveiling it; even just using a wet wipe on it can help. Also, using an appropriate penis health crème can help prevent penis odor.

- A hair trigger penis. Guys really want to sexually satisfy their partners, and ideally they’d like to do so from penetrative sex. But premature ejaculation often means that a partner leaves unsatisfied, or may need to be further stimulated via oral or manual sex (and there’s nothing wrong with that). Men with premature ejaculation issues should consult with a professional to discuss possible treatments.

- Stubborn foreskin. Intact men sometimes experience phimosis and/or paraphimosis. In the first, the foreskin is unable to easily retract from the glans. In the second, the foreskin has successfully retracted, but then cannot get back to its position covering the glans. Often the issue in both cases is a swollen glans, and treating the infection or other cause of that can rectify the problem. Stretching the foreskin, perhaps using an appropriate crème, may also help.

- Urinary tract infection. Although somewhat more common among women, many men do indeed get urinary tract infections. They are just what they sound like – bacteria or another agent gets in the system that processes and disposes of urine, leading to pain, swelling, and inflammation somewhere along the line. Checking with a doctor to determine the cause of the infection is best, as the doc can then prescribe the most appropriate treatment for dealing with this issue.

- Sexually transmitted infections. Men with multiple partners and/or those who have sex without using a condom are at a much higher risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection, or STI. Checking with a doctor promptly for a diagnosis and treatment is absolutely essential.

Many penis problems have solutions that are easy to come by or involve easily accessible products, such as daily application of a superior penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). As mentioned above, penis odor can be diminished by using an appropriate crème, that is, one with vitamin A, the anti-bacterial properties of which fight odor at its root. When a penis is sore, often a crème with moisturizers such as shea butter and vitamin E can provide superficial relief while keeping the penis skin supple and hydrated.