It’s something many guys simply take for granted: penis sensitivity. After all, they’ve had years of experiencing that intense sensation whenever the penis is touched, whether by themselves or by someone else. It always feels so good that most guys don’t think there could ever be a deadening or diminishment of penis sensitivity and sensation, or that there are penis health steps they can take to keep that intense sensation feeling lively.

Of course, there are steps, things a guy can do to make sure his penis has that good old tingling sensation that makes sex, whether alone or with a partner, so memorably enjoyable. Following are a few of those steps.

- Remember the lube. One of the most common reasons for diminishment of feeling in the penis is excess friction from rough handling. It’s understandable that lubricant may not always be handy - but when it is available, use it. Masturbating in a "dry" state or engaging in penetrative sex with an orifice that is not properly lubricated can damage those delicate nerve endings in the penis by rubbing it raw.

- Go easy on the edging. So there are some nights (or weekends) when a guy just wants to spend some lengthy quality time alone with his penis. Often a guy will end up edging, that is, masturbating for as long as a few hours straight without ejaculating. In such cases, it’s imperative to use lubricant - but be aware that even lubricant doesn’t always protect the penis from a really involved stroke session. Once in while, this is fine; but doing it too often can lead to a guy finding that the stroking simply isn’t as stimulating anymore.

- Avoid injury. Okay, so this seems like a no-brainer - but as guys know too well, the penis and the brain don’t always go together. Some injuries, such as a sudden blow to the penis from another person, may be unavoidable. But others can be. For example, it’s good to "air out" the penis occasionally, especially when fighting a penis odor situation. But if walking around the house naked, don’t get the penis too near an open flame, scalding water, a cat’s claws, etc. And wearing an athletic supporter when playing sports is simply a good protective idea.

- Keep unwanted friction away. Similarly, going commando can be fun, but only for a limited amount of time. The reason is that trousers usually are made of a rougher material, such as denim or wool, than soft cotton underwear. When the penis rubs against this rough fabric, the friction can be uncomfortable and can lead to loss of sensitivity - especially if the experience is repeated frequently.

- Dispense with cologne. Even guys without significant penis odor sometimes wonder if they should put a few spritzes of cologne on their member to make it smell better. Those who have tried it have quickly realized their mistake. Cologne tends to really sting sensitive penis skin; while it is unlikely to lead to permanent loss of sensation, it can in some cases make the skin too uncomfortable for action for a few days.

- Take advantage of a top notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) to prevent loss of penis sensitivity and retain prime sensation. Not all penis health crèmes will do, however; what is needed is one which contains L carnitine. This amino acid can protect against peripheral nerve damage caused by friction, compression, and other common injuries. It is wise to select a crème with alpha lipoic acid. This powerful antioxidant fights free radicals, which in turn cause oxidative stress that can damage penis skin and thereby prevent it from functioning at its peak.