Penis sensitivity is something a guy takes for granted - until one day he finds that he’s suffered a loss in this area. Penis health is crucial for continuing penis sensitivity at the appropriate level, but when a loss occurs, it may take some time to determine what alterations to a routine are needed. Knowing how to handle a loss of penis sensitivity enables a man to better deal with the situation.

Determine the cause

The first thing to do is to find out what may have led to this loss of penis sensitivity. The good news is that very often the cause is not serious and can be easily remedied.

For example, although statistics are not kept, it’s safe to say that one of the leading causes of loss of penis sensitivity is rough handling of the penis. This can come through either masturbation or partner-based sex (or, of course, both). The penis is stroked repeatedly with too tight a grip, or insufficient lubrication is used during sex. This leads to peripheral nerve damage, wherein the nerves cannot function properly - and thus the sensations a man associates with penile stimulation diminish.

But there can be other reasons. For example, diminished blood flow to the penis may result in erections that are less full and therefore less reactive to stimulation. Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia, prostate issues, depression and some other medical conditions can bring about blood flow issues. But sometimes the cause is more direct, such as riding a bicycle for too long a period of time, which can cause numbness to the penile area and a consequent temporary impact on blood flow.

Work on the cause

Once the cause has been determined, a man needs to take steps to address it. Medical conditions will most likely require the assistance of a doctor. For example, a system may need to be devised for better managing diabetes, dietary changes may be suggested to raise hemoglobin and/or iron levels in a person with anemia, or a prescription may be required to bring down high blood pressure.

Lifestyle changes may be the answer for other causes. Although quitting smoking is difficult, working with a professional can be effective. Cyclists often find that changing the style of seat they use eases penile numbness.

And, of course, handling the penis in a less "enthusiastic" fashion can make a big difference. Using lubricant (and replenishing it as needed) helps keep many a penis from becoming raw and sore. Some men find that wearing a condom, even when engaging in sex in a long-term monogamous relationship, helps protect their penis sensitivity.

Be aware

Without becoming obsessive, it also helps when a man is aware of what is "normal" for his penis. There is some natural variation in penis sensitivity from encounter to encounter, so having a feel for whether his penis sensitivity is in its "comfort zone" enables a man to know whether he may need to take steps.

Be proactive

Finally, men who worry about a loss of penis sensitivity need to be proactive rather than reactive. They need to regularly use a top drawer penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) so that the penis is in better overall shape to fight against loss of penis sensitivity. Key to this outcome is using a crème with L-carnitine, an amino acid that has been shown to protect against peripheral nerve damage caused by friction, compression, and other common injuries. Maintaining good penis blood flow is also crucial, so the crème needs to include L-arginine. This ingredient is involved in the process that helps keep penile blood vessels open and receptive to increase blood flow.