Penis sensitivity is something many men take for granted. They assume their favorite appendage is always going to respond favorably and immediately to a little rubbing and fondling and that they will always experience the same earth-shattering sensations they always have during sex. Yet the man who practices careful penis care knows not to take things for granted and takes steps to ensure continued penis sensitivity at the appropriate level. One method he should use is to be sure his penis is getting a proper dose of vitamins.

Not metaphorical

We aren’t talking metaphorically when we say a proper dose of vitamins; it’s not an indirect way of promoting erectile enhancers but a direct call for specific vitamins to protect penis sensitivity.

But why does penis sensitivity need protecting? Because studies have shown that penis sensitivity does diminish over time in many men, which impacts their enjoyment of sexual experiences. This decrease in enjoyment may be accompanied by a decrease in sexual activity; sometimes, if the diminishment in sensitivity is severe, it may lead a man to feel depressed. So maintaining a proper level of penis sensitivity is important.

Why a loss?

There are numerous reasons why a man’s penis may experience less sensation over time:

- Rough handling. This may be the most common reason: the penis is handled in such a way that the sensitive nerve endings are damaged. If this happens often enough, or if the damage results from a significant trauma, the nerve endings simply don’t pick up the signals as well as they used to. Sometimes the nerves themselves are perfectly fine, but the rough handling results in tiny tears in the penile tissue. When these repair themselves, a thin layer of scar tissue forms, and it may be this scar tissue that prevents the nerve endings from receiving "pleasure" signals as strongly as they did before.

The rough handling can come from sex, whether partner-based or solo. Many men who masturbate, especially those who do so for extended periods of time, may use too tight a grip on the penis, which can easily result in penile nerve damage.

Sometimes sensitivity is lost when the "rough handling" is due to the penis rubbing against fabric which is too coarse or rough.

- Peyronie’s disease. Peyronie’s disease, a condition in which the penis is bent at an extreme angle, is often accompanied by loss of penis sensitivity. This is often due to scar tissue build-up, which is common in Peyronie’s disease.

- Medications. Some medications (including some used for treating diabetes and multiple sclerosis) may result in some damage to nerve endings in the penis.

- Testosterone. Low levels of testosterone are also associated with a diminishment of feeling in the penis in some men, although the reasons for this are unclear.

Vitamins

Studies have shown that some vitamins help deal with penis sensitivity issues.

- Vitamin C is important in the production of collagen, which influences penile tissue firmness. This in turn makes it less prone to damage.

- Vitamin D , the "miracle vitamin," helps boost penis cell metabolism and keep penile cells healthier and therefore better able to resist rough handling.

- Vitamin E is a natural hydrating agent. When penis skin is kept well moisturized, it is more elastic and flexible. This suppleness protects against friction and prevents accumulation of unwanted toughness in the skin layers.

Vitamins can help protect penis sensitivity, but how to make sure they get directly to the penis? One way is to apply a top notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) directly to the penis. Search for a crème that contains all the necessary vitamins - C, D and E. For best results, the crème should also include acetyl L carnitine, an amino acid that has been shown to protect against the peripheral nerve damage that can lead to decreased penis sensitivity.