Really? Stretch marks can appear on the penis? Yep, it’s not just for pregnant ladies; men are just as likely to see those tiny trails on their favorite appendage to. But how do they get there and should a man be worried about seeing them? Thankfully, stretch marks are a very normal part of life, most people have them somewhere, and there is nothing medically worrisome about them. Let’s talk about where stretch marks come from, how to reduce their appearance, and how to keep them away as much as possible.

What Do Stretch Marks on the Penis Look Like?

Penile stretch marks look like long, thin silvery trails that run along the penis, scrotum, and in the groin. They are rarely straight lines and have a slight raised texture when touched.

Stretch Marks on the Penis: Where They Come From

Stretch marks develop when the skin stretches past its normal elasticity. This happens in common situations like pregnancy, muscle building, and weight gain or loss. Stretch marks can happen to anyone, at any age, and at any time. They are an equal opportunity body modification.

So, since men can’t get pregnant and it’s unlikely he is squeezing out reps with his joint, how do penile stretch marks happen? Well, it’s as easy as popping a boner. When a man gets hard, the penile skin stretches to accommodate a newly throbbing member. That stretch can leave these tiny tears in the dermis. As more erections pop up and go down, those tiny tears transform into the wispy penile memories of good times had.

As less fun way to get stretch marks on the penis is if a man produces more of the stress hormone, cortisol, than he needs. Using certain medications like steroids and Prednisone to treat the issue can lead to stretch marks.

Stretch Marks on the Penis: Treatment Options

Most men aren’t bothered by stretch marks on the penis (if they even notice them). In fact, now you can wear them as a badge of honor for all the time your soldier came to battle and won. Most partners won’t notice either unless they are urologist or really spend a lot of time down there in very bright light.

All of that considered, penile stretch marks can make some men self-conscious or unhappy with the aesthetic. It may even lead to performance anxiety or less confidence in the boudoir. Those men can see a dermatologist for microdermabrasion or fancy fractal CO2 laser therapy. These procedures can smooth out stretch mark or exfoliate off the top layer of skin to make them less noticeable (Note: DO NOT exfoliate your penis at home or ever; leave that to the professionals!). Sadly science has not yet figured a way to totally get rid of stretch marks, but again, they aren’t medically dangerous.

Stretch Marks on the Penis: Preventing Silvery Streaks on Your Johnson

The best way to prevent those little “memory lanes” to trail down your penis is by moisturizing daily or twice daily. Choose a penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin) that is specially formulated for use on a man’s penis. Crèmes such as these not only hydrate the skin but contain vitamins like B and C to promote collagen production, keep skin elastic, and encourage healthy cell turnover to keep the skin bouncy and supple. A good crème should include Shea butter and vitamin E to not only deliver softness and ample moisture, but also lock that hydration in so the penis stays soft, supple, and elastic.