A really handsome penis is a source of pride for most men - and when a guy has a seriously bent penis, he worries this excessive curvature may not appeal to potential partners. And, of course, if the bent penis is curved to an extreme, he may also be concerned about how easily it will fit into partners. Since a bent penis may have an impact on penis health, it makes sense to pay attention to this. Nutrition might have some connection with penile bending.


First, it’s important to remember that some curvature is normal in the penis; a perfectly straight penis is the exception, not the rule. It’s only when the bent penis has extreme curvature that there is cause for concern.

And what causes a bent penis, anyway? Much more research needs to be done to determine exact causes and conditions, but one of the main culprits is plaque buildup in connective tissue.

Connective tissue

In the penis, there are two tubular chambers. These soak up blood and expand, creating an erection. These chambers (called, if you must know, the corpora cavernosa) are surrounded by a wall of connective tissue (named the tunica albuginea). The tunica albuginea must also expand in order for the erection to function in a typical fashion.

Sometimes, the tunica albuginea suffers tears due to rough handling of the penis during sex (partner-based or solo) or from some other trauma such as a sharp blow to the penis, especially when erect. If the tissue heals poorly, plaque (in the form of scar tissue) develops. Too much plaque, especially in one area, inhibits the elasticity of the connective tissue. Thus, when an erection occurs, the scarred tissue doesn’t stretch as far as the tissue which is not scarred, causing the penis to pull or bend.


Since proper healing is one way of helping diminish plaque (and therefore bending), taking steps to improve connective tissue healing is essential. One way to help is to consume nutrients that promote good connective tissue healing. Among the nutrients most often associated with connective tissue healing are vitamins C and E, zinc, protein and iron. So a diet rich in these nutrients is a good idea.

- Vitamin C. This essential vitamin helps enhance the elasticity of the tissue. Vitamin C can be found in many fresh fruits and vegetables, such as citrus fruits (oranges, limes, grapefruit, etc.), broccoli, kale, pineapples, kiwi fruit, tomatoes and strawberries.

- Vitamin E helps by protecting lipids from free radicals. Lipids, in turn, help repair damaged tissue. Vitamin E can be obtained by eating eggs, asparagus, sunflower seeds, kale, almonds, etc.

- Zinc is available in red meat, poultry, oysters, scallops, nuts and whole grains.

- Protein is likewise found in red meat, as well as in fish, eggs and nuts.

- Iron helps provide vital oxygen. Look for it in red meat, green leafy vegetables (like spinach and kale), seafood, peas and beans. A lot of foods (such as cereal) are often iron-fortified as well.

Making sure the body gets enough of these ingredients can help to ensure connective tissue is healthy and better capable of efficiently repairing damage, decreasing the chances of an excessively bent penis.

Dietary nutrition is not the only way to help diminish the risk of a bent penis. Regular application of a superior penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) may be beneficial as well. Of course, it is essential that a man chooses a crème that includes some of the nutrients listed above, such as vitamins C and E. As stated, these two vitamins help connective tissue healing processes; by applying them directly to the penis in a crème form, the vitamins can more directly target the penile connective tissue.