Wine has played a big role in romantic and sexual escapades throughout the ages – just ask Dionysus, the rather randy Greek god of wine. And while there are a multitude of teetotalers who enjoy a thriving and robust sex life, wine is still strongly associated with “getting in the mood” with a sensuous partner. Which makes it all the more surprising to learn that in some cases, consumption of wine might be associated with penis pain. But how can a Chardonnay or a claret be a penis health matter? Read on.

One possible penis pain connection

Now, some people are going to assume that the reason wine could be associated with penis pain is kind of indirect. Such reasoning might run along these lines: Drinking alcoholic beverages is associated with lowering one’s sexual inhibitions (even though drinking too much alcohol is also associated with causing a penis to have a weaker erection – but that’s a different story). Wine has a particularly sexy connotation, as it’s more seductive than “hard” liquor and classier than mere beer. So imbibing wine might be a good way to get a couple working overtime in bed.

But it’s that working overtime that might cause the penis pain. If wine really gets a couple’s engines going, they might move into action without worrying about using lubricant. Or they might engage in sexual roundelays for an extended period of time. Either scenario could lead to penis pain afterward.

Yes, that is a valid scenario – but it’s not one which explains how wine itself might actually cause penis pain, rather than cause a sexual situation leading to penis pain.

Blame prostaglandin

Prostaglandin is a hormone which is discussed often but which can play a vital role in helping the penis to become erect. They are an aid to vasodilation, which is the process by which a blood vessel widens. This is necessary during the arousal stage, because the penis needs a greater influx of blood to fill its spongy tissue and create an erection.

But wine has the ability to dampen prostaglandin production. Not only can lack of prostaglandin create erection difficulties, but it also can create tissue pain in the penis. An individual’s sensitivity to prostaglandin can vary, so some men who drink a lot of wine have no issue (except perhaps a greater need to urinate) while another man may drink a glass and experience a “tugging” pain on his penis.

Another possibility

Another possibility for penis pain related to wine consumption is that the wine can act as a create bladder or urinary pain. (The same thing can occur from eating overly-spicy foods or taking in too much caffeine). This pain may become penis pain during the urination stage, leading to a burning or stinging sensation when voiding.

It pays to watch one’s diet and record when penis pain occur, in order to determine if wine (or other consumables) may be contributing to the penis pain situation.

Fortunately, most men can drink wine without significant bouts of penis pain –and even those who are somewhat inclined can work to see if there are amounts or varieties of wine that are a better match for their systems.

Often penis pain is not due to wine at all but may indeed be a result of overuse. Such penile soreness demands relief and daily application of a top notch penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can be helpful in this area. Strengthening the penis in general can help diminish soreness, so select a crème with l-arginine. This amino acid helps boost nitric oxide, which better enables penile blood vessels to remain open when so needed. And a crème with effective moisturizers, such as vitamin and shea butter, can help soothe overtired skin and, buy moisturizing it, help it to heal more quickly.