Masturbation and Peyronie's Disease

There are many rumors about masturbation and a link to Peyronie's Disease.

"Does masturbation cause Peyronie's Disease?"

Don't worry, the answer is no. In general, masturbation will not cause Peyronie's.

People used to say that masturbation caused all sorts of problems - insanity, fits, blindness and impotence, to name a few. But it didn't cause any of them. Nor does it lead to bent nail syndrome.

But if you look at the causes of Peyronie's Disease, you'll see that it can come from an injury to the penis that does not heal properly. These injuries usually occur during sex. Perhaps rough sex.

So, it stands to reason that doing some sort of crazy masturbation could lead to a penile injury, which could then turn to Peyronie's Disease.

The lesson here is to be careful.


"Can I still masturbate if I have Peyronie's Disease?"

If you have Peyronie's Disease, only you will be able to answer this question.

In general, yes, you can still masturbate or have sex. (Masturbation is common due to anxiety about anyone else seeing your problem.) There are people with Peyronie's that are still masturbating and having a sex life.

However, there are different types of penis pain that occur with bent nail syndrome. Sometimes it hurts during an erection or during orgasm. Sometimes it hurts just to touch your penis. That makes it hard to masturbate unless you enjoy hte pain.