Curved penis: after "size matters", comes "straightness matters"

For a long time now, penis size has become a controversial topic. Rather, whether the size matters or doesn’t matter is somewhat not agreed on by the general public. Whether this is down to the standards and expectations set by porn studios or even Hollywood movies and popular culture, it’s made to be an important topic by how often it’s referred to and talked about.

Over the past few years though, there has been a more self-conscious rebellion against its importance. This has put men at ease a little, as it’s something that can’t really be changed. Yet, what took its place? Suddenly girth was what was important in order to maximise sexual gratification, as opposed to length. We’re constantly bombarded with new standards, and reasons why we might be incompentent or unmanly. Arguably what is taking both of these places in terms of importance is congenital penile curvature.

Conforming to societal standards is always a bad idea, but it’s actually not what’s important here. What is important, according to sexology, is loving your own body and being happy with it. Having a curved penis is something that’s quite common, but often worried about. Unlike the length of the penis, there are some things to be cautious of here, and corrective surgery is often a lot more rational. For example, a curved penis could stem from the urethra being too short, or from an accidental fracture. Thus, what initially appeared to be a purely aesthetic observation could in fact be an underlying medical one; something worth looking into as opposed to the purely aesthetic length or girth.

Curved penis: Causes and Solutions

The deformity of the curved penis can come from a variety of reasons. It’s either congenital - for example, you were born with it - or you have acquired it throughout time, either naturally or because of a fracture or a disease (like Peyronie).

Having a curved penis could directly impact one's sex life. First and foremost, it can cause psychological issues stemming from insecurity, how they will be perceived, and if their body is ‘normal’. The second way it could impact one's sex life is if it physically hinders sexual intercourse. There are also some risks there, if the curvature is pronounced then this could risk fracturing the penis during sex with undue pressure.

Thanks to specialists such as MD OSama Shaeer, MD Natalio Cruz and other researchers, there are treatments for such deformities as well as a deep understanding into the symptoms and issues it can cause. For example, we know that 75% of congenital curve cases are actually painless. However, the physical, sexual and mental effects from the congenital curve is assessed when determining when the operation should go ahead.


For the Peyronie disease (non-congenital curvature) if treated early on, Iontophoresis can be used, which is treatment using ionic medicinal compounds. This won’t work though in the later stages of the disease. This is done by applying a drug in a specific way and eliminating the nodules that cause the curvature in the first plac

There are also treatment options in the later stages or for more severe cases that are done through surgical intervention. These are usually done for the congenital and acquired curve. The biggest concern about this operation until recently was that it causes the reduction of the virile member. This is because the only way to do it was by cutting a longer part of the corpus cavernosum. The greater the curvature one penises is, the bigger amount of it needs to be cut.

Potential consequences of an abnormal curvature

One of the most common health conditions arising from a penis curvature is Peyronie's disease. This is due to a buildup of plaque from where the curvature is. The disease inflames the tunica albuginea, which is a key component in an erection. The most common causes of this is from diabetes.

With Natalio Cruz being one of the most respected surgeons worldwide in this field, the surgery somewhat mitigates any shortening of the penis, thanks to a special technique called "cavernous corps rotation". This means that the surgery used to correct a curved penis will hardly (if at all) shorten the penis. This is one of the largest fears of potential patients, but as the expertise develops, such fears are increasingly less prominent.


99% of all penis curvature cases have a solution thanks to the possible treatments. After the operation, the patients will still retain 95% of the initial penis size. The surgery will also have no effects on the sexual and reproductive functionality of penises, as 100% of the patients can maintain a normal sex life after the treatments.

Final Word

It is extremely important that the surgical intervention is done as early as possible - ideally the moment such malformation is detected. It would also be a much better way for the males to start a healthy and full sex life if it is done before they start to relate sexually. Sexual health is not only an essential part of every male’s physical development but also the mental and emotional stability. This is why it is extremely important for them to be informed and aware at a young age.

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