The penis is normally a sensitive organ. Sometimes, though, the penis can become numb. That means you can no longer feel normal sensation when it’s touched. If you don’t treat the cause of penile numbness, it could start to affect your sex life. Keep reading to learn more about penile numbness.Author: Stephanie Watson. 6 Reasons You’re Losing Sensitivity in Your Penis (if you lose an erection during sex) As men age, the skin of the penis naturally becomes less sensitive. It happens in skin all over your body. However, the lost of sensation in the penis can be compounded by nerve damage, depression, and a decline in cardiovascular health.
Medications or substances causing Decreased penile sensation: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Decreased penile sensation as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.Next: Causes of Decreased penile sensation. Penis Sensation Loss - Penis Sensitivity Can be Restored. When penis skin is constantly subjected to irritation, chafing, rubbing or other minor, chronic injury, the skin responds by forming a thicker, more durable outer layer in order to prevent further injury. While this callusing effect is more noticeable on the hands and soles of the feet.
As you know, the older penis needs a lot more direct stimulation than it used to. A performance-enhancing drug like Viagra or Cialis helps with erections, but not with sensation, desire or satisfaction. Many people think that if the penis is erect, its owner is ready for sex – but that’s not necessarily true, especially at our age. The following health and environmental factors may cause loss of penis sensation: Prolonged friction Ongoing friction – rubbing of the penile skin – can eventually lead to toughening of the outer dermal layer (similar to callousing on the hands and feet), which ultimately results in a loss of sensation.Author: Healthandfitness.