Home Cure for Surgery While Waiting For Prostate Surgery
If only I could manipulate time, traveling to the past and informing my 13-14 year old self about this website and comments, with intent to make a more informed decision.
Once I came of age to achieve an erection, I had a severe, downward curve in my penis. I wasn't sexually active at that age, nor did I experience any pain in my penis. However, the downward curve looked different than any penis I had seen, so I informed my parents about my concerns (both about vanity and anticipation of complications when I would become sexually active). They took me to an urologist. Long story short, I had surgery (put to sleep, left that night or next day...I can't remember which).
I remember my penis being sore for several weeks after. I was instructed to have erections to "stretch it out." At the time, I was thrilled to have a penis that finally looked "normal."
However, the two drawbacks:
1 - Penis shortening. I don't know how much I lost. I currently have 20.32cm/8in when erected. My dad told me and my brother that the urologist joked with him, saying, "...there was slight shortening, but believe me, your son will NOT miss it." While that boosted my ego at 13/14 years old, in hindsight, I wish I was more aware of what that meant (losing size). I wasn't sexually active so I didn't fully grasp whether the loss of size would be good or bad.
2 - THIS is the MAIN issue. Minor loss of sensitivity. After surgery, there was slight numbness on the underside of my penis. From what I can remember, the sensitivity came back to a degree, BUT not all of it. The surgery was at the age of 13/14. I am now 36. The minor numbness on the underside remains. I can achieve erections and ejaculation with no issues when my penis has direct contact. However, when I'm using a condom, I feel like the minor numbness suddenly becomes more apparent & it slightly affects both the strength of my erection during longer encounters, AND the overall pleasure of orgasm. I COULD be wrong. I don't know. I realize that some guys, who have full sensitivity, also complain about condoms diminishing the sensation. Am I dealing with both issues? Since I had the surgery at such a young age prior to sexual activity, I can't make an accurate assessment. I feel that's unfortunate.
Yet, there are times during stimulation when I just KNOW there is supposed to be a little more sensitivity. It's hard to explain. I just wonder: would anything about my sexual health/experience be different if I never had the surgery? OR, should I have waited until I got older? I DO believe that the downward curve in my penis was TOO severe and something needed to be done. At least, the doctor claimed that to be so....and I WAS embarrassed by the shape (regardless of the length). But were there better options for straightening? I was a young kid, following the advice of my parents, who were following the advice of the doctor. Overall, I AM satisfied...yet, at times, I wonder.
Thanks for letting me share! I've never verbalized this experience in detail, publicly. Perhaps it will help someone or give them something to ponder, ESPECIALLY if a child/young teenager is involved.
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