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Is Peyronie's A Gay Thing?
Peyronie's And Homosexuality
Peyronie's disease is definitely not a "gay thing". Peyronie's and homosexuality does not automatically go together though it of course can, i.e. homosexual men can develop Peyronie's disease, just as heterosexual men can do.
Peyronie's can affect any adult male, whatever his sexual orientation is.
I have not been able to find any studies about how common Peyronie's disease is among homosexual men but common sense says that Peyronie's disease is likely to be at least as common in homosexual men as in heterosexual men.
But could Peyronie's be more common among homosexual men than heterosexual men?
Why should it? Are homosexual men more likely to have forceful sexual intercourse than their heterosexual counterparts are? Are they more likely to injure their penis for some reason?
I don't know the answer to those questions and have not been able to find any evidence either way. There is surprisingly little information to be found on-line about Peyronie's among gay men.
Please let us know in the comments if you know more about the relationship between Peyronie's and homosexuality and please state your sources.
I have not been able to find any studies saying that Peyronie's disease is more common among gay men. But I found this study about 'Peyronie's Disease Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: Characteristics, Treatment, and Psychosocial' that concludes what my common sense would anyway have told me:
"In the limited population of this study, few differences exist in the clinical presentation and treatments used between MSM and non-MSM PD patients. There was evidence of emotional distress in both groups - consideration for psychosexual therapy may be useful" (World Meeting on Sexual Medicine 2012 )*
* MSM = Men who have sex with men
That is, Peyronie's disease affects men similarly and they respond to treatment similarly, whatever their sexual orientation is.
Gay and straight men alike are therefore faced with the same issues when trying to decide Which Peyronie's Treatment To Go For.