Many men wonder about the size of their manhood, but did you know one in 20 have a problem with its shape, not size?
These unfortunate men suffer from a painful condition that gives them a bent Pen.!s, which can cause physical and psychological distress.
The condition, which causes the erect Pen.!s to bend and ultimately shrink, makes S3@.Xx:’ painful and sometimes impossible.
The horrific condition is usually caused by trauma, causing bleeding and scar tissue.
However, men can get a bent Pen.!s due to Dupuytren’s disease and Ledderhose disease.
The first affects the hands and is a benign thickening of the connective tissue of the palm and fingers.
Ledderhose is a similar complaint of the underside of the feet that can cause discomfort and pain.
As you can imagine, not being able to use you manhood causes men a great deal of distress.
In fact, 60% of men who suffer from the condition also endure depression and report that their relationships suffer.
About 24% of sufferers are no longer S3@.Xx:’ually active and 11% have not told anyone about their problem, fearing they would be laughed at.
“It’s time we started talking about Peyronie’s disease and the effect it is having on men,” said Dupuytren’s Society trustee Birgir Gislason.
“We were shocked to discover the true impact this is having on men and feel that sufferers need to be offered a range of treatments, as well as psychological support, during what can be a very difficult time.”
Consultant clinical psychologist Dr Noelle Robertson welcomed the initiative to increase awareness of the disease.
“In addition to its negative impact on intimacy, S3@.Xx:’ual activity and satisfaction, psychologically it can significantly affect mood, self-esteem and masculinity.”
“Too many doctors are not educated about the disease.”
“We have a variety of treatments available to us – from oral drugs to injections and, as a last resort, surgery.”