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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi, I'm 23 yrs old male, and have a question about erections. The base of my penis has always been narrow and weak and so my erections are good but point downwards. I think I may have injured this area because of how i used to masturbate when I was younger. Is there anything I can do to strengthen this and will this cause problems when I have intercourse (I've never done it)

Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   Not for the past two years
User :   Only masturbation the past two years
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Before then I had engaged in oral sex and mutual masturbation with my girlfriend
User :   Quite regularly
Doctor :  
Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   None. I have been a smoker for the past 5 years though
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Let me explain it to you.
Doctor :  
As long as the erection is good, there won't be any problems with the sexual life.
Doctor :  
A downward pointing erection is not a criteria for a bad sexual experience.
Doctor :   So you need not worry on this.
User :   This is good to hear. Do you think this is how it is because of an injury to this area?
User :   And would there be a way to strenghthen it
Doctor :  
If you find slight difficulty, this can be corrected with changes in the position.
Doctor :  
Most male have a slight curvature to the penis and this is considered to be normal.
Doctor :  
It is probably this curvature that you are considering, and not really a weakness.
Doctor :  
And if you find gross difficulties during penetration or during sexual intercourse it can be corrected by means of surgical means.
Doctor :  
So do not worry, as most of them,
Doctor :  
do not find it problematic with the curvature.
Doctor :  
And so will you.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   Yes I have.
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   Yes, are there any exercises I can do that will naturally help. Such as kiegels. Do these work?
Doctor :  
You can try these exercises.
Doctor :  
This can help to some extent but not completely cure the condition.
Doctor :  
A complete correction of the problem can be achieved only be means of surgery.
User :   I understand the curvature cannot be cured without surgery.
User :   This doesn't bother me as much as the feeling of a weakness in the base.
Doctor :  
So you can opt for the surgery, only if you find it completely impossible to have sexual intercourse.
User :   True
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   No, that is about it. Thanks for the answers.
Doctor :  
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Doctor :  
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User :   Bye
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