YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE’VE GOT ANSWERS
I’m tempted to get a penile implant – I’ve heard it’s safe. True?
– JOHN Safe is one thing. Necessary? That’s another. An implant is a reliable option for guys struggling with erectile dysfunction who’ve tried medication or inspiration without success. And thanks to surgical advances and antibiotic coatings on the devices, infection rates have fallen under one percent. That doesn’t mean they’re problem-free; see a urologist who’s had lots of experience with them.
My penis is slightly curved. Can I straighten it out?
– TERRY Most penises have a slight curve when fully erect, so don’t worry – you’re normal and it shouldn’t cause problems. Even if you wanted to straighten it, you shouldn’t try. Men with severe curvature during erections – so curved that entering a partner is difficult – may have Peyronie’s disease, caused by scar tissue build-up. In that case, they can try pills or surgery to reduce the angle of curvature. But your bend might be a benefit, leading you to hit the right spot for her.