A few years ago I injured my penis while masturbating. I basically humped the edge of my dresser with a pillow serving as a buffer. I was not fully erect. The injury was accompanied by no pain at all. Immediately afterward, my penis swelled, filling with blood and expanding balloon-like, but not becoming erect. The swelling took about a week to go down. I am now able to get erections, but not with the same strength as before. I occasionally use Cialis, and this has helped, but my main problem is as follows. When I am erect, the base of my penis seems weak (which I am guessing is where the trauma occurred). Whereas before there was a great deal of resistance to my erection being pushed downward (and to a lesser degree, side to side), it now flops around. Now, I can push it down so that it is nearly perpendicular with the floor. Moreover I have little muscular control over it. When I "clench" the muscles that control my erection, the response is muted. So, while my penis is hard, it is not stiff at the base, and so it is of extremely limited usefulness in sex. Are there any muscles that I can strengthen that would reduce this problem? Are there any rehab programs that you can suggest? I am extremely grateful for any information you can provide. Thanks.
Penis injury rehab/strengthening
Kielgel exercises to strengthen your PC muscle is what you want. To exercise this muscle, contract your groin muscle like you're trying to stop peeing, which also contracts your anal muscles (the muscles are kind of wired together, so when you contract your PC muscle, it also contracts your anal sphincter muscles). Hold the contraction for at least 10 seconds, relax, and repeat. Do as many of these sets as you can each day. But I think you may have injured the tendon that connects the PC muscle to the base of your penis. This tendon runs along the top of the base of your shaft. This tendon is commonly cut for penile enhancement surgery, as it makes the penis stick out another inch or so, however it becomes floppy and doesn't point up or out when erect, but usually points down. If this tendon was torn or injured, its no big deal - its just your penis won't point up as much when erect, and will be more floppy, and you won't be able to move it as much by contracting your PC muscle.
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Thanks Focus, for your response. Your diagnosis seems spot-on. Would a longer flaccid penis be consistent with the post-trauma of such an injury? Is there anything surgically or otherwise I can do to repair the damaged tendon? If not, will the Keigal exercises improve my situation? Thanks again.
A longer flaccid penis would indeed be consistent to damage to the tendon. I think you need a urologist's advice.