Q&A: Can I Straighten My Penis Without Drugs or Prescriptions?

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QUESTION: Since I was little, I remember having a bent penis. I've tried straightening it, but to no success. This has gotten me worried. How can I fix this without any drugs or prescriptions?

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Penises come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and it’s common for men to experience some degree of a bend in their erect penis. The question is whether the bend gets in the way of sex.

An Advantage

For most men, the bend is slight and doesn’t interfere with intercourse. Some men even try to use their penis bend to their advantage, by using the angle of their penis to stimulate a woman’s g-spot for men who have female partners. If you’re not sure what I mean, you may find it interesting to look through pictures of g-spot vibrators online to get a sense of the particular bend of those kinds of vibrators.


Some men have a more extreme bend to their penis, often as a result of Peyronie’s disease. If you feel that your bend gets in the way of sex, or could interfere with your ability to have sex, or if you have questions about whether the bend is within a healthy range, you may want to make an appointment with a urologist. Urologists have particular expertise in men’s erections, among other sexual health topics. Peyronie’s disease can be treated but it is easier to treat when the bend is relatively new.

Learn More

You can learn more about men’s bodies, including erect penises, sexual function, and technique during sex in the book The New Male Sexuality by Dr. Bernie Zilbergeld. Learn more about this book and others on our Kinsey Confidential website.

Dr. Debby Herbenick (M.P.H., Ph.D.)

is a sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, Associate Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University and author of several books including Sex Made Easy and Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction.
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