NSFW - banged up my male organ...solutions.
February 17, 2009 8:47 AM   Subscribe

NSFW - banged up my male organ...solutions...

I went running in the cold and although I could feel the friction, I was in a groove and didn't realize I was hurting the tip of my penis so bad. It hurt like hell for the first couple days and has almost recovered expect I think normal wear and tear is preventing me from becoming 100%. Any creams/solutions/remedies? I assume this must happen from time to time to active males.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
This is also known as "dry humper's syndrome" -- stay off it for a few days, and use an antibacterial cream like Neosporin to keep it clean. Wash well with soap and water twice a day, and try to wear loose-fitting undergarments to let the fellow breathe.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:50 AM on February 17, 2009


Good ol' vaseline will keep it from happening next time. It also prevents bloody nipples.
posted by scottatdrake at 9:00 AM on February 17, 2009


There are two products that I have recommended so many times on askme that I should get a commission. One is Goo Gone, which won't do you much good. The other is Body Glide, which will.
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 9:02 AM on February 17, 2009


Wearing a small (it's cold after all) condom may help, as might changing your underwear of choice (temporarily, or when you go running) to something less likely to chafe.
posted by hungrysquirrels at 9:06 AM on February 17, 2009


I have had this occasionally, and switching from boxers to briefs temporarily really helps the healing. Also, I don't know what counts as "normal wear and tear" for you, but try to avoid any... stimulation if at all possible.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:21 AM on February 17, 2009


Compression shorts.
posted by 0xFCAF at 9:26 AM on February 17, 2009


I only have the lady parts myself, but the BF has a tube of Paceline's Chamois Butt'rSkin Lube from his AIDS/LifeCycle days and it seems to work pretty well for him.
posted by Palmcorder Yajna at 10:42 AM on February 17, 2009


Seconding bodyglide for the future. Not that I've ever used it on the relevant body part -- not that i HAVE the relevant body part -- but it's awesome for the bits of me that do chafe when I go on long runs. It's prevention, not cure.
posted by kestrel251 at 12:36 PM on February 17, 2009


Even though most circumcised males don't realize it, the glans of the penis is actually a mucosal membrane (they don't notice because theirs is dried out due to lack of foreskin.) If you keep it properly moisturized it'll heal quickly like most mucosal tissue in the body (the inside of the mouth for example)

Buy a pair of socks meant for a new born. They're the perfect size for protecting a penis head. Put some moisturizer on, preferably oil based, and then put the sock on.
posted by JFitzpatrick at 10:39 PM on February 17, 2009 [3 favorites]


Hmmm
posted by jefeweiss at 9:03 PM on January 7, 2010


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