Stretch Marks on the Penis Why Not To Worry

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Nearly every man has concerns about the appearance of his penis, whether these are related to its size, its shape, its color, or the presence of bumps, bruises or blemishes on the skin. One frequent worry is related to the appearance of stretch marks on the penis; although these striations are not harmful at all, a large proportion of men who have them are convinced that they make the penis appear unattractive. Understanding where these marks come from and how they relate to penis health can help eliminate some of the anxiety.

What are stretch marks? Stretch marks are most common on the abdomen, buttocks, breasts, thighs and upper arms, but they can appear anywhere on the body, including on the penile skin; they may appear as indented streaks that are the same color as the surrounding skin; they may also appear pink or purple; and they may fade into a greyish or white tone.

These marks are generally only of cosmetic significance; however, if a large number of them suddenly appear on the body, it is a good idea to talk to a doctor to determine whether there is a medical cause.

What are the common causes? Stretch marks, as the name implies, are caused by stretching of the skin. This can be caused by any expansion of the skin, whether this expansion is caused by weight gain, muscle building, pregnancy, or the normal behavior of the penis. People who have a family history of stretch marks may be more likely to develop them. Overproduction of cortisol - the so-called stress hormone - or use of corticosteroid medications - can contribute to the appearance of stretch marks.

How are stretch marks treated? There are a number of treatment options that are offered for dealing with stretch marks, including creams and lotions, laser therapy, and microdermabrasion. It is important to note that none of these treatments can completely remove stretch marks, and in the cases of some over-the-counter creams, these products may have no effect at all.

It is popularly believed that lotions made with products such as coconut oil, olive oil, aloe, vitamin E and so on can prevent stretch marks if they are applied frequently before they occur; however, there is no proof that this is true.

Why men really shouldn’t worry about them

A man who is really concerned about the appearance of his own stretch marks should think about the last time they noticed similar marks on another person. Can he even remember a specific instance? Were they so unattractive that he did not want to deal with that person? Did they matter at all? The answer to any of these questions is likely to be ‘NO,’ and it is also likely that others would feel the same way about any marks on his penis, or anywhere else on his body.

Looking at it from this perspective can help men to realize that stretch marks are unlikely to matter to others, and in fact, they may really only be noticeable to him. If that is not enough to convince men not to worry, here’s what real women had to say about stretch marks on the penis:

- According to Sarah, from Washington, "Veins, bumps, bends, stretch marks - whatever! As long as the penis works, it’s all great to me - where it’s going, who’s looking at it anyway?

- Keri, from Ohio, explains that "my boyfriend kept worrying about stretch marks on his penis, but I didn’t even know what he was talking about until he actually pointed them out to me. I was like, ‘you’re kidding, that’s what you’ve been so upset about? They are practically invisible!’"

- And finally, Lana, from California, sums it up - "who cares what it looks like, as long as it feels good? Guys should stop worrying about things like that, just like they keep telling us!"

These three women are not alone in their opinion that it is how the penis feels that matters most, not its surface imperfections. Making sure that the penile skin does feel as soft, smooth and elastic as possible is easy with a penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) that is enriched with nutrients such as vitamins A, C and E for supple, responsive skin, as well as moisturizing ingredients such as Shea butter to keep the skin soft and smooth. A cream like this will not cure or prevent stretch marks from developing, but keeping the skin well-nourished and moisturized can help minimize their appearance and promote overall penile health and sensation.

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Visit for more information about treating common penis health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of penis sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

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