Penis pain after sex is a common problem, especially in young men. Fortunately, in most cases, soreness in penis is not likely to be a serious condition. Occasionally, however, it may be necessary to seek medical help, especially if you have other symptoms.

Part 1: Possible Causes of Your Sore Penis After Sex

If you experience soreness in the penis after sex, it does not necessarily mean you have an infection or a serious problem that needs treatment. Try to find out which of these possible causes may apply to you:
1

Prolonged sex

The most common cause of having a sore penis after sex is prolonged sex, especially for those who are unaccustomed to it. This is usually the case for younger men or vigorous sex. If you have never had much sex before, your first experience may make you feel a bit sore because of the friction on the skin. Do not be frightened—it usually goes away within a week.

2

Extended manual stimulation

Masturbation or a hand job by a partner can cause soreness, especially when prolonged, because rubbing with the rough skin in the hand increases friction.

3

Friction

This can be due to unaccustomed sex, a new experience, or a different type of friction used during sex.

4

Oral sex

Usually, oral sex does not cause a sore penis after sex unless your partner's teeth accidentally causes injury to the penis.

5

Lack of lubrication or dryness

Dryness of the woman’s genitals can increase in friction during sex, which can be reduced by using a lubricant.

6

Circumcised

Soreness after sex usually affects the foreskin. However, if you have been circumcised, the skin of the shaft of the penis may be affected.

Part 2: Other Factors That May Cause Sore Penis

1

Bad hygiene

Not washing regularly under the foreskin can lead to inflammation and soreness of the penis due to the build-up of smegma, a whitish substance. It is a natural product of the body, but it can encourage germs to breed when it accumulates.

2

A cut on the penis

Soreness may be caused by a tear in the frenulum, or the tiny pink/black "string" below the head of the penis, which may be due to damage during sex or from zipping your pants.

3

Sore penis and itching

Soreness and itching around your foreskin are often due to fungal infection or thrush. It is a common but non-serious condition, which could present in your partner, too. This fungal infection may also give her itching and a creamy discharge that looks like cottage cheese. Consult a doctor for treatment.

4

Sore penis and ulcers

Raw areas on the penis or ulcers often look like oval or circular craters. They may indicate serious infection, such as herpes or syphilis. Seek treatment immediately and avoid having sex.

5

Balanitis

This is an inflammation at the head of your penis that can cause soreness. It may be due to an allergy, thrush, or other rare disorders of the connective tissue. Sometimes it can also be caused by other generalized skin diseases.

Part 3: Treatment for Your Sore Penis

1

Underuse it for several days

The best way to relieve soreness in the penis that is due to overuse is to avoid using until the skin heals and repairs itself naturally. No other treatments are needed in most cases. If penis pain persists, worsens or is accompanied by other symptoms such as bleeding, discharge, ulcers or unusual bumps, you should seek medical consultation for proper diagnosis and treatment.

2

Use adequate lubrication

Once you resume sexual activity, use adequate lubrication to reduce friction on the skin and provide protection for the sensitive area. Engage in less vigorous sexual activity and shorten the period of activity to prevent excessive chafing of your skin.

3

Apply a gentle cream

You can also try to use a gentle cream daily to relieve sore penis skin. This can give you instant relief and promote healing of the damaged skin.

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  • TylerNov.27 17:11
    Coconut oil worked miracles on my issues. For many months I had redness and little cuts underneath the head of my penis in the areas where my skin folds. There looked like some scarring going on down there. It lasted a long time and I had no clue how to fix it. it started to impact my psyche a little bit. I discovered it probably had to do with fungus/candida which I received from my gf who had a yeast infection. i began to use clotrimazole (OTC anti-fungal) but it only helped a little bit. My issues would return if I had unprotected sex w my girl. I did more research and I discovered coconut oil. Coconut oil was literally a miracle when I thought I would never get rid of this issue (balanoposthitis). Its a natural organic oil perfect for your skin - not man made from a pharmaceutical company. It has anti fungal agents, which obviously dos the job for me. It's even a great lubricant in my opinion. It protects my dick from yeast during sex. It also doesn't have issues going inside the vagina as far as I know (neutral Ph). Try coconut oil.
  • Koushik DasAug.13 07:18
    I got little sore in my butt then in my penis. If it is a serious problem. what should I do?
  • LCL OfficialAug.8 18:53
    I just had for the first time without protection and im not sure if i have a blister or the end of my penis or it is swollen, pls help
  • NikAug.5 00:31
    I had sex and after sex my penis started excreting blood.....two days later when my penis erects i feel a sharp pain inside like a sore or a wound, what should i do because im worried
  • ChuansalJul.18 05:12
    First of all o like to say i dont know english very much.... i hope you understand i had sex with my girlfriend for the firstime may be 3times, 4times now my penis become big and pain very much please help how to treat
  • tim1489Jul.7 13:56
    I had rough oral sex and now 4 days later my penis is still bruised and swelled aswell what should I do please help ??
  • Sam Russell Jul.2 02:52
    I just had sex with my ex girlfriend in a car park, she said we was on her period buy we thought hey why not do it anyways! We had good sex but after I felt the end of my penis become very sore, that sore I was peeing into a KFC cup.... Can anyone explain why it was so sore? Help!
  • CatMay.5 12:31
    I performed fellatio on my husband and just b4 he ejaculated he was hurting in a spot just below the phallus. He ejaculated & was still hurting. I looked at his penis & there was a very dark bruise the size of a quarter. I did not hold or rub his penis in any way that wd have bruised him in such a manner, nor did i scrape my teeth against it. We have been married for almost 25 yrs. He is Caucasian 53 yrs old and in relatively good shape. Not diabetic, no STD's. No other illnesses. This has never happened before. Do you think this is anything that should be addressed in an immediate fashion?
  • Kaylee LydiaApr.28 01:07
    My boyfriend has a sore penis it only last for 6-7 hours he says it feels like the hole where sperm comes out is stretched and hurts ...but only when we go more then once no itching or bumps comments needed I don't want anything to happen to my babys penis I call him pettie and he is amazing the way he goes in so feel feels great my baby is sexy I don't want pettie to fall off comments are needed
  • trina cuJul.21 13:13
    @ : Is he hitting it hard daily?
  • trina cuJul.21 13:18
    @ : My pettie is soar too much sex because of icu..
  • trina cuJul.21 13:23
    @ : Don't get caught cheating
  • Najre alamApr.22 13:01
    not only sore penis is main reason enlarge prostate gland but also more reason sore penis
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