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Understanding Penile Curvatures and the Erect Bends Exercise

When it comes to the human body, diversity is the norm, not the exception. This truth extends to the male genitalia, where variations in shape and size are commonplace, yet often a source of unwarranted concern. Among these variations, penile curvature stands out as a topic shrouded in unnecessary insecurity. The reality is, curves in the penis are more prevalent than most might think, and understanding this can be the first step in embracing one's own unique anatomy.

A revealing study involving 1,484 men brought to light some intriguing statistics: only about 87% of erections were perfectly straight when viewed from above, and from a side view, nearly 15% curved downward, surpassing previous self-reported data. These findings suggest that not only are penile curvatures common, but they also manifest in various forms. Whether slight or more pronounced, congenital or developed over time, understanding the nature of these curvatures is key to addressing any associated concerns.

Peyronie's Disease and Other Causes of Penile Curvature:

Penile curvatures can arise from several factors. They might be congenital, meaning present from birth, or develop later in life due to habits or physical conditions. One notable condition is Peyronie's disease, where scar tissue formation leads to significant curvature. This condition, while requiring careful management, can often be addressed through traction therapy methods like penile extenders or All-Day-Stretchers. These non-invasive techniques have been proven effective and are detailed in our previous articles, providing hope and a practical solution for those affected by Peyronie's.



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While embracing our bodies' uniqueness is important, it's equally valid to seek change, especially if a penile curve causes discomfort or insecurity. Some individuals may find that their curvature, though natural, can lead to physical discomfort during sexual activities, either for themselves or their partners. In such cases, exploring ways to amend the curvature is a practical approach to enhancing both comfort and confidence.

Alternative Methods for Improving Curvature:

Before diving into the Erect Bends exercise, it's worth considering various other methods that can help in straightening or reducing penile curvature:

  1. Penile Hanging and ADS: These techniques apply a gentle, consistent stretching force to the penis, which can gradually help in correcting curvature.

  2. Extenders: Penile extenders are designed to apply traction to the penis over extended periods, promoting straightening through controlled and sustained stretching.

  3. Changing Masturbation Habits: For those with a curve possibly caused by masturbation techniques, switching hands or altering the grip can help. Observing which hand or technique contributes more to straightening the penis during self-pleasure can offer insights and corrective action.

  4. Repositioning in Underpants: Accommodating the penis to the opposite side of the curve while dressing can provide a gentle, consistent counterforce, aiding in gradual curvature correction.

With these methods in mind, let's explore the Erect Bends exercise, a more direct and intense approach to addressing penile curvature.

Erect Bends: Tackling Curvature Head-On

For those looking to amend penile curvature, the Erect Bends exercise offers a targeted approach. This high-intensity exercise requires careful execution due to its associated risk of injury.

Steps for the Erect Bends Exercise

  1. Lubrication: Start by applying Jelqing Balm to your penis.

  2. Initial Stimulation: Use a thumb and forefinger ring grip for gentle stroking.

  3. Building Erection: Increase hand speed and pressure to encourage blood flow.

  4. Maintaining Erection: Apply an Ok-Grip at the base of your fully erect penis.

  5. Corrective Stretching: Gently tug your penis in various directions, focusing on counteracting the curvature.

  6. Structured Repetition: Perform stretches in each direction, focusing on the curve if treating Peyronie's or a similar condition.

  7. Blood Flow Release: After completing the stretches, release the grip to restore blood flow.

  8. Arousal Control: Continue shaft stroking to reduce arousal without stimulating the head.

  9. Final Stretch: Perform a final stretch when non-erect to maximize the exercise's benefits.

  10. Completion: Shake out your penis to loosen the skin and prevent soreness.

Safety and Mindful Practice

Given its high intensity, the Erect Bends exercise must be performed with caution. If any pain or discomfort is experienced, it’s crucial to stop immediately. This is especially important for individuals with Peyronie's disease, for whom expert consultation is recommended before attempting this exercise.


Addressing penile curvature is a personal choice and can be approached through various methods, from lifestyle changes to targeted exercises like the Erect Bends. Whatever the method, the key is to proceed with care, patience, and a focus on personal well-being. Whether embracing one’s natural shape or seeking amendment, the journey towards sexual health and confidence is a valid and empowering pursuit.

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