So, You’ve Got Penoscrotal Webbing? No Problem.

Penoscrotal webbing can reduce your condom purchasing options.

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What is Penoscrotal Webbing?

Penoscrotal webbing is a congenital condition in which a web of skin connects the scrotum to the penile shaft. There are a few other names for this condition such as: webbed penis, penis palmatus, penoscrotal fusion and (a term of much lesser scientific value) turkey neck. The main problems for those who have penoscrotal webbing are: cosmetic appearance, self esteem and condom usage. Let’s discuss.

Cosmetic Appearance

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The main complaint I hear from men with a webbed penis is the way it looks. The webbing weighs down the penis and makes it seem smaller in appearance than it actually is, even while erect. This is a nightmare scenario for guys who exist in a “bigger is better” kind of society. I compare it to women who have particularly large labia, which means they have substantial and protruding folds of skin. Some ladies feel this is not “normal” looking and are extremely self conscious about it. The important thing to remember is that no two penises or vaginas look alike. Genitals are the snowflake of the human body. This is a beautiful thing and should be celebrated as such.

Self Esteem

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Although all the parts of a penis with penoscrotal webbing are usually still totally functional, there is an inherent “something is wrong” mentality that is associated with this condition. This can lead to serious depression and sexual anxiety, which in turn can lead to erectile and intimacy difficulties. In some cases, this snowball effect can be devastating to sexual relationships and can even be a source of trauma in extreme cases. Penoscrotal webbing can be corrected with surgery, but this is risky, expensive and painful, as are all surgeries. However, considering that some men suffer such a bad stigma from having this webbing, in some cases this is the best option for their long term mental health.

Condom Usage

The excess skin connecting the shaft to the scrotum can be a real challenge when it comes to staying safer during sex. Traditional male condoms don’t really allow for the extra skin, since they are designed to fit tightly around a shaft which is cylindrical and web-less. But hey, there is good news! Talk to your partner about trying the FC2 condom. When they wear the condom, you can stay bare. And since they can be worn for up to 8 hours prior to sex, you won’t have to stop in the heat of the moment (which is a huge plus for those who have erectile obstacles).

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Whether you are going to engage in vaginal or anal sex, the FC2 is an ideal choice for you guys who have penoscrotal webbing. FC2 condoms are non latex and they are easy to use, once you understand how to insert them. Read more about that in this article called ‘How to Use a Female Condom.’ When using it vaginally, for protection against unwanted pregnancies ad STDs, simply open the wrapper and follow the instructions.

The only difference when using the FC2 anally, is it’s best to remove the cervical ring. Unfortunately, as a disclaimer I must state that this condom has not yet been FDA approved for anal sex, even though it works great. In fact, this condom works so incredibly well for anal penetration, the FC2 recently made our list of the ‘5 Best Condoms For Anal Sex.’

Ideally, to prevent tearing the fragile and non lubricated tissue of the anus, you should use some specially formulated anal lube prior to insertion. The Condom Depot Safer Sexperts recommend employing either Wet Uranus anal lube or Pjur Backdoor Relaxing Glide for added comfort and safety. Keep in mind that using a lube shooter is a great way to get that high quality lube exactly where it needs to go.

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