Itchy Male Organ Etiquette: When to Scratch

Emily Post may have literally written the book on etiquette in America, but it’s a safe bet that there’s at least one area she didn’t cover: when is it appropriate for a man to scratch his itchy male organ. She also most assuredly did not address the underlying male organ care issues that may be creating the itchy male organ situation, either. Granted, some may say that she probably would have included manhood scratching under the category of when the scratch in general, but clearly there is a difference between attending to a slight scratch on the bridge of the nose and providing blessed relief to a devilishly insistent itchy male organ.
As Ms. Post left such a void in the etiquette department, this article intends to help address this issue that all men face occasionally – and some men face almost constantly.

Paresthesia Could Cause Loss of Male Organ Sensation

Proper male organ sensation is absolutely crucial for enjoyment of sensual activities, whether they involve a partner or one’s own hand. Most of the time, paying adequate attention to one’s member health helps to ensure no diminishment in male organ sensation. There are, of course, issues outside the general realm of male organ health that could still impact the manhood and its sensitivity – and something called paresthesia is one of these.
About paresthesia

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke says that paresthesia “refers to a burning or prickling sensation…which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching.” Often the sensation is described as kind of “numbness” or deadening of feeling.

Paresthesia can be either temporary or chronic. Most people have experienced a mild form of temporary paresthesia, such as happens when the arm or leg “falls asleep.” This resolves itself soon after the removal of pressure on nerves that caused the numbness in the first place. Other causes of temporary paresthesia include lack of blood flow, dehydration or a panic attack.

A chronic case of paresthesia – one which recurs or lasts for a long time and which doesn’t resolve when obvious pressure on a nerve is relieved – indicates issues such as an underlying neurological or circulatory cause, diabetes, connective tissue disorder, etc.

Male organ sensation

Although it is more common to experience paresthesia in the arms or legs, some men do experience it in the member. Why would this be? There can be several reasons.

- A guy may have been lying on his member in such a way that the nerves felt “pinched.” This should be a very temporary form of paresthesia, and should wear off within a few minutes of shifting position so that there is no longer weight bearing down on male organ nerves.

- There may be an impediment in the blood vessels which is keeping an appropriate amount of blood to flow into the manhood during the tumescence phase. The lack of sufficient blood can in some instances result in a diminishment of male organ sensation.

- Nerves in the member may have become damaged due to rough use. This is probably the most common cause of paresthesia in the manhood. The damage comes about, for example, because a man is self-stimulating with a “death grip,” i.e. a grip around the organ that is too tight and which causes minor nerve damage. Often lack of lubrication is also involved.

In many cases, paresthesia in the member is quite temporary. However, if it is chronic, a man definitely needs to see a doctor – especially if he experiences similar numbness in other parts of the body as well. He should let the doctor know where the numbness has occurred, how often, etc. so that the doctor can determine the appropriate course of treatment to recommend. (That treatment will depend on a diagnosis of the underlying cause of the paresthesia.)

When paresthesia results in a loss of male organ sensation and the cause seems to have been rough handling of the manhood, a man may find some relief by regularly applying a first rate male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The key to success in this area is to find a crème that includes L-carnitine in its ingredients. L-carnitine is an amino acid that has been shown to protect against peripheral nerve damage caused by friction, compression, and other common injuries. It also helps if the same crème contains a potent antioxidant; alpha lipoic acid is an excellent one. Alpha lipoic acid helps fight against excess free radicals and the oxidative stress they can cause. This will help strengthen manhood skin and better protect delicate male organ nerves.

Avoiding a Sore Male Organ from a Male Chastity Cage

In general, most men like to avoid anything which can produce a sore male organ. One of the reasons a guy pays attention to good male organ care is so his member will not be sore when given the opportunity to go into action. But some men do enjoy certain sensual roles which, while they provide them with pleasure, might also result in a sore male organ. One such situation can occur when a man enjoys wearing a male chastity cage (or similarly male chastity device) around his manhood.
This presents a bit of a catch-22 situation. Many times a man who enjoys having his member bound up in a male chastity cage is also a man who prefers to engage in submissive play as well ,which again can often lead to the member and/or bsacks being manhandled or otherwise inflicted with varying degrees of pain. And indeed, one of the purposes of a chastity cage is to provide pain when the manhood becomes firm. So does a man with a chastity cage actually want to avoid a sore male organ?

The answer varies

There’s no hard and fast answer to this question, but a very general rule of thumb might be that if a man’s experience with a chastity cage is relegated to role playing, rather than to what might be termed a lifestyle choice, he is perhaps more leery of a sore male organ resulting from his experiences. In other words, if a guy likes to spend a couple of hours playing a submissive role to a partner that includes the use of a cage for a couple of hours, he is probably not in the market for a lingering sore male organ experience. On the other hand, if the man does not view his submissiveness as a role he is playing but more as an expression of who he actually is, he may be more inclined to view member pain as a welcome side effect of having his manhood imprisoned in a cage.

Avoiding a sore male organ

So assuming a sore male organ is to be avoided, what are some strategies a man should employ when indulging in limited cage play?

- Only do so with a trusted partner. This goes without saying, but role playing should only be entered into with a willing partner who is “on the same page” about rules.

- Establish keywords. The participants should decide on words to use to stop the game. Otherwise, a partner may assume that a man’s request to be removed from the cage is all part of the fun.

- Limit time in the cage. Some urologists suggest no more than 3-4 hours at one go.

- Choose the cage carefully. Some are designed specifically to produce pain or discomfort, such as those lined with little metal points or bumps.

- Beware of the weight. Although cages are relatively small, they can be relatively heavy – and that extra weight may cause some unexpected soreness.

Many people find that some degree of manhood pain helps fulfill them sensually. Experimenting with this can add to one’s sensual life, but a guy should still take steps to make sure no real damage is being done to the member.

A sore male organ, whether from a chastity cage, over-exertion or other reasons, may benefit from the regular application of a top drawer male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The best crème will include vitamin C among its ingredients. This vitamin is a key component of collagen, which gives tone and elasticity to male organ skin. The crème should also include L-arginine, an amino acid which is neuroprotective. When a sore male organ results in loss of manhood sensation, L-arginine can help restore lost sensitivity.