This condition is another possible source of pain or discomfort for males in which fibrous tissue and calcium deposits develop in the space in between the cavernous bodies of the penis. This condition of fibrosis can result in pain and a curvature of the penis upon erection. This curvature accounts interference with intercourse if the curvature is severe enough that it prevents successful intercourse. It could be caused by traumatic bending of the penis during intercourse either vaginally or anally where signs and symptoms might appear suddenly or develop gradually. It is often sometimes the result of medical procedures involving the urethra (Nelson, 2013). Surgery or implants can sometimes be effective in addressing this condition (P. Chung et al., 2014). This condition can sometimes go away on its own. However, in most cases, it will remain stable or worsen. Complications could include the following:

  • anxiety and stress about sexual abilities or appearance of the penis
  • stress about relational dynamics with current sexual partner
  • inability to have sexual intercourse and difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection