According to some experts, about 1.2 million people around the world enjoy scuba diving – and about two-thirds of them are men. As with any activity, scuba diving raises the question, “Is there a potential for any penis pain of which a guy should be aware?” Happily, penis pain isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of scuba diving – but there are some potential penis pain issues that a man should know a little about.
Most people who go scuba diving do so while wearing a wetsuit -and with good reason. The further down underneath the waves one goes, the farther one gets from the sunlight – and so the cooler the water becomes. Basically, the top two meters of a body of water contain about 98% of the heat energy. That doesn’t mean that temperatures go from pleasantly hot to frigid in that space, because there are many factors at play. But it does indicate that the depths at which many people dive tend to be cold, and so a wetsuit is needed to help keep the body sufficiently warm.
Many male divers are familiar with a minor phenomenon nicknamed wetsuit penis or penis suction. Basically, it refers to a man wearing a wetsuit, immersing himself in the water and then finding that his penis (and often his balls) gets contorted into interesting shapes and usually gets sort of plastered against the stomach. This is accompanied by varying degrees of penis pain.
Basically, this is due to both the design of a wetsuit in general and the specific way in which a suit fits a specific man. The crotch is where several seams come together, and when those seams get wet, they loosen up a bit.
Because wetsuits do tend to loosen up slightly when wet (and can naturally become looser over time), many divers tend to pick a suit that is on the tight side. But when the suit gets wet, and the crotch loosens up, it can create a “suction” force which wreaks havoc with the positioning of the penis. This most often happens when there is a little extra “give’ in the wetsuit in the back, near the buttocks.
Surprisingly, the oxygen tank can also on occasion contribute to some slight penis pain. Depending on his upper body strength, a tank can feel pretty heavy to some men. Standing with that extra weight pulling on the back can cause a man to stand in positions that redistribute weight in ways to which he is unused. In some instances, this can cause a bit of a “pull” on the groin muscle, creating a degree of pen is pain.
Finally, spending an extended period of time in the sea or ocean means soaking in salt water. In some cases, this can result in salt penetrating delicate penis skin. Salt in and of itself is not a problem, but when the skin gets an overload of it, it can lead to dryness and flakiness – something that the penis definitely doesn’t need.
Guys should take a few steps to protect their penis before diving. Taking time to select a wetsuit that fits well can help prevent penis suction. Shifting the weight of a heavy tank so that it doesn’t exert groin strain is necessary. And washing the salt off the penis soon after diving is just common sense.
Preventing penis pain from scuba diving is just one thing a man needs to do to keep his favorite organ happy and healthy. He should also regularly apply a first rate penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The very best cremes will help to maintain healthy penis skin, and for that proper moisturization is called for. Select a crème that contains both a high end emollient (such as shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). It also pays to find a crème with vitamin D, the miracle vitamin that has proven benefits in fighting diseases and supporting healthy cellular function.