When something goes wrong with the body, the owner of that body tends to think about it all the time. From dry skin to medical conditions to something as simple as that pimple in an odd place, it’s not unusual at all to obsess about whatever might be going wrong. When it comes to penis sensitivity, a man who knows that his sensation is diminished might take extra time with penis care, scour the internet to find articles on what to do to help the situation, and look high and low for remedies.
But the problem with all this obsession is that it tends to actually make the matter worse. How does that work?
Overthinking is never a good thing
It all comes back to the brain. When someone feels any sort of sensation, it’s coming from nerve endings that create an impossibly fast loop to the brain. The brain registers the sensation at the same moment the body responds to it. This vivid connection between the body and brain doesn’t stop there; it also comes into play whenever a man uses any of his senses.
When a man feels a sensual touch, his penis sensitivity depends not only on the nerve endings in the penis itself, but how the brain reacts to those nerve endings. Touches can be more intense when other senses come into play, such as smelling a familiar perfume that turns him on, remembering past encounters, seeing delightful visual images or even feeling an emotional response to the partner. This is almost always a good thing!
But on the flipside, a man who is very worried about his penis sensation – or lack thereof – might actually suffer from further problems because he’s thinking about it all the time. The worry crowds out all those other senses, making the issues of penis sensitivity even worse. Now, rather than his brain getting all it can from the nerve endings, the sensation is somewhat deadened even further by the fact that his brain is blocked from fully engaging all those senses. Worry has overtaken the situation, and a man is now feeling more diminished response than ever before. As a result, he worries more. It’s a vicious cycle.
How to overcome overthinking
If a man truly wants to do all he can to help his penis sensitivity, he needs to stop thinking about it. Yes, that’s easier said than done, but here are some tips that can help a man make a real go of relaxing and enjoying the moment:
1. Don’t have a set goal. An encounter doesn’t have to have an end goal. If the mindset is to simply have fun and see where things go, then the pressure is off, and a man can try out what feels best – not what he thinks should feel best.
2. Take some time out. Rather than indulge in sex or solo play at every opportunity, hoping for a different outcome in penis sensation, a man should go celibate for several weeks. Simply stop messing with the penis. This can allow for much less pressure, but also give the penis a chance to ‘reset’ and those nerves to long for touch again.
3. Talk during the fun. When with a partner – or by himself – a man can talk his way through what’s happening, describing it all in intimate detail. This talking in conjunction with sensation can crowd out anything else that might be in his head and result in less worry, which might result in more sensation.