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It's extremely common for a penis to be something other than straight. The average penis may point slightly to the left or right. During an erection, a man's penis may point straight up or tilt downward, either because of individual differences or age. A crooked or bent penis isn't usually cause for concern, unless a man notices a sudden change in the shape of the penis, experiences pain during or after an erection, or isn't able to have intercourse at all.
Penis curvature is normal, but it depends on the degree of the curvature whether complications arise. To learn more about penis curvature, watch this video with Dr. Oz, urologist Dr. Harry Fisch and sex therapist Dr. Laura Berman.
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