The male organ is a fragile part of the anatomy and it definitely doesn’t like any of these activities.
Keeping your penis happy is easy when you know how to do it.
Penises are at the centre of the lives of around 50% of the population – but it turns out their owners often end up treating them pretty badly.
Healthy living for the love muscle isn’t always obvious, but don’t panic about your precious piece.
Rest assured you can do your best to create a happier and brighter future for you and your tackle.
In fact, once you find that things which you actively love doing are just no friend to what’s down below, it’ll be easy to be a little more thoughtful.
So before you do any lasting damage, have a read of what your old chap wants you to stop doing.
1. Alone time – Don’t touch your penis too much or it might have a negative effect
Everyone likes some self-love when they have a spare minute or too, but it turns out your penis isn’t that fussed on too much of a good thing.
For the record, touching yourself too much doesn’t cause blindness, insanity, or acne and won’t make hair grow on your palms, says the NHS .
But they point out that if men do it a lot in a short space of time, they can get a slightly alarming looking swelling of the penis, called oedema, caused by fluid in the tissues.
Don’t fret – the swelling does disappear within a day or two.