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I Get a Tingling Feeling

Published: July 01, 2015
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Hello. I'm a 14 year old male. Recently i have been getting a "smarting sensation" at the top of my penis. what caused it. I'm not sexually active. Thank you in advance

Dear I Get a Tingling Feeling,

The “tingly” sensation most likely is your body telling you that there are some hormonal changes occurring that have caused you to become sexually aroused.  The sensations are normal and may happen when you are around someone you like or at completely random times. Young men who are going through puberty often are at the mercy of their hormones and can get sensations or erections at any time in response to the current situation or random thoughts.                                     

If the tingling sensation turns to numbness or you experience pain or itching then you should make an appointment to see a doctor. Also if you don’t feel that the tingling sensation is connected to hormonal changes in your body (have nothing to do with arousal), then you should also make an appointment to see a doctor.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Morristown 973-971-6475 or the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Summit at 908-522-5757 for an appointment. Outside this area contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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