Friction Burn On Penis? (SFW)

“A result of vigorous rubbing” 

By Jenna Fletcher; Reviewed by J. Keith Fisher, M.D. | 24 June 2019

Medical News Today –Friction burns can appear on the penis as a result of vigorous rubbing, which may occur during sexual activity or when a person wears very tight fitting clothing.

A friction burn happens when contact with another object causes the skin on a body part to rub off.

Friction burns can be very painful, especially on such a sensitive area of the body.

According to the authors of a review paper, it is difficult to determine the prevalence of friction burns on the penis because ethical and psychological reasons often prevent people from reporting injuries to this part of the body.

Read on to learn more about friction burns on the penis and how to treat and prevent them.


Friction burn on the penis can appear as an area of red, swollen skin.

A friction burn on the penis will have similar symptoms to those of friction burns on other parts of the body.

It is important to recognize the symptoms of a friction burn on the penis so that a person can distinguish between this injury and other more serious issues, such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

The symptoms of a friction burn on the penis include:

These symptoms can also occur as a result of other more serious issues. For example, the following conditions can also cause penile pain and redness:

The other symptoms of a more serious health issue may include:

  • penile discharge that can be yellow, green, or watery
  • itching inside the penis

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