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Why is my penis head/tip painfully sensitive before orgasm?

The tip of my penis is painfully sensitive before orgasms. It is not overly sensitive unless I am erect. I would describe the pain as about the exact same feeling as the refractory period from after an orgasm, only I experience this before orgasm as well. This makes penetration during sex impossible since any time the head/tip is contacted while I am erect, it is painfully sensitive. I am 99.9% sure it is not an STD since I have only had one sexual encounter during which I experienced this issue (I wore a condom). The problem also existed before the encounter. I have tried simple lotions and ointments (such as aloe or Vaseline) as well as an over the counter ointment to no avail.
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Is it sensitive on the outside or inside?

Do you have any other symptoms - burning or pain with urination, pain or pressure in your body when you sit, like you may be sitting on something, pain when you poop - anything?

How long has this been happening? Were you ever able to be erect without this pain?

And no, it doesn't sound like an STD.
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It definetly feels sensitive on the inside, but the sensitivity is triggered by contact to the outside.

There are no other symptoms.

This has been happening for 3-6 months and I am able to get fully erect and ejaculate. My penis works fine it's just the head is painfully sensitive when erect so I just have to avoid it.
Have you seen your doctor? At the very least, there are some numbing creams you might be able to try to help desensitize the area. Don't try that on your own - many are not made for the genital area.

My questions were symptoms of prostatitis, which it seems like you don't have. Since it hasn't always been this way, it doesn't seem, it seems like there would be a cause - maybe a nerve issue or something, but you need an exam dor sure.

A urologist would be able to help.

Please let us know what you find out.
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