So last night I found myself walking into the emergency room, on account of I had lost all sensation in the head of my penis 5 days ago. I assumed I was just diabetic because I had a lot of other symptoms commonly associated with type 2 diabetes (thirst, hunger, sweating, frequent peeing, etc). The hospital took blood and urine and told me I was definitely not diabetic. They told me they weren't totally sure why my nerves were damaged. For months prior to this event I had been masturbating daily. I'd use an iron grip, and I did so several times a day. I masturbated with such force/pressure that I felt pain during. My penis was actually limp/flaccid during this chaotic tugging, but I'd usually manage to force myself to 'orgasm'. By 'orgasm,' I mean there wasn't any pleasure. It was more of a daily habit. An urge. A very small trickle of water-like semen would be released, but I felt absolutely nothing. Has anyone here experienced this before? Can someone write me a reassuring response? A response telling me they have also had this happen and that they regained their penile sensitivity? The doctor told me it'll probably return to normal, and that I should just relax. Easier said than done when it is the single most important appendage a man has. He also warned that it may not come back to normal. I've never been told so many contradictions inside a hospital in all of my life....."your penis is fine....but it may not be fine".... I haven't masturbated in 6 days now. I may never masturbate again, even if I regain sensitivity someday. It's just not worth it! It feels so unfair too, because I'm a virgin and just recently I've been learning how to talk to women. I feel like I finally had a purpose in life when I figured out that talking to women isn't actually that hard....and then just like that, I lose all sensation in my penis. This really takes a toll on my confidence levels, which weren't terribly high to begin with.