Over the last 6 months, I have had a condition on the top part of the shaft of my penis that is reoccurring. After intercourse with my wife (both faithful - married 5 years), I have one or more tears across the skin on the shaft, which take days to heal, and re-tear upon resuming sexual activity.
It seems that the skin in the area is weak and does not heal properly, even though it looks and feels normal after a few days of inactivity. We have even gone for a week or more on several occasions in an effort to give the area more time to improve, but it is difficult to remain celibate. : )
Condoms seem to lessen the discomfort and injury since they shield the area from the friction and rigors of intercourse, but do not completely protect the skin.
Could it be some kind of bacteria under the skin that stops it from healing all the way?