Can a Woman Tell If a Man Has a Penile Implant? Dispelling Myths and Fears

Hello, dear readers! Today, we’re addressing a question that often surfaces in discussions about penile implants: “Can a woman tell if a man has a penile implant?” This question is not only common among men considering this procedure but also among their partners who are curious about what to expect.


Penile Implants: A Brief Overview

A penile implant, or a penile prosthesis, is a device surgically placed within the penis to help men with erectile dysfunction (ED) achieve an erection. For more detailed information about the procedure, visit our penile implant page.


The Unseen Solution: Penile Implants

One of the main objectives of a penile implant is to be as unobtrusive as possible. The device is entirely contained within the body, making it virtually undetectable when the penis is either flaccid or erect.


Sensation and Intimacy

From a sensation standpoint, most women report no discernible difference during intimacy. The implant does not alter the physical sensation for either partner. This study in Sexual Medicine Reviews provides more insights into the experiences of couples following penile implant surgery.


The Look of the Implant

In terms of appearance, penile implants are designed to maintain the natural look of the penis. This means that unless a man chooses to disclose his implant, it’s unlikely a partner would notice anything different visually.


Communication is Key

While the physical aspects of a penile implant are designed to be unnoticeable, the psychological aspects can play a significant role in a couple’s experience. Open communication about the procedure can lead to a more satisfying sexual relationship. The British Association of Urological Surgeons provides further advice on discussing erectile dysfunction and its treatments.



In conclusion, it’s unlikely that a woman can tell if a man has a penile implant based solely on physical interaction or visual cues. Open dialogue and understanding are the most important factors in navigating a sexual relationship after a penile implant procedure.

If you or your partner are considering a penile implant and have further questions, we invite you to book a consultation with our experienced team at London Andrology. We’re here to provide personalised advice and guide you through the process