Not every curved penis is Peyronie's disease
To offer a definitive and accurate answer to the question “Does Bill Clinton have a curved penis or Peyronie’s disease?” would require the presence of several pieces of clinical information determined by direct medical examination:
1. History of pain while erect, or less commonly pain while flaccid, or both
2. A mass or nodule of foreign scar tissue located below the surface of the penis shaft, detected by manual palpation or ultrasound examination
3. Structural deviation of the shaft of the penis during erection, (bending or curvature, hourglass, bottleneck, rotation or torque, or indentation deformity)
4. Erectile dysfunction, either total or partial, caused by the internal Peyronie’s scar material interfering with the pneumatic mechanism that creates a normal erection
Since none of the above information has been presented in any factual way, the curious public has only to rely on hearsay and innuendo. Taking the sketchy information and various unconfirmed newspaper reports as credible, the only safe conclusion at this time is that former President Clinton does not have Peyronie’s disease.
A diagnosis of Peyronie’s disease can be complicated. Peyronie’s disease is not determined solely on the presence of a curved penis, any more than the absence of penile curvature indicates a man does not have Peyronie’s disease. Simply because a penis is curved does not support the conclusion that the cause is Peyronie’s disease, especially when the presence of the curvature is solely based on the observation of a layperson.
However, whether Mr. Clinton has Peyronie’s disease, or even a curved penis, cannot be confirmed in any meaningful way at this time due to the legal maneuvering and sealing of many court documents in which this question has been apparently asked and answered under oath. As such, the presence or absence of a curve in Mr. Clinton’s penis is apparently known, but is not currently available for the public record.
Whether or not Bill Clinton, the 42nd U.S. president, does or does not have a bent penis, and is consequently assumed to have Peyronie’s disease, became an important political question during two different sex scandals in which President Clinton was famously involved.
The first, in 1994, centered on the sexual harassment suit that Paula Jones filed against President Clinton for conduct that was said to have occurred in 1991 at the Excelsior Hotel in Little Rock Arkansas. Her lawsuit was eventually dismissed on the grounds that she failed to prove damages as a result of her encounter with Clinton. When Jones appealed the dismissal Clinton agreed to a $850,000 out-of-court settlement.
The second, in 1998, became known as the Lewinsky scandal. This high profile sex scandal centered on the extra-marital affair between President Clinton and a 22-year-old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. Eventually the scandal resulted in the impeachment of President Clinton by the U.S. House of Representatives and a subsequent acquittal on all impeachment charges of perjury and obstruction of justice by the U.S. Senate after a stormy 21-day trial.
Both of these women hoped to prove that Mr. Clinton was sexually active in their presence by offering that they saw a “distinguishing characteristic” of his private anatomy, suggested by others to be some degree of penile curvature.
However, the public record regarding Mr. Clinton’s alleged bent penis has been purged from their testimony. Because the Jones and Lewinsky cases involved a sitting U. S. president, all testimony and affidavits that would quickly answer this question about Peyronie’s disease were sealed by court order and remain so. Detailed review of Monica Lewinsky’s August 6th and August 20th grand jury testimony, released on September 21, 1998 reveals no questions asked or answered about his penis. Detailed review of Paula Jones’ testimony during her deposition to the U. S. Senate on February 17, 1998 also reveals no questions asked or answered Mr. Clinton’s penis.
As a result of the court enforced silence on this subject the public does not know what these two women said about what they saw. The Washington Times has reported that several sources with close ties to the Paula Jones case indicated that in her sworn affidavit she alleges Mr. Clinton’s displayed a distinctly angled bend of his erect penis.
Even if it was widely known that both women said Mr. Clinton has a bent penis, this isolated information does not definitely prove that the former president has Peyronie’s disease; it would only mean that his penis is curved.
However, the New York Times newspaper has reported that on October 3, 1998 a detailed genital examination was conducted on Mr. Clinton by the chief of urology from the National Naval Medical Center, Capt. Kevin O'Connell whose interest was to specifically rule out Peyronie's disease. The New York Times has reported that Dr. O’Connell, as a result of this examination would testify if given the opportunity, that Mr. Clinton does not suffer from Peyronie’s disease. But this information is also under a court seal, so the best that can be done currently is to speculate.
Some normal penises are curved while other normal penises are straight; just part of the normal variation that exists between men that makes us all unique. When those court documents are finally opened and made public, few of us will be around to care about the private parts of President Clinton.