The small penis syndrome
Many men has what is called small penis syndrome. These aren’t men with micropenis, but men with an average sized penis, but still believe that their penis aren’t the right size. This comes from their forming years, when they are exposed to other boys’ genitals in the showers where some boys are early developers that are flashing thick bushes of pubic hair and what for them might be a large penis.
The size of a man’s penis can be linked to his self-image. But unlike abnormally small penis size which is not very common, worry about a small penis when it is limp is common. Oddly, these men significantly underestimates the relative size of their penises.
So how can a man know if he’s normal, super-sized, or small? Not by his shoe size, a common and disproved myth about estimating penis length. Like so much else in life, direct measurement is the key.
But what size is normal?
The measurement of a penis is not done when it is erect rather it is measured when it’s flaccid. To measure use a ruler and press it against the pubic bone at the base of the penis. A size, of five and a quarter inches is seen as normal. This has been confirmed by many research studies. But it is a mere 0.6% that have extra-large penises of 6.8 inches or more.
Of cause, some men can have a very small penis. This condition of a micropenis effects 0.6% of men where the size is two to thirds inches or less. This condition can be cause of factors that interfere with hormone production and hormone action stunt penis growth. When discovered in infancy, micropenis can be treated with testosterone, which can stimulate penis growth in childhood, even after puberty. While the safety and long-term efficacy of this treatment remains to be proved, available data suggest the treatment does not affect normal development during puberty. For adults with micropenis, the options are few. Surgery might be an option to overcome this problem, but it is risky.
Pornography is much to blame. Men see other men in adult films with large penises then they compare themselves to these porn stars. But they forget that these porn stars are cast since they have a large penis. Still a distorted view is being developed in these men, resulting in a small penis syndrome.
And because penis size is such a major part of a man’s body image, or what is seen as the essence of his manhood, the small penis syndrome form normally part of a greater problem of body dysmorphic disorder. Body dysmorphic disorder and other psychiatric issues that may underlie small penis syndrome may require professional psychological help.
However, some men are desperate and can be in a state of being willing to try treatments to enlarge their penis, leads them to the wrong path. If not to actual health problems, such as the medication that some are selling to the desperate which will damage the kidneys. Worse could led to death.
Products like vacuum devices also lead to disappointment. Although they may help men with erectile dysfunction achieve an erection, these devices do not make the penis larger.
Other men will turn to surgery. But surgery can’t really increase penis size or girth that is not fraught with significant complications. The procedures known as augmentative phalloplasty promise to make a penis wider in girth. And because these procedures add weight to the penis, by grafting fat from another part of the body, they make the penis a half-inch or so longer when flaccid. Still, getting a uniformly even expansion of girth is unpredictable and often does not lead to a good outcome. A risk, however, is that of a lumpy penis, as the procedure itself is very difficult and needed precision skill to do. Also, when a surgeon take the inside part of the penis and move it out, the most common outcome is their erection no longer goes up but down. The act of sex will be different, as he will not be able to penetrate as normal, but will need to pick his penis up and insert. That is the kind side effect, as the procedure can actually lead to penis shortening, a lumpy or uneven appearance, scarring, sexual dysfunction, and curvature of the penis. These side effects often cannot be corrected.