It’s hard to imagine an anatomical issue that men get more energized, passionate, and anxious over than the size of their own penis. It’s a bit odd, if you think about it. Despite the fact that neither effort nor skill could possibly be factors in this equation, tremendous pride is derived from having a generous endowment below the belt.
RED ALERT: The truth regarding small penis issues will be revealed in this post, so get ready to learn why a shockingly large number of men feel they lack enough crotch log to get the job done.
Conversely, men who perceive that they have small dick problems can be assailed by intense feelings of shame and insecurity. What guys seem to worry about most when it comes to their penile proportions (dubious though the connection may be) seems to be its implications upon their ability to sexually please women, and the fear that women won’t want them in the first place if they can’t measure up.
And in addition to being powerful, it’s a common worry: polls show that a majority of men believe their penis size to be below average, a perplexing finding when you prod at it.
Now, I love a good rub flick as much as the next dude, but I have to admit it’s easy to blame porn for this. Most heterosexual males, at least in the West, aren’t eager to go around looking at other men’s penises for comparison, but when you’re watching a straight couple get it on, it’s kind of hard to avoid. And yet, if the only dicks you ever see other than your own belong to male porn stars, you’re almost certainly going to be left feeling inadequate.
Watching too much porn, or judging your size only against male pornstars, can produce Penile Dysmorphic Disorder, also called “Small Penis Syndrome.”
Not only are those guys not of average dimensions, but they wouldn’t have that job if they were; they are specifically selected for their freakish frankfurters, due to the perception among porn producers that it’s hotter to see women deal with members of that exaggerated size. And while we’re on the topic of adult entertainment, another trait for which male porn talent is selected is superhuman stamina.
So if you’ve ever taken lotion and tissues in hand and hunkered down with a copy of “Beautiful Butt Babes From Babylon”, then thought to yourself, “Man, I can’t last thirty minutes straight like that guy! What’s wrong with me?” No, you probably can’t, and nothing. He’s just an aberration, which is why he’s the one you’re watching.
Small Dicks – The Data
So let’s get down to the scientific data of small dick problems. What is “average” size? Believe it or not, this question has traditionally been difficult to answer with accuracy, because most studies have relied on subjects who never actually disrobed and were allowed to simply self-report their own numbers. No potential for abuse in that setup, right?
There’s also been this problem with dick size analyses consistently reporting the average to be an inch below that of the head scientist conducting the research (ok, I made that one up).
So many of the studies done on average penis size are worthless due to woefully inadequate methodology.
Fortunately, we do have more reliable methods, and have used them. As it turns out, when you measure from the pubic bone to the tip of the glans on top of the penis, while first drawing back any fat covering said pubic bone and ignoring the length of circumcised foreskin beyond the glans, the average dick length comes out to 9.16 centimeters (3.61 inches) flaccid, and 13.12 centimeters (5.16 inches) at erection.
When you measure girth, either at the base or middle of the shaft (the two sites are not significantly different), you get an average of 9.31 centimeters (3.66 inches) flaccid and 11.66 centimeters (4.59 inches) erect.
And, no, it turns out that ethnicity does not yield statistically important differences in size. What’s more, while averages in general can be alarmingly misleading due to outliers skewing the results, in this particular case, the numbers are quite consistent. If you gathered 100 men into a room for a truly bizarre and sadistic examination, you could expect about 90 of those penises to fall within a narrow range around the above figures. Only about 10 would be substantially larger or smaller.
What these results tell us is that the vast majority of men who are concerned about small dick problems shouldn’t worry, which is huge (if you’ll pardon the pun). It’s only about half of the remainder, the half that really do fall into the “below-average” category, that even have cause to give the matter any further thought. And a small proportion of those actually suffer from true baby dick syndrome, and may have a serious problem worthy of concern.
What To Do If You Have a Small Penis
Now let’s be clear, because when I say “baby dick syndrome”, I’m referring to a medical condition known literally as “micropenis”, in which the male sex organ is too small even at full erection to achieve meaningful penetration. If you’re one of these luckless losers of the penile lottery, that’s when you get to start wondering what to do if you have a small penis.
There are a number of solutions available for actual small dick problems, though I’m afraid the simplest among them are of dubious effectiveness. These would be the pills, potions, and creams celebrated the net over in spam e-mails and shady pornsite ads. Simply pop, quaff, or rub on one of these bottled miracles, and your penis will be visibly larger by the next day.
While “dick pills” may be able to get more blood into your penis, and thereby allow for stronger and bigger erections, they will not grow your member’s permanent size.
Needless to say, most scientists are deeply skeptical about these claims. It also seems that if such products actually worked, they would cost a lot more than three easy payments of $19.99, and you’d be reading about them on CNN instead of Pornhub. But, hey, there are people who swear that homeopathy works for them, and that industry sells “medicine” that literally consists of 100% tap water (look it up). If using these products makes you feel better, then a real benefit has materialized, regardless of whether anything was physiologically done to your anatomy.
For more tangible results, on the other hand, the issue of what to do if you have a small penis may come down to surgical intervention. There are operations that can be performed to add both length and girth to a lacking lizard. These options are about as cheap as they are pleasant to contemplate, but they work. If you want my thoroughly non-professional advice, though, I wouldn’t even consider going under the knife for this unless you have a true case of baby dick syndrome (micropenis) and cannot have sex.
I also have to mention that “Jelqing” is a natural penis enlargement method that has gained some level of popularity on the internet, due mostly to the testimonies from scores of men on various “PE” forums who insist that the technique has worked for them. Many claim that they added 1 to 2 inches of length, and some girth, after only a few months of jelqing exercises. I’ll be writing more about this in the future but, in the meantime, I would recommend you check out Erection Fitness for more information.
If you simply find yourself under the average numbers we were discussing, however, I really wouldn’t worry about it. As we covered, you’re probably worried about being unable to perform well sexually, but I have heard far more women say that they were physically hurt by a large penis than have ever complained to me about the inadequacy of a small one. I also most typically encounter partners who have never been able to orgasm from penetration by a penis (of any size) alone.
Mandingo himself would have to rely on clitoral stimulation to get these women off, and they’re quite common. That means the path to being a great lover is walked by developing skill with your fingers and tongue, and not by having a mammoth member (that’s my last alliterative penis joke, I promise).
Having a small penis DOES NOT mean you can’t satisfy a partner sexually. It simply means you may have to adopt alternate techniques.
Finally, consider turning your small dick problems into a sexual advantage. There’s an entire fetish out there for “small penis humiliation”, in which submissive men are ridiculed by dominant women for their size.
For women who are into this kink, not only is your smallness not a problem, it’s arousing and an attractive trait. Humiliation and submission aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, of course, but this sexual niche is something to keep in mind the next time you worry that you can’t please a woman if you have a small penis. In some cases, you may not be able to pull it off if you don’t.