Men with a truly tiny penis have reason to worry. Their condition, clinically referred to as possessing a micropenis, places them in a category of men with erections measuring less that 2.75" when erect.
What is surprising to analysts however, is the number of men that feel that they aren't measuring up, with nearly 45% of men believing their penis size is too small.
The average erect penis is about 5.5 to 6.2 inches long and 4.7 to 5.1 inches in circumference at midshaft. (I can see all you men running for your tape measures). Analysts state that the size of the male penis is remarkably consistent.
Women have long been targeted by advertising in magazines and the airwaves, made to feel inadequate about their body image. They worry about having breasts that are too small, waists that are too thick, and too many wrinkles around their eyes.
And now, it seems, the men are worried too. Perhaps products like the Wonder Jock
, which is designed to enhance the appearance of the male "package" when clothed, is sending even more men running to the computer, googling "male enhancement products" in an effort to bulk up their own packages. The Internet is apparently rife with such penis enlargement schemes.
There is slight evidence that some of them, such as the Phallosan extender system and the Penistretcher device, may result in slightly lengthening the
stretched length of a flaccid penis. But Wylie and Eardley, Urologists from Royal Hallemshire Hospital and St. James Hospital in Leeds, England, note that there is far too little peer-reviewed research to know whether these devices — or others like them — offer any real benefit.
There are also plastic surgeons out there that tout their surgical skills, and claim to be able to add both inches and girth, for the right price. This road to hugedom, though, comes with a serious note of caution.
Again, they note, these techniques are unproven except for cases of true deformity. And they warn that serious complications may ensue.
Wylie and Eardley urge urologists to take their patients worries seriously. If education and counseling doesn't work, they suggest that psychotherapy be suggested for those men who are so troubled by the size of their penis that it is effecting their day to day lives.
Ok, now be honest guys - how many of you are secretly planning on doing some measuring tonight, and also clicked on the links I provided for the devises that are thought to actually work? LOL!