Almost all men have a normal size penis – although many young men are concerned that their penis is too short or too small. Sometimes they believe this because they have compared themselves with friends or classmates in a common shower or locker room, or maybe someone teased them or made a hurtful comment. Or they might have seen pornographic pictures or movies and compared themselves with the porno “stars” (many of whom have unusually large genitalia).
Guys with blond hair, on average, have the largest penises. As hair color darkens, average penis size goes down; those with black hair have the smallest average penises. Guys with red hair (whom some believe have the largest penises) are actually below average in size, coming in second to last in this breakdown. Understand, though, that this is only an average correlation; many blond-haired guys reported having small penises, and many dark-haired guys reported having large ones.
Finally, there are a few uncommon medical conditions of the penis that a man should talk about with his doctor (especially a urologist). The first is an extremely small penis, a condition called micropenis in which the penis does not develop to a normal size. Occasionally a boy will also have a penis that does not develop normally even before birth; usually these conditions are recognized shortly after the baby boy is born and given the necessary medical attention. Another medical condition occurring most commonly in middle-aged men is Peyronie’s Disease. In this problem the penis develops scar tissue that may cause it to be smaller or curve abnormally – but this is not a cause of concern about a small or short penis in young men.
Dr. Dudley Seth Danoff, author of The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health: How To Stay Vital at Any Age, has seen more than 100,000 patients (no exaggeration) over his 30 years as a practicing urologist. According to this graduate of both Princeton and Yale, enhancement is not a common request, but a fair number of patients have asked him, "What can I do to make my penis larger?" Still, as Danoff told Medical Daily, “There isn’t a man alive who wouldn’t like a larger penis.”
For men who do have concerns about their penis size, doctors suggest that they start by losing weight. Although your penis won’t actually get bigger, losing weight can reduce this pad of fat around the pubic bone, exposing more of the penis and making it appear larger . Even though it might not make your penis look longer, changes in your body can make it look that way.
Penis size is obviously a factor in the sexual experience, not the only factor, but clearly a major factor. The argument that penis size doesn’t matter seems silly if any serious consideration is given. The mechanics of sex are all about friction, bumping and grinding, and suffice to say an erect penis that is seven inches long and six inches around is going to produce very different friction with a lot more bumps and more grinding than a penis that is 5 inches long and 4 inches around.
Peyronie’s disease refers to an abnormal curvature of the penis that is caused by scar tissue, also called a plaque, in erectile tissue . Peyronie’s disease has the ability to make your erection shrink or become deformed. Prompt treatment for the disease is important and can include treatments like vitamin E, steroids, collagenase, and verapamil. In some cases, surgical intervention is required, although conservative therapies should be exhausted before turning to surgical procedures . Other studies have found that administration of these ED medications for penile fibrosis is not only safe, but these medications have anti-fibrotic properties that may relieve fibrotic plaques in localized and widespread fibrosis in penile tissue .
Instead of furtively turning to untested methods, men with persistent concerns should consider opening up about them with their doctors. That's because performance problems sometimes act as an early warning signal for serious health problems. Your doctor might be able to prescribe something that can really help, or least provide a valuable dose of perspective about what constitutes "normal" sexual performance.
Interestingly, studies suggest that men attribute more importance to penis size than their female partners. Generally, what is more, important to women is a partner who is tender and caring. Discovering how your partner likes to be touched and caressed tends to make for better sex. The idea that a woman’s priority during sex is to be penetrated by a giant penis isn’t that accurate. In fact, it’s not the inside of the vagina where most of the pleasurable sensations come from, it’s on the outside, at the clitoris, where the most sensitive parts of a woman’s body can be found. You don’t need a big penis (or any penis) to stimulate her there. During intercourse, a woman’s vagina adapts to her partner’s penis, deepening, widening and lubricating during sexual arousal, so in this sense, the size is not so important. Also, a smaller penis is often preferable for oral and anal sex.