June 8, 2007 at 6:10 am #22550
Interesting to find a piece that mentions the “chi weight lifting” practice for men as a way to develop penis size. That is not its purpose in the Healing Tao, it is used to pump jing up into the meridian system. But fun piece in any case. Get your rulers out guys, in case you want to compare yourself to the average….and note that “girth” of a penis is not its “width”, but rather its circumference….
PENIS SIZE MATTERS … TO MEN
June 1, 2007
It has long been said that women value personality in a man over penis size
— and research published today suggests this is true.
But blokes can still go nuts over the issue of quantity versus quality, it
While men agonise over the length and girth of their member, women are more
interested in a man’s looks and outlook on life, it found.
A review of existing studies concluded that worries over penis size do not
go away even for men of average length.
Dr Kevan Wylie, from the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, England,
found that men often have a better body image and increased sexual
confidence if they have a large penis.
He and Ian Eardley, from St James’s Hospital in Leeds, studied more than 50
lots of international research into penile size and “small penis syndrome”
carried out since 1942.
They brought together the results of 12 studies that measured the penises of
11,531 men, and noted the average erect penis ranged from 14 to 16cms (5.5
to 6.2in) in length and 12 to 13cm (4.7 to 5.1in) in girth.
Their review, published in the journal BJU International, also found
differences between what women and men think.
Research into more than 50,000 heterosexual men and women found that 66% of
men felt their penis was average sized, 22% said it was large and 12% said
it was small.
While 85% of women were satisfied with their partner’s size, only 55% of men
felt it was big enough.
According to two studies, 90% of women prefer a wide penis to a long one,
while other studies found that penis size was behind grooming and
personality on a woman’s list of desirable attributes.
The research also noted that “small penis syndrome” is much more common
among men with normal-sized penises than in those who have really small ones
In one study, 63% of men who thought theirs was small blamed childhood
comparisons with friends while 37% blamed viewing erotic images as
Data collected in the 1940s by sex expert Alfred Kinsey in the US, found
that, on average, homosexual men had larger penises than heterosexual men.
Dr Wylie and Mr Eardley suggest exposure to male reproductive hormones in
the womb may explain this.
They also found little evidence that penis-lengthening tools — such as
vacuum devices — worked, but said some men may benefit psychologically from
The results of surgery to extend the length of the penis are also lacking,
the authors said.
Their survey found evidence of different practices around the world,
including hanging weights from the penis and encouraging snakes to bite it
with the hope it will enlarge.
Dr Wylie said: “It is very common for men to worry about the size of their
penis and it is important that these concerns aren’t dismissed as this can
heighten concerns and anxieties.
“It is helpful to normalise the situation and provide as much accurate
information as possible, as many men either lack any information or have
The authors said doctors should consider a range of treatments for men
suffering from small penis syndrome.
“The initial approach should be a thorough urological, psychosexual,
psychological and psychiatric assessment, possibly with more than one
“Conservative approaches to therapy, based on education and self-awareness,
as well as short-term structured psychotherapies, are often successful.
“There is poorly-documented evidence to support the use of penile extenders,
and while information is starting to emerge on the success of some surgical
techniques, this is not backed up by data on patients’ satisfaction with
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