Whilst some men worry about their jobs, health or families, others worry about their physical appearance in particular; the size of their manhood.

Men tend to focus on the thing that is linked closely to intimacy which is your genitals.

Think that it’s just a myth and men do not fuss over their manhood?

According to a study which was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, which looked at 367 military personnel, all under the age of 40, men who felt content with the appearance of their genitals expressed lower levels of sexual anxiety and functioned better sexually.

However those that were not happy with their genitals become caught up in a vicious cycle- ‘’ Dissatisfaction led to anxiety, which led to sexual difficulties”.

What is a guy to do?

Firstly, you need to stop panicking and get clued up on the facts; forget what you have seen in the movies, series or on the web. The average length of an erect penis is 5.6 inches; a figure based on a sample of 1,661 guys.

According to Medical Daily, the Mayo Clinic, states that a penis should not be counted as small unless it’s less than three inches in size when erect.

There is no need to inflict suffering on yourself for some unreality when you compare yourself to what you see in the movies. Another study which was published in 2005 in the Urology journal discovered that this is exactly the case.

“92 patients who complained of a short penis, almost all of them had “overestimated the normal penile size,” noted the authors. More importantly, not one of these men actually had short penises.”

The Truth

Dr Dudley Seth Danoff, author of the The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health: How To Stay Vital at Any Age, book has had many patients ask him about penis enlargement and what can they do to make it larger. According to Danoff, all men would want a larger penis.

With size enhancement products varying with dietary supplements to penis extenders; namely the sleeve like gadget which you wear over your penis to enhance length and girth which is similar to a ‘thick, firm condom but in a phallus shape.’

With some companies claiming that using their products daily will see you reaping permanent results over time regardless that these claims have not been verified, which means you need to extremely careful when opting to make use of male enhancement products a,s the market lacks greatly in verification when it comes to these products.

According to science (and Danoff), supplements and sleeves will not enlarge the penis. The penis consists of paired corpora cavernosa and a single corpus spongiosum, the size of which are determined genetically. Even surgical enhancement fails.”

Danoff, stresses that there is no approved way to do it as the penis is not stationary like breast, nose and it needs to move and while there may be a procedure it will only create the illusion of length and not really actually extend it.

Keep in mind that these treatments could have unwanted outcomes and complications and sometime those who undergo these procedures end up unhappy.

Flicker of Hope

According to a recent study done at the University of Turin, Italy, there might be a method that could enhance the size of your beloved manhood, called the “traction method”, that did render promising results.

As the name implies, the traction method involves the phallus being placed in an extender and then stretched daily.”

If the size of your manhood gives your sleepless nights then you should sit back and do research on the various and safest ways to proceed. Remember that some women do not have ‘penis envy’ (complaining about the size), it’s all you bru.

Sources: Medical Daily, Journal of Sexual Medicine

Alice Paulse