Penis Enlargement: Does It Work? (cont.)
But don't open your wallet and unbuckle your pants yet. We've explored the sordid world of penis enlargement so you don't have to.
Should my penis be bigger?
First, even if you think you're small, odds are that your penis is a normal size. The average erect penis is four to six inches long, with a circumference of four to six inches. There's more variation in the size of flaccid penises. But that just means that a guy who looks well hung in the locker room isn't likely to get much bigger when erect; conversely, a guy who looks small will grow a lot.
Second, if you insist that you're small -- even when the ruler says you're not, you may earn yourself a psychiatric diagnosis: penile dysmorphic disorder. It's similar to the perceptual distortion of anorexics who still think they're fat no matter how stick thin they get. According to one study, the majority of men who get penis enlargement surgery have this condition. They are also the least satisfied with the results.
"Men who have a normal penile length but are convinced they're small might benefit from seeing a psychiatrist instead of a surgeon," says Karen Elizabeth Boyle, MD, assistant professor of urology and director of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Pumps and pills, horny goat weed, and other penis enlargement nonsense
But enough of the sensible expert advice. Here is a rundown of your options if you are still looking for a larger penis.
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