Marriage and Family

June 19, 2015

Penis tinz

Penis tinz

By Francis Ewherido
He was a freshman in secondary school. On this night, the seniors were soaping (applying soap to their penises to get an erection and measure the length). Unless they were lying or his memory is failing him (it happened almost 40 years ago), he heard 10 inches, 11 inches, then eight inches (“boy, those guys were massive”). When it got to his “senior’s” turn, he registered under six inches and the others started laughing at him.

That was when he giggled and they knew he was awake (it was already lights out and they had used a torch to check earlier if he was asleep). He was hauled down from the double bunk, beaten up and “checked out.” Do not ask for the outcome: what did you expect from a frightened 11-year-old with a flaccid, no, shrunken penis.

I do not know the origin of man’s obsession with the size of his penis, but it might have started shortly after the fall of Adam when man suddenly found a more pleasurable use for it beyond urinating. This obsession seems to know no colour, ethnicity or nationality. About 10 years ago, the penises of 1200 volunteers from all over India were measured. The outcome of the survey showed that Indian men had smaller penises by international standards. Irked by the findings, Sunil Mehra, a former Indian magazine editor said: “It’s not size, it’s what you do with it that matters. From our population, the evidence is Indians are doing pretty well. With apologies to the poet Alexander Pope, you could say, for inches and centimetres, let fools contend.” National pride, not just individual or personal egos, was bruised.

These days on the internet, in newspapers and street walls, you see adverts of various penis enlargement products and methods. But what purpose does penis enlargement serve? Does it help men in siring children? Certainly not; as long as the man has healthy sperms, even a microscopic penis will get a woman pregnant. If not gorillas would since have gone extinct; they have one of the smallest penis (1.5 inches or 4cm when erect) compared to body size and weight. If size contributes nothing to reproduction, what is the craze for penis enlargement all about?

Beyond procreation, the other reason for sexual intercourse is pleasure. In fact this is the main reason many people get involved in sex; this is also the main reason why prostitution and other forms of sexual activities are rampant and booming? But does size matter in sexually satisfying a woman? The answer from research and interviews is yes and no. Yes, because some men suffer from “a rare micropenis condition… The disorder, which is present in 0.6 per cent of males, means the erect penile length is less than 7cm ( 2.7 inches). Such small penis will likely not give a woman the desired pleasure.” It might also totally erode a man’s confidence and self worth.

There have also been newspaper reports of wives suing for divorce because of their husbands’ “small penis.” But some people believe that skills, foreplay and stamina, rather than size, are the real issues in many of these penis-size-related divorce cases. In fact, John (not his real name) believes that “the size of the penis is not an issue. If it was, how come fingers which are much smaller than the penis can send women to seventh heaven? Men should go and learn how to satisfy their wives,” he concluded. Many women, from research finding, also said skills are more important than size in sexual satisfaction.

Now let us examine some more facts from a research finding. An average penis length is 5.6 inches. Meanwhile the vagina length, unstimulated, range from 2.75 inches to about 3.25 inches. When a woman is aroused, it increases between 4.25 inches to 4.75 inches. “Regardless of how long the vagina is, the area that is thought to be important for most women’s sexual response is the outer one-third.” The import of the above research finding is that the average-size penis is more than long enough to satisfy a woman.

Still on the vagina, Christine O’Connor, MD, Director of Adolescent Gynecology and Well Women Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore (United States) says it is “elastic. It is small enough to hold a tampon in place, but can expand enough to pass a child through. This is because the walls of the vagina are similar to those of the stomach; they…fold together to collapse when unused, then expand when necessary.”

If the above are true, why are men so obsessed with the size of their penis? The answer might be in the Daily Star (UK) story of Dr Roberto Viel and Dr Maurizio, identical twin brothers who specialise in penis enlargement. They said increased girth (circumference) of the penis can improve sex. According to two other studies, about 90 percent of women actually “prefer a wide penis to a long one.”

Roberto also said some men do “penis enlargement because their partners have had a few natural births and the vagina is stretched.” Dr. Martina Agberien, a medical doctor with the Nigerian Television Authority, corroborates: “Truth is that after child birth, the tightness is not much anymore.Some women…use some herbal stuff to wash their Vagina so as to have the tightness before sex.”

However, Roberto insists that most men do penis enlargement surgeries simply to feel more confident on the beach, in communal showers or in the lead up to sex. He said: “Men want to expose and show that they have a good sized penis when flaccid.”

So the craze for a longer penis has little to do with sex. In fact the length of the penis matters more to men than to women, according to a new study. The penis size seems to be more of an ego trip, a feel-good factor, a confidence booster, a psychological rather than a physical issue. Much ado about nothing? May be