Picture any group of men playing golf, watching sports at the bar, entertaining with their wives or girlfriends at a social event; in all likelihood, there will be a member of the group facing severe anxiety because of the size of his penis. Likewise, a member of the group, who feels secure in his penis size, may well have the added confidence to achieve in other areas of life.
The situation can arise if a man cannot please his partner in bed and believes this is due to the size of his penis. Men may worry that the cause of a relationship breakup is due to their sex lives not being good enough and may rightly or wrongly attribute this to the size of their penis, even before considering more obvious causes for the relationship breakdown.
In some cases, penis size will be totally irrelevant to the issues above, or entirely ‘in the mind’, however, in many cases a larger penis may actually improve a man’s self-esteem, quality of life and sexual relationships. If modern technology allows the penis size to be materially enlarged with little risk or negative side effects, then enlargement can be recommended in many cases. Social taboos related to sexual health and penis enlargement have been falling steadily in recent years. While these taboos remain, many men will suffer a poorer quality of life, and for no good reason, considering the less-invasive options available.
60% of males believed to suffer from small penis syndrome face the feeling of not being ‘big enough’ to satisfy their partners. The anxiety can be harmful to relationships and can affect self-esteem and overall projection of confidence. There is a generation of men, who worry about their penis size, perhaps, exacerbated by the prevalence of online pornography or by increasing reference to penis size in the media and society. Many incorrectly believe there is nothing that can be done about the size of their penis and, therefore, work on enhancing other aspects of the body including overdoing it at the gym to increase their body size and even taking steroids.
More dangerous is the reported consumption of ineffective supplements or penis enlargement pills, which falsely claim to be able to grow the adult penis. Often, little is known about the ingredients in these pills or the standards followed in their manufacture. Men may waste time engaging in penis enlargement exercises or committing to long periods wearing penis traction devices, which can be uncomfortable and damaging to the penis. A compulsive fixation involving constantly measuring and analysing the size of the penis can develop, wasting considerable time and energy. After no real results are achieved and considerable amounts of time and money are wasted, the level of anxiety is often higher than it was to begin with.
It is becoming more common for men with statistically average or even larger than average penises to opt for girth enhancement, due to the relative ease of the procedure, and the lower risk involved with modern Hyaluronic acid-based fillers.