But this article from Neurotopia V 2.0 reveals that the fear is largely unfounded. Most of the men who seek some form of penile enlargement are quiet normal.
The reality, in my mind, is that men tend to identify their "manhood" with their manhood. Or, we see ourselves as manly, in part, based on penis size. How silly. But the culture creates this equation for us in TV, movies, and various other forms of cultural values transmission.
I'm sure all men have felt...small...at some point in their lives. Perhaps they have felt...inadequate for some reason, or felt that they just did not...measure up.
(Don't worry guys, everyone's been there.)
The double entendres in this paper could occupy me ALL DAY. And I want to hang their table of findings of "penile dimension" above my desk. It would make me smile. But as it is, I will post it for all of YOU!
First of all, what IS the normal length of a penis? Sci had always heard somewhere around 6 inches, but never had any proof. But now, she's got the official numbers.
For those of you unable to read the rather fine print (sorry, had to get it in frame), the table shows a summary of the last ten studies to research normal penile length in men. The years range from the first in 1899, to the most recent (2001 as of this publication, which, admittedly, is 2002). The results even include one by Kinsey of the famous Kinsey reports. Subject pools ranges from 50 to over 3000 subjects surveyed (Kinsey surveyed a whopping 2770, I think this report was done to deliberately beat out that number), and age anywhere from 17-82. Measurements were taken flaccid, stretched, and erect, and in the most recent study, measurements were also taken of circumference.
Over all surveys, the average flaccid length was around 9.3 cm (3.7 inches). Stretched length averaged 14.29 cm (5.6 inches). The length of the fully erect penis (presumably the measurement that mattered most) was 5.8 inches, pretty close to the mythical 6 inches Sci was always told about. Unfortunately, for this particular study (the most recent), results all came from a group of Italian army conscripts, so there was probably relatively little racial variation and no data were taken to measure whether all those stereotypes you hear about held any water.
Go read the whole article.