Question from a senior male student at UCSD:
I've always wanted to have a longer penis, my
sexual partners hardly reach orgasm, is it the
performance or the size of my penis? If the size
doesn't matter, how can I improve it? If the size
really matters, then what is your advice?
Dr. Caron's answer: Woody Allen once said
that he was the only man he knew who suffered penis
envy. I think he was wrong. It's fairly common for
men to worry about their penis size. Some people
have suggested that since the growth of the penis
is one of the marks of puberty, somehow the
association between penis size and manhood is made.
Unfortunately, men's magazine's frequently
advertise penis enlargers which exploit male
anxieties (and don't work, by the way!). In it's
unerect or unaroused state the penis is usually
between 2-1/2 to 4 inches. In it's erect state the
penis is usually 5 to 7 inches. Some are slightly
smaller, some are slightly larger. It's important
to know there is no relationship between the size
of a man's penis and his ability to have sexual
intercourse or to excite his partner. A larger
penis will not make a woman have an orgasm any more
that a smaller one will. The clitoris is located
outside and above the entrance to the vagina.
Perhaps talking with your partner about what would
feel good to lead her to orgasm (in terms of
touching or techniques) would be helpful.
© 2008, Sandra L.
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It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the
lover. - Marge Piercy
American teens have the worst of all
worlds...Our children are bombarded and confronted
with sexual messages, sexual exploitation, and all
manner of sexual criticism. But our society is by
and large sexually illiterate. Faye Westheimer
Dr. Sandra L.
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