Let’s get the facts on the table at the outset: There is no legitimate or safe way to enlarge your penis! The size of your penis is genetically determined. It is not related to race, height, weight, shoe size, or hand size. Continue Reading
Testosterone is a key male hormone. It drives libido, affects muscle mass, elevates mood, fights fatigue, adds strength, and improves cognitive ability. Unfortunately, as men age, their testosterone levels begin to decline. This process, called hypogonadism, is a normal part of getting older. Continue Reading
One of the most frequently asked questions (often implied) that a busy urologist hears is, “Is my penis big enough, long enough, or wide enough?” Let me set the record straight. Continue Reading
AARP recently published a survey on sex, romance, and relationships in midlife and older adults (age 45 and older). One of the key findings was the answer to the question, what does a happy sexual relationship look like? Those who are the most satisfied tend to have the following: Continue Reading
IT’S A REAL DEAL: FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING EXAM
September was Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and most hospitals, whether they are community hospitals, for-profit hospitals, or university hospitals, were offering free prostate cancer screening examinations throughout the month. This is not only a good deal but a big deal, as more than 240,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2011, according to the National Cancer Institute. In this country, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in males and the second most common cause of death in men from all cancers. The importance of screening and early diagnosis cannot be emphasized enough. Early diagnosis and treatment are the key to a cure and long-term survival.
PENIS EDUCATION AT HOME
I am often asked by fathers, and occasionally by single mothers, “How do I educate my son about his penis?” “When do we have that ‘birds and bees’ dialogue?” “How do I promote a positive penis image for my son?” As a father, you are your son’s primary penis role model. The smallest message from you—a nod, a grunt, a shrug, a casual remark—gets carved into his memory deeper and more permanently than anything he picks up in a sex education class or schoolyard. Set a good example, a responsible example, with a superpotent attitude.
Any illness can have a dampening effect on a man’s Penis Power™. The general weakness and fatigue that accompanies sickness will naturally affect your sex drive and your ability to respond to stimulation.
Also, depending on the nature of the affliction and its severity, a patient’s range of movement might be limited to the point where he is not able to engage in sex.
In many cases, illness brings with it a certain amount of depression or despair, a feeling of inadequacy, and an image of one’s body as impaired. All of this can diminish Penis Power, even if the illness itself does not. Continue Reading
Tell me if this sounds familiar:
Self-doubt leads to penis weakness: you can’t get or maintain an erection, or your sex is somehow unsatisfactory. This bad experience increases your self-doubt, which means that the next time you have sex, your anxiety level is even higher, making the chances of the problem repeating itself even greater.
This is a vicious cycle.
Most men who go to their doctors complaining of penis problems are either perfectly normal and don’t realize it, or are inflating their own difficulties by allowing themselves to get sucked into the “quicksand” of doubt.
It is amazing how much simple education and a strong dose of reassurance can do for men who suffer from self-doubt.
Why is PW So Prevalent Today?
I have witnessed an increased development of penis weakness over the last forty years. In my mind, it is worth analyzing the social conditions that have created this outbreak.
One could argue that it has always been this way, or maybe even worse. One could also argue that I have seen an increase in penis weakness in recent years only because men today feel more comfortable talking about it.
However, neither of these statements is correct. The truth is, there are powerful social and historical factors that have contributed to, and continue to create, penis weakness among men today.