Most people’s opinion of the penis can pretty much be summed up in the age-old saying, “It has a mind of its own.” This is one of those classic clichés I constantly hear from my patients and friends in reference to their penises. This statement reflects the issues surrounding what I call the penis mystique—that curious realm where the hard data of biology meets the unpredictable and mysterious realm of the mind and emotions.
One of the reasons we are so fascinated by that “junior partner,” as a lawyer patient of mine calls his, is that it does seem to think for itself. What other organ grows to several times its normal size and then shrinks again, sometimes despite your intentions and without warning?
What other organ is so unpredictable? Continue Reading