A new study has reported on the outcomes of a sex education treatment program for men complaining of a short-sized penis. The study, published in the journal Urology, was conducted by the Cairo University Hospital Department of Andrology and Sexology. Over two years, it focused on 92 patients complaining of a small-sized penis in either the flaccid or erect state.
Of the patients, 72 percent complained of a short penis only in the flaccid state, and 28 percent complained of a short penis in both the flaccid and the erect state. None of the patients had erectile dysfunction.
The doctors began by collecting historical details, with particular emphasis on the duration of the complaint and the sexual habits of the patients. The doctors found that almost all of the patients had an inflated concept of what size a normal penis should be.
All the patients were then asked to complete the International Index of Erectile Function short-form questionnaire and were tutored by an andrologist on sex education matters. The penile length and girth were measured twice using a tape measure in both the flaccid and fully stretched states. The patients were informed that if their flaccid and stretched penis size was 4 cm (1.6 inches) and 7 cm (2.75 inches) or more, respectively, it was considered normal.
Most of the patients said they found the combination of sex education with standard penile measurements helpful and relieving. According to the measurements, none of the patients had an under-sized penis and almost all the patients were incorrect in what they thought to be normal penile size.
The researchers said that men complaining of a short penis should be treated using the basic principles of sex education along with objective methods of penile size evaluation. They believe this combination can correct any previous sexual misconceptions, relieve unnecessary anxiety concerning penile size and decrease the desire to undertake still-to-be scientifically verified lengthening methods.
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