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My penis is getting smaller!

By Love Matters February 3, 11:07 pm
What causes the penis to get smaller or shrink?

Most men are very sensitive about their gospel-pipe. This may be because it is widely believed that a bigger penis is always better. This is not always true. We have already proved that a bigger penis does not always mean that the sex will be good. Other factors such as foreplay and affection matter too.

Penises come in different sizes and shapes. Most men have penises of between 6 and 13 centimeters when soft (not erect). The penis increases in size until about 19-21 years of age, after this age, the actual size changes only slightly or remains the same.

But, not everyone is that lucky:

What if the penis begins to shrink (get smaller)? This is a nightmare! Why would this happen?

Here are 6 main reasons:
Weight gain

If you gain a lot of weight, your penis may start to look smaller. Note that this does not mean that it actually becomes smaller, it just looks smaller. What really happens is that when the belly expands, it pulls the penis inwards. If you lose weight, the penis will get back to its normal shape and size.

In very obese men, fat can cover most of the penis thus making it hard for a man to see his own penis.


Other body parts may age like fine wine but your penis may not.

As you grow older, you may notice that your penis and testicles become smaller. This happens because as you age, there is reduction in blood flow to the penis. This is, in turn, caused by an increase of fatty deposits in the arteries.

Also, constant small injuries from sex and sports may lead to accumulation of scar tissue in the penis. These scar tissue affect your penis’ erectile tissues leading to shrinkage and affecting erection size.

To maintain erectile function with age, remain physically active, eat a balanced diet, quit smoking, and avoid drinking alcohol excessively.

Peyronie’s disease

Every heard of curved and painful erections?

Peyronie can reduce the length and circumference of your penis. This s because this disease makes the penis to be bent when erect, instead of straight. Men can still have sex but it tends to be painful. This condition can be corrected through surgery.


Those smoking packets with scary images should start including pictures of smaller penises as a warning to smokers. Maybe this will encourage them to stop smoking.

Smoking is bad for your overall health but I bet you did not know it also affects your penis. 

The chemicals in cigarettes can affect blood flow to the penis. This is because these chemicals can injure or narrow the blood vessels in the penis thus preventing it (penis) from being filled with blood and stretching.

Smoking has also been associated with erectile dysfunction.

Stop smoking, save your penis!

Prostrate surgery

Most men who have had a cancerous prostrate removed experience a small to moderate decrease in their penis. Some men who undergo this procedure may not experience any shortening at all.


Some medications such as some antidepressants and certain drugs for enlarged prostate have been found to cause penis shrinkage

Now you know.


A slight to moderate reduction on your penis size should not prevent you from having enjoyable sexual experiences. If it is due to other medical conditions such as Peyronie’s disease, visit a doctor for treatment.

Have you noticed any changes to your penis? Share your experience and ask questions in the comments section.  

Did you learn something new?

Love Matters
Fri, 02/05/2021 - 11:27 am

Hello James, thank you for reaching out to us and we are so sorry you are going through a hard time. Are you absolutely sure that this is what you are going through?

Peyronie's disease is penis problem caused by scar tissue, called plaque, that forms inside the penis. It can result in a bent, rather than straight, erect penis. Most men with Peyronie's disease can still have sex. But for some, it can be painful and cause erectile dysfunction. Are these some of the symptoms you are currently experiencing? Self diagnosis can be risky and this is why it is best to seek medical advice before self treatment. 

In the meantime, if you are not experiencing any of the above symptoms but are worried about the shape of your penis, remember that penises come in all shapes and sizes. And they all look different: straight, curved, long, thick, thin, circumcised, uncircumcised. One is no better than the other. Click here to find out more:


We hope this information helps! Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!

Fri, 02/05/2021 - 04:06 pm
Very helpful information. Please address the issue if mastabation. What are the efects? Does it mean you won't be able to sire children as for men
Fri, 02/05/2021 - 05:39 pm
Always pleased to help, Dennis. Feel free to go through more of our content on masturbation here: https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/ways-to-make-love/masturbation-top-five-facts-part-1 https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/ways-to-make-love/masturbation-top-five-facts-part-2 We hope this information helps you make more informed decisions and do not hesitate to get in touch with us in case you have any questions. Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!
Fri, 03/26/2021 - 10:23 pm
I have a premature ejaculation. and during the ejaculation and dont feel much pleasure what could be the problem
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