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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.

Ageing

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.

Smoking

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.

Medication

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

Now you know.

Remember:

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?

Comments

Hi Michael, to get specialised diagnosis, treatment, and care it is best to see a urologist since he/she specializes in conditions of the urinary tract, as well as sexual concerns in men. The general practitioner is likely to end up referring you to a urologist anyway. Sending you well wishes!

Hi Gong, 

There are a lot of supposed options to increase penis size including pills, creams, and exercises. The truth is almost none of it works. The only way to make a man’s penis look bigger is through surgery, but the results are not very significant meaning you don't expect a very significant change. Read this article to learn more about penis enlargement: Does penis enlargement work?. Always remember that you can still have pleasurable sex regardless of the size. Here is an article on penis size and sex: Is my penis big enough?

Hi Mr BIM, 

There are a lot of supposed options to increase penis size including pills, creams, and exercises. The truth is almost none of it works. The only way to make a man’s penis look bigger is through surgery, but the results are not very significant meaning you don't expect a very significant change. Read this article to learn more about penis enlargement: Does penis enlargement work? 

Hi there, 

I am sorry to hear about what you've been going through. This seems to be an erectile problem and the best way to know the cause and best treatment option is to visit a doctor. He/she should be able to conduct tests and recommend the best treatment. In the meantime, read this article to learn more about signs of an erectile dysfunction: 4 signs you have erectile dysfunction

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