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What is a micropenis?

Many men worry needlessly about their penis size, convinced they must be cursed with a small penis.

Although a small penis is not a health concern, a guy could legitimately be concerned if he possesses a true micropenis.

But just what is a micropenis?

Many guys who have what might be thought of as a small penis, or at least one that is a little below average fear that they have a micropenis, but a real micropenis is a rare thing.

The average size of the erect penis is around 5.2 inches long.

The vast majority of men fall within the range of four inches and six inches. A few people measure more than six inches and a few measure smaller than four inches.

But for a guy to be classified as having a micropenis, his erect penis would need to measure 2.8 inches or less, and only 0.5% of men are estimated to fall in this range.

Having a micropenis actually starts at birth. Doctors have concluded that usually, a man comes out of the womb with a penis that is significantly smaller than typical. This is usually a result of insufficient testosterone production during the fetal stage.

Micropenis can be treated during infancy and childhood through testosterone therapy.

However, there can be side effects to this approach, so a decision to utilize hormone supplementation would need to be discussed by the parents with an experienced doctor

Does it interfere with sex?

One worry of a man with what he believes to be a micropenis is how it will affect his sex life.

Micro penises function just as a typical penis does. It should get erect when stimulated and ejaculates semen. However, the shortness of the penis may make it difficult for female partners to achieve orgasm through vaginal penetration

Couples in which a micropenis is present may want to focus greater attention on oral or manual stimulation to bring about female orgasm.

More concerning is the psychological issues that can result from a micropenis. Many people worry that the size of their penis reflects poorly on their status as a male. This can bring about serious blows to their self-confidence and self-esteem. This may affect their performance in the bedroom, but it also may lead to a deeper depression which inhibits their enjoyment of many other phases of their life.

In some cases, men may seek penis enlargement solutions but remember that these don’t work and even if they work, the impact is very insignificant. In some cases, the treatment options used may leave serious lasting effects on one’s body.

Seeking qualified professional help is urged for men with depression or self-esteem issues. If you think you have micropenis, kindly talk to your doctor about it and get the necessary help you need.

Got any questions about micropenis? Talk to us in the comments section. 

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Recent Comments (18)

    1. Good to know, Moses. Thank…

      Good to know, Moses. Thank you!

  1. Thanks so much @lovematters…
    Thanks so much @lovematters for making me know this

    1. You’re welcome, Halima!

      You’re welcome, Halima!

  2. How can this micropenis…
    How can this micropenis enlarged if it happens its small

    1. Hi Blessed Kevin,


      Hi Blessed Kevin,

      It enlarges in size when erect just like other penises. It functions the same as a normal healthy penis unless there are other underlying health issues. 

  3. Hey, on penis sizes, are the…
    Hey, on penis sizes, are the measurements african, coz I heard it varies depending on your race.

    1. Hi Vinn, 

      That is actually…

      Hi Vinn, 

      That is actually a myth. There is no known scientific evidence to prove the connection between average penis size and race. 

    1. Hi Naturinda, 

      What is…

      Hi Naturinda, 

      What is wawoo! A micropenis?

  4. Why you may find a shine…
    Why you may find a shine tiny bubbles in your sperms…thank you

    1. Hi Nick, 

      Gas bubbles in…

      Hi Nick, 

      Gas bubbles in semen are not semen normal as they can be a sign of inflammation in the seminal vesicles called seminal vesiculitis.  However, there are other causes, see a healthcare provider for tests and treatment. 

  5. Why at round 2 you may go…
    Why at round 2 you may go upto 35min and still not produce any sperms and if produce…you only produces a tiny shine bubbles?

    1. Hi Nickson, 

      That could be…

      Hi Nickson, 

      That could be a sign of a problem that requires medical attention. Visit a hospital for tests and recommended treatment. 

  6. good article for me today…
    good article for me today but i always heards about men enlarging their penis through some medical procedures,,does is really works

    1. Hi Martin, 

      There are…

      Hi Martin, 

      There are several medical procedures that have been suggested for increasing penis size but none of these procedures has been proved safe or effective. Some procedures can affect your ability to get and maintain an erection.

  7. What can i do to increase my…
    What can i do to increase my penis size. Both in length and girth

    1. Hi Chris, 

      There are…

      Hi Chris, 

      There are several medical procedures that have been suggested for increasing penis size but none of these procedures has been proved safe or effective. Some procedures can affect your ability to get and maintain an erection. Read this article to learn more: Can I make my penis bigger?

      Here are some things you can do: First, communicate with your partner. It may be hard to break old habits or to discuss sexual preferences with your partner. But you’ll be glad you did — and you may be surprised at the spark it ignites in your sex life. Second, get in shape and lose belly fat. If you’re overweight and have a “beer gut,” your penis might appear shorter than it is. Regular exercise can make a big difference. Better physical conditioning may not only make you look better but also can improve strength and endurance during sex. Third, talk to your doctor or a counselor. Feeling unhappy about the size of your penis is common. A certified counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, or family doctor can help.

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