Wednesday, September 25, 2013

For concerned parents - Evaluating micropenis

How can I tell if my baby's or boy's penis is within the normal rage for his age?

This a very common question, asked by parents concerned that their son may have a micropenis. And this is the question I will try to answer in this post.

The first thing to do is to evaluate your boy's penis size properly. To do that, you must stretch the penis gently and measure it from the bone at the base and all the way up to the tip. Make sure to depress the surrounding fat pad, to reach all the way down to the base of the penis. Please also check the "Do I have a micropenis" article to get a good idea of the process.

Since the process is a bit tricky (and possibly embarrasing for the child), I think it's best if the examination is performed by a trained physician. The physician will not only measure your son's penis accurately but will also evaluate the presence of other congenital abnormalities, that may give the impression of a micropenis (e.g. penile curvature or buried penis). Furthermore, a micropenis is often accompanied by other ailments for which only a specialist can give proper advice!

The table at the end of the article shows the normal penis size in inches for each age group. If your son's penis is close to the abnormal column then  there is a good chance he has a micropenis.

If your doctor tells you everything is ok but you are still concerned that your son has a micropenis I urge you to get a second opinion! I have received many mails from guys who were tested for micropenis when they were young and the doctor failed to recognize the problem! In many cases, the doctor said something along the lines "will grow with time" or something similar. Some times this is pure bullshit! If your son has a micropenis it won't grow over time. If he doesn't receive hormonal treatment before puberty he will be stuck with a small penis for the rest of his life. And guess who he'll blame when he is older? You for not giving him proper medical attention. If you want to know more about hormonal treatment please check out this link and this link!

If the doctor gives you bad news, don't worry. When applied early before puberty, testosterone therapy has a good success ratio, about 80-90 % of treated boys attain a normally sized penis later in adulthood.

AgeNormal: Mean +/- 1 SD (inches)Abnormal: Mean – 2.5 SD (inches)
0-5 months1.5 +/- 0.30.75
6-12 months1.7 +/- 0.30.9
1-2 years1.9 +/- 0.31.0
2-3 years2.0 +/- 0.41.1
3-4 years2.2 +/- 0.41.3
4-5 years2.2 +/- 0.41.4
5-8 years2.4 +/- 0.41.5
8-11 years2.5 +/- 0.41.5
Adult5.2 +/- 0.63.7


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Mystery Exhibitionist talks about his small penis

A few days ago, a visitor of the site, called "Mystery Exhibitionist" , sent me an email.

Mystery Exhibitionist has a small penis but not a micropenis (he is 4 inches long). Still, he is probably in the same boat with every micropenis guy as he is not that much bigger.

From what he wrote, having a small penis didn't stop him from finding a wife and fathering 4 children.

Here is his email and photos, posted as he requested:

Mystery Exhibitionist: Hi, I saw your site after I looked around for information on small penises  and came across your micropenis site and Facebook page. It is very informative and changed my  mind about my penis.

I never considered mine as a micropenis, but now I believe it is.  I am an exhibitionist and not a flasher but post pictures of my tiny penis. I do get enjoyment   showing it and I think it is not your average small penis. It is well proportioned and many have said   it looks like a young boys or a baby's one. I have been advised to also seek advice from a doctor as  I maybe undeveloped.

Not much can be done about this but was told my Testosterone levels maybe low and have been all my life. The indications are also the lack of hair on my body as well as   having a feminine look when younger. I do have small breasts as well combined with a condition of   the chest called Pectus carinatum (Pidgin Chest). I look forward in letting you know the outcome.

The picture attached is mine and I give you right to use them as you feel but I still have rights   over them. I have also looked to see if I can be part of a survey or study to help others. My penis  measures 2.5 inch flaccid and 4 inch when erect. The foreskin also covers the head and glands flaccid or erect.

It will hurt when I pull the skin back for cleaning.   I don’t know the circumference. I am uncircumcised as you see and really pull the foreskin back as I said. Erect you have to pull it back and when having sex it can stay covered. When it is pulled back it has a big head…pardon the bun.

small flaccid penis

The scrotum is small and always like you see them. When hot they drop a little but not much. I do find it better to keep it shaved and have done this from the age of 15 teen as it gets lost….Lol. I  am more than happy with it and love it being this small. My wife of many never said anything and even after I asked her she rarely said anything.

mystery exhibitionist small penis

I have found on the internet that many like the look and some are amazed I fathered children. Positions were a challenge and Doggie was definitely the best way to have intercourse. If I can say, anal was perfect…. If I can be of assistance please email me via the site admin or leave a message as I have had an incredible time with what maybe a micro penis.

Extra Images from Mystery Exhibitionist 

If you have a micropenis (or just a small one) and want to share your story like Mystery Exhibionist did, send me an email at micropeniss @ (double ss !). For more info, check the micropenis member corner.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Difference between a Micropenis and a Microphallus

A reader of the site just send me an email, asking me if there is a difference between a micropenis and a microphallus.

Although most people and websites (including this one) often use the two terms interchangeably, the truth is they don't mean the exact same thing.

The micropenis term should be used to describe a really short but normally formed penis, like the one featured in the photo down below.

Image of an erect micropenis
Micropenis (erect) in an adult

On the other hand, microphallus should be used to describe a penis that is both very small and also has some kind of morphological anomaly, like  hypospadias or epispadias.

Image from an infant with microphallus
A microphallus in an infant diagnosed to be a 46XX male with clinical findings
of penoscrotal hypospadias, bifid scrotum, bilateral palpable gonads and
karyotyping showing 46XX chromosomes (source)

Other Uses Of The Term
Microphallus is also a genus of parasitic trematodes (flukes) in the family Microphallidae.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Other micropenis stuff

In this part of the site you will find a list of posts that are directly or in-directly connected to the micropenis condition. This includes info on measuring your penis properly, tips for concerned parents, interesting new stories and even a small penis condition. Just check the description next to every link and see if there is anything of interest to you.

Articles on the micropenis condition

Do I have a micropenis?: This is essentially a "How to measure your penis properly" guide. Find out how big you are and how you compare to the rest of the male population!

For concerned parents - Evaluating micropenis: This article is for all worried parents out there. Includes a short guide on how to evaluate your son's penis size, a table showing the average penis size for each age included and other tips on what to do if you think that your son has a small penis.

Micropenis FAQ This is a FAQ I have compile with some of the most frequent questions that readers of the site have send me in my email inbox.

The difference between a micropenis and a microphallus:  This post explains the difference between having a micro-penis and a micro-phallus.

Small Penis or Just Obese?: Some people claim that the majority obese men have a small penis..Is that true or just an optical illusion? And if yes, why?

In the News

Author Denies He Is a Flasher Because His Penis Is Too Small to Show in Public: Ex-lecturer and author Hinton Sheryn claims he has a small penis to avoid prosecution!

Donald Trump Has A Micropenis In This Artist's Impression: Artist shares her latest masterpiece online, a naked portrait of Donald Trump.

Woman kills her son because he had a micropenis: This is a very sad, sad story. A woman with mental problems decides to kill her son because he had a micropenis!

Woman divorces her husband because he had a micropenis: A woman divorces her husband after learning he had a micro penis.

Man with micropenis discovers he is a woman: A really weird news story. A 66 year old man with who thought he had a micropenis discovers he is actually a woman after visiting his doctor for a swollen abdomen.

Doctors Announce First Successful Penis Transplantation: A team of surgeons in South Africa announce that it has performed the first successful penis transplantation in a 21 year old man. The man had lost his penis after a botch circumcision.

Intersex Person Recognised as Gender Neutral: French court sets a European precedent by granting a 64-year-old person with a "micro-penis and a rudimentary vagina" the right to write 'gender neutral" on official forms.

Micropenis Videos

Micropenis Contest
: A video from the proclaimed "1st Annual Small Penis Contest".

Guy with micropenis gets tased: A weird, sad and in a sick-way kind of fun video. A naked guy with what seems to be a micropenis gets tased and beaten by the police, after refusing to wear his clothes.

Micropenis & Penoscrotal Hypospadias: Video of a male infant with micro-penis and hypospadias

Micropenis Support Group (Funny Video): Just a funny video by funny or die

My Penis and I:
Small cock owner Lawrence Barraclough sets out on a journey to learn how he can overcome his small penis insecurities.

My Penis and Everyone Else's: The sequel to "My Penis and I". Again a great documentary by Lawrence Barraclough.

Did Napoleon have a small penis? British documentary explores the popular myth about Napoleon and his alleged small penis.

Other Stuff

Small Penis Comics: Just some funny comics by :)

Donald Trump Has A Micropenis In This Artist's Impression: Artist Illma Gore draws the naked body of Donald Trump

Phalloplasty FAQ: Frequenty asked questions that men have about phalloplasty performed for penis enhancement purposes.

Best Male Chastity Cages: Chastity is relative common kink among men with a micropenis or men with small penis syndrome. In this article we explore some of the most popular chastity devices.

Sexual Quality of Life following Hormonal and Surgical Treatment for Micropenis

In this post, we will examine a recent study named "Sexual Quality of Life after Hormonal and Surgical Treatment, Including Phalloplasty, in Men with Micropenis: A Review". The study was published on the 23th of August, 2013 in the The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Introduction & Method
First, the authors mention that micro penis is a term that encompasses a wide range of congenital and acquired conditions, all of which result in an abnormally short penis, adding that micropenis "may persist into adulthood", if treatment fails, becoming a major cause of dissatisfaction and discomfort to the patient.

Then, they explain that the purpose of the study was to assess the effects of hormonal and surgical treatments on psychosexual functioning and quality of life (QoL) in patients with the condition, who were raised as males.

To do so, the authors investigated the previously published medical literature (from 1955 to 2012) on how hormonal and surgical treatments affect the sexual QoL.

Results & Conclusions
After a careful review of the medical literature, the authors drew the following results:
  • Most boys born with micropenis should be raised as boys (and not reassigned to girls) because "of the likelihood of male gender development and genitosexual function"
  • If small penis size persists into adulthood -and doesn't respond to hormonal treatment - it usually leads to "dissatisfaction with genital appearance" and jeopardizes sexual QoL
  • There is currently no known surgical intervention to treat micropenis other than phalloplasty
  • The phalloplasty technique considered as the "gold standard" for gender reassignment for female-to-male (FTM) transgenders can also be applied to 46,XY individuals with micropenis
  • Psychological support may be required to "alleviate the distress and impairment of QoL", experienced by men with a micropenis

The researchers concluded that micropenis in adults  usually leads to
"dissatisfaction with genital appearance" and sexual discomfort

The authors also mention that further studies - with a larger sample and a longer follow-up period -  are needed to produce safer and more precise results.

My opinion on the study
This study was a review and essentially adds no new knowledge on the micropenis condition. It simply collects all the medical knowledge in one handy place. However, the study mentions two things that I consider to be very important.

The first, is that more research is needed on the micropenis condition. After all, this is the only way to come up with new and better treatments, especially for adults who have very little options available.

The second is something I consider to be of even greater importance, and it is something that most studies seem to miss. And that is the fact that micropenis needs more recognition. And the good kind of recognition. Don't forget, 1 out 200 men has one:
"Only if health-care professionals fully appreciate the impact of this condition can optimal care be provided."

Callens N, De Cuypere G, Van Hoecke E, T'sjoen G, Monstrey S, Cools M, & Hoebeke P. (2013) Sexual Quality of Life after Hormonal and Surgical Treatment, Including Phalloplasty, in Men with Micropenis: A Review. The journal of sexual medicine. PMID: 23981815