It is not unusual for men to anchor their self-worth to the size of their penis, rating their own manliness in terms of an imagined ideal. Some of the blame for this can be placed on the adult film industry, which seeks out only the most heroically proportioned male actors. But do women feel the same way about their partners? The following discussion reveals the research on women’s attitudes toward penis size, as well as exploring some of the factors that affect it and the penis vitamins and minerals that can help men make the most out of what they have.

Women’s attitudes toward penis size

A 2006 study by Lever, Frederick & Peplau revealed some interesting facts about the opinions of men versus women concerning the size of the penis. For instance, while only 55% of all men surveyed were comfortable with their penis, and 45% admitted wanting a larger organ. These results were consistent in men aged from 18-65 years. On the other hand, 85% of women reported that they were happy with the length and girth of their partner. Furthermore, only 21% of women felt that penis length was important, while 33% of women were concerned about girth.

Factors that affect penis size

Penis size is mainly based on DNA - men get what they get when they are born. Whether they are sporting a 10-incher (which occurs in only about 1 in 10,000 men), have a condition known as micropenis (meaning it is less than one inch in length when erect) or fall somewhere in between, this is mainly the luck of the draw. However, certain issues can affect penis size, or at least its relative appearance:

1. Bent or curved penis - a penis that is not arrow-straight may tend to look shorter than it really is. Most men have some degree of curvature to their penis, but this has little effect on their ability to achieve an erection or orgasm during penetration or self-stimulation. Men who experience extreme bending or curving during an erection that interferes with their ability to engage in intercourse may have a condition known as Peyronie’s disease, which results from the formation of scar tissue on one side of the shaft.

2. Overweight/obesity - men who are carrying extra body weight, especially in the abdominal area, may have a penis that appears smaller than it really is in contrast.

3. Personal perception - a man who is looking down at his penis from above may perceive it as smaller than it really is. Looking in a mirror may reveal that the penis is actually larger than it appears from above.

Penis enhancement - is it worth it?

Each year, men spend millions of dollars on penis enhancement products, from stretching devices to exercise plans to surgical intervention. Unfortunately, most of this money appears to be wasted. To date, there is no scientific evidence that supports the idea that men can gain significant length or girth through any means, surgical or otherwise. The most substantial increase in size is generally ½ inch or less. Given the large number of unpleasant side effects (bleeding, scarring, loss of penis sensitivity, etc.), the benefits seem overshadowed by the risks.

Supporting optimum penis performance the natural way

It is clear from the research that men place much greater importance on penis size than their potential partners, suggesting that the problem is all in the head (pun intended, of course). But treating the penis right and supporting optimum tone, elasticity and suppleness of the penile skin through use of a high-quality penis health formula(most health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) may be an effective way to improve the look and feel of the penis, as well as increase its responsiveness to stimulation and promote healthy circulation. By keeping the penis in top condition, men can make the most of what they were born with, with surprising results when it comes to sexual performance and satisfaction.