Doctors: “Your penis is adequate, stop messing with it”

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic have urged men to chill out and accept their dicks as-is in a “sexual health” release aimed at fellas who may fall prey to penis-enlargement scams.

The internet in particular is awash in remedies to augment your member, but the Mayo Clinic docs say there is not any “scientific research [that] supports the use of any nonsurgical method to enlarge the penis — and no reputable medical society endorses penis surgery for purely cosmetic reasons.” According to the site, your John Thomas is probably just fine the way it is, and they offer stats to prove it:

The average penis measures between 3 and 4 inches (7.6 to 10.2 centimeters) when it’s not erect (flaccid) and between 5 and 7 (12.7 to 17.8) centimeters inches when erect.

A penis is considered abnormally small only if it measures less than 3 inches (7.6cm) when erect, a condition called micropenis.

(Does anyone else think they could have come up with a less-damaging name for the condition than “micropenis?”) The doctors also say that most female partners are unconcerned with penis size, and that “having a penis that’s too large can be a disadvantage. During intercourse, the tip of a long penis can strike a woman’s cervix, causing her pain or discomfort.”

The entire release can be viewed here, but if you get an email promising a bigger wang, it’s probably not on the level.

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