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Episode 8 - Glasgow

Penis size

Dr Christian met up with the University of Birmingham rugby team to do some myth busting over the controversial issue of penis size. Citing a condition called small penis syndrome, Dr Christian points out that many men worry about their penis size, which can have severe affects on their life, even when their penis is often perfectly normal. In an attempt to stop some of these willy worries Dr Christian got the rugby team to measure their penises and discovered some truth in the ‘shower or grower’ myth. Those rugby players with a smaller penis when flaccid tended to have more of an increase in size when erect. Dr Christian finally stressed the importance of using the right sized condoms.

The EB Team would also like to thank:

Allan N. Schwartz, PhD

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What is the average size for a 16 year olds penis? I'm 16, 5' 3", and I'm about 7 inches length and 6 girth.





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I am 15 years old and my penis hasn't grown yet. I can still push it back inside. It is about 4 or 5 inch erect. I need to know if my penis will actually grow into a usual sized penus.





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I'm 15 as well, just recently I noticed mines grown a lot bigger, I didn't even notice it, the thing is that it's size changes all the time, flacid it's sometimes really small or sometimes very long, but out of nowhere my erect size (which was sizable) before randomly got much longer, so yes it will probably change, we both have about 6 more years of growth.

i am 26 years of age i have little penis even my younger brother has larger penis than me although i have pubis and axillary hairs i have high pitched voice where is the problem i have done my testosterone level it is normal within range.kindly help me.





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Hi I'm 17 and my girlfriend tells me she's hoping we can have sex on my 18th which will be next month it will be both our first times and I'm very very worried about my penis size, I am a large lad I weigh around 19 stone 6 pounds and I'm around 6foot but my penis is very tiny I would say its about 4 inches in legnth when erect and the width of the penis is very tiny if I put my middle finger next to my penis there almost identical only that my penis is like 2,3 cm higher its very embarrasing and every time my gf mentions sex or any oral activities I always put her off is my size normal? Do I have a tiny penis because I'm overweight? Help!!!!!





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Hello dr. I am in prob. My penis size is 6 inch my wife is not setisfied to my penis size my age 21 haw to increase my penis





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Hello dr. i am in problam my penis size is 6 inch how to increase it . My age is 21 year iam married





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Underneath my foreskin becomes sore quite easily,I have been to a GUM Clinic & they were unable to help me, My penis is Ok at the moment, but if I put my finger into the opening of my foreskin & twiddle it around, my foreskin will start to become quite sore, this did not used to happen & is a recurring problem.





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Hi I'm 17, So when I pull my foreskin back there is bits of yellow and recently I've been able to pull it further back to reveal loads of this yellow stuff almost like a crust that's stuck to my penis head, what is it and how do I get rid of it!





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It's natural. You need to clean daily to rid of smegma...

Hi, I have got a single wart on my shaft, how do I get rid of it.





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Hi I am 21 and my penise is 3and a half inchs on flop but when it's erected it's just under 6 inchs is this normal ?





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