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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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I'm 16 and me and my girlfriend are about to start the process of sex but I'm worried because of my penis size, when it is flaccid it is about 3-4 inches but when erect it is about 5-6 or maybe a bit more, is that good enough to please my girlfriend?





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Hi I am nearly 32..when I was 5 year old. My leg effected by polio. After that my penis didn't grow up.it effected my penis too..it's size about 2.5 inch..I want to make it longer...can u help me...reply plz





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I want to increase my penis size my penis is about 5 inches erect.





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Hi am 18 and my penis size is about 5inc and its really embarrassing to me. How can i make it get bigger?





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Hi My penis size Girth From BASE To half way is 6.1 INCHES from there to Head 5.5 -5.3 inches .. length is 6.5 inches is this ok .is there anyway I can make my penis the same Girth size looks like a cone when I look at the pics





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I am 39 and hate long penises. They hurt like hell (banging my cervix) and I find they lose full erections quickly as the man gets older. Stubby penises are far better as they fill me up and hit the spot. I have refused sex with a long penis but never a 6 inch chubby one!





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Hi I have just posted my size on here ..would you call that small and chubby ...thanks Chris

Would you agree then that penis size/shape is your primary requirement in a sex partner?

My penis is 8.8 inches big and all my girlfriends don't want to have sex with me cause of it what can I do so they will or get the same pleasure as it





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Does anyone know fhe best penis growth cream that was on the show about a month ago





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Try using mint toothpaste it seems to have worked for me

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.


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