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Boys vs Girls

Penis Shape

18 year old Tom is next in the mobile clinic, and has concerns over the shape of his penis. Tom is worried that his penis bends away from his body, particularly when erect. Dr Christian checks for signs of abnormality, but he soon declares Tom’s penis absolutely normal. He reassures Tom that slightly bent penises are normal and that a perfectly straight penis can be quite uncomfortable for women during sex, so a curved penis is absolutely fine.

Dr Christian wants to clarify once and for all what is normal or abnormal for male genitalia, so he gives a group of eight teens a lesson on boys’ bits.

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I can't ejaculate when I'm havin sex. Just lose all feeling but can ejaculate when masterbating. I'm very worried about this because I would like to have kids some day. Can you help me plz





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My penis on flop iis 2 n half on erect 4 but it's very skinny like a marker pen if that





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Size is pretty much determined by genetics – but most men have more than enough to satisfy both themselves and their partners. Practice and skill can be a big help. It's also good to keep the penis in proper health; using a quality penis health crème can help maintain that health. Good luck!

I just turned 13 in september and my penis is 4inch soft and,6inch hard is this normal or is something wrong





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I turned 13 in July and my penis is 2 in soft but however my penis is 71/2 in hard

I'm 14 and my penis is 2.9 inches soft(7cm) and 5.3 inches hard (12.5cm). I masturbate 1/2 times a day, when I orgasm I edjaculate all the time. Is it normal for me to edjaculate by masturbating for only a minute?





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Yes very normal I'm 18 and have been masturbating sense 11 and its very normal.

Dear, i have concerns over the shape of my penis, my penis is shaped like a banana, a little bent towards down side when erected, is this normal or abnormal ?





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am 15 yesterday at school while changing for swimming i noticed that a boy has got no forskin on his penis how does he masturbate





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Same way anyone else does... Not having a foreskin makes little difference in the case you are talking about and generally results in having fewer infections as a bonus.

i am 25 and my penis is having a swollen vain at the side and i fill ba3 having it like that its jst how i am since i i was still a kid. What am i to do?





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Im 13 got 3in not erected 5in when erected





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im 13 and have a 1 inch penis nonerect but a 4 inch erect is that weird





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Ok so I'm 16 years old boy I wear briefs and my pennies is 3in not erect but when is erect 5-6in erect is this normal oh Why I have boobs I'm berly 16 years old How can I remove men boobs





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