What exactly is a micropenis and how does it affect a couple's sex life? Find out here!
Does size really matter? There are couples who will say that it definitely does, while others would beg to differ, seeing beyond the penetrative type of sex, and have learned to embrace other ways to pleasure their partner.
On average, an erect penis measures about 5.2 inches when erect. When a man has a micropenis, his penis only swells to less than half of this, or about 2 inches.
A micropenis can be diagnosed during childhood or puberty, or when penile length doesn’t increase much despite the spike in testosterone.
It is a rare condition that affects only 0.6% of men worldwide, according to the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. But even men without this problem can relate to the feeling of inadequacy when they feel that they are not as “well endowed” as they should be.
Dr. Leo Doumanian, a reconstruction surgeon at the University of Southern California Institute of Urology, tells Men’s Health that the biggest problem for those with a micropenis is their insecurity, which hinders them from having healthy sexual relationships.
For men with a micropenis, it is all about performance and creativity. Foreplay cannot just be a means to an end.
Most of the time, it can be just as important as intercourse itself, when it comes to peaks in pleasure. It’s more than just a prelude to sex, it is often the main source of orgasm.
How can a man with a micropenis satisfy their partner?
For a man with a micropenis, it is all about intentional intimacy. They have to become “adept at the sexual arts and the female anatomy.”
Jim* a man with a micropenis explains to Men’s Health, “You learn erogenous zones. As a micropenised, you have to be willing to be anything goes sexually. Leave your hang ups at the door.”
One mum, who chooses to remain anonymous, shared with theAsianparent how getting creative when it comes to sex positions helped her husband, who has a micropenis, hit her G-spot.
More specifically, she would go on top of him during sex and move around slightly. Even gentle pressure, or the rubbing of his penis on the side of her labia worked wonders for them.
Couples can also try oral sex or “dry humping” to achieve climax; even nipple stimulation has been known to result in orgasms for some women.
As with other types of sexual difficulties, like erectile dysfunction, sex toys, like vibrators, could also be of great help for couples longing to achieve more satisfying sex.
Can a man with a micropenis get a woman pregnant?
Though it can be a challenge, as ejaculation takes place farther from the cervix, it is not impossible. A woman can still get pregnant even though her husband or partner has a micropenis.
A micropenis, though smaller than average, still functions in the same way that a regular-sized penis does.
Ultimately, it’s not about the equipment, so to speak, but how you and your partner work together, intimately discovering ways to experience pleasure, that makes sex truly satisfying.