A third of men are unhappy with their penises
More than one bloke in three is not happy with his penis. (And with one in ten 'not sure' that leaves barely half of men — 54% - happy with the little General.)
A survey of 600 malehealth readers carried out during August also found that:
- 28% of men think their penis is 'too small' (and 11% - that's more than 1 bloke in 10 - had tried to make their penises bigger)
- 1 in 4 men had tried to improve their erections using drugs or some other method
- 1 in 5 men have had their penises given names by themselves or their partners!
Younger men were particularly dissatisfied with only two in five men aged under 25 happy with their penises. Does this reflect a wider dissatisfaction among younger men with their bodies as a result of increasing media and advertising obsession with the male physique?
A quite incredible range of techniques have been used by malehealth readers to improve erections including: masturbation techniques such as stop start, cock rings, herbs, vacuum pump, ointments, pornography, yoga, oily fish diet, clenching the muscles that control peeing regularly, ginseng, seaweed, dunking it in salt and cold tea, 'wishing real hard' and asking 'my girl for a blowjob - believe it or not is the best method'. (Yeah, right.) Some of these are not to be recommended.
Some 19% of men had used erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis. A lot of these men (7.5% of the total) had bought these drugs on the internet. If these figures are anything like representative of men in general, there is a massive quantity of ED drugs being traded online.
So what about those names? There were many including, as well as several Dicks, Willys (and a William): sausage, the Wand of hopefulness, the coookenhymer, Percy (twice), Mr Peg, Charlie, Lund, Butters, The Boggieman, Herbie, Trevor, Fred (twice), Lennie, JJ, The little guy, Donkey!, Hulk, Peter, Bam Bam, Maggot, Pussy, Moose, Big Ben, Best, Mikey D, Percy the Small Engine, Rodney, Junior, George, Peepeeboy, James, Felix, Docky, Bosher, Wildthing, Mr Happy and the rather unimaginative 'My cock'.
Thanks to everyone who took the survey.
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