The Treasure Mine that is the Internets
Today, while researching 'ganglion cyst' in order to determine whether the beebee-sized lump on the joint of my right thumb is that rather than the tumor I'm certain will require amputation of my entire arm (or, rather, armputation, as I like to say in protest to the use of 'cremains,' which I consider an appalling coinage), I came across this intriguing article in eMedicineHealth,
a real tearjerker entitled "Paltry Penis Perception Plagues Many Normal Men." Did you know about small-penis syndrome? Seems it's a genuine condition, when men with average-sized equipment have anxiety that they don't measure up. It's not to be confused with the condition that means such anxiety is warranted: micropenis.
Besides the fascinating statistics on size, the most interesting part of this piece was the last two paragraphs:
Similarly, the researchers note that plastic surgeons have been touting their ability to make a man's flaccid or erect penis larger. Again, they note, these techniques are unproven except for cases of true deformity. And they warn that serious complications may ensue.
Wylie and Eardley recommend that urologists take men's concerns seriously. If education and counseling doesn't do the trick, they advise psychotherapy for men whose obsession over penis size is interfering with their lives.
Aw, gosh--all those poor men out there feeling like vienna sausages in a world of kielbasa.