What Does Small Penis Syndrome Mean?
The term ‚Äėsmall penis syndrome‚Äô or SPS is gaining popularity, as more and more men seem fixated at the idea of having a large penis. No wonder penis enlargement devices sell like hot cakes. But what does ‚Äėsmall penis syndrome‚Äô actually mean?
Small Penis Syndrome is more a psychological problem than a physical one. It is defined as an anxiety disorder characterized by an obsessive rumination of penis size by a man, in a way that he keeps observing his genitals directly or indirectly, fearing that his flaccid penis length and girth is less than the normal/standard penis size.
Such concerns are often unfounded in reality, and if left untreated can lead to erectile dysfunction, loss of libido and other sexual disorders.
Interestingly, Small Penis Syndrome or SPS is found in men with a normal-sized penis in contrast to those who actually have a micropenis (small penis). Men affected by SPS syndrome, are not only concerned about their erect penis length but also the size of their penis in flaccid state, and desperately look for various male enhancement products and techniques.
Men suffering from small penis syndrome are constantly troubled by concerns that their penis is not large enough to satisfy their sexual needs or that of their partner‚Äôs. From using penis enlargement devices to undergoing surgery, they can go to any length to achieve a larger penis size.
What can lead to Small Penis Syndrome?
A wide variety of research and surveys show that more than 50% of men are unhappy with the size of their genitals. Typically this topic is a subject of jokes and the selling point for most male enhancement products, but it is actually an agonizing and serious problem that should be openly discussed.
Some of the factors that might be the underlying cause for small penis syndrome are:
Childhood Anxiety ‚Äď SPS is often referred to as the ‚ÄėLocker Room Syndrome‚Äô, as this fear/anxiety usually begins in childhood. As a young boy, one might compare his penis with that of older children, his own father or other adults and end up believing that their genitals are too small compared to other men in his surroundings.¬† This fear of not being well-endowed can affect the sub-conscious mind considerably, leading to small penis syndrome.
Pornography ‚Äď Internet has made access to porn sites and movies extremely easy for everyone including children and adolescents. The models shown in porn films usually take steroids for penis enlargement, but this creates a wrong image in the young minds. They start viewing themselves as inadequate and too ‚Äúsmall‚ÄĚ compared to the ‚Äúreal‚ÄĚ man they see on screen.
Clinical Problems ‚Äď Clinical problems such as erectile dysfunction can also create anxiety and fear. Often men suffering from such disorders try desperate means to increase their penis length and girth, as they believe that the root cause of their problem is a small penis.
Treatment for Small Penis Syndrome
The constant concern and fear about the size of their genitals can lead to depression and erectile dysfunction in men. Thus it is important to provide proper counseling and treat this syndrome at the earliest.
To treat small penis syndrome, a thorough assessment of the potential causes, medical history and social factors must be done. One must understand that male enhancement products can offer temporary solution, but they are not a permanent answer for augmenting penis size.
Even penis enlargement surgery carries a lot of risk, and is not a viable option. The real solution to ‚Äėsmall penis syndrome‚Äô lies in helping a man accept his sexuality and manhood the way it is ‚Äď and to make him understand that the length and size of his penis is normal and adequate for sexual activity and pleasure.