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Why Indians Are So Obsessed With The Size Of The Penis?

Why Indians Are So Obsessed With The Size Of The Penis?


  10045      02/04/2015

‘How do I get a bigger penis?’ is the most common question asked these days especially amongst youth. Oftentimes it is seen that men are too much worried about different concerns related to their size of the penis which terribly affects their day-to-day life.


It is very important to differentiate ‘concerns’ from ‘problems’. For someone who has a concern, it should not be treated as a problem (which will end up in unnecessary medications/ interventions). On the other hand, for someone who has a problem, it should not be rejected as a concern.


In my opinion porn can be blamed for anything and everything these days. So, we can blame porn too for this too. Porn helps us in fulfilling our fantasy to a certain extent but it should not be considered an imitation of real life! When you see a movie and watch hero jumping from the tenth floor, you know that it is just a movie and not real. The same rule applies in porn too. A person who watches porn should be able to differentiate between porn and reality. The main cause of this problem is the lack of knowledge and awareness about sexuality.


Lack of sex education should be blamed more than porn for this type of body dysmorphic disorder, a kind of mental illness where a person can’t stop thinking about a flaw in their appearance, which is imagined most of the time. Another contributing factor for body dysmorphic disorder is the society/culture which enforces a message that ‘certain’ types of images are desirable and others are not. Now-a-days, accessing porn is so much easy and much free from assessing scientific information and or for finding a specialist doctor to deal with these kinds of problems. With passing time, such wrong information becomes so common and true for all individuals.

A recent survey done in Indian males found that erect penis size of an Indian ranges from 3.8 inches to 6.4 inches with an average of 5.5 inches.

Most of the time, it’s not the size of your penis that needs to be changed but the way you think and feel about the size of your penis.Some men might suffer from the problem of small penis (less than two inches when erect) making it difficult for them to have sex with their partner, but that’s a different issue and it needs to be medically addressed. Very small percentage (less than 4%) of men suffers from this kind of problem. It is somehow really hard for an average person to understand that sex is much more than just having intercourse with the partner (which is only 15-20% of the whole experience).

 Sex has three purposes- procreation, recreation and relational.

For procreation (i.e. making child), intercourse is important but not for other two purposes of sex. It is very important for a person to have a reasonable understanding of sex instead of being exposed to incorrect information available on the internet to view sex as an ‘experience’ and not just as an ‘act of penetration’. It is very significant to note that if not knowing about sex is bad, knowing wrong about sex is much worse than that. It is equally vital to understand that main sex organ of your body is your brain and not your genitals.

No matter how many times it has been told that the size of the penis isn’t that important and that the sexual pleasure is not directly co-related to the size of the penis, men should be well-trained to use their heads more to be a good lover.



Niyatii N Shah
Sex Educator

Manoj Raghvan

Dr ASJ Arul

Dr Manisha Swami
Homeopathic Doctor

Dr. Manjunadh M


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