“I paid £8,000 and they mutilated me,” he says. “It was butchery. My partner said it looked like a war wound. My erection is basically ruined.” . . . For Alistair, dreams of a larger penis were overtaken by infections, lumps and an erection that no longer rises above a 45-degree angle. And he is not alone. In recent years, the General Medical Council has recorded stories of “wonky penises” and erectile dysfunction following surgery. In Stockholm, last summer, a 30-year-old man died after suffering a cardiac arrest following an operation to enlarge his penis.
This is a rather natural follow on from the threads about penis sizes around the world. It’s not just Thailand where some boys feel the need to insert ghastly looking mooks into their endowments to give greater pleasure. In the rest of the world there is a growing desire on the part of many men to increase the size of their penis. Unlike Thai boys, the concern is less to do with the pleasure given to their partners. More and more men are seeking to enlarge their penis primarily because of anxiety about being seen to be less well endowed than their contemporaries.
Between 2013 and 2017, members of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery carried out 45,604 penis enhancements worldwide.
Alistair’s experience may be unusual since most men seem happy with the enhancements to their organs.
William O’Connor, a 38-year-old mechanic from Northampton, is one of his satisfied customers – and it’s easy to understand why. Think of a large can of aerosol deodorant and you have, roughly enough, his new dimensions. “There was one woman who took one look at it and just went, ‘That thing is coming nowhere near me,’” he says. “But mostly it goes down very well. I’ve seen a lot of eyes light up.”
He surely could as easily have said it goes up very well! One point the doctors will stress when prospective patients visit them to discuss penis enhancement: an operation under the knife can increase girth but not length.
The reason for the increasing number of men taking a major interest in size is put down in large part to the much greater availability of porn nowadays. One psychosexual therapist makes this comment -
“Young men generally become preoccupied with the size of their genitals when they compare with others,” she says. “Historically, this was limited to changing rooms or the odd top-shelf magazine. But now there is this almost routine exposure to porn via smartphones. And that is creating a generation of men whose expectations of what they should look like are entirely unattainable.”
Penile Dysmorphic Disorder?
Does a successful surgery make the recipients of these larger members happier?
All this might be leading to more than simple image anxiety; some have pointed to a new mental-health issue they term penile dysmorphic disorder. “It is a minority of men – and we don’t know how many – but it certainly exists and it’s as damaging as any other body dysmorphia,” says Professor David Veale, of King’s College London, an authority on health anxieties. “These men might seek out surgery, and for a few months they will be happy with the results. But then the same anxieties reappear. So, they seek out further surgery. It becomes a circle. But you cannot keep making your penis bigger. This requires therapy.”
Excerpts from a long article in today’s Observer/Guradian in the UK - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... pants-rise