Koro: Living in Fear of a Small Manhood

Too many men live in fear of having a small manhood, when skill and member health are far more important. Koro refers to an irrational belief that one’s manhood is shrinking.

Koro: Living in Fear of a Small Manhood
Let’s face it: given a choice, most men would opt to be granted a humongous
member, even knowing full well that male organ size does not have
anywhere near the effect on sensual satisfaction that manhood skill and male
organ health do. Most men, especially given society’s emphasis on the
subject, can’t help but equate a big member with virility and sensual appeal
and a small manhood with…well, not femininity but certainly not with
impressive sensual conquests. Fear of possessing a small manhood can be
compounded when a man develops koro, a condition in which he believes
his manhood may actually be shrinking or in danger of shrinking.
Also known as retraction syndrome (GRS), koro describes a condition in
which a person has an overwhelming, almost unshakeable belief that their
male equipment is shrinking, possibly to the point of actually disappearing
from view. (In women, it may manifest as a belief that the chest is
shrinking). Sometimes in men the fear is not that the member is shrinking
but that it is in danger of being removed, either through manual removal or
some other, often supernatural means.
Koro is a Malaysian term (meaning “head of the turtle”) that was first used
in the 16th century. However, the concept of a belief that the manhood is
shrinking is much older and has appeared in many different cultures. It also
is not something relegated to ancient beliefs or naïve people. Instances of
koro have been documented in Europe, Africa and the United States in more
modern times.
Sometimes koro can seem to “take hold” of a region during a period of time,
resulting in significant numbers of men believing a small manhood is in their
future. This becomes a “manhood panic,” with mass numbers of males
fearing for their members.
Psychological issue
Koro is considered a psychological issue and is included in the Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. That means if a man actually
has a member which is shrinking, he most likely does not have koro; if,
however, if he has delusions of a shrinking manhood or irrational fears that a
small manhood is in his future and no physical reasons for this fear, he is
classified as afflicted by koro.
In some cases, the anxiety related to koro can be very high, bringing about
feelings of panic, stress, worry, anger and other emotions. These can
manifest in physical issues, including depression, loss of sleep, fatigue, etc.
Some men believe that the perceived male organ shrinkage will end in their
deaths, which can create possible suicidal or violent tendencies.
The cause of koro can vary. It may result from a belief in the supernatural,
for instance, or it can come about because a man (or a group of men) feels
disempowered by the society or culture in which they live. Sometimes guilt
may come into play, especially if a man has been brought up to be ashamed
of sensual feelings or self-pleasuring.
If a man has a fear that his manhood is shrinking, he should first consult a
doctor to rule out any possible physical reasons why actual shrinkage might
be occurring (e.g., Peyronie’s disease, obesity causing part of the member to
be hidden beneath fat, etc.). If there is no physical reason, he should consult
with a mental health professional who can help devise strategies to address
his small manhood anxiety.
Koro exemplifies the unfounded dread with which too many men approach a
small manhood. Member health is of far more importance, and that can be
more easily maintained via daily application of a first class male organ
health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is
clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Look for a crème with a range of
vitamins, including A, B5, C, D and E, to boost male organ health. It should
also contain an amino acid known as L-arginine, which is part of the process
by which manhood blood vessels help stay relaxed and open to
accommodate greater intakes of blood.