Male Organ Size and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Distorted Perceptions

Male Organ Size and Body Dysmorphic Disorder:
Distorted Perceptions
Body dysmorphic disorder - a “mental disorder characterized by the
obsessive idea that some aspect of one's own appearance is severely flawed
and warrants exceptional measures to hide or fix it” – has become more
well-known in recent years, particularly as it relates to women’s feelings
about real or imagined imperfections in their bodies. But men can suffer
from this too. One of the more common variants of this condition is PDD, a
belief that one’s member has one or more crucial (and often shameful) flaws
– the most common of which is that one’s male organ size is far below the
norm. While this may be a mental health issue, it does have implications for
a man’s male organ health as well, as it may impede reproductive
functionality or may cause physical damage to the organ if a man takes
extreme actions to counter it.
Real or Imagined
There are very few statistics about PDD, but many experts feel that most
men with PDD are actually men whose members are of a perfectly adequate
size. In other words, while sometimes the issue is real – a man has a member
that is indeed small and places disproportionate importance on this fact –
more often the issue is not borne out by reality; that is, a man feels his
member is too small, even if it is average or even above average. For
instance, one survey found that 45% of men with adequately sized members
felt theirs was too small.
Real Problems
But PDD can cause very real problems for a man. For example, if he is
obsessively concerned about the size of his manhood, he may:
 avoid going out on dates for fear of rejection due to his perceived
shortcoming;
 worry that he won’t be able to continue to fulfill his partner’s
expectations and may avoid physical intimacy;
 constantly seek reassurance from a partner that his manhood is big
enough.
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Often this conviction that he is too small creates a psychological barrier to
intimacy so that he may experience male dysfunction. In some cases, he may
self-pleasure compulsively, as a way of trying to convince himself that his
member is normal or because he is too insecure to perform with a partner.
Risk factors
Again, there is need for a great deal of research into PDD, so actual studies
are few. But one study did identify what it considers risk factors that may be
associated with PDD. Looking at 90 men, those who had PDD were more
likely to have had a history of being teased about their member and were
also more likely to have experienced physical and/or emotional abuse.
Interestingly, in this group at least, the average flaccid length of the men
with PDD was indeed smaller than the men without PDD; however, there
was no difference in the rigid length, suggesting that “growers” may be more
prone to PDD than “showers.”
Some doctors also believe that PDD indicates obsessive-compulsive
behavior disorder.
Treatment
PDD is a mental health issue and needs to be treated by mental health
professionals, but most men who suffer from it perceive it as a physical
health issue. As a result, most men with PDD instead search for physical
solutions – finding ways to increase their male organ size. This can lead to
efforts involving pumping, insertion of substances (such as silicone) into the
manhood, surgical procedures, stretching and weight hanging. All these
carry physical risks and can impact male organ health, especially if used
compulsively. Working with a mental health professional is a much safer
and generally more productive route to take.
Though a mental health issue, men with PDD still need to take steps to
ensure their overall male organ health, including using a superior male organ
health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is
clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Look for a crème with a wide
range of vitamins, such as A, B5, C, D and E. Ideally, it should also include
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a potent antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid, to combat unwanted free
radicals that can impact male organ health.
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