How important is a healthy penis and its size?

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When we talk about body health, genitals (including penis) need to be included as much as pectoral muscles, biceps, abs or body size and shape as social messages have a big influence on how men perceive their bodies.

Aside from sexual dysfunction, other penis problems are quite common in men. These problems include lumps, bumps, rashes, inflammation and erections that last too long and can damage the penis. As some of these problems change the look of the penis, they can cause great distress and may even prevent some men from being sexually active because of embarrassment. Other research has also highlighted that some men’s unwillingness to expose their penises can have an adverse affect on their sexual and reproductive health.

Penis size & its impact on health & life

According to an estimate, a quarter of men have been teased about their penis size, so they are embarrassed to then seek help from their doctor for health problems such as testicular cancer and erectile dysfunction. It’s the age old question, much discussed by both men and women. But when the question of penis size is asked in relation to body image and male identity, according to men, size does matter. Previous research has suggested that penis size is associated with men’s perceptions of their masculinity, virility, potency, and self-worth.

To better understand the relationship between penis size and body image, a study was recently conducted at La Trobe University’s Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society.

The first part of the study was an interview with 20 men to gain an understanding of the importance of penis size. Around 500 men responded to the second part of the study; a web survey that explored the relationship between perception of the penis, genital image and body image. The results showed that penis size is an important issue for men and is a key part of men's body image. In fact, according to the results of this study, 86 per cent of men believe the length of their erect penis was not satisfactory. In the same study, four out of five men said they are not completely satisfied with their genitals, and 43 per cent have considered having an operation to lengthen their penis.

In short, penis size has a significant level of importance for men, so when dealing with medical issues, this needs to be taken into account.

Top tips to improve & maintain the health of your penis

Here are some general tips to improve and maintain the health of your penis:

Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet: You really should eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Keep yourself away from the junk (fast, deep fried food) as you need to keep the continuous flow of blood to the penis by taking care of the arteries that supply it and the junk food is rich in bad fats. Accordingly, men should consume a high fiber diet, low in saturated fats to prevent or reduce the buildup of fatty deposits that narrow and clog penile arteries. Also stay away from animal fats and sugar as the excess of both could lead to diabetes and heart disease, eventually leading to impotency (sexual dysfunction).

Quit smoking: You should really quit smoking because smoking constricts blood vessels and leads to a build of plaque in the arteries that supply blood to the penis. Long term smoking (including pot) results in diminished erectile function, shrinkage of the penis, and impotence as far as current research has revealed.

Eat good nutrients: Certain vitamins and minerals are good for maintaining general penile health, such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Chromium, Zinc, and L-arginine. While certain herbs such as Ginkgo biloba, Ginseng, Damania, Sarsaparilla, Wild yam, Saw palmetto, Dong quai, Gotu kola, Hydrangea root, and Pygeum, are known to be particularly helpful for weak erections or impotence. Be sure to consult with your doctor first.

Exercise: A normal, regular physical activity of at least 30 minutes a day has numerous advantages. It improves and maintains consistent blood supply to the whole of your body including penis. It also helps minimize the risk of diabetes and heart disease (both diseases a major risk factor for male impotency). Brisk walking, jogging, cycling, swimming or any other physical activity counts as long as it is done properly and regularly.

In addition, you can also maintain healthy penis blood circulation by having regular erections and ejaculations.

Finally, like most other body organs, a strong and healthy penis is very important to every man (and hence, to his woman as well). With healthy and disease-free genitals, your confidence levels soar and it is, indeed, the best feeling in the world.

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