Review – Stephen Makin – Cock and Bull: Truth and Lies about Penis Size.
“Isn’t it awfully nice to have a penis, isn’t it frightfully good to have a dong. It’s swell to have a stiffy, it’s divine to own a dick, from the tiniest little tadger to the world’s biggest prick. . . . ” And so on sang Noel Coward. . . . sorry, I mean Monty Python.
So if it really is as lovely and divine as the lines above would suggest, why is penis size the cause of worry for so many men? Dr Stephen Makin, inspired by the amount of penile enlargement spam cluttering up his inbox, decided to look into claims made by some of these adverts and the reasons some men are convinced that size matters and bigger is better. His talk was an interesting journey through the various treatments (stretching, stroking, fat injections, vacuum pumps and surgery), presented with a healthy dose of humour whilst not forgetting that this can be a huge psychological issue for a lot of men.
Research would seem to show that the majority of men looking for an increase in size are already right in the average size group. Enlargement seems to be more about appearances in the locker room and men comparing themselves to today’s porn stars rather that improved performance. Interestingly the studies that Stephen showed regarding women’s opinion on the issue unanimously showed that women do not generally care about size. I think the phrase “It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you do with it that counts” best sums up the female attitude.
There was a good audience response to the talk with an interesting Q & A. Possibly the kernels of some future talks in there.
Stephen was filling in for the programmed speaker who unfortunately had had to pull out and he did a great job of stepping in at short notice.