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By Dr Kenneth Gardner Recently I was asked to address the issue of how exercise impacts penis size because some men are convinced that exercise reduces the size, while others are just as convinced that exercise does the opposite. The structure and function of the penis are unique. Similarly, its response to physical exercise differ somewhat when compared to skeletal muscles of our arms, legs and abdomen.
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Posted by Michele Stewart. Exercise is good for the spirit, mind, and body. But can it also be good for your sex life?
Well it's no horror movie plot, the reality is your penis really can shrink - by up to an inch, experts reckon. On average an erect penis measures about 5. But no matter where your member sits on the scale, there are a few factors that can cause it to drop a few sizes.
Most men have wondered, at one point or another, whether it's possible for their penises to shrink. While this sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, unfortunately, this fear does have some truth to it. While it's not really possible for penises to gradually shrink inch by inch, it's true that due to age and lifestyle choices, your penis could potentially lose the ability to maintain a consistent level of tumescence.
If you're a man who loves hitting the gym, you may unknowingly be shrinking both your penis and your testicles. However, you shouldn't take the news as an opportunity to ditch the gym, according to Dr Honaker. Shrinkage is also a natural part of the ageing processes, and also affects the testicles. By Shivali Best.
Most urology practicers will vouch that not a day goes by without hearing these five words from a patient: "Doc, my penis is shrinking. Weight gain and obesity cause an increasingly generous pubic fat pad, the male equivalent of the female mons pubis, which makes the penis appear shorter and retrusive. It is estimated that with every 35 lbs of weight gain, there is a 1-inch loss in apparent penile length.
Davidson has been a professional writer and editor since He has been published in "Triathlete," "Men's Fitness" and "Competitor. Men work out for a variety of reasons, including to lose weight, build larger and stronger muscles, improve cardiovascular fitness and reduce psychological stress. All moderate- to high-intensity exercise, however, presents certain physical inconveniences, such as sweat-soaked clothing and a ruddy face, and curiosities, such as the discomfiting phenomenon men not-so-lovingly call "shrinkage.