The question of why men care about penis size is often avoided.
Penis size, a topic that is often spoken about only in whispers or
jokes, merits serious discussion. Not only do many men have a great deal
of concern about it, but since this concern and the psychodynamic means for understanding
it are seldom discussed in professional training, few psychiatrists,
psychologists, and other therapists are prepared to help their male
patients deal with their worries about this subject. Over the years,
I’ve observed that most of my male patients have worried that their
penises were “smaller than average” or “too small.” How should we
understand this challenge to statistical common sense? And why do men
think women are concerned about their size?