Growers versus showers: a meaningful (or useful) distinction?


Yafi et al. have conducted a study that will be of great interest to the lay community and also of import to practicing urologists who routinely encounter patients with concerns about the appearance of their phallus [1]. In one study 14% of men expressed dissatisfaction with their genitals with flaccid penile length being the most common source of dissatisfaction [2]. The concerns of such men tend to be the perception that their penis is small, or at least smaller than the penises of other men.

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Correspondence to Alan W. Shindel.

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Shindel, A.W. Growers versus showers: a meaningful (or useful) distinction?. Int J Impot Res 30, 355–356 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41443-018-0070-2

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