Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Overused and Mostly Abused

A study recently published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine noted that prescriptions given to men 40 and older for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) increased by 300 percent between the years 2001 and 2011. […]

Something Fishy About Fish Oil

A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute confirmed an earlier study in 2011 that found a higher risk of prostate cancer among men who consumed omega-3 fatty acids, raising new questions about the safety of fish oil supplements. […]

Delaying Ejaculation: A Urologist Shows You How

It is impossible to come up with a universal definition of premature ejaculation because there is so much variation among individuals. I have met women who are perfectly satisfied with intercourse that lasts two or three minutes, while others are frustrated when their husbands cannot last more than fifteen or twenty. It comes down to [...]

Your Penis Is Not Too Small

I cannot count the number of men who have asked me–as if it were just some casual question that happened to occur to them at that moment–if the size of their penis was “normal.” No man has ever worried that it might be too big. This preoccupation with penis size is one of the saddest [...]

Penile Enhancement, Phalloplasty, and Penile Enlargement: Don’t Believe the Hype

Every day on the Internet, I get six or more offers on how to make my penis longer, wider, thicker, or more appealing. These ads promise to “satisfy my dreams.” They offer me some magic potion or surgery that “guarantees” to enlarge my penis. […]

Don’t Let Poor Health End Your Sex Life

Any illness can have a dampening effect on a man’s penis power. The general weakness and fatigue that accompanies sickness will naturally affect your sex drive and your ability to respond to stimulation. Also, depending on the nature of the affliction and its severity, a patient’s range of movement might be limited to the point [...]

Body Building In Teenage Boys, A Very Bad Idea

A study recently published in the journal Pediatrics reported that an alarming number of middle-school and high-school boys appear to be taking unhealthy measures to try to achieve Charles Atlas bodies that only genetics can truly confer. Many of these boys spend long hours in the gym and supplement their diet with unapproved or even [...]

Penis Ignorance

When it comes to the penis and its attendant components, both sexes are plagued by ignorance. I am always amazed by how little my patients know about their own penises. Middle-aged men are constantly asking me questions that they should have been able to answer as teenagers. They are not only underinformed but also misinformed. [...]

What Kind of Penis Do Women Want?

In my many years of urologic practice, I have had thousands of conversations with women about the most intimate details of their sex lives. They have told me things they have related to no other person, including their most esoteric sexual practices and wildest fantasies. For the most part, women do not ever seriously express [...]

Sex at Any Age: Attitude Is the Key to Penis Longevity

Until recently, our society’s image of aging usually excluded sex. It was considered unseemly for older people to talk about it, much less do it. I know elderly people who have to sneak around to have sex just as they did when they were teenagers because they know it will be frowned upon by their [...]