Speaker 1: Welcome back Jack to Bill happy Saturday to you all. We’re so glad you’re joining us today for the conversation with Dr. Ali, I’m Brian Middleton filling in for Danielle Lee. We have another great show for you today, and I can’t wait to jump into it. And to all of the listeners, just a reminder. If you have a question or a comment at any point for Dr. Casryan in today’s show, you can always call into our phone lines, 9-0-4, 3-4-0, 1-0-4-5. That’s 9-0-4, 3-4-0, 1-0-4-5, and our producer Scott will make sure you get on with the experts.
Doctor, who’s joining us in the studio today? Or who’s joining us on my line? Did they … and who, what are the topics that we’ll be talking about?
Speaker 3: Lots of questions, lots of questions. So welcome to the conversation, today actually joining us via telephone from California is Dr. Aaron Spitz, a great friend of the conversation. He’s a urologist specializing in fertility and reproductive medicine, who will be discussing … today we’re going to be discussing a couple of things, which are both exciting and very controversial and interesting in nature. So who better to help us navigate the topic. So basically what we’re going to be talking about is … it seems that far too often, and when you least expect it there’s another ad some, or for a male enhancement supplement, or something, or product of that same point … that problem says to increase your sex drive, or improve your erections, or you know guarantee penis enlargement and things of that nature. What Dr. Spitz hopefully will help us do, is to see is, can all the hype be true, or are these just myths that prey on people’s hopes and desires for them to actually be true.
Dr. Aaron Spitz, who’s a urologist, he’s men’s health and fertility expert. He’s fellowship trained in these topics, and he’s actually a nationally recognized micro surgeon, and he’s a clinical professor of urology at UC Irvine in California. He’s actually a men’s health correspondent in the t.v. program everyone knows the Doctors. As we have mentioned a lot during the times he’s been on the show, he is an author, and to tell us a little bit about that I’ll just throw it out to Aaron himself. Aaron thank you for joining us today.
Speaker 4: Ali it’s great to be here, hello everybody in Florida. You know my heart is with you in the horrible recent tragedy, but it is also a wonderful opportunity to talk about health and well being. Hopefully by the end of this hour we will provide some really good helpful information on the well being of your sexual well being. And I …
Speaker 3: Which is very important.
Speaker 4: Yes indeed. So you know we’re going to really focus our attention on a private, but very important part, and that’s the penis. When it comes to the penis, I wrote the book. Literally I wrote the penis book, which is coming out Tuesday, so keep your eye out for that. One of the chapters in The Penis Book focuses on this fascination, and for some an obsession with trying to enlarge one’s penis, or trying to enhance one’s penis function that in most cases is already normal and healthy. There’s a lot of bad actors out there, who are preying on men’s insecurities, the media’s inflated images and notions of what normal, healthy, sexual function, prowess, size and shape is. What I’d like to do is sort of go through the list of these, you know bad players and get everyone straightened out as it were.
Speaker 3: Let me ask you, as a men’s health specialist, a reproductive health specialist, which for men is very much founded on the normal function of erections. Then secondarily the not normal function of erections and when you balance that with what you are discussing the … whether it’s correct, or incorrect concern regarding your perception of yourself. In this particular case we’re talking about your penis size. When patients come talk to you about this, or when you speak about this topic, where do you see the source root of the problem arising in the vast majority of men and their partners. Again, this is a very general question because everyone’s an individual. This has to stem from somewhere, because most people have normal size penis. I know as an urologist, for better or worse we examine during our regular practice we are exposed to a lot of normal anatomy, but people do not perceive their normal anatomy a lot of times to be normal.
Speaker 4: That’s a really great question. There actually is some answers here. I mean if your practice is anything like my practice. I come face to head with about 50 to 80 penises a week. So yeah, I know what normal is, but you know most guys have no idea what other penises look like. Except for a scant few that might catch a sideline glance in the locker room, or in the men’s room. So it’s one of those things where it’s really a black box issue. Except lots of guys now, this is really just a result of recent technology and that is streaming content. Lots of us now are overexposed to pornography penises, but pornography are not normal. Those guys are in those movies for a reason. Alright Lebron James is not in the NBA because he plays pick up basketball like my son. So what men are seeing is perhaps, and some men are watching so much porn and have seen as many penises as you and I do professionally on their cell phones. These are all extremely examples. I mean the average porno penis is about 8 inches long, the average regular penis is about 5 and 1/2 inches long, maybe even a little less and the normal range is from about 4 and 1/2 to 6 and 1/2 inches, and even a standard deviation above, or below that is considered normal.
We have either no idea what a normal penis looks like most of us, or we have a very extreme idea of what a quote, unquote normal penis looks like. A true statistic is that half of guys who come in to urologists seeking penial margin surgery, or who are very distressed of the size of their penis will confess that they got the idea that their penis was too small from watching pornography. So there’s your answer.
Speaker 3: So let me ask you this, how does this new increased access to pornography through the internet, which we discussed on this show before and the negative impact on male sexuality. How does that impact now women, and partners regardless of sexual orientation’s perception of what normalcy is when people are in those beginning stages of sexual relationships and then through the life of sexual relationships where that may be where they … what they considered to be normal, so men feel a bit … a pressure to meet their partners expectation of what normal is?
Speaker 4: Well what the data shows us is that 85% of women are completely satisfied with the size of their partner’s penis. They feel that their partner’s penis is great. That’s 85% of women. The other 15% is going to be too big, or too small, not just too small. The vast majority of women when asked, you know what is the ideal size of the penis you would like to have in your ideal partner, those numbers end up overlapping with the normal sizes of penises. I mean the size of the vagina is made to accommodate for size of the penis, and fortunately for men, women are pleased with how men are built. So actual surveys that actually take the numbers down show that fortunately women are not walking around thinking that their guys are half cocked. Even though the internet is displaying these outrageous dimensions, “A’, not as many women are viewing porn as men, although more younger women are, but the … but in spite of this so far anyway, the surveys show that the satisfaction with the actual size of their lover’s penis is quite high.
Speaker 3: So as we look to what men are looking towards in terms of these products that are out there, and I say products because it’s not just medicinal supplementation, there are other products out there that they look towards, towards enhancement. What are some of the things that are out there and what are these … what are the truths and myths that are out there? And how can we just demystify that a little bit?
Speaker 4: Well you know there’s a whole slew of items out there, some of them are on the internet, some of them are in your local package store, some of them are in retail sex shops, etc., and you know most of them really are …