Although micro-penises are rare, dysmorphophobia is common. They constitute the first cause of consultation, for the lengthening of the penis.
Some men live with the obsessive idea that their sex is too small. An anguish that often appears in adolescence when the boy is watching X movies and compares the size of his sex to that of oversized actors. The problem is that this small complex can, in some cases, turn to obsession and phobia. To the point of blocking the romantic relationship. To the point of preferring to flee the sexual relations, by phobia. Then you have to go consult.
However, the surgeon is not, in this case, the best speaker. This is a mistaken mental picture. The sex is not really too small. It is his mental representation that is altered. And this is the responsibility of the psychologist.
Behavioral and cognitive therapies, very effective on phobias, can allow, in a few sessions, to restore a coherent mental image. And to be reconciled with oneself. The problem is that, in many cases, men prefer to go to the surgeon or internet sites and illusion merchants rather than take the wrong thing: in the head.
Author: Sylvie Charbonnier.
Expert Consultant: Professor Pierre Costa, Head of the Urology-Andrology Department, at the Caremeau University Hospital in Nîmes.