Sizeable Complaints of Average Men [organ]

Some men like to complain. Some people think about how to respond to those complaints. Thus this study: “Position Paper: Management of Men Complaining of a Small Penis Despite an Actually Normal Size,” Hussein Ghanem [pictured here, below], Sidney Glina, Pierre Assalian, Jacques Buvat, Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 10, no. 1, January 2013, pp. […]

McManus adds Danish twist to Kinsey’s genital left/right data

Tom Whipple reports, in the Times [we suggest you click on that link, so you can see the photograph that accompanies the Times article]: Even Alfred Kinsey, the unembarrassable grandfather of sexology who happily discussed sadomasochism and homosexuality, went a bit coy with this question. “On which side of the central seam in your pants,” he asked […]

Cutting Off the Nose to Save the Penis

A provocative study, from the American midwest, about safety: “Cutting Off the Nose to Save the Penis,” Steven M. Schrader, Michael J. Breitenstein, and Brian D. Lowe, Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 5, no. 8, 2008, pp. 1932–40. The authors, at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio, report [AIR 15:5]: “The […]

Chubby Checker, the “Chubby Checker”, and the Ig Nobel Prize

The TCPalm web site, in Florida, reports: Chubby Checker’s federal lawsuit has sexual twist, Gary law firm in Stuart says FORT PIERCE — Stuart attorney Willie Gary has filed a federal lawsuit with a “Twist.” Gary and members of his law firm filed a lawsuit late Monday in federal court in Fort Pierce on behalf […]

Stanley Finger’s “Phantom Penis: Historical Dimensions”

Stanley Finger presents: “Phantom Penis: Historical Dimensions,” Nicholas J. Wade and Stanley Finger, Journal of the History of the Neurosciences: Basic and Clinical Perspectives, Volume 19, Issue 4, 2010. The authors, at the University of Dundee, Scotland and Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA explain: “We here present several early reports on phantom penile sensations, […]

In search of Grollman’s remembered vacuum incident

My column this week in The Guardian, looking back at medical reports about the epidemic of penile amputations in Thailand, inspired this letter from a reader, which the newspaper published on November 23: I’m afraid your Improbable research piece (An epidemic of penile amputation, explained, 20 November) brought back to me something I foolishly read […]