Obesity and the Small Member

Even in today’s health-conscious culture, obesity continues to be a major problem. According to a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1 in 3 adults in America are considered obese. Clearly, obesity is a general health concern, but for men it can also be a male organ health issue. And beyond health, there’s another factor to consider: men who are obese tend to present with a small member.

Small member appearance

Does this mean that obesity causes a man’s member to shrink? Not exactly. Instead, being overweight causes the manhood to appear smaller than it actually is.

Part of this is an illusion and has to do with seeing things in comparison. For example, imagine two men standing unclothed next to each other, each with a tumescence measuring six inches long and having the same girth. Assume they are the same height, but that one has a waist measuring 34 inches and one a waist measuring 44 inches. Because there is so much more mass “framing” the tumescence in the second instance, it is going to appear smaller than the tumescence on the first, leaner man.

But there are other, more insidious ways that obesity contributes to the appearance of a small member. As stated, being fat does not make the manhood actually shrink. However, as a man’s belly grows, so does his midsection pad. This area grows out over the base of the member, hiding that portion underneath a layer of fat. It’s estimated that every 40-50 extra pounds a man gains hides about an inch of his male organ in this way. So his manhood may still technically be six inches long – but with an inch hidden away, it appears to be only five inches.

How else does a small member result from obesity? Well, obesity is associated with tumescence dysfunction. Blood vessels are weakened by excess fat, so that his hardness is not as full and strong, thus when the member becomes firm, it often is not as long as it was in the past.

Fight obesity

Fear of a small member may cause some obese men to take steps to lose some of that extra weight – and that’s definitely a good idea. Maintaining a healthy weight can pay off in many ways beyond just making a guy proud of his manhood. But it’s important that a man, especially one who has been overweight for a long period of time, checks in with a doctor before beginning a new diet or strenuous next exercise routines.

That said, here are a few things a man can consider to help him fight his obesity.

•Eat around the food groups. Many men eat too much of certain foods, such as fatty meats or sugary foods, and not enough of healthier items like fruits and vegetables. By expanding the kinds of food he eats, a guy can eat healthier and lose weight at the same time.

•Choose smaller portions. It’s not always necessary to “clean the plate” when eating. Men can try taking smaller portions or just eating until their hunger is satisfied, rather than feeling obligated to “eat it all.”

•Exercise wisely. Not every guy can jump right into spending two hours working out or running ten miles a day. It’s good to know limits and to start slow. Even just walking 30 minutes a day can be beneficial to a guy who is mostly sedentary.

More than just creating the appearance of a small member, obesity can make it difficult for a man to properly tend to his male organ health. This can more easily be accomplished through the daily application of a superior male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The best crème contains both L-carnitine and L-arginine. The former is a neuroprotective ingredient that is excellent at keeping sensation alive in the male organ. The latter is an amino acid that helps produce nitric oxide, which in turn helps keep manhood blood vessels healthy.

Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving manhood sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy member. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.