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What Gay Teens Need to Know About the Penis

A Part that Gets a Lot of Scrutiny Despite Spending a Lot of Time Covered Up

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Penises: About 50% of the population has one. But unfortunately, that doesn't mean that percent is happy with what they've got. Partly, that's because a lot of teens, both gay and straight, get the message that "bigger is better" and think that they don't measure up. As a teen asked in the community forum: "I have a 5 1/2 inch penis. I want honest opinions from people. Big, small, average?"

Why was this guy worried? Maybe he was comparing himself to others. Some guys assume that the penises they seen in porn (which we all know is illegal to look at before you're 18, but which we all also know is also pretty available to kids under that age) reflect reality.

A gay teen may also compare his penis to his partner's and worry if his looks different. Of course, most people don't want to date a clone of themselves, but it's easy to forget that if you think you are somehow lacking!

Gay teens may also have the assumption that they need to have a big penis to please a partner, but this just isn't the case. Some people prefer a partner with a bigger penis. Some prefer a partner with an average sized or smaller penis, and others just don't care. And some guys are worried that a partner with a bigger penis will make certain sex acts more challenging.

Then, of course, there's the circumcision question. There are guys who are cut and wish they weren't, and those who aren't and wish they were.

Look, there are plenty of guys who are perfectly happy with their penises. You just don't hear from them as often!

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