According to experts, drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes could affect your penis size

Although it shouldn’t matter, penis size is a common concern for many men of all ages.

The average penis size varies by country, but in the UK the average length of a flaccid penis in the UK is 3.6 inches, according to researchers at King’s College University, as well as the NHS.

The average length of an erect penis is 5.16 inches.

If the size of your penis bothers you, it’s worth considering whether any lifestyle habits might be affecting its size.

Some studies suggest that drinking alcohol and smoking could directly affect your manhood size.


Drinking alcohol could harm your sex life

Most men are aware of how alcohol can affect their performance, but could it also affect the length of time?

“Alcohol addicted men are also more likely to experience problems such as erectile dysfunction, unsatisfactory orgasm, premature ejaculation and loss of libido,” says Medical News Today.

Research has also revealed that alcohol is one of the most prevalent psychoactive substances and can lead to distinct psychosocial and physical sexual experiences and different risky sexual behaviors.

For those concerned about how alcohol can affect your penis size, the HSE warns: “High-risk drinking over a long period of time can cause a man’s testicles and penis to shrink.

The health site added: “Drinking large amounts of alcohol can make it difficult to get or keep an erection. This is called erectile dysfunction (ED).

“Alcohol interferes with the messengers in the brain that tell the penis to fill with blood.

“It can also happen because alcohol can reduce testosterone production.

“Testosterone is the hormone that controls male sexual functions.”


Smoking can affect the size of your manhood, say experts

“Chemicals from cigarette smoking can damage blood vessels in the penis, preventing the penis from filling with blood and stretching,” says Medical News Today.

The health site added: “Regardless of the stimuli and the effect on the brain, if the blood vessels are damaged, the penis will not achieve an erection.

A Boston Medical University study looked at the erect penises of 200 men to determine how smokers stack up.

The researchers found that men who smoked were shorter than those who didn’t.

Another study in 1998 concluded that smoking inhibits blood flow to the penis, which prevents it from stretching and causing it to shrink.

Clive Bates, director of Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) said: “There may be people who don’t care at all about the risk of developing cancer later on, but who might be really upset if they thought that it interfered with their sex life.

“The advantage of the penis, from a communication point of view, is that it is easy to imagine it shrunken and shrunken, while damage to other vital organs such as the heart is much less obvious or easy to visualize.”

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy added: “If men want to have a penis they can be proud of, they shouldn’t smoke or drink large amounts of alcohol.

“Smoking accelerates atherosclerosis – the deposit of fatty plaques in the arteries. These atheromatous deposits clog the arteries and restrict arterial blood flow to the penis.

“Acute alcohol intoxication leads to dehydration, which means there is reduced blood volume, which is counterproductive to having a good erection.

“It’s never too late to change these habits, the sooner the better.”

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