Does size matter? Well, yes, but maybe not in the way you’d think, as it appears thousands of British men are not only volunteering, but actually paying for ‘small penis humiliation’ (SPH).
The new ‘craze’, using the hashtag #sph is becoming increasingly popular on Twitter and Instagram and now even has its own section on Tumblr, but men can also get their tiny todgers mocked through popular fetish websites Collarspace and Fetlife.
Michelle, who is on Collarspace, has befriended a British banker working in Frankfurt. She told The Daily Star:
He enjoys being told how small he is. Ironically he is actually average-sized. But he likes being told that I prefer bigger ones. He even asked me to send a photo of my girlfriend and I laughing and to tell him that we were laughing at the size of his penis. But for many of them it’s not the fact that they are small. They just want me to tell them they are small and pathetic.
Asked why some men enjoy SPH, sex expert Dr Pam Spurr said:
Sometimes it’s a defence mechanism. If they allow others to ridicule them, in a sense they keep control of the situation. Or it can be a genuine desire to be made to feel bad, humiliated, and less-than-a-man. Because this reflects the actual truth – they feel less-than-a-man.
Dr Spurr also feels that SPH is a harmless fetish as long as the man has a basic level of self-confidence, especially when they feel they’re in control of the jibes and humiliation. However, if a man rests his self-esteem on penis size, it can lead to further feelings of insecurity which can affect other areas of his life.
When asked why she thought women got involved in SPH, Dr Spurr said:
Sometimes she simply enjoys getting off on humiliating a man like through SPH, it suggests some feelings of revenge. Perhaps in the past they’ve had unhappy experiences with men and it’s payback time doing things like this.
So don’t worry guys, as usual there’s something for everyone out there, and as usual, if you can think of it, the internet is already doing it.