A man with a one-inch penis has opened up about what life is like living with a micropenis.
50-year-old poet, Ant Smith, has endured ridicule throughout his life because of his one-inch penis, and as a result, revealed he suffered low self-esteem.
Now though, he’s speaking out about issues surrounding life with a micropenis, encouraging others to stand proud and be happy with their manhood.
Watch an interview with Ant below:
A micropenis is usually at least 2.5 standard deviations smaller then the average human penis, when erect, so less than 7 cm compared to the mean erection size of 12.5 cm.
Despite being continually mocked for the size of his manhood, Ant has decided to speak out about living with a micropenis rather than shy away from it.
He explained his decision while appearing on ITV‘s This Morning:
Anxiety grows in the dark really. I spent years and years thinking I was the only with this problem and by keeping quiet I wasn’t letting anyone else with the same problem realise you are never really alone.
Whatever your issue is, there are seven million of us, there will always be someone else out there who can understand, identify and help.
Ant became known for his penis length when he wrote and performed a poem called ‘Shorty’ in 2015, which quickly went viral.
Since his success he’s written a book about living with a micropenis called The Small Penis Bible which features humorous real-life stories.
Discussing the word ‘micropenis’ itself, Ant believes people shouldn’t use it saying:
If you say that small is less than average, that is half of all men. I think men certainly exaggerate about the size of their penises, rounding up.
I wouldn’t use the term ‘micropenis’ myself. It’s a very specific medical term and I don’t think its particularly helpful.
It is really a means of labelling people. It is an attempt to categorise people when we are all different.
For Ant, size really doesn’t matter as he can do a lot at ‘full working capacity’.
He told hosts Ruth Langford and Eamonn Holmes:
I use a lot more than that part of my anatomy in my relationship with my beautiful wife.
She has always been quite proud of the things I write and publish about the issue, as I am just trying to make the world a bit better.
But if people do want to make their penises larger, Ant revealed what really works:
There are certainly a couple of things that definitely work. Control of weight will definitely make your penis larger, up to a couple of centimetres difference.
Then there are traction devices which, if used under medical supervision, will add to it – but don’t try these yourself at home.
As he emphasised though, does size really matter? Of course not!
According to the show, half of men admit to being concerned their penises are too small.
If more men like Ant speak out about the issue, maybe this won’t be a worry anymore?
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Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.