It is high time to debunk a new batch of myths about male potency because people still believe them. In fact, they have nothing to do with reality.
14 common men’s health myths debunked
Myth 1: “Athletes have no problems with potency!”
Potency problems are much more common among athletes than among drunks, at least doctors say so.
The thing is that professional sport involves excessive physical exertion, stress and lack of sleep. In view of what, the body does not have time to recover and there is simply no strength for sex. Of course, after some rest, it will appear again, but as a rule, at that time the next training begins.
Many people confuse sports and physical education. Sport is not about health, as it often leads to early physical deterioration of the body. Physical education, however, implies moderate physical activity and this is beneficial for health. You can moderately load yourself in the gym and at home.
Myth 2: “Viagra will always help!”
Unfortunately, this is not the case. Very often, problems with potency are in no way associated with a man’s physical disability. Often, “masculine power” is lost due to stress and nervous strain. In this case, even Viagra does not always help. In this case, you’d better visit a psychotherapist and take a course of sedatives.
Myth 3: “The richer sex life, the better your potency!”
This is not entirely true. On the one hand, regular sex is good for male genital organs. Roughly speaking, this is “training”, which makes you stronger. On the other hand, each man has a different sexual activity – one needs to have sex three times a day, the other three times a month. However, in neither the first nor the second case, activity in bed will not be a panacea for all male pathologies and does not protect against impotence.
Myth 4: “The length of the penis in an un-erect state is proportional to the length of the nose!”
What a nonsense! This myth was most likely invented by women who were interested in learning about a man everything on a first date! Of course, this is not true and the length of the penis has nothing to do with the length of the nose. In addition to this statement, you can often hear the phrase: “The main thing is not size, but skill.” This statement is much closer to the truth than the first one.
Myth 5: “Size does matter!”
The penis is the biggest concern for men. This myth has been repeatedly refuted by clinical studies and assurances of sexologists, but men still do not believe them and continue to visit the toilet with a ruler. Scientists have found that men with a large penis have higher self-esteem than those with the “average” size. However, the size of the penis does not affect physiological functions unless, of course, it is a micropenis. A man with a big penis does not have greater fertility, more testosterone, or a greater ability for sexual satisfaction of a sexual partner.
Myth 6: “The larger the size of the legs, the bigger the penis”
Urologists did not find a correlation between leg size and penis length. However, instead of the leg, any other part of the body may sound, for example, the length of the index or middle finger, even the size of the nose. The length of the penis depends only on hereditary data and does not correlate with the size of body parts.
Myth 7: “The penis can be broken”
Almost true. Men do not have bones in their penises, but it is possible to tear the tissue of the corpus cavernosum, which fills with blood during arousal and the white membrane. Breaking the penis is possible only during an erection. Most often this happens during sex when a woman is on top. With a fracture of the penis, you can clearly distinguish a “crispy” sound. This is a very painful injury requiring urgent treatment. Otherwise, the man may remain impotent.
Myth 8: “Swimming trunks worsen sperm production”
Clinical studies do not confirm this. Sperm production is affected by prolonged high temperatures, which can be caused by wearing tight jeans because sperm production requires a temperature of 3-5 degrees below body temperature. Swimming trunks do not affect the number and mobility of sperm, do not change the temperature in the groin area, although they are more tightly attached to the body than boxer shorts.
Myth 9: “The peak of male sexual activity occurs at the age of 18”
This is almost true, as testosterone levels reach a maximum at the age of 18. However, it does not always indicate sexual activity, as it is responsible for many other functions in the body, for example, the formation of muscle mass. A drop in testosterone production – a partial androgen deficiency in older men or the so-called “andropause” occurs in only a third of men after about 35 years. However, most men retain the ability to conceive a child to a very old age.
Myth 10: “Wearing a hat or using a hairdryer can cause baldness”
This is not supported by clinical studies. Men usually lose their hair due to the fact that hair follicles are reduced. This makes the hair shorter and thinner and then it disappears. Frequent use of the hairdryer can dry the hair, make it brittle and split at the ends. But the hair will not disappear. Another thing when it comes to heavy wigs that are attached to real hair with tape or glue. If they come off, then this can lead to traumatic baldness.
Myth 11: “The more you shave, the more actively your beard grows”
This is true BUT only for a couple of hours immediately after shaving. Then hair growth slows sharply and no longer increases until the next procedure. Neither cutting or shaving the hair makes it darker, rougher or thicker since the roots of the hair are deep under the skin, and the razor blade cannot reach them. The size and shape of the hair follicles affect the thickness of the hair on the face. These indicators are regulated by androgens, not a razor.
Myth 12: “The most deadly type of cancer for men is prostate cancer”
Prostate cancer is a serious threat to men’s health, but not the deadliest. The most fatal type of cancer is lung cancer. Moreover, women and men die from it equally often. Only 1 out of 36 cases die from prostate cancer. To avoid prostate cancer, it is necessary to regularly undergo screening for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) after 40 years.
Myth 13: “Men do not have breast cancer”
Breast cancer occurs in men but very rarely. Only 1 out of 1,000 men is at risk for breast cancer. Male breast cancer accounts for approximately 1% of all breast cancers. A high risk of estrogen, chronic liver disease, alcoholism, obesity, radiation exposure, and Klinefelter syndrome are considered a risk factor. It is believed that in 30-70% of cases, breast cancer in men develops against the background of gynecomastia, in particular, its nodular (focal) form.
Myth 14: “Men should not worry about osteoporosis”
Only 20% of 100% of patients with osteoporosis are men. In men, this disease is less common due to a more powerful skeleton and the absence of menopause, which threatens with rapid hormonal changes. Osteoporosis affects older men with low testosterone levels. Risk factors are alcoholism, smoking, steroids.