I Was Born with a Micro Penis. Do You Have Any Advice for Me?

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Written by: Dr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Known as America's Relationship Expert, Dr. Wendy Walsh is an award-winning television journalist, radio host & podcaster, and the author of three books on relationships and thousands of print and digital articles. More than 1.5 million people follow her sage advice on social media. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and teaches in the Psychology Department at California State University Channel Islands and has been the host of "The Dr. Wendy Walsh Show" on iHeart Radio's KFI AM 640 since 2015. Walsh is also a former Emmy-nominated co-host of "The Doctors," as well as former host of the nationally syndicated show "EXTRA." She was named a Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2017 after speaking out about harassment at a major news network.

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Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

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Reader Question:

I’m a 62-year-old widower. I was married for 31 years. It’s now four years after my wife’s passing.

I am anxious to begin dating again, but my concern is I was born with a micro penis. I am reluctant to go through the embarrassment and rejection all over again.

Any advice for me?

-Steve (Florida)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

Dear Steve,

I know men really, really get concerned about their penis. But here’s a little secret: Women don’t care as much as you do.

Secondly, your peer women are probably more concerned with their own changing bodies.

Have you heard about vaginal atrophy that can come with menopause?

Research shows the sexuality of people over 50 often becomes more sensuous and sex lives are often more fulfilling, as more emphasis is placed on affection rather than performance.

To add to that, a new array of devices to enhance sex is on the market. One called We-Vibe is a U-shaped vibrator used during intercourse that stimulates both partners.

At this stage of your life, I would be more concerned about making a healthy relationship choice — a woman who is kind and caring — than making the right sexual choice.

When love is there, the sex takes care of itself.

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