In today’s society the pressure to attain the perfect physique is at unprecedented level, causing people to lack body confidence. This lack of confidence and pressure affects both men and women resulting in hugely detrimental consequences that range from low self-esteem to serious mental health disorders such as anorexia and depression. Unfortunately, this can sometimes result in long-term damage, and even suicide.
The term micro penis has recently been used to describe a penis size that falls under the national average. Statistics released this week state that over half the UK male population have a less than average sized penis. The average penis size is 5.2 (when erect). The term ‘micro penis’ is demeaning. There are many men with a penis sized under the so-called averages that do not consider it to be an issue. For others however, it can highlight something that already causes deep distress. However, most women do not think or care about penis size as much as some men tend to believe. The general consensus being, “It’s not the size, it’s how you use it.”
Although we are beginning to see plus sized models in the fashion industry, the public are fed pictures and videos of size 4 models from pretty much every form of media on a daily basis. It is not surprising that striving to achieve this idealistic figure is cemented deep within social consciousness, thus impacting on the lives of millions of women. Instead of following the crowd in a gruelling battle to achieve the unobtainable size of a select few, we ought to accept and love ourselves for who we are. In doing so, people will gain confidence and an infinitely happier life.
Let’s get one thing straight – no one is perfect. We live in a world whereby everyone is different. Thanks to airbrushing and a plethora of editing tools, people can appear flawless – but the reality is quite the opposite. Instead of worrying about our appearance, we should relax in the knowledge that we all have flaws. Let’s concern ourselves less with how we look and more on who we are.