Friday, November 03, 2006

This is an, ahem, short story.

I have mentioned in previous posts that I appreciate those members of our society who smoke cigarettes; they were responsible for the vast majority of the medevacs I flew. There was one smoking-related medevac I did that stuck in my mind though.

We did a medevac flight one night in the MU-2, bringing a new-born boy and his teenage mother from Toronto up to Sault St. Marie.

I asked our medic what was wrong with the week-old boy.

"His mother smoked during pregnancy and he has a micro-penis, so they are going to see a specialist and try to find out if they can grow it. The nearest specialist who deals with this is in Sault, so that's why we are heading there."

Poor little bugger, talk about having the deck stacked against you.

For the rest of the flight, from time to time I'd turn around and scowl at the mother. She seemed oblivious; she was probably jonesing for a cigarette.

So my question is: How small does it have to be in a week-old boy in order to justify a night medevac flight to see a specialist? It's a rhetorical question, I really don't want to know the answer.


Anonymous said...

Despite your plea to be kept ignorant..

"Micropenis is a penis that is more than 2.5 standard deviations below the average size for age. In a newborn, a stretched penile length less than ¾ inch (1.9 cm) is micropenis."

Poor guy :(

Aviatrix said...

He'll be okay. I get along fine without a penis.

Anonymous said...

He'll learn that old blues riff, "It ain't the meat it's the motion..." is the real deal when it comes( ahem) to the male digit.No worries

pissedoff said...

well as easy as it is for me to say, well too bad for those ''negros'' in africa.. its there fault their poor.. is just as easy for you and most of the people in the world to say.. oh well.. just get over it. it doenst matter if u have micropenis.. stop making such a big deal out of it.. well guess what, if u had it, you'd make a big deal out of it too.

For I have micropenis, and its not an easy thing to live with..theres the awkward social graces, not having the confidence to be sexually active.. to go after a girl and be a normal teenager. Play sports and be a normal kid. I can't do these things because of it.. I don't even hang out with my friends anymore because I'm so god damn depressed, and i used to hang out with them every day of teh weekend.. but now i dont because im so depressed and self-concious about it.. I sometimes dont even go to school because of it. you have no fucking clue what its like to have it.. so before you comment something, be sure to see all the sides of it into consideration.

I'm now terribly depressed and have thoughts of suicide. you dont know whats its like to be the "the kid with the small penis". and you probably never will. You don't know what its like to fake a smile every fucking day and pretend like everythings ok, when its not. and you want to break down and kill your self so you dont have to go through this shit anymore.

You dont know what its like to not have the confidence to ask a girl out and have a girlfriend. or play sports that you like. when your dieing too. but no.. you cant. jsut because of the size of your penis. I'm a totally different person because of it.. (after i realized it was so small and that it WAS such a big deal).

so i think thats. it.. thanks go fuck your self.

Sulako said...


I apologize for any offense I caused through this post. I thought I was being sympathetic, but I guess that didn't come through clearly enough in this post.

I also have a favor to ask from you. Please talk to someone about this and get some counselling. You aren't alone in this - There are lots of people who have various challenges around sex and sexuality, and there are lots of ways to get through them.

There are many ways to have fun in the bedroom (or on the kitchen floor, or in a crowded theatre, etc) that don't depend on genital size. In fact, a whole lot of love-making has nothing to do with having a huge penis, it's more to do with the chemistry between the partners and their creativity together.

In a way, couples who have been together for a long time can face a similar challenge - once the standard mechanics of sex have been worked out and demonstrated a few hundred times, it becomes obvious that to keep things spicy, there is a lot more out there that should be considered.

To be crude, I guess I'm saying that satisfying sex isn't actually just about inserting a penis into a vagina and acting like a piston. There are whole universes of other things you can do.

Showing a girl that you can tie a maraschino cherry in a knot with your tongue is a great ice-breaker, and it only takes about 20 minutes to learn.

Please, please talk to someone about this. It might feel like it right now, but it's not the end of the world; you will get through it and with some creative thinking you will score a hot babe (perhaps several) and you'll get them howling like coyotes during a full moon.

This doesn't have to define who you are, and I beg you not to let it.