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1) My penis is of average size for the most part and is fine when erect, but it shrinks" to sub average size occasionally. Is this something to be concerned about?
2) I was circumcised before a time that I can remember, but is being circumcised going to affect me in any aspect?
3) Can sperm be "wasted," like will you not be able to have kids because of too much sex with condoms on, or does it "regenerate"?
4) Rarely, but every once in a while I have a brief sting after urinating, is this a problem?
5) Does weight or anything affect growth, etc.?
1) The penis expands and contracts naturally and a small flaccid penis is nothing to be concerned about and is completely normal.
2) No, there is some information in research that suggests men who are circumcised have less of a chance of developing penis cancer.
3) Sperm is produced in the testicles and is constantly being produced. You can not waste it and frequent sex with or without condoms does nothing to change your sexual desire, production of sperm or semen, potency or fertility. Men well into their 60's can father children. Condoms have NO EFFECT ON THE POTENCY OF YOUR SPERM. If you WANT to have children or increase your risks of STDs, then have sex without condoms or other protections.
5) This is a difficult question to answer, very non-specific. Being overweight has an impact on your cardiovascular health and if you are obese you have an increased change of type II diabetes. Being overweight has a general impact on health and is important to correct. The best advice is to stop all sodas, find some activity that you enjoy and perform an aerobic exercise for 30 minutes every day.
Steve Johnson , PA-C