PENIS POWER by Dudley Seth Danoff


The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health
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A practical, meaty manual for everyman’s manhood—and the women (and men) who love them.

During the last few decades of author Danoff’s 30 years as a practicing urologist, he began to notice the distressing trend of “penis weakness,” which he describes as the general unawareness of a male’s true phallic potential. The author expands on recommendations to assuage this condition found in his first handbook (Superpotency: How to Get It, Use It, and Maintain It for a Lifetime, 1993), aiming to unlock the secrets to maximizing male sexual ability. Danoff’s approach, however, isn’t always balanced. He does little justice to the male species by compartmentalizing them as defenseless slaves to their sexuality (“When ‘King Penis’ issues a command, a man has little power to disobey”), yet he redeems himself when more appropriately focusing on pertinent issues like managing functional impairments (yes, size matters), sexually transmitted diseases, prostate problems, potency (“anxiety in any shape or form is the worst enemy of the penis”) and andropause (male menopause). Having treated HIV patients in his practice, Danoff reiterates the importance of being smart, responsible adults in this “sexually dangerous” age; however, his assertion that anal intercourse with a condom is still “highly risky” will seem unnecessarily cautionary to anyone knowledgeable in safer-sex practices. Many sections are prefaced with basic anatomical information, which make the book ideal for younger readers who may need an accessible crash course in male sexuality. Also helpful are tips on overcoming the harmful mindsets and negativity responsible for a penis “falling down on the job” and a uniformly informative “Frequently Asked Questions” chapter. Entertaining and edifying (if a bit repetitive), Danoff’s headstrong approach forms a positive step toward understanding and trumping the conundrums of phallicism.      

A solid resource on handling the ups and downs of male genital health.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9831998-3-0
Page count: 352pp
Publisher: Del Monaco Press
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2011


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