To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders
Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications
| Last updated
There really isn't anything this pandemic can't f*** over, is there?
It gets worse though because, according to doctors, anyone suffering from penis shrinkage due to Covid may never get the original size back.
The unnamed man explained what happened to him when he rang in to the podcast How to Do It where he said before contracting Covid he had an above average size penis.
But when he recovered from being 'very sick', the man - who is in his 30s - said his member had reduced in size by an inch and a half.
Speaking on the podcast, he explained: "I'm a heterosexual man in my 30s. In July of last year I contracted Covid and was very sick.
“When I got out of the hospital, I had some erectile dysfunction issues. Those gradually got better with some medical attention, but I seem to be left with a lasting problem."
He went on to say: “My penis has shrunk. Before I got sick, I was above average, not huge, but definitely bigger than normal.
"Now I've lost about an inch-and-a-half and become decidedly less than average.
“It's apparently due to vascular damage, and my doctors seem to think it's likely permanent.
“It shouldn't really matter, but it has had a profound impact on my self confidence in my abilities in bed.”
Responding to the anonymous man, urologist Ashley Winter MD said: "It is true that having erectile dysfunction leads to shortening.
“You have this period of time where the penis is not stretching itself out, where it’s not, you know, getting all this full blood into it, and that can lead to scarring of the penis and shortening of the penis.
“And that’s probably what you know your caller is referring to now.”
A study, which was published in the Lancet's journal EClinicalMedicine, looked at 3,762 people from 56 countries who had either confirmed or suspected long Covid.
While the most commonly mentioned symptoms included fatigue, brain fog and post-exertional malaise - subjects also mentioned other less well-known effects such as tremors, itchy skin, a decrease in penis size, sexual dysfunction and blurred vision.
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read