The Happy Pear Podcast


Erectile Dysfunction and Does Size Matter? Understanding the Penis with Dr Aaron Spitz

Season 6, Ep. 23

40% of men suffer from erectile dysfunction in their 40’s, 50% in their 50’s, 60% in their 60’s… it’s an easy stat to remember! A lot of this is due to age-related changes however "some of this we can control and put on the breaks…”


This week's episode is for anyone with a penis, any friends of penises, and any lovers of penises! An area that is not talked about enough, and yet viagra had some of the fastest uptake and sales growth of any medication, ever, after its launch in 1998. 

We were delighted to speak with Aaron Spitz, M.D a board-certified urologist and a leading expert in male sexual health and fertility. Who has been featured worldwide on numerous tv shows, published many articles on the subject and now is the author of the book called The Penis Book: A Doctor’s Complete Guide to the Penis: From Size to Function and Everything in Between

Just like the canary in the coal mine, ED can be the first sign of something much more major going on in your body. “If a man starts noticing he is getting weak erections or having difficulty keeping erections that most likely means the little arteries in his penis are starting to get clogged up, which means all the arteries in his body are getting clogged up, it’s just the arteries in his penis are much smaller so he is not feeling it everywhere else…yet!”

Dr Aaron has helped countless men overcome these challenges, including erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, Peyronie’s Disease, and low sperm count. He is a nationally recognised leader in microsurgical vasectomy reversal. Dr. Spitz is able to demystify these complex and emotional conditions for his patients as well as for the public at large. Dr. Spitz served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology, UC Irvine for 10 years, where he oversaw their training for male sexual health and infertility. 

Dr. Spitz is a national leader in health policy for urologists across the nation. He serves as the lead delegate representing all of America’s urologists to the American Medical Association (AMA). He also is in charge of pioneering the use of telemedicine for America’s urologists. He frequently meets with state and national legislators about topics of critical concern to doctors and patients alike.

As two penis owners naturally we found this a fascinating conversation. However, as Dr Aaron says, this is something that affects everyone, whether it be directly or through association. The more we understand, the more knowledge we have the more we can prevent premature ED and potentially much more serious and life-threatening illnesses.

To find out more about Dr Aaran and his work check out his website and his book The Penis Book: A Doctor’s Complete Guide to the Penis: From Size to Function and Everything in Between

Lots of Love,

Dave & Steve

Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt

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