If you're a shortie who's paranoid about his height...

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    Feb 25, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
    There's always extreme surgery to help you grow a few inches in height:
    http://news.yahoo.com/york-man-grows-six-inches-surgery-184123767--abc-news.html

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    Insecure about being 5'6" really? I'm 5'6" and have never been bothered by my height. However, it's probably better to be a short guy in the homo world than a short guy in the hetero world.
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    Feb 25, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    I'm 5'4 and pretty stoked on my height, all I can say to this is OUCH.
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    Feb 25, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    smallstories saidI'm 5'4 and pretty stoked on my height, all I can say to this is OUCH.


    That's what scares me more than anything. Nevermind the ridiculous price tag of the procedure. I'd be more terrified of the excruciating pain that accompanies this growth process.

    Even if my height really did bother me, I'd rather fork out extra money on some booster shoes.
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    Feb 25, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    I am 5ft7, on a good day, now.

    This procedure is not new. My docs looked at this when I was an older teen (late 80s) because my legs were growing at radically different rates due to bone cancer and a staph infection in my right hip. I went to Toronto to meet with the Doc who invented this modality. They ruled it out because the risk of stress on the femoral artery was too great....even at my (then) young age. I am sure this is still a very risky surgery.

    They ended up amputating 2.5in from my longer left leg and fusing it back together in the femur. So I used to be almost 5ft10 hehe.
  • DrewT

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    Feb 25, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    Whee! Now I can be over 6" tall! *runs off*
  • HollywoodHist...

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    Feb 25, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    I'm 5'6" and have no problem with my height. In fact, once I get in shape, I'm looking forward to it. I think I'll be an excellent pocket gay to some burly guy icon_lol.gif

    No way in hell I would do one of those surgeries - could you imagine the pain!!!! The only time I've heard of someone doing it is when one leg was drastically shorter than the other or in cases of dwarfism so that the bone could catch up to the muscle mass around it. I'm sure there are some crazy people that would do it for cosmetics but can't imagine there are many of those.
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    Feb 25, 2012 7:44 PM GMT
    I am 5'6" and every guy over 6' always picks me up and squeezes me like I am some sort of sex doll, what's the problem?
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    Feb 25, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    I'm pretty attracted to shorter guys (in particular if they have a stocky build). I don't really think height is that much of a limitation, just be who you are in that respect! Nevertheless I can see why someone would want to do that.

    It would be interesting to see what it would be like to be a few inches taller. But honestly, I would rather be shorter then taller had I have the chance. Reason being is I would want to add height in my torso, not my legs. Reducing height in legs would give the same effect. Henceforth, I wouldn't even consider this procedure.
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    Feb 25, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    I'm 5'3 and I love it! ya sometimes it sucks when you can't reach the top shelf in the kitchen or you must be 5'4 to ride the roller coaster but it has its advantages too! you can fit comfortable on small airplanes and you can save money by shopping in the kids sizes icon_razz.gif
  • Havenjock80

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    Feb 25, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    I am 6 1....its hard to read those posts from up there... heheeh icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 25, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
    Havenjock80 said I am 6 1....its hard to read those posts from up there... heheeh icon_twisted.gif


    ASS!!!! lol
  • FRE0

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    Feb 25, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919), the steel magnate who was once the country's richest man and is perhaps best known for donating the money for Carnegie Hall and thousands of libraries, was only 5'2".
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    Feb 25, 2012 8:59 PM GMT
    Being at the other end of the spectrum can have it's drawbacks, too. I have hit my head on so many things, I probably have the thickened skull of a pugilist.

    The grass is always greener on the other side, as they say...
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    Feb 25, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    Short guys are hot, hot, hot! A guy has to be short for me to maintain a sexual interest in him. Tall guys might as well be furniture. No interest whatsoever.
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    Feb 25, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    Interesting article - thanks for sharing OP. I too am around 5'6 and have never had any major hang ups - but agree that in the hetero world it could be different as I read everywhere that women want their men to be the taller one in the relationship.
    The surgery sounds quite extreme and costly and to me not worth all the pain unless you are extraordinarily short.
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    Feb 25, 2012 9:23 PM GMT
    I'm 5'8 and yeah, always been insecure about it. I know that height does affect your physical appearance and how other people see you so… yeah, kinda sucks.
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    Feb 25, 2012 9:35 PM GMT
    feh, being extra-tall just makes it hard to fit into vintage sportscars. Not that i'd mind a tall bf, but I'm happy being 5'9"
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    Feb 25, 2012 9:43 PM GMT
    ozgreenguy saidInteresting article - thanks for sharing OP. I too am around 5'6 and have never had any major hang ups - but agree that in the hetero world it could be different as I read everywhere that women want their men to be the taller one in the relationship.
    The surgery sounds quite extreme and costly and to me not worth all the pain unless you are extraordinarily short.


    It's true! I've never dated a woman, but I've always had the impression that women want their men much taller. I'm sure there are plenty of exceptions, but it seems that tall is the standard for most women, lol.

    As a gay man, however, being short has never created a problem for me. Even at that, I don't think 5'6" is that short.
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    Feb 25, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    I sometimes wish I was shorter but only in the gay world, not in the real world.
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    Feb 25, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    don't fuss over it. Being tall is way overrated.
    The joys of finding jeans with a long enough inseam , or a shirt with sleeves that actually "cover" your wrists .
    And get in the back seat of a compact sedan . Finding a comfortable position to drive a car (sport models where you practically sit on the floor are the most comfy for tall guys ) .
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    and the list goes on.

    and if you're really lean , ectomorph type, putting on muscle is like climbing the Everest .

    this said, i like being tall but 6' would have been perfect.

    but surgery to get taller ? that's hilarious . Maybe they should add a hydraulic option so we can vary height on the go .
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    Feb 25, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    height is unimportant, if you have the confidence you'll be alrighticon_biggrin.gif well by your post im guessing you dont have it, well if you dont have it get one lolicon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 25, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    archon saidheight is unimportant, if you have the confidence you'll be alrighticon_biggrin.gif well by your post im guessing you dont have it, well if you dont have it get one lolicon_biggrin.gif




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    Feb 25, 2012 10:01 PM GMT
    Ruskach said
    archon saidheight is unimportant, if you have the confidence you'll be alrighticon_biggrin.gif well by your post im guessing you dont have it, well if you dont have it get one lolicon_biggrin.gif




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    ruskach!!!! can you buy me an ego, i am not confident enough!icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 25, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    HELL YEAH

    lets go to the supermarket and get one there
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    Feb 25, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    I don't mind my height, but I prefer taller guys.