It’s been shown through a variety of surveys and polls that despite all evidence and assurances to the contrary, men are by and large dissatisfied with the size of their penises and they are worried that they aren’t big enough to satisfy a woman. Capitalizing on this fear are dozens of products, advertised with thousands of spam emails trying to convince men to do something about the size of their penises and to grow them to ridiculous, stallion like proportions. Before any guys out there do something stupid though, it pays to know just what you’re getting yourself into.
Let’s start with a simple fact. Yes the size of the penis can be increased. However it’s important that once the penis is made larger that it’s still functional. This is where many enlargement methods hedge the truth, because while some methods can make the penis bigger, they can also do a lot of damage to the tissue and actually hurt more than they help. You might see some of that in the fine print, but chances are that it will be shouted down by the rest of the ad screaming that you’re about to become a sexual Hercules who can fell the mightiest Amazon in a single blow.
One of the products that most people know about are penis pumps. These pumps, which are usually advertised in the backs of men’s magazines, are designed specifically for people who have diabetes, or other blood flow difficulties who cannot actually get blood into the penis. When you get an erection the penis fills with blood. It isn’t a muscle or a bone, but an organ filled with chambers that hold blood to maintain the erection during sex. Penis pumps may stretch the penis slightly, but once the pump is removed then the blood will begin to drain out of the penis leaving it limp again. As a method for permanent growth though, this is far from helpful.
Another way to enlarge the penis is through surgery. Phalloplasty is a medical procedure that can involve penis injections with fat leads or the cutting of the suspensory ligament in an effort to achieve a longer penis. However these methods are used mostly to correct medical abnormalities, and they aren’t used on men who have an average or above average sized penis who want to simply be larger. Surgery cannot at the moment make the penis thicker or increase ejaculate, and there are situations where scar tissue will actually cause a shortening of the penis after surgery.
Herbal supplements and medications aplenty promise to provide penis growth. While it’s true that overall good health and nutrition leads to body growth and sexual performance, taking herbal supplements to increase your penis length by inches seems far fetched. Finding unbiased studies is hard to do, so it’s safe to assume that if there’s a product that can increase penis length by up to twice your current size, it wouldn’t be sold in a spam email.
Physical methods of penis enlargement have been in place since ancient times. Placing weights on the penis, or using machines to stretch it, can in fact lengthen the penis and these methods were reputedly used by Egyptian pharaohs. However, while the length of the penis might increase during this process it may lose girth. Additionally there’s a high risk that the penis might tear or that the sensitive chambers inside the organ will be injured and unable to perform properly. More modern schools of thought have suggested exercises like Jelqs to extend the size of the penis, but it’s important that these exercises be done carefully and regularly if you’re going to see any kind of permanent growth.
So it seems that while most men might want to have a bigger penis, you’re pretty much left with the cards that biology dealt you unless you want to undergo some very daunting risks. After all, isn’t it better to enjoy sex with the penis you have then to make it bigger and then find out that sex, the reason you wanted it bigger in the first place, is either unenjoyable or completely impossible now?
“Penis Enlargement: Fact or Fiction?” by Donald Zimmer at Ask Men
“How to Enlarge Your Penis With Hands,” by Anonymous at Buzzle
“Does Size Really Matter?” by Anonymous at Herbal Love