Penis-enlargement products: Do they work?

Bigger penises are not made by pumps, pills, exercises, and surgery etc. -- Or do they?

Guys, be honest: Do you wish you were bigger? Almost certainly, the answer is yes.

"I think there isn't a guy in the world who hasn't wished his penis were an inch or two longer," says Michael O'Leary, MD, professor of urologic surgery at Harvard Medical School and a urologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

There's still not much you can do after more than a century of generally dubious and sometimes lunatic penis enlargement attempts. Sure, penis pills, creams, brutal stretching exercises, horrific-looking devices, and penis surgery, there are lots and lots of supposed options out there, even though almost none of it works. The few approaches have been used have modest benefits and serious side effects that can work. How serious? In some cases, erectile dysfunction-serious.

"Trust me, I'd be a billionaire if I knew of a way to safely and effectively increase penis size," O'Leary tells WebMD. "But I don't. Nobody does."

trying very sketchy treatments on a vital part of their anatomy -- and risking a lot in the process still, common sense doesn't stop size-obsessed guys from frantically searching for means to increase size.

How Small Is a Small Penis?
Think you're smaller than average? You're probably not.

What is erectile dysfunction? Including medicine and alternative approaches, for impotence, WebMD's pictures explain the symptoms, causes, and treatments.

Usually, an erect penis is 5 to 6 inches long with a circumference of 4 to 5 inches. There's more variation in the size of flaccid penises.

Micropenis is the status where some guys are genuinely smaller than that. In rare cases, genetics and hormone problems – there is an erect penis of under 3 inches. Sometimes reduction of a guy's size is very much possible with Peyronie's disease or prostate cancer surgery.

Guys seeking penis enlargement are average-sized as per studies. They just think they're below average.

Why? Part of it is perspective. While looking down, you've got a bad angle and hence it's very hard to gauge the size of your own penis -- Psychology plays a role, too. Some get obsessed with the idea that they're too small even though they are average-sized guys. There's even a psychiatric diagnosis: penile dysmorphic disorder. It's similar to such people who think they're fat no matter how thin they get the perceptual distortion of anorexics.

Majority of men have who get penis enlargement surgery, this condition and the results are least helpful or satisfactory according to one study. Weight loss is one safe and effective method for getting a larger-looking penis.

Overweight men have this misconception due to improper judgement do mainly think that they have a small penis, says Jennifer Berman, MD, a urologist in Beverly Hills and co-author of Secrets of the Sexually Satisfied Woman.

The hidden shaft that's buried beneath belly fat will be revealed by losing weight. It will look that way and it doesn't actually increase your size.

Liposuction of the fat pad around the penis can work for guys who would rather have a surgical procedure than eat less. If you don't change your eating habits, your penis will once again sink into your belly, like a pier at high tide still, that means that the effects aren't permanent.

Penis Enlargement: Pills, Creams, and Devices
What else is there? To increase penis size, here's a rundown of some unproven options.

The vacuum pump. Here the air is sucked out by a cylinder. Vacuum results as you stick your penis in due to which extra blood is drawn in, making it erect and a little bigger. To keep the blood from leaking back into your body, you then clamp off the penis with a tight ring like a tourniquet. What are the drawbacks? As long as you have the ring on, the effect will last and the effect is not permanent. Tissue damage is possible by using it for more than 20 to 30 minutes. This has not been proven to actually increase the size of the penis but is sometimes used as a treatment for erectile dysfunction, stretching with weights. 

Your penis is not a muscle and hence weights or stretching exercises won't bulk up your penis.  Some minor stretching might be possible by hanging weights off your flaccid penis may stretch it a bit, O'Leary says. It requires a freakish degree of dedication, the catch lies in that. A weight needs to be strapped to your penis eight hours a day for six months. You might have to wear and take the trouble, says O'Leary. At the end of all this trouble, you could be lucky enough to gain about half an inch as a net result. Tearing of the tissue, burst blood vessels and other related problems are risks possible.

Pills, supplements, ointments, and creams. They don't work. None of them. "I think it's safe to say that all of that stuff is complete nonsense," Berman says.

Penis Enlargement Surgery
What about surgery? There are two basic penis enlargement surgeries.

Lengthening the penis. A little more of the shaft becomes available by cutting the ligament that connects the penis to the pelvic bone. On an average, less than an inch becomes allowed to become visible outside the body. Revealing more of what's usually hidden, it's not really lengthening the penis so much. A guy would need weights or stretching devices daily for about six months to prevent the ligament from reattaching. More controversial procedures can thicken the penis using implanted fat, silicone, or tissue grafts for widening the penis for men who think their penis is too thin. For increasing the thickness or length of the penis in an adult, The American Urologic Association states that these procedures have not been shown to be safe or effective. For certain men, one newer and possibly lower-risk -- procedure may work. In some cases, the scrotum attaches high up on the shaft of the penis. To make the penis look longer more of the shaft partially disconnecting the scrotum can reveal. The surgery can be done on an outpatient basis and takes 20 minutes O'Leary says.

Penis Enlargement Surgery Risks
Consider the risks of lengthening or widening surgery before you take out a penile improvement loan and unbuckle your pants. There are no well-studied approaches. No major medical organization approves of these surgeries. For treatments that aren't approved in the U.S, some guys opt to travel to other countries. It's time to have a frank talk with your doctor about the risks you'd be taking, if that thought has crossed your mind, slow down before going forward.

It includes infections, nerve damage, reduced sensitivity, and difficulty in getting an erection while the side effects of lengthening surgeries are numerous. Perhaps most disturbing, scarring aspect can leave you with a penis that's shorter than what you started with to make matters worse than before. Widening the penis is even more controversial. Side effects can be unsightly -- a lumpy, bumpy, uneven penis.

Reconsidering Penis Enlargement
Wishing you were a little bigger is common. Before you do something rash, it's becoming a fixation, stop and think.

It can help by talking to a doctor or a therapist. He is likely to stop searching for surgery as research has found that when a doctor honestly reassures a guy that his penis is average-sized, phoney claims for miracle penis enlargement should be taken on its value worth and also need to be on guard against.

"The main target for penis enlargement advertising is insecure guys who think all their power lies in their penises," says Berman. "These guys are easy victims."

The imagined glories of a gargantuan penis are not all they're cracked up to be as per Ian Kerner, a sex counsellor in New York. Being average is really where you want to be when it comes to penis size, says Kerner, the author of books including She Comes First. More than one that's too small, having a penis that's too big can be a much larger problem -- pun unintended --. Oral or vaginal sex can be difficult for guys who are too big for their partners.

"Size really doesn't matter nearly as much as being a good and creative lover," Kerner tells WebMD. Your brains, your hands, your mouth, and everything else -- that's what counts in the bedroom how these are used?

Myth Busting Male Enhancement: Does It Work?

Pills, potions, and lotions


Vacuum pump

Clamps and rings




Many penis-enlargement techniques or products are being advertised today, have you ever considered trying one of these techniques? The first thing you should know actually have a normal-sized penis as against the illusion for most men who think they have a small penis. Most penis enlargement claims are false as a second thing. The penis can be actually harmed by some of these techniques and products. 

To avoid unpleasant and unnecessary side effects, learn the facts about these techniques and products.

Jelqing exercises
Jelqing is the technique to naturally increase the size of their penis used as an exercise that some people use to try. To move blood to the head of your penis and stretch it, it involves using a hand-over-hand rolling motion. It's sometimes called "milking."

That jelqing can actually increase your penis size, there aren't enough medical studies to suggest. It may lead to pain, irritation, or scar tissue formation if you do it too often or aggressively, but it's a fairly safe practice.

Pills, potions, and lotions
There are so many products marketed for penile enlargement and there's no shortage of pills, vitamins, hormones, herbal preparations, and lotions. There's also no evidence to support the claims that these products work.

In fact, some of these products may be harmful to your health. With other medications that you take, some may interfere or react. Always check with your doctor before trying a new supplement or natural remedy. Potential benefits and risks can be easily made to be understood.

Penile extenders
A penile extender is a noninvasive device. It uses traction to stretch your penis. After three months of using a penile extender as found in a study reported in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The average length of participants' flaccid penises increased by more than 1.5 centimetres Vacuum pump

To treat erectile dysfunction, vacuum pumps or penis pumps, are sometimes used. Some people use them to occasionally "exercise" their penis.

It may temporarily make your penis appear larger by using a vacuum pump. But overusing it might cause problems with your erections or tissue damage. For elongating your penis, it's not considered to be an effective method.

Clamps and rings
To stretch and elongate their penis, some people use a clamp or ring to try. After you've developed an erection, to use one of these devices, you place it around the base of your penis. Blood flowing out of your penis is prevented.

It may temporarily enlarge your penis by wearing one of these devices. It is possible to cut off blood flow and cause damage to your penile tissues by wearing it for more than 30 minutes.

To correct a defect, treat an injury, or improve its function, your doctor may recommend surgery on your penis. But they probably won't recommend surgery to increase your penis length or width.

Make the most out of what you have
Are you by basic nature overweight and especially do you carry a lot of excess weight around your midsection? That can make your penis look smaller. Maintaining a healthy weight may make your penis appear longer in proportion to your body. It may also enhance your sexual pleasure.

Your penis may also appear smaller if you have a lot of pubic hair. Your penis may look longer by trimming that hair may make. It could also increase sensitivity.

Points to ponder
Most men are actually of normal size who believe their penises are too small. The length of the average penis is 3 to 5 inches, or 8 to 13 centimetres long when flaccid. When erect It is 5 to 7 inches, or 13 to 18 centimetres long.

For the most part, penis enlargements products and techniques don't work. Some can even cause harm. Don't take marketing schemes at face value. Instead, talk to your doctor before trying any new strategies to increase your penis size.

Penis Enlargement operations are partially successful, case to case. The most effective recommendation is to reduce weight. Temporary enlargement is possible by using clamps and rings for the required time. Some people use vacuum pumps to occasionally "exercise" their penis and make the penis look bigger. Penile Extenders use traction to stretch your penis. Jelquing exercise naturally increases the size of their penis.