The Truth About Penis Enlargement
Men everywhere are dissatisfied with the size of their penises. The normal range is from four to six inches in length with a thickness of about an inch to an inch and a half when erect. When flaccid, it is usually about a third this size. Sadly, many men judge their own virility and that of others based on penis size. This has led to the creation of a huge market for penis enlargement products and procedures.
It seems that everywhere one looks on the Internet, he is bombarded by ads for penis enlargement pills, often offered under the name male enhancement pills. Most of these are composed of natural herbal supplements that have been shown to increase the blood flow to this area during arousal. While this may prove helpful to those with erectile dysfunction, there is little or no change in the actual size of the organ.
The medical community has come up with some different surgical procedures that can make it longer, thicker, or both. While the results are real, there are normally complications associated with such procedures that make the final result less than satisfactory.
A large percentage of men who have undergone lengthening procedures were completely unsatisfied with their results. However, many who have had their organ thickened have reported positive results and greater sexual satisfaction. It is still uncertain whether there will be long-term complications associated with these procedures due to the implantation of foreign material.
Many men practice “jelqing” or milking. Here, the thumb and forefinger are used to manipulate the organ so that more blood flows into the shaft. Pressure is held at the base with the other hand to keep the blood from draining back out. This practice has resulted in permanent injuries in some men, including the inability to achieve an erection.
Another common practice is to use a vacuum pump designed to pull more blood into the penis in conjunction with a cock ring to hold the blood in place and maintain the erection. This is the only FDA approved method of treating erectile dysfunction, but does little to increase the size. Trying to extend by using the pump for longer periods has resulting in vascular damage that has left men impotent with no option but to have surgery if they want to be able to function.
Another technique that is touted for enlargement is to suspend weights from a strap or band that apply traction, a constant pull, to the organ. Periodic exercise by manipulating the organ, raising it and lowering it gently by hand has been shown to improve the girth by a small amount as well as increasing the length slightly.
Care must be exercised here as well. Using too much weight can pull the ligaments that attach the organ to the point of tearing. Constriction from the band can cut off blood flow and permanently damage cells.
The plain truth of the matter is that men with a normal sized penis would be best served by learning to be happy with what they have. Attempts to produce penis enlargement by length and/or girth in any way can have negative consequences that leave one impotent, even if it hangs a bit longer.