Penis-enlargement products and procedures aren’t difficult to find. Men’s magazines, radio shows and the Internet are full of ads for pumps, pills, weights, exercises and even surgeries that claim to increase the length and width of your penis.
However, there’s very little scientific support for any nonsurgical methods to enlarge the penis. And no reputable medical organization endorses penis surgery for purely cosmetic reasons. Most of the techniques you see advertised are ineffective, and some can damage your penis. So think twice before trying any of them.
The fear that your penis looks too small or is too small to satisfy your partner during sex is a common fear. But a number of studies have shown that most men who think their penises are too small actually have normal-sized penises. Similarly, studies suggest than many men have an exaggerated idea of what constitutes “normal” penis size. Consider that:
The popular media and advertisers would have you believe that your partner cares deeply about penis size. The issue of attraction is complex, but numerous studies suggest that penis size is much lower on the list of priorities for women than such issues as a man’s personality. Unfortunately, there’s little research about gay men’s perceptions about their partners’ penis size. But keep in mind that understanding your partner’s needs and desires is more likely to improve your sexual relationship than trying to change the size of your penis.
Companies offer many different types of nonsurgical penis-enlargement treatments, and often promote them with serious-looking advertisements that include endorsements from “scientific” researchers. But if you look closely, you’ll see that claims of safety and effectiveness haven’t been proved So, marketers rely on testimonials, skewed data and questionable before-and-after photos.
On close inspection of so-called sexual enhancement supplements, you may notice a sentence such as, “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).” Indeed, manufacturers don’t have to provide evidence to the FDA of safety or effectiveness before putting dietary supplements on the market.
Most advertised penis-enlargement methods are ineffective, and some can cause permanent damage to your penis. Here are some of the most widely promoted products and techniques: