Men’s fixation over penis size has given birth to a multimillion-dollar industry where finding products that work methodically and clinically is like finding a needle in a haystack. How do you decide which advertisement to believe, and which article is authentic? Internet and local chemist shops are full of things like penis pumps, so-called medical-grade pills, extenders, creams, lotions and what not! The critical question is, do they actually work? Let’s look at some scientific facts and deep dive into a sexual disorder exclusive to the sterner sex.
The average penis size
Before diving into the detailed discussion on the various penis enlargement techniques, let’s first understand the usual penis size. Usually, the sex experts believe that penis size doesn’t matter, but that doesn’t stop men from fretting about their penis size. Men think the size of their penis plays a significant role in partner satisfaction. They associate penis size with masculinity. Research says the average penis size for most men is around 9 cm. / 3.75 inches when flaccid and approximately between 13 cm. to 18 cm. / 5 inches to 7 inches while erect.
Effectiveness of various penis enlargement products
Supplements, Creams and Lotions
These products usually contain minerals, vitamins, herbs or hormones that claim to be effective for penis enlargement. To date, there is no clinical data to prove that they are effective; on the contrary, some of them may cause harmful side effects.
Penis Stretching Exercises
They are popularly known as Jelqing, where a person places their index finger and thumb in an O shape over a flaccid/limp penis and pull it from the base to the tip. The idea is to increase the blood flow of the erectile tissue, which eventually may help increase penis length. This method is supposedly safer than other methods, but there is no concrete clinical data to prove this theory.
Many opt for penis enlargement surgery, but recent studies say outcomes vary as far as safety, efficacy, and satisfaction are concerned. The typical surgery technique involves an incision of the ligament attaching the penis to the pubic bone and performing skin grafting at the base to enhance the length. It improves the flaccid penis appearance by 1 cm. But there is no physical change in the penis length.
A penis pump, also known as a vacuum pump or an erection pump, primarily consists of a plastic chamber to insert the penis. A battery usually powers the pump. Manual hand-driven options are also available. It raises the blood flow, causing engorgement that ensures erection. After the pump activity, a constriction ring or a cock ring is generally worn around the penis to maintain erection during intercourse. While some people use penis pumps simply for recreational purposes, others are prescribed it as part of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) treatment. Doctors and Urologists prescribe penis pumps for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (ED), they are also being used to increase the penis size. A study published in the journal “Translational Andrology and Urology” says that using a penis pump raised the erectile quality by about 84 to 95 per cent for men who had a cancerous prostate removed.
Benefits of penis pumps
- It helps improve erection
- Fewer side effects than medicines
- It is affordable
- It’s non-invasive, i.e., it does not involve surgery or incision
How safe are penis pumps?
Though every medical device is associated with risk, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), penis pumps and cock rings are safer to use to achieve erection and rigidity.
Penis extenders help enlarging the penis size and correct penile curvature. Though the main objective is penis enlargement and, in this process, the penile curvature gets straightened over the period of time.
Penile extenders contain a plastic ring for the base of a flaccid penis, another ring for the tip with a traction device along the side of the shaft. Men have to adjust springs, pulling the penile shaft to stretch the flaccid penis to make it larger.
According to an independent clinical study published in BJU International, men who used penile extenders continuously for six months were able to enhance the length of their flaccid penis up to 32% and erectile function up to 36%. Even healthy men opt for penis extenders – to have a larger penis.
Conclusion: Using a penis extenders help stimulating a man’s confidence and self-esteem during sexual activity.