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Natural Penis Enlargement: What Works and What Doesn’t

By Reviewed by Men Published on September 7, 2015 Updated on October 12, 2018
Natural Penis Enlargement What Works and What Doesn’t

Since the inception of mankind men are more or less worried about their penis size that has given rise to a multi-million dollar global industry. Despite many men’s anxiety about their penis size, research shows that most men’s penises are normal and there is nothing to worry about.

On the flip side, it is hardly possible to find a man who doesn’t wish for an inch or two growth of his penis. So when you think about it, this comes off as a great problem in the lives of many men. Men who are feeling unsatisfied with the size of their penis, are men who will most likely avoid talking about problems that can happen with sexual intercourse because of the embarrassment that they are feeling. This is probably why hundreds of myths and clinically unproven methods have been buzzing around the market most of which are dubious and ineffective.

Men who are living with such embracement are constantly looking for a so-called effective way to achieve a bigger penis size no matter the price or even the pain that they would have to go through. To save any man from having to go through disappointment and thousands of dollars spent on different treatment methods or whatnot, in this article we talk about the most popular natural penis enlargement ways and explain to you what, based on previous research, really works and what clearly does not.

Anatomy of the Penis

Knowing penis anatomy allows you to get a useful insight into sex. Any man really should at least know the basics when it comes to his penis anatomy, for the purposes of maintaining his good reproductive health, of course. Internally, the penis consists of two cylindrical tubes ‘Corpora Cavernosa’ that runs throughout the penis, the urethra that is responsible for expelling both urine and sperm, a couple of main arteries, several veins & nerves. The shaft is the longest part of the penis that is opened in glans penis.

Anatomy of the penis

Corpora Cavernosa: As mentioned before, these are two chambers containing spongy tissues that fill most of the penis. Along with spongy tissues these chambers also include open spaces and several veins & arteries. Erection occurs when Corpora Cavernosa become engorged with blood.

Urethra: Urine and sperm both travel through the urethra. Urethra actually travels through the underside of the penis beneath the Corpora Cavernosa and opens at the head of the penis (glans).

Corpus Spongiosum: This is the chamber that surrounds the urethra. Just as Corpora Cavernosa this chamber also becomes engorged with blood during an erection.

The Corpora Cavernosa and the Corpus Spongiosum are responsible for what we call penis enlargement. More precisely, penis width is subject to Corpora Cavernosa while the depth/length of the penis is subject to Corpus Spongiosum. The basic idea behind penis enlargement is to break penis tissue in the micro-tear level by jelqing [1]Lee, J. K. C., Tan, R. B. W., & Chung, E. (2017). Erectile dysfunction treatment and traditional medicine – can East and West medicine coexist? Translational Andrology and Urology, 6(1): 91–100. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5313309/ or some other methods. The natural response of our body heals that tearing by generating new tissues. Understandably, the penis will have more tissues now than before which leads to the enlargement of the penis. The process goes on and on repeatedly until one can satisfy with his penis size. This is the basic idea behind penis enlargement that penis anatomy actually supports.

Natural Penis Enlargement Methods That Are Well Practiced

Manual penis exercises: This is the most ancient technique for penis enlargement which is fairly popular until now. The technique is also known as jelqing that involves applying force to the penis shaft by using thumb and index finger in semi-erect condition. This repeated pulling will increase the blood capacity of the penis’s erectile tissue that results into enhanced length & girth of the penis.  Side effects are possible including light bruising and pain. Unfortunately, no scientific research is available at the moment to speak of the efficiency of this natural method. However, jelqing has earned a lot of its followers all around the world, so it may be worth the try.

Synthetic injections: Lately, there has been a lot of talk about the use of synthetic injections and their ability to produce three-inch penile enlargement for men everywhere. There are several types of intracorporeal injections available in the market that causes dilation of the penis arteries.

Penis enlargement synthetic injection

Erection strength of the penis depends on the drugs that are being injected. Only high-quality drugs can provide a firm erection. However, these synthetic injections do very little for a true penis enlargement and may not be completely safe. [2]Groger, A., Boliglowa, D., Sippel, C., Wiebols, A., & Menke, H. (2015). Complication of self-injection with petroleum jelly for penis augmentation. Der Urologe Ausg. A, 54(3):397-9. doi: 10.1007/s00120-014-3651-9, [3]Ahmed, U., Freeman, A., Kirkham, A., Ralph, D. J., Minhas, S., & Muneer, A. (2017). Self-injection of foreign materials into the penis. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 99(2):e78-e82. doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2016.0346

However, one case study [4]Torricelli, F. C., Andrade, E. M., Marchini, G. S., Lopes, R. I., Claro, J. F., Cury, J., & Srougi, M. (2013). Penile enlargement with methacrylate injection: is it safe? Sao Paolo Medical Journal, 131(1):54-8. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23538596 of a 36-years old man who had methacrylate injections injected into his penis, did report satisfactory results – both cosmetic and function. However, the case report itself calls attention to the need to perform further research and investigation on the topic of using synthetic injections to achieve penile enlargement.

Vacuum devices: These devices contain a tube that is placed over the penis and then pump out the air to create a vacuum. The empty place gets fulfilled by blood and makes the penis swell. This technique is mostly used for the short-term treatment of impotence.

Penile extenders: This is done by placing a small extending frame (often called traction device) on the semi-erect or flaccid penis to stretch it.

Penis enlargement pills & lotions: Penis enlargement pills actually contain minerals, vitamins, and hormones which are believed to enhance the length & girth of the penis. The outcome of these pills and lotions vary greatly from person to person.

penis enlagement pills

Often what these products promise is to not only achieve penile enlargement but also help with problems such as premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, low libido, and sexual stamina, all of that with one sole purpose – to help its users improve their sexual experience and reproductive health. However, because there are millions of different brands offering their own version of penile enlargement pills, creams, and lotions. Only high-quality pills are suggested for consumption in order to increase your libido and length of the penis.

Penile augmentation surgery: The most common type of surgery is the division of the penile suspensory ligament. The procedure involves performing a skin graft at the base of the penis after cutting the ligament that attaches the penis to the pubic bone. With this process, the penis can be lengthened up to 3cm. There is another kind of surgical procedure where fat taken from other parts of the body is injected into the penis. This is mainly done for the purpose of increasing the penis girth.

Natural Penis Enlargement Methods That Claim To Work But Actually Don’t

Penis surgery: Many of us think that this is the most certain way of penis enlargement. But the fact is surgeries are the most dangerous way because it may cause life-altering injury to your sexual organ. [5]Nugteren, H. M., Balkema, G. T., Pascal, A. L., Schultz, W. C., Nijman, J. M., & van Driel, M. F. (2010). Penile enlargement: From medication to surgery. Journal of Sexual and Marital Therapy, 36(2):118-23. doi: 10.1080/00926230903554453 Loss of sensation, impotence, deformed looking shaft, painful erections are just some of the complications arises from surgery. Not to mention the fact that even after so many penile enlargement surgeries have been performed, there is still no accurate scientific research [6]Cambell, J. & Gillis, J. (2017). A review on penile elongation surgery. Translational Andrology and Urology, 6(1): 69–78. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5313298/ to speak about the efficiency of the procedure.

Pumps & tubes: These are just one more way to cash in on your vulnerabilities or egos. Most of these devices are not only ineffective but also dangerous to use. If you pump too hard or too long it may cause permanent damage to the penis. Even in the worst cases, inner blood vessels may burst due to excessive pumping.

The exercises: Some marketers claim that they have that ‘bigger dick’ exercise with them. These exercises don’t do anything about penis enlargement because the human penis is not made entirely of muscle. Such exercises actually work on the muscles of the prostate gland and urinary tract, so exercises like Kegels are very famous and effective.

Liposuction: This is another surgical procedure that involves removal of fat deposit from the abdomen area. Removal of extra fat can make the penis look longer. But this is a short time solution if a man starts to consume food recklessly again after the liposuction. And in a true sense, this method doesn’t increase the penis size at all and it may be fatal to the health. [7]Zilg, B. & Rasten-Almqvist, P. (2017). Fatal Fat Embolism After Penis Enlargement by Autologous Fat Transfer: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 62(5):1383-1385. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.13403 As abdomen fats are removed it gives you a feel of the large penis.

liposuction for penis enlargement

Natural Penis Enlargement Methods That Actually Work

Penis weights: This is an age-old method of penis enlargement that brings significant outcome. Men used to attach heavy substances (like stones) with the help of a cord at the end of their penis and sit somewhere every day for hours. Although this technique works very well you need to dedicate at least 2-3 hours every day so that the weight can enhance the length of the penis.

The traction ‘Extender’: This device has proven as the most effective physical method for permanent penis enlargement. These are so good that they are medically endorsed by more than 20 countries around the world. Extenders work on the same principle as weights but the good part is you are in a position to apply a steady & gentle pull on the penis. Moreover, you are able to wear this type of traction extender under your clothes without restricting your natural movements. And a study published [8]Nikoobakht, M., Shahnazari, A., Rezaeidanesh, M., Mehrsai, A., & Pourmand, G. (2011). Effect of penile-extender device in increasing penile size in men with shortened penis: preliminary results. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8(11):3188-92. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20102448 in the Journal of sexual medicine supports these findings! Although the extender might not be the perfect way to act upon the girth of the penis and change it, it does a pretty good job when it comes to increasing the length of the penis without the risk of any major side effects!

Jelqing: This is another manual form of penis enlargement technique that is very useful. [9]Wikipedia. (2003, February 25). Penis Enlargement. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penis_enlargement This involves continuous stretching of a flaccid penis by using the thumb and index finger in order to increase the erection size. This technique enlarges the penis by increasing the blood containing the capacity of Corpora Cavernosa’s spongy tissues. Jelqing also enhances the size of the penis by increasing the number of tissues inside the penis shaft.

Penis enlargement programs: while they are not a method by themselves, there are well-proven programs in the market that are reported to work. Check our 3 Best Programs For Penis Enlargement (2018 Updated).

Penis Enlargement Pills

According to a wrong assumption by most men pills permanently increase penis size even when the penis remains in the flaccid state. However, the fact is pills increase size only when the penis is in an erect state. Pills dilate the blood vessels inside the penis and thus enhancing blood flow.

Pills also increase the blood-holding capability of penis’s spongy tissues that translates into long-lasting erection and intense orgasm. Lastly, pills boost the testosterone production that increases men’s libido.

There are hundreds of pills out there in the market—some increase depression, some cut your pockets for nothing. [10]Nugteren, H. M., Balkema, G. T., Pascal, A. L., Schultz, W. C., Nijman, J. M., & van Driel, M. F. (2010). Penile enlargement: From medication to surgery. Journal of Sexual and Marital Therapy, 36(2):118-23. doi: 10.1080/00926230903554453 Only a few high-quality pills are reported to work. So if you do decide to try using penis enlargement pills, we encourage you to do a deep research and find everything that you can about the so-called effective penis enlargement pills. A good idea is to consult your doctor as well, perhaps he/she will have some penis enlargement pill to recommend based on previous experience with other patients in the past.

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Fran Sanchez, BSc MSc

About Fran Sanchez, BSc MSc

Fran Sanchez, founder of Herbolab, graduated from Uppsala University (Sweden) with a master in molecular biology and Karolinska University (Sweden) with a degree in medical sciences and business. He then moved to Singapore to run e-commerce operations in a pharmaceutical company, until eventually he could fulfil his dream of creating a brand dedicated to help men reach their peak performance. Drawing on his experience as a lifelong multi-sport athlete and cutting edge medical and scientific research, Fran launched herbolab tongkat ali as flagship supplement in April of 2014. Fran now spend most of his time weight lifting and creating content dedicated to improve people’s lives.

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    Hey Fran I tried to reply to you that my problem is PE

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    If it’s possible, I would like to be a guest author on your site.

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    5 Myths about Your Penis

    5 Fun Ways To Masturbate

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  • amit kumar says:

    My penis is already 5.2 inches long when erect but i need to enlarge my penis more 1 or 2 inches .For this which and how long the supplement i have to used to increase that amount of size .

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