Traditionally, sex therapists have advised against penile enlargement, primarily because some of the methods used in the past have been known to cause permanent, irreversible damage. Today, the situation has changed as modern research has produced safer and more effective options. See “Option 5 – Penis Traction” below.
It is a fact that many men would benefit from a larger, harder, erect penis by way of enhanced self-esteem, sexual self-confidence and performance, as well as happy and satisfied sex partners.
Today, there are several methods and options for penis enlargement which provide various levels of success and safety. Here are brief descriptions of each method, including the major points concerning the safety and effectiveness of each one.
Penis traction is the newest and most effective method developed for penis enlargement, but it is more expensive than exercises and pills. Traction is the medical term for carefully calibrated, continuous pressure applied to body parts, to help with healing after surgery, injury, trauma or burns. Simply put, it means stressing tissues by stretching, and then allowing the body to rebuild itself naturally. The stretching opens up spaces between cells, and triggers a growth or healing response in the body, in which adjacent cells begin to divide and fill in the space. With continued use, the growth can number in the millions of new cells, significantly adding size and tissue to the area.
In the case of penis enlargement, a penis traction device is used. The device applies traction (stretching pressure) by means of adjustable, calibrated bars between an anatomically curved base that fits comfortably at the root of the penis, and a surgical-grade band that slips over the glans (head). As the organ lengthens, the traction and distance are adjusted. This device is meant to be discreetly worn under the clothes and/or during sleep. The carefully controlled stretching pressure triggers the healing and growth response in the penis. This growth response adds millions of new cells, thereby significantly increasing the dimensions of the penis, both in length and girth.
Penis traction is the most effective penis enlargement procedure known to medical science. The technique has been the subject of many medical and research studies. Clinical studies and research papers at the international level have documented that:
a) Correctly applied stretching increases the length and girth of the erect penis.
b) The increase in size is directly related to the duration of usage. The increases are permanent.
c) Increases in length and girth are evident in both the erect and flaccid states.
d) The increase in dimensions is not affected by the age of the patient.
e) The increase in size does not depend on the original size of the patient’s organ.
f) The procedure is safe for erectile and orgasmic functions.
Penis enlargement by traction is totally safe in all respects, provided you observe two basic precautions:
1) Buy a quality traction device. A device that is recommended for quality, safety and effectiveness is the ProExtender Traction Device.
2) Strictly follow the instructions in the accompanying User Manual.
2. Penis Pumps
A penis pump is a simple device with a hollow tube where you can put your penis. It has a handle to pump out the air from the tube, creating a vacuum around the penis. This causes blood to flow into the penis, resulting in an erection. The blood then gets caught in the penis by means of a rubber ring placed around the base. This ring allows your penis to maintain its erection so you can make love without losing the erection. By creating a vacuum-type seal around the penis thereby pulling blood to the surface, it engorges your organ and makes it appear larger.
Effectiveness of Penis Pumps
The system of penis pumps does nothing by way of permanent penis enlargement. The enlargement effect is not long lasting and disappears quickly once pumping ceases or the blood retaining ring is removed from the base of the penis. Penis pumps do not cause your penis to grow; they can only help you achieve fuller and harder erections temporarily.
Using this kind of forced pressure on the penis is inherently dangerous. Capillaries and blood vessels within the penis can break if there’s too much vacuum pressure is applied. Typically, bruising occurs on the penis shaft if capillaries break just beneath the skin. There are frequent instances of burst blood vessels in the penis, peeling of skin, general pain and soreness amongst users of penis pumps. They also tend to thin out the penis, making it very weak and reducing the duration of erections. There are some cases of penis pumps even deforming the penis.
3. Penis Enlargement Pills
Penis enlargement pills contain various sexual enhancement herbs that have two major effects. First, they develop circulation and increase blood flow to the penis and second, they stimulate the body into producing high levels of sex hormones such as Testosterone.
Effectiveness of Penis Enlargement Pills
Penis enlargement pills cannot permanently enlarge penis size by themselves. In fact, these pills are better described as Erection Enhancement Pills. They do make your erections much harder and thicker. The results are the same as when you have a very powerful erection, and your penis seems larger than normal.
But they do not increase blood flow to the penis enough to permanently stretch the erectile tissues.
However, penis pills do have a very positive result if you combine them with penis enlargement exercises. Because strong blood circulation is very important for healthy tissue growth, the combination of exercises and pills becomes even more effective for penis enlargement than exercises alone. Also, fuller and harder erections obviously make the erect penis larger than partial erections.
The common ingredients of penis enlargement pills are completely safe. However, a lot of pills on the market do contain herb known as Yohimbe. In certain cases, regular intake of Yohimbe can result in symptoms such as anxiety, high blood pressure, rapid heart rate and dizziness.
4. Penis Enlargement Surgery
Actually, penis enlargement surgery involves separate procedures for lengthening and thickening. Lengthening is achieved by cutting the suspensory ligaments that attach the penis to the pubic bone, and releasing the part of the penile shaft normally hidden within the body.
Girth enhancement involves either grafting strips of tissue consisting of skin and the underlying layers of fat, into the penile shaft between the erectile tissue and skin or injecting fat taken by liposuction from the abdomen.
Effectiveness of Penis Enlargement Surgery
Cutting the suspensory ligaments usually results in an immediate gain of around an inch in flaccid length. However, at the time of surgery erect length boosts very little. The penis must be extended for a minimum of 8 hours a day over the following months, to achieve increase in erect length.
In a minority of cases, penis enlargement can have the reverse effect and result in penis shortening, due to the development of scar tissue that strengthens and reduces during the healing process. Fat injections can primarily enhance girth by up to 3 inches. However, injected fat is inclined to re-absorbed back into the body over the following months, and there is always a partial loss in girth. Re-absorption is also sometimes rough, and the penis is left looking quite lumpy.
Any surgical procedure always involves risks. Possible risks include infections, badly healing wounds and permanent scarring. When done by a very skilled surgeon, the odds of experiencing a total loss of sexual function or extreme penile disfigurement are now quite low, because of the advance in techniques. But the risks and possibility of adverse side effects still remain.
Penis enlargement surgery is also extremely expensive.
Over-all, considering the costs and the very real risk of adverse side effects, penis enlargement surgery is NOT recommended.
5. Penis Exercises
To enlarge the penis, natural penis enlargement exercises is one option that does work, but only to a limited extent. The penis consists mainly of erectile tissue. Penis enlargement exercises aim to develop and increase this sponge like tissue by manual movements.
As the tissue gradually expands, the overall blood holding capacity of the erectile tissues increases, resulting in enlargement in both penile length and thickness. Other exercises focus on lenghtening the ligaments within the penis, so that the erectile tissues extend length wise to the maximum.
Effectiveness of Penis Enlargement Exercises
Natural penis enlargement exercises are an effective option for penis enlargement safely and without the risks of surgery. Erectile tissue reacts to exercise in a very similar way to muscle.
You’ll find that only after a few weeks of exercises, your penis will have gained in both length and girth and your erections will be harder and fuller than before, because of the improved blood flow to the penis. With a good program of exercises, the erectile tissues will be enlarged to the maximum within 3-5 months.
This is a safe method of penis enlargement. The worst that can happen is that your penis can feel slightly sore for a day or two, if you exercise too much in a workout. But you can prevent this by following a program that clearly shows exactly how much you should exercise at each stage.
With these programs, you control the degree of pressure and force you apply when exercising, and this avoids the type of injuries related with the use of pumps and weights.
An effective, safe and permanent way to enlarge your penis is a good program of penis exercises. And, at the same time, such a program will develop the overall health and fitness of your penis, give you harder and longer-lasting erections, and provide an overall boost to your sex life.