It seems you run into ads for penis enlargement products everywhere you turn. There are certainly no shortage of pills, exercises, surgical procedures, and devices that claim they can increase the width and girth of your penis, but it's important to separate the facts from the claims.
The truth is no reputable medical organization endorses cosmetic penis surgery due to the risks, potential damage, and low patient satisfaction rate.
Products like pills, meanwhile, are not approved by the FDA and there is absolutely no evidence that they work. In fact, some pills and supplements may actually cause more harm than good, and you don't really know what's in them.
Companies that boast non-surgical penis enlargement treatments often promote them with testimonials, questionable photographic "proof," and skewed data with very little or no scientific research. If you're interested in something that will actually do the job, here's a run-down of the most common treatments and products on the market now.
Penis Enlargement Techniques
Here's an overview of some of the most popular penis enlargement products and techniques you may hear about.
Over-the-counter pills and products that claim they can enlarge your penis are usually made with minerals, vitamins, herbs, and/or hormones. Not a single one of these creams or pills have been proven to work at all, and some can actually be harmful.
Penis pumps work by drawing blood into the penis to make it swell. This is also a common treatment for some types of erectile dysfunction. Pumps do work at making the penis appear larger, but it's only temporary. There is also a downside: using a vacuum pump too often or for too long can actually cause permanent damage to the elastic tissues of the penis, which means softer erections.
Jelqing is a hand exercise that's designed to force blood from the base of the penis to the head. While there is no proof it works and it does seem safer than other penis enlargement techniques, keep in mind that jelqing can (and has) led to pain, scarring, and permanent disfigurement.
One product that is effective is a stretcher device, which attaches to the penis and exerts traction. This device must be worn for at least six months and nearly an entire day, every day, to see results. While it can increase the length of your penis by up to an inch eventually, it can't address girth, and more research is still necessary to determine long-term safety.
The P-Shot and the Gaines method are both penis enlargement procedures that use the science of platelet rich plasma (PRP). PRP comes from your own blood and its concentrated platelets and growth factors can stimulate cell regeneration, repair, and growth in a specific treatment area. This PRP penis enlargement procedure involves creating PRP from your own blood, then numbing the penis before injecting the PRP into specific areas. The Gaines method has been shown to increase the length and girth of the penis without side effects or risks, and it can help improve appearance and sensation.
While this likely does not cover all of the penis enhancement procedures and products you run across, just remember that it's important to do your research before risking your health and safety in search of a larger penis.