Are any Penile Enhancement Products Effective?
“Penis enhancement” products are all over the internet. Put that phrase into Google and some 4.28 million search results come up. The most common methods include pumps, drinks, and pills that claim to elongate and widen the male member. Most are illegitimate. But are any of these products effective? According to the director of the University of Washington’s Men’s Health Center, Thomas J. Walsh, M.D., “To date there’s never been a cream, a pill, or anything of that nature that’s been shown to benefit phallus size.” He added, “There’s no quick, one-shot way to increase the size or the function of the male penis.” There are pills that can engorge the penis with blood faster, but that won’t increase size. The good news is, most men who think they are small aren’t, at least according to Larry Lipshultz, M.D. He is the chief of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Baylor College. Lipshultz says, “The majority of men who come in seeking penile enlargement are average.”
Marketers of such products pray on men’s feelings of inadequacy to make sales. Lipshultz says, “I just don’t think men have a realistic idea of what normal is. Hence they think that they are below normal when actually they’re average.” According to research published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine the average size is just 5.6 inches, which it turns out is plenty to satisfy a woman. One way to make it seem larger is to lose weight. Look at the area and notice if you have “suprapubic fat.” This can make the penis appear smaller. If it is in fact getting smaller, this is a sign of a serious medical issue. Difficulty creating or maintaining an erection is an issue to address with a physician or urologist. Dr. Walsh says, “There’s a very strong association between new erectile dysfunction and subsequently experiencing a cardiovascular event.” If you really want to be a superstar in the bedroom, avoid enhancement products. Instead, follow Dr. Walsh’s advice, “Improving your overall physique, reducing body fat, increasing lean muscle, and improving cardiovascular health have all been shown to enhance sexual performance.” The takeaway, “Anything you could think of to improve your overall health outlook is going to improve your sexual function and your sexual appearance,” Walsh said.