Many men feel anxiety with regards to the size of their penis. There is an abundance of treatments offered online which claim to help you enlarge your penis. However, these are scams – there is no scientifically proven and safe treatment which can permanently increase penis size. Find out what constitutes an average size and how to protect yourself from harmful treatments.
What is a Normal Penis Size?
The penis enlargement industry monetises men’s anxiety, which often stems from media depictions of large penises. It is easy to be fooled by images in films, magazines and on the internet, which portrays unusually large penises as the norm. Many men overestimate the average size of a penis and wrongly believe that they are below average.
The average size of an erect penis is 14-16cm in length and 12-13cm in circumference. A penis is not considered small from a medical point of view unless it is under 7.6cm when fully erect. Flaccid penis size varies greatly.
Are there any options for natural male enhancement?
Do vacuum pumps increase size?
A vacuum penis pump is often advertised as a method of quickly and permanently increasing the size of your penis. However, this product is a false claim. The vacuum pump is a treatment for erectile dysfunction. While it can help you achieve and maintain an erection, it has no lasting effect on the size of your penis.
There are also various stretching techniques, such as “jelqing”, which involves repeatedly pulling on the flaccid penis in order to increase the size when erect. These techniques do not work and there is no scientific explanation for why they could possibly work.
Using penile extenders involves hanging a weight off the penis for hours at a time, which doesn’t increase size. To the contrary, this can cause tissue damage and there have been reports of it causing Peyronie’s disease. Rather than resulting in penis enlargement, using penile extenders could cause injury and have a negative effect on your ability to get an erection.
There are also traction devices which have been observed to cause small increases in length in some men. However, these devices are highly impractical, as they need to be worn for several hours every day in order to have an effect. You should consult a doctor before experimenting with any device to enlarge your penis, as there is a risk of side effects and injury if you do not use it correctly. Evidence that using a traction device works is still limited.
How weight loss can help
Often, men who find that their penis looks small to them notice that they perceive their penis as larger when they lose weight. If you are overweight, losing weight around the abdominal area may reveal more of the shaft and cause your penis to appear larger in relation to your body.