When searching online for penis pumps, many men come across ads for “penis enlargers.”
These sound enticing, but it’s common to wonder: Are these really a penis enlargement remedy? And, do they really work?
Can you enlarge a penis?
Without surgical intervention, the long and short of it is that there is no penis enlargement remedy. Stretching and pumping can work temporarily, and—despite advertisement claims—creams, pills and supplements are not known to work at all.
But, if you’re really looking for more size, first there are important things to consider.
Do you really need it? Experts indicate that most men who are seeking larger penises don’t really need to. The typical erect penis is usually 5 to 6 inches long and 4 to 5 inches around. Many men do not have a clear picture of their penis based on the angle they usually see it. You are likely bigger than you think.
Can you lose weight? Because penis length is often based on the perception of size, one penis enlargement remedy is to lose weight. It’s been found that losing weight reveals more of the shaft of the penis that may be hiding under belly fat. With less padding around it, the penis can appear larger.
How important is it for great sex? Finally, whether you’re big or not‑as‑big, it likely doesn’t factor into how good you are in bed and whether your partner is satisfied. There are answers to how to have better sex no matter your age, but they typically don’t involve the size of your penis. Other factors like intimacy, staying power, and confidence all play a role.
If size is still the goal, one strategy that can temporarily increase size is penis stretching. Experts say stretching has not been shown to increase penis size for the long term, but there is some anecdotal support that it can work temporarily. Stretching exercises that call for massaging the tissues along the length of your penis could create small tears. This makes the tissues look engorged as they heal and can make the penis appear longer.
While stretching may not actually increase size, it is one of the penis exercises that can build penile strength and help your penis perform at its full potential.
Pumping up your size
Another strategy that can increase size temporarily is vacuum therapy. With a vacuum therapy device or penis pump, you use an acrylic penile tube attached to a manual or battery‑operated pump. You slide the tube over your penis and hold it secure to the body. When the pump is engaged, a vacuum suction is created in the tube, which gently draws blood into the penis, engorging it and forming an erection. Then, a support ring is placed around the base of the penis. This constricts blood in the penis, keeping it engorged, and thus sustaining the erection.
This definitely increases the size of the penis while the pump and penis ring are in use. And while a penis pump is technically not a penis enlargement remedy and does not increase size permanently, it does make it larger temporarily. It also improves circulation to the penis, strengthens penile tissues, and keeps your penis in the habit of regular arousal. This is a benefit, as an erect penis is always larger than a flaccid one.
The search for a penis enlargement remedy is not new, as men forever have sought more girth and length. While many products claim to work, it’s more likely you’ll have better luck with the tool you were born with. To learn more about vacuum therapy and how to make the most of the assets you have, download our free ebook.