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Male enhancement methods come in many different forms. Learn more about the different types of penis enlargement devices and exercises here.

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When it comes to penis size, how big really is big enough? New research from the University of Kentucky has shown that 45% of men wish their penis was longer.

Pills, pumps, exercises… a lot of companies make promises, but what’s the deal and what works?

Keep reading to find out more about the many different types of penis enlargement devices and how to increase penis size.

Anatomy of the Penis

To understand how penis extension works, you have to understand the anatomy of the penis and how it can grow. Here are the basics. 

The erect tissue of the penis, corpora cavernosa, is like a sponge. 

In marine life, repeatedly stretching the pore cells of a sponge will cause it to grow and heal in the expanded state. The corpora cavernosa is similar in that the same stretching and healing cycle will cause the cells to grow to be able to hold more blood and therefore increase penis size.

Average Size

A study of over 15,000 men showed that the average flaccid penis is 3.16 inches long and 3.66 inches in girth and the average erect penis is 5.16 inches long and 4.59 inches in girth.

Types of Penis Enlargement Devices and Enhancement Methods

There are a plethora of gadgets, devices, and remedies that claim to increase penis size, but which ones are the real deal? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular. 

Traction Devices

Traction devices work by stretching the tissue of the penis using a small weight attached to a flaccid penis. Current research is looking into whether using traction devices before or after penile surgery can improve the outcome.

2011 study showed that men were able to gain up to an inch in length if they wore traction devices for up to 9 hours a day for 3 months.

Vacuum Devices

Vacuum devices, also called penis pumps, work by placing a tube over your penis and pumping out air. When the air pushes out it creates a vacuum around the penis which results in extra blood being drawn into the penis and in turn, causing it to become larger and erect. 

Here’s the list of the top 3 penis pumps of 2020 so far.

Natural Remedies

Now, there’s not a lot of scientific research to prove that anything in this category works well, but there have been reports of improvements.

  • Ginseng– Korean Red Ginseng is used to boost the nervous system
  • Ginko Balboa- this herb helps with blood circulation and can help with increasing blood flow to your penis
  • Maca- this powder made from a root veggie is known for being an aphrodisiac. The photochemicals that it contains can help with energy and maintaining erections.
  • L-arginine– this amino acid also helps with increasing blood flow, and in turn increasing penis size while erect. The recommended dose is 1 gram 3 times daily.
  • Watermelon– this one works similarly to l-arginine because of the amino acid that watermelon contains called citrulline. Watermelon has been called natural Viagra because like the drug, it relaxes and dilates blood vessels.
  • Pelvic Floor Exercises– While this option doesn’t increase penis size in muscle, it does strengthen your pelvic floor which allows your body to hold more blood in your penis. To strengthen your pelvic floor, do Kegel exercises.
    • Start by finding the muscle by tightening the muscle you use to stop urine.
    • Tighten and release the muscle 8 times and do a set of 3 daily.

Membership Services

There are membership services dedicated to helping you achieve the results you want that use a combination of tried and true devices and exercises. This option is a great way to go because research shows that no one option is likely to get you the results you desire, but using a combination of strategies with proven results can.

Penis Extension Surgery

When it comes to surgery, there are two main options. First, you’ll need to decide whether you want to increase your penis length or girth. 

Penis Length

In this procedure, the ligament that attaches the penis to the pelvic bone is cut so that more of the penis shaft is visible. After this surgery, weights and/or stretches are required daily for about six months to prevent the ligament from reattaching. The average increase in length is less than an inch.

Penis Girth

This option most often entails injecting fat cells into the penis. This procedure is controversial and can have some nasty side effects, often with severe loss of function and, in some cases, the penis may need to be removed. So, think long and hard (ha, see what we did there) before this, or any surgical option!

When to See a Doctor

Before trying any supplements, remedies, or devices, it is always a good idea to check in with your doctor about possible contraindications or underlying health conditions.

There are some mental health conditions that you should see a doctor about.

Penile dysmorphophobia disorder (PDD) is a disorder that involves overestimating the size of other’s penises while underestimating your own. Having PPD can cause depression, anxiety, and sexual performance issues.

Small Penis Anxiety (SPA) is a condition that leads the man to be so concerned that others will think he has a small penis that he often will be too afraid to get undressed in front of anyone else.

Final thoughts on Penis Enlargement

As we have learned, many men want to increase their penis size regardless of if theirs is considered average or not. With the abundance of options available to try, it’s easy to understand why.

Remember, no matter which way you go, talk to a doctor to discuss options, risks, and benefits.

Now that you are armed with knowledge on penis enlargement devices, don’t wait to make the change that you want today!