Everyone's seen the ads on the old 'hub promising magical results, but it might surprise you to know it is actually possibly to add a little size to the old fella..
Before we get stuck in, let us lay down some hard scientific facts you need to soak in.
1. Most people who worry about the size of their junk are totally normal/average in size.
2. A 2017 study shows a combo of deep kissing/oral is more likely to get a lady to the finish line than a big member.
3. There is absolutely no correlation between size and how manly you are.
That said, if you are curious about adding a little girth or a few cm, there are a few ways to go about it. For the most part they are pricey, painful, and not all of them are guaranteed to work - so with the exception of a couple non-invasive ones Blokes Advice does not endorse any of this, and you should definitely talk to your GP before taking on any procedures (except 8 or 9, you can do that now).
Lets start off with a real knarly options and work our way down to the more reasonable ways to go about this...
1. Penuma Penile Enhancement
Penuma is a silicone implant that increases the length and girth of a patient's penis, and it was the first implant to score FDA approval for cosmetic penile enhancement. Developed by surgeon Dr. James Elist, Penuma is now available (mainly in the States). They'll make an incision in the lower abdomen, insert the implant, and wrap it around the shaft of the penis underneath the skin. The implant is available in sizes L, XL, XXL.
The downsides to Penuma? Other than the fact they are cutting into your old fella this is going to run you about $20K of your hard earned bucks.
2. Penile Suspensory Ligament Division, or Ligamentolysis
This procedure cuts the suspensory ligament, which attaches the penis to the pubic bone. The surgeon will also move skin from the abdomen to the penis.
“The primary benefit of cutting the penile suspensory ligament is that it can increase the visible length of the penis, which some men may find desirable,” explains Dr. Justin Houman. Unfortunately, the overall effectiveness of this procedure is limited. “Cutting the penile suspensory ligament can increase the visible length of the penis when flaccid, but it does not necessarily increase the length when erect,” Dr. Houman says.
A study took 42 penile suspensory ligament division patients and measured their increase in flaccid stretched penile length and overall satisfaction with the procedure. Patients saw up to a 3-cm (or 1.2-inch) increase in stretched penile length—and those who also received a silicone spacer between the penis and pubis bones saw even greater increases. The overall patient satisfaction rate was 35%, and just 27% in patients who had penile dysmorphic disorder.
3. Fat Injections
With this procedure, surgeons can liposuction a patient’s own fat and transfer it into the shaft of the penis using a syringe. Guys could possibly end up with an increase of less than an inch in length and just over an inch in width, but the results aren’t overly permanent and will decrease over time.
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4.Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
This procedure involves separating out your platelet-rich plasma and injecting it into your penis, supposedly stimulating blood flow to make your member appear larger.
“The classic P-Shot protocol includes mechanical pumping for several weeks, which stretches the suspensory ligament to increase length and improve circulation," says dermatologist Jessie Cheung, M.D. “Enhanced P-Shots with stem cells and exosomes are also very popular in my practice, as there are more rapid and durable improvements in functionality and size.”
It's unclear when jelqing was first developed, but some believe the practice originated long ago in the Middle East. What we do know is that guys have attempted the stretching technique as a way to increase the length and girth of their members. It goes a little something like this:
"Wait until you’re almost erect. Once there, lube up and grab the base of the penis, using just the thumb and index finger. Apply pressure, and slide your hand down the shaft, as if ‘milking the organ.’ Release, and repeat."
Does jelqing actually make your penis bigger? Most medical experts say no—and note that it could even do harm by causing a curvature of the penis but people still give it a red hot crack.
6. Penis Pumps
“Vacuum pumps are devices that create a vacuum around the penis, causing blood to flow into the penis and engorge it,” Dr. Houman says. Penis pumps—which can use air or water to create negative pressure—increase penis size, but only temporarily. A study from 2006 ffound that regular pump use does not significantly increase consistent penis length.
Pumps come with some risks such as pain, bruising, and damage to the penile tissue; and best avoid if you have any blood disorders or take blood thinners. When used correctly immediately before doing the deed, a pump can ease erectile dysfunction symptoms.
7. Penis Extenders
There are a few devices men can wear daily underneath their clothes to gradually stretch the penis and add length and/or girth. Two of the earliest devices—the Andro-Penis and the Golden Erect—are still used today.
Some experts think these devices may be effective, and a very small study from 2015 showed the Andro-Penis added roughly half an inch in length.
8. Shaving Your Pubes
If you're not up for mutilating your love tool, you can at least make your penis look bigger—and an easy method is shaving your pubic hair. Think about it: If your member is shrouded in a tuft of pubes, it'll look smaller than if it's visible in its full glory.
9. Losing Weight
Think of it like an optical illusion. Weight loss won't actually change the size of your penis, but your junk could potentially appear larger if it's less hidden beneath your gut.
“Losing weight can reduce the amount of fat around the base of the penis, making the penis appear longer,” Dr. Houman says. “However, the effect is modest and may not be noticeable for all men.”
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