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Can You Make Your Penis Bigger?

There are more rumors and myths about penile enlargement than almost any other sex-related topic we can think of. Unfortunately, it’s a topic that, over the last 15 years or so, has been shrouded in misinformation and confusion thanks almost entirely to the proliferation of spam emails and websites selling dubious pharmaceuticals and generally ruining any chance we might ever have of getting closer to the truth about whether or not it’s possible to make a penis bigger.

But that hasn’t stopped us trying.

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In a recent article we wrote about how to have sex if his manhood is too big, and we tried to stress that size isn’t all that important (at least, not as important as the positions you use might be.) While we absolutely believe that size doesn’t matter we should still try to present some clearer information about enhancing penis size, even if it’s just to dispel some myths about it. So we’ve taken the most common penis enlargement techniques and examined them below.

1. Penis Pumping

What is it?

As the name implies, this is the act of slipping your manhood into a specially-designed pump, letting all the air out and letting it do all the work for you.

How Does A Penis Pump Work?

It works by creating a vacuum around your penis, causing the blood vessels and associated muscles to expand as blood is drawn into them by the vacuum.

Is It Actually Effective?

Well, yes… and no. What we mean is this: in a penis pump, your penis really does grow – noticeably so. But as soon as you break the seal and release the vacuum your penis goes straight back to its starting size. There’s no evidence of any long-term benefits at all. However, they do have one advantage, particularly for sufferers of erectile dysfunction: since the vacuum inside a pump draws blood into the penis, you can quickly roll on a ring and then remove the pump and the vacuum, essentially trapping the penis in an erect state. Some users of this technique report positive findings. Do consult a doctor though, and remember that wearing a ring or using a pump for extended periods can be unsafe.

2. Jelqing

What is Jelqing?

Purportedly jelqing is an ancient tradition of penis enlargement that employs weights or tensioners – or simply the hands – to slowly stretch the penis.

How Does Jelqing Work?

If you do a little research, you’ll find a few different answers to this question – and that’s always suspicious. The most common claim is that jelqing works by slowly, over time, stretching the tip of the penis away from the base, causing muscle fibers inside the shaft to split into two, a little like the way a body-builder’s muscles grow as they repair the damage from working out.

Is It Actually Effective?

No. Think about it. If penises got bigger when you pulled them, most guys would have 3 foot penises by the time they were 20. What’s more, that muscle repair theory is really shaky science based on muscle damage. The penis is not a muscle, and there are no muscles in the penis. It just doesn’t make any biological sense.

3. Pills

sex for menWhat is it?

Often, penile enhancement pills are blends of naturally occurring herbs that are supposed to supplement blood flow to the penis. Often though, they contain all sorts of things. They’re not generally regulated and as such there’s not much research into their safety or their side-effects. Just stay clear of them.

How Do Penis Pills Work?

They don’t.

Are they Actually Effective?

Nope.

4. Surgery

What is it?

One of a number of procedures designed to augment the size of the patient’s penis.

How Does it Work?

There are a few different types of penis enlargement surgery based on different principles and on the desired outcome. One method is to transplant fatty tissues from elsewhere in the body into the shaft of the penis – this can be successful but is described as being “visually odd”, and the results often disappear within a year as the fat is metabolized. Another technique is to disconnect some supporting ligaments. Reports suggest that this can offer a few fractions of an inch in length, but leave the erection pointing down and not up.

Is It Actually Effective?

There’s conflicting evidence about this, and it’s mainly anecdotal. Some reports suggest success, but more suggest permanent damage was incurred as a result of the procedure. The only major medical research body to give this topic any real consideration eventually decided that there was no evidence that the penis can be permanently enlarged, and that most men would not want to go ahead with the surgery if they knew the risks and dangers involved.

So, What Can I Do To Make My Penis Bigger?

Right now, there is no reliable, safe way to permanently enhance the size of your manhood, and most of the information is designed cynically, to play on men’s insecurities and self-image. Pills don’t work, surgery is dangerous, jelqing is nonsense, and pumping is fun but ultimately pointless. But there is another way, a way that makes you harder, longer, thicker (by around 15-20%), more sensitive.

That way is to wear a cock ring, like our popular TOR™ 2. The humble cock ring is one of the best things to happen to men since… well, ever, and it’s simple and immediately effective. A cock ring works by restricting the blood flow in and out of the penis, I bit like how a doctor might tie your arm before a vaccination, or like a weightlifter’s belt.

Again, the effects are not permanent, but they are real.

About Donna Turner

Donna is a Volonté contributor and freelance writer who lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons. Her work has appeared in Psychology Today, Go! Magazine (Australia) and is regularly featured in the San Francisco Herald.

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12 comments

  1. when will you come out with a tor 3 / with a remote control even though the tor 2 is great its hard to adjust modes & speed while wearing

  2. Pill pump jelqing not working for me.

  3. Very good article. It has been a pleasure reading it.

  4. It says penis don’t have muscles
    And I’m a medical student and i totally disagree with that statement

  5. Anu, the length of the penis depends on how big the erectile tissue will become. The muscles are irrelevant in this subject.

  6. Men are so silly when it comes to this subject. Being an attentive lover is so much more important than being able to sport a club between your legs.

  7. Men obsess about size, which is a factor – but health is also very important. More men need to use a first class penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) to address issues like odor, dry/flaky skin, loss of sensation, member blood flow, etc.

  8. OMG I can’t believe

  9. Have you seen the video about the 45 year old German man that has enlarged his penis with silicone to the point where he can’t even have intercourse anymore? Crazy

  10. Yes we saw that! He didn’t seem to unhappy about it though: it was as though he was more interested in the process of body modification itself than in the end result. Maybe there’s some nobility in that!

  11. My penis is not quite 6″ erect, my wife says she is okay withthe length and girth, however, I findit difficult to experiment amd try different positions. If I could gain and extra inch or two, not necessarily girth, we could expand from the standard missionary and doggy style positions. I may try a penis pump after reading this article.

    Thanks

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