However, the old adage is true: size matters. Or at least, it matters to some people. So as long as this belief holds true, there will always be “get big quick” pills and potions advertised.
Most people, however, do not want to go as far as getting surgery. Added to the obvious discomfort of having your wiener operated on, there’s also a high risk of failure — and it’s expensive, too. The cost can range up to £10,000, with around £6000-£8000 being a normal range. Side effects include loss of erection and they can go as far as gangrene. As for fillers, do you really want a wide-bore needle in your penis? And are they worth it? In most cases, not. At around £1000-£1500 a pop, fillers are not cheap, either.
So what options are available for those who want to elongate their wang naturally? Herbs and berries certainly won’t cut it, but the good news is that there is one method — albeit a little slower — that can produce results.
How Do I Increase My Penis Size Naturally and Safely?
Safely and naturally increasing the size your penis simply involves massaging the tissue along the length of the shaft using your hand. These exercises aim to create micro-tears in the tissue along the penis to stretch the skin over time. As the tissue heals, it seems to engorge and give your penis the appearance of being larger than it previously was.
You can use similar stretching exercises to increase the girth of your penis. Referred to as jelqing, these girth exercises also involve massaging your penis to stretch the tissues. The more consistently you perform these exercises, the more likely you are to start seeing results.
The steps are relatively simple:
- Manually stretch your penis by holding the head and pulling it outward.
- Keep it stretched for about 10 seconds.
- Pull it to the right for 10 seconds and do the same in the opposite direction.
- Repeat this exercise for about 5 minutes once or twice a day.
There is an alternative method:
- Hold the head of the penis and pull outwards as you press in the base area.
- Maintain the outstretched position for about 10 seconds.
- While maintaining the pressure at the base area, pull your penis to the right and hold for 10 seconds.
- Do the same in the opposite direction.
- Repeat this exercise for about 2 minutes once or twice a day.
For jelqing exercises, the exercises are a little different:
- Place your thumb and index finger in an O shape around the base of your penis.
- Apply pressure to your shaft by making the O smaller.
- Slowly move the “O” outward until you reach the tip of your penis.
- Repeat this exercise for about 20–30 minutes once daily.
Many men who do these exercises consistently eventually start to become increasingly confident in the size and appearance of their penis. Before you do the stretching exercises, keep the following in mind.
- Do these exercises when your penis is flaccid
- Stop doing the exercises the moment you experience discomfort or pain
- Do these exercises while you’re seated or standing against a wall
- Avoid injury by limiting the frequency of the exercises to once or twice daily
- Consult your doctor if you’re thinking about increasing the frequency or intensity of these exercises
Are There Any Potential Risks to Stretching Your Penis?
Be gentle on your penis. The last thing you want is to handle it roughly because doing so can injure the tissues by causing large tears. Likewise, being too rough can hurt the ligaments at the base of your penis.
People who use devices like a penis pump or traction device to increase the size of their penis are advised to seek their doctor’s advice on how long to wear the device to avoid injuries. The same goes for using your hand to naturally stretch your penis.
Failure to exercise appropriate caution when doing stretch exercises may lead to
- Minor bruising or discoloration
- Vein rupture
- Red spots along the penile shaft
If you experience any of these symptoms for several days, have a doctor assess them and advise you on the best course of action.
What Exactly Is the Average Penis Size?
Many guys are anxious about the size of their penis. The anxiety hurts their confidence in the bedroom. Given how important penis size is to most men, it’s easy to see why many men feel this way.
Yet a lot of the anxieties are due to braggadocio (let’s face it, almost every bloke knows someone who boasts they have a 9-inch penis) and porn. Neither of which are particularly representative of the general population.
Like most other physical characteristics in humans, penis sizes follow a normal distribution. This means that the vast majority of men have a normal-sized penis. On one extreme of the spectrum is the congenital micropenis, with a length of about 2.5 inches or less. On the other end, you have record-breaking penises such as Jonah Falcon’s penis, which is 13.5 inches at its maximum. At that length, full penetration is extremely difficult, if not impossible. The average size is about 5.16 inches, give or take, depending on the person’s ethnic background.
What Penis Size Do Women Prefer?
According to UCLA research, the ideal penis size for most women is about 6 inches. However, the research didn’t take into account other important factors such as chemistry, intelligence, personality, attractiveness, sexual skills and attentiveness. It’s like asking a group of guys their ideal figure. It’s a rather silly question because many variables factor into attraction.
Interestingly, another study found that the length and girth are not the attributes that women prioritize most in a penis. Women ranked the penis length sixth and girth fourth. The top three penis attributes were the general appearance of the penis, the appearance of the pubic hair and the penile skin. So size doesn’t really factor into women’s choice of sexual partners.
A bigger penis doesn’t necessarily translate to better sex. In fact, for every woman who prefers a large penis, there’s probably one that prefers a relatively small penis because, depending on her physiology, a large penis can make uncomfortable or painful for the woman — the average length of the vaginal canal is only between 3 and 7 inches.
How Important Is Size of Your Penis?
One of the largest and most thorough studies of the reasons why men and women have sex found 237 motivating factors. Among these factors were general attraction and facial attractiveness. Interestingly, penis size didn’t feature on the list.
The only time that penis size comes into focus is in studies that focus exclusively on penis size. Even in these studies, a common conclusion is that penis size is not nearly as important as most men believe. The essential factors include comfort, sexual skills, confidence, and attentiveness.
Furthermore, it’s important to note that for most women, vaginal penetration does not lead to orgasm. To achieve an orgasm, most women need clitoral stimulation, which has nothing to do with the size of your penis.
For the women who achieve an orgasm through vaginal penetration, the orgasm happens as a result of the stimulation of the G-spot. This is an area of about 2 inches into the vaginal wall which gives a woman intense pleasure when stimulated. this pleasure likely occurs due to the stimulation of the clitoris’ inner parts and urethra’s peripheral tissues.
To sum it up, satisfying your partner in the bedroom has little to do with the size of your penis so don’t get hung up on it. Focus on the full experience you share with your partner by experimenting and paying attention to what they respond to.
The Bottom Line
The consistency with which you do natural penis-stretching exercise will determine how soon you see the result. It is, however, important to note that the time it takes to see results may vary from one person to another depending on their unique physiology. Should you have any medical questions about penis length, it’s worth talking to your GP.
It is important that you monitor and learn about the way your penis responds not only to the stretching exercises but to other forms of stimulation. Doing so will help you become in tune with your sexual health and will eventually result in you being more comfortable with the size and appearance of your penis.
If you’re considering using additional devices and pharmaceuticals to improve the quality of your sexual experience, be sure to first seek your doctor’s advice and to follow the guidelines of the manufacturer. If, at any point, you feel pain or discomfort, seek medical help immediately.