It's common for a guy to wish his penis were bigger. But we have some good news for you, my dude: Research has shown that many men who worry about their manhoods are actually totally normal or average in size.
This couldn't be more wrong. In fact, a study from concluded that a combination of deep kissing, genital stimulation, and oral sex are more likely to get a woman off—and none of those things require a man being well-endowed. The takeaway? Your penis is probably just fine as is. That said, if you are curious about increasing the size of your member, there are a few options.
They're painful, expensive, and some of them are not even guaranteed to work; still, here are the currently available methods for making your penis bigger, ranked from bad to slightly less terrible. Note: Men's Health does not endorse any penis-lengthening technique without first consulting a physician.
Los Angeles-based surgeon Dr. James Elist claims to be the only surgeon in the world performing a specific type of operation that can increase penile length and girth using a silicone implant. Elist claims to add an average increase of 1. Of course, this comes with serious risks, like scar tissue, painful erections, infection or loss of sensation or function. Guys could possibly end up with a slight increase of less than an inch in length, just over an inch in width, and a heavier member.
The results are not permanent and your penis could shrink back to its original size over time. Additionally, as with any surgical procedure, there are still risks involved.
Case in point: a year-old patient died following a penis enlargement surgery after fat traveled into his lungs, causing his breathing to stop. A relatively new method, 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. It's unclear when jelqing was first developed, but it may date back to ancient Arab civilization. What we do know is that guys have attempted the stretching technique as a way to increase the length and girth of their penises.
Here's how Men's Health previously explained the process:. Does jelqing actually make your penis bigger? Most medical experts say no—and note that it could even do harm, like causing a curvature of the penis. Men's Health contributor Grant Stoddard tried jelqing for two weeks , and found no change in his measurements. 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 showed the Andro-Penis added roughly half an inch in length.
In another Men's Health story, Stoddard tried RestoreX , a penis extender designed for men with Peyronie's disease which he does not have. After using it for just under a month, he found his penis to be approximately half-an-inch longer.
If you're not up for stretching or injecting your way to a bigger penis we get it , 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. Here's everything you need to know about pubic hair , including tips for shaving it. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories.
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