As you might suspect, many of the products that claim to make a man bigger, longer, or wider are scams. Some can even be dangerous. In surveys that ask what matters to sexual partners, hardness not size tops the list, says Dr. Mark A. Moyad, director of complementary and alternative medicine in the Department of Urology at the University of Michigan Medical Center and author of The Supplement Handbook. It may also help to remember that the average penis is about three to five inches long when not erect and five to seven when it is.
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Because the desire for a bigger penis is both a preoccupation and a source of concern for many men, the penis enlargement "market" has flourished. So what are all the options? What works and what doesn't? There are literally hundreds of advertisements and articles on penis enlargement, and your email inbox probably suffers as a result. They talk about the amazing, "unbelievable" results that can be achieved, but the only honest word here is "unbelievable. Nothing currently on the market has been shown to permanently increase penis size.
Penis enlargement , or male enhancement , is any technique aimed to increase the size of a human penis. Some methods aim to increase total length, others the shaft's girth, and yet others the glans size. Techniques include surgery, supplements, ointments, patches, and physical methods like pumping, jelqing, and traction. Surgical penis enlargement methods can be effective; however, such methods carry risks of complications and are not medically indicated except in cases involving a micropenis.
Penile size differs between men of different ethnic backgrounds and large studies of penis girth and length have been conducted by condom manufacturers. What many men perceive as a short penis actually falls into normal range size. Penis size is an important issue for many men and men of all ages are concerned about length and thickness of their penises. As with any health concern, men who are worried about their penis size should consult with a urologist trained in sexual medicine. A full genital exam may be able to determine any medical issues affecting penis size.