When you think of male enhancement, you probably think of miracle extender procedures that lure men in with the promise of a larger penis. In reality, most men who look for a quick-fix procedure to enhance size don’t even need it.
The “vast majority” have a normal-size penis, according to British urological surgeon Gordon Muir. And many invasive offerings — injections, vacuums, surgical fat grafting, ligament suspension — often end up causing penis disfiguration.
A recent study in Sexual Medicine Reviews shows that guys that realize their penis is a normal size no longer want invasive treatment.
Yet, there is a culprit that is often the real issue: erectile dysfunction (ED). Treatment is safe and easy and can make your penis feel larger. Bye-bye worries.
Keep reading for seven male enhancement facts, then check out what really works and get back the confidence you want.
1. Most Men Have a Normal-Sized Penis
According to an article in Science magazine, only about 55 percent of men are satisfied with their penis size while about 45 percent believe their penis is too small when, in fact, they have a normal-sized penis.
Unfortunately, the size they believe is “normal” is often exaggerated thanks to misleading media and social misconceptions being propagated. Plus, when you look down on your penis, the angle just makes it look smaller!
So what’s normal? Generally, a normal-sized erect penis is five inches plus. A penis that’s three inches or smaller is considered small.
2. Most Procedures to Enlarge Penis Size Are Hype
According to the Mayo Clinic, many of the claims to improve size aren’t backed by scientific research. Let’s take a quick look at what’s out there.
Vacuum pumps draw blood into the penis to make it hard. This works to help ED but it doesn’t increase actual size.
Jelqing is an exercise that uses a hand-over-hand motion to squeeze blood up from the base of the penis to the tip. No research shows that it works, and it can lead to disfigurement, pain, and scarring.
Penile traction is a technique that stretches the penis with a device. It has been shown in small studies to show an increase of a half to two inches, but to prove this and safety, much larger studies need to be done.
Surgery to divide the suspensory ligament can add length to the tune of a half-inch to the look of the penis when flaccid. It doesn’t make a difference when the penis is erect. It has risks like loss of function and feeling, scarring, and infection.
Adding fat by surgery can make the penis look a bit bigger but doesn’t help ED.
3. Finding a Solution to Erectile Dysfunction Is Usually the Answer to Size Worries
When most guys think they want a bigger penis, what they really want is a strong, normal erection that they can maintain because they’re experiencing some amount of erectile dysfunction. The good news is that there are healthy, natural solutions to ED that help without the complications caused by some of the hyped scams out there.
4. Erectile Dysfunction Is Usually Caused By Testosterone Deficiency
Testosterone is the male sex hormone needed to get and maintain a strong erection. If there’s a decrease in testosterone, which is normal for guys from age 30 on, men can feel a bit of a difference in strength of erection.
And as soon as worry sets in, the mind can become the culprit in any kind of ED.
The trick is to get fully informed about normal testosterone levels and testosterone deficiency (read more here) and what you can do to naturally boost testosterone to stay out of the deficiency zone.
The medical term for testosterone deficiency is hypogonadism.
5. Age, Injury, Infection, Genetics, Meds, and Stress Can Lead to a Decrease in Testosterone
When men hit 30, their testosterone levels typically decrease by 1 percent a year. It’s not the same for everyone. Testosterone levels are impacted by genetics and other circumstances, but this is the norm to expect.
By age 45 and upwards, about 40 percent of guys have some experience with ED. In other words, most men experience the effects of testosterone deficiency, so it’s not just you.
A decrease in blood supply to the penis can also bring on ED. The decrease can be caused by injuries or trauma to the penis or testicles.
Meds and stress can lead to ED as can an illness. If you have symptoms, check with your physician.
6. Low Testosterone Signs Include Decreased Sex Drive and Difficulty Getting an Erection
If you’re experiencing low testosterone levels, you might experience a lower sex drive. You also might have difficulty getting and maintaining an erection.
You’re likely to see a decrease in your muscle size/mass as well as the amount of body fat you have. You might feel bigger emotions. You might feel an increase in body temperature — blast that air more than usual! And you might lose some hair.
7. Testosterone Boosters Increase Testosterone and Similar Hormones
Natural supplements can boost your testosterone levels and impact other important hormones and get you back to normal or near normal. In addition to an increase in testosterone, some supplements can block estrogen.
Getting testosterone levels up can relieve your ED symptoms. Your sex drive and ability to get and maintain an erection should come back. And you should see an increase in muscle mass too.
Male Enhancement That Works to Cure the Real Culprit
Now you know that the real culprit behind penis size issues is usually some level of ED and that the real answer to male enhancement is the natural treatment of ED. And now, you’re ready to get started with a solution for you.
We suggest trying the natural enhancement route. Of course, always check with your physician that it’s a healthy path for you. And get informed. You’re sure to find that all-natural treatment is a far cry from the invasive techniques that don’t work.
Then, when you’re back to your steady, confident self and can concentrate on normal life stuff again, check out more awesome life hacks on our blog!