The topic of penis size is really subjective. Penis size really matters for some people while for some it does not matter. This can include both men and women. Some men are really conscious about the size of their penis. While some women really care about a man’s penis size. These days, we see so many ads about penis enlargement supplements or procedures everywhere. Some even claim that few surgeries or exercises can increase the size of your penis. Few of them claim that some herb or oil can help increase the size of your penis. These kinds of ads really attract some people. Some of them can definitely be scam so a large number of men end up wasting their money on such things.
Is there actually an average penis size?
Does anyone actually know what is the normal size of a penis? Studies have shown that some men feel that their penis is small even when it is completely of normal size. A penis is considered to be small only when its size is less than 3 inches. If it is 5 inches or longer then it is considered to be of normal size.
Does your partner really care about your penis size?
Some advertisements actually make you think that your partner cares about the size of your penis. It may be true in some cases but it is not the case with every person. Some of them really do not care. But yes, if your partner is not satisfied with the size of your penis, then it can affect your sex life. So it is better to talk to your partner about whether it really affects them. It could be that you are just overthinking because sometimes advertisements can make us believe anything.
Thinking that your penis is small can really cause some serious issues like stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem. Most of the men may not be open in sharing how they feel about the size of their penis. It can cause frustration also. It is a really sensitive issue for some people. If your partner thinks that your penis size is small and is not open about this conversation, then this can also cause issues in the relationship. It can hamper the sex life and cause stress in the relationship also.
There are a lot of things in the market at present that claims penis enlargement. Let us have a look at some of them: –
- Traction devices
These devices claim that the length of the penis can be increased by stretching of the penile tissue. A weight is placed on the penis to lengthen it. There is no proper evidence of the effectiveness of traction devices.
- Vacuum devices
It is a device which contains a tube and this tube fits over the penis. Air is pumped out from this tube and it creates a vacuum. This vacuum draws blood into the penis which causes the penis to swell. People also use vacuum devices to treat erectile dysfunction. However, there is no evidence that these devices can increase the size of the penis.
- Penis surgery
There are two types of penis surgeries- penis augmentation and suspensory ligament release.
In penis augmentation surgery, fat cells are injected into the penis. The main aim of doing so is to increase the length and width of the penis. This procedure carries some risk as well. It can cause the penis to swell. The side effects can be so severe sometimes that the removal of the penis may also be required.
Suspensory ligament release surgery claims that it can increase the length of the penis anywhere between 1-3 cm. But there is no evidence of the safety and effectiveness of this surgery.
- Herbs and lotions
You may have seen a lot of lotions and herbs in the market that claim to increase the size of the penis. It is said that they contain different vitamins and minerals that help in penis enlargement. But now the question is that do these things really work?
There is no scientific evidence that herbs or lotions for penis enlargement actually work. In fact, there are a lot of risks involved and these can cause some serious side effects too. It is definitely difficult to believe so because of the way they portray themselves through advertisements. They make a person believe that these things can change the size of their penis. Penis size is a really sensitive issue and it definitely affects a lot of men so people tend to fall for such claims very easily. However, if you are still planning to try out oil for penis enlargement with the risks involved, then you should look out for a few ingredients that can affect your health in a negative way.
- DHEA– Also known as Dehydroepiandrosterone, is a steroid that is naturally present in our body. Using DHEA supplements can increase the risk of cancer, lower good cholesterol levels, and affect a person’s mental health.
- Pregnanolone– This is also naturally present in our body but there is no evidence that it can help in penis enlargement. In fact, it can affect our health in a negative way.
- Catuaba bark extract– This ingredient is considered an antidepressant but there is no evidence that this can increase the size of your penis.
- Hawthorn berry– Again, this ingredient also has no evidence of increasing the penis size. However, it can be a treatment for heart disease but taking excess of it can cause dizziness, nausea, and some other serious side effects.
All of the above-mentioned ingredients should be avoided at all costs even if you are planning to try a penis enlargement herb or oil because there is no evidence that the above ingredients can increase the penis size. However, if you are really keen on trying one, then try looking for some of the ingredients mentioned below: –
- L-arginine– Some studies suggest that this herb can make your erections firmer. There is no evidence of it increasing the penis size but this will definitely not cause any serious harm also.
- Panax ginseng– This herb is also considered to be a safe method for improving erectile dysfunction.
- Citrulline– Studies suggest that this herb also helps mild to moderate cases of erectile dysfunction. You can try it out for penis enlargement also.
- L-carnitine– This herb is known to increase your sperm count. You can also try this out for penis enlargement as it will not have any serious effects.
All the above-mentioned herbs definitely do not guarantee penis enlargement but they will not cause any serious side-effects also if you use them. So if you really want to try out herbs or oils for increasing the size of your penis, then you can definitely try the ones with the above-mentioned ingredients.
What if you finally decide to try out an oil?
If you have finally decided that you want to give penis enlargement oils or herbs a try, then you should definitely keep few things in mind. The first thing is that always consult your doctor before trying any such thing out. Explain your problem to the doctor and tell them that you are planning to use oil. Maybe, they can suggest some oil to you which will not have any negative effects. Taking professional advice should always be your priority.
Now if your doctor finally suggests you oil for penis enlargement, do not go and use it on your penis straight away. Always do a patch test. Take a small amount of the oil and rub it on your forearm. Now cover that area with a bandage. Wait for 24 hours and if there is no irritation, redness, or swelling in that area then you are free to apply that oil on your penis.
Always remember to follow the instructions mentioned on the pack of the oil. If you have cleared the patch test and you want to move forward by applying the oil on your penis, then first read all the instructions mentioned on the pack. Apply the quantity that is mentioned and never apply more than that.
You should also keep your partner in mind before using any kind of oil. Their approval for this also matters. You should always tell them the problem you are facing and discuss the solution with them. Tell them that you have spoken to the doctor about it and the doctor approves of it. Also mention that you have done the patch test. Give your partner some time and let them think about it. It is also recommended that your partner also does the patch test of the oil before you use it to see whether it suits them.
If you or your partner faces any kind of side effects or allergies by using the oil, then you should immediately stop using it and consult your doctor. Though there is no guarantee that these things will work in increasing the size of your penis if you are really keen on trying, then you should keep the above things in mind and then go ahead with it.