The term "penis enlargement" generally refers to a technique, process or procedure used to increase the size of a man's penis. Because many men are unsatisfied with their penis size, the market for penis enlargement is extremely large and there are thousands of websites devoted to various methods. Not all of these approaches, however, are effective or even safe. Here we will discuss some of the more popular penis enlargement practices that are employed by men around the world today.
For the purposes of this discussion, supplements are defined as any herbal formula that is absorbed by the body with the goal of enlarging the size of the penis. Some common side effects of using these types of supplements include increased erection hardness and elevated sex drive.
Penis enlargement pills are encapsulated herbal formulas whose purpose is to increase the amount of blood flow to the spongy erectile tissue chambers within the penis called the Corpora Cavernosa. Stimulating and exercising the penis, usually through the use of a penis workout routine is generally recommended in conjunction with the use of these capsules. While the ingredients contained within these pills vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, generally only all-natural herbal substances are used. As with any supplement and to ensure the quality of the product, you should always make sure that these pills are from a trusted manufacturer who uses an FDA approved laboratory.
Similar to penis pills, penis enlargement patches are designed to stimulate and promote growth through the use of specific herbal ingredients that are absorbed by the body. They too are often used along with natural enlargement exercises to facilitate enlargement. The primary difference between the two methods is the delivery. Penis patches are worn on the skin much like nicotine patches that are used by smokers to quit smoking. This method is believed to be more efficient than oral consumption since the nutrients bypass the digestive system and are delivered directly into the bloodstream.
A penis enlargement device is a piece of mechanical equipment that is worn on the penis to increase it's length and girth. In terms of penis enlargement, these types of devices are usually grouped into two classes; those generally used for masturbation purposes and temporary size gains and others which attempt to create permanent enlargement of the penis.
Penis Vacuum Pumps
A penis vacuum pump is a cylinder that is fitted over the penis and uses a manual or motorized pump to create suction. By sucking the air out of the cylinder, a vacuum space is formed and blood is drawn into the penis causing it to become engorged. While this method is very popular, the increase in penis size lasts only as long as the device is worn. It can also be dangerous and may result in vascular damage if excessive pressure is used. Aside from it's popularity as a masturbation tool, this method is sometimes used to treat impotence problems or by men with certain illnesses such as diabetes where getting and sustaining an erection is often difficult.
Penis Traction Devices
A penis traction device is worn on the penis and uses the concept of stretching or "traction" force to enlarge the penis. The basic principal is that with a continuous stretch along the length of the penis shaft, the cells and tissues of the penis are forced to adapt and grow to the applied pressure. As opposed to penis vacuum pumps, there is no masturbatory benefit and it's design is purely for permanent enlargement growth.
Manual Penis Enlargement
Manual penis enlargement refers to various exercises and stretches used to increase penis size. Some methods exclusively use "hands-on" techniques and manual manipulation while others employ objects to increase the applied tension.
Jelqing is a natural enlargement exercise intended to increase the maximum size of the erect penis by elevating blood pressure within the penis. Sometimes referred to as "milking", this technique involves wrapping the thumb and index finger around a semi-erect penis shaft and repeatedly massaging in an outward stroke. This motion is intended to force blood into the glans and encourage more vascularity in the Corpus Cavernosa and associated tissues. As with any form of manual penis enlargement, these exercises should only be performed under the instruction of an experienced individual or by following a certified program.
Stretching and Hanging
The goal behind these types of penis enlargement techniques is to stretch the tunica albuginea and various other penile tissues in an attempt to elongate and thicken the penis. While both methods involve gripping behind the glans and pulling for a set period of time, the primary difference is that hanging uses a weighted object which is suspended from the penis to allow for a greater stretch. Again, both of these methods can be dangerous if performed incorrectly and can result in injury. You should always first seek guidance from an experienced source.
Constriction is a method to temporarily increase penis size by using some manner of device, such as a string, clamp or "cock ring" to constrict blood flow to the penis. The object is generally worn at the base of the penis and a massaging technique is used to stimulate blood flow into the erect shaft.
Penis Enlargement Surgery
Penis enlargement surgery refers to medical procedures used to physically enlarge the penis. As with most surgery, these methods are invasive, risky and should only be performed by a qualified surgeon.
Phalloplasty is a combined surgical procedure to increase the length and girth of the penis. Lengthening is accomplished by cutting the ligament that supports erections, thus allowing the penis to extend more fully from the body. This operation works to expose more of the shaft that is usually concealed within the body. One common side effect of this procedure, however, is that without the ligament to force the penis into the "standing" position during erection, a fully erect penis will then usually point downwards.
Increasing the girth or thickness of the penis is usually done through injections of substances into the penis itself. Some methods involve harvesting fat cells or strips of tissue from the patients body and grafting this flesh directly to the penis. Others use injections of substances like collagen or silicone to fatten the penis shaft. These methods are effectively irreversible and can include side effects like loss of sensation, lack of erection hardness, scarring and deformity.
Surgical implants are inflatable reservoirs inserted into the penis to replace the two Corpora Cavernosa. This procedure is generally performed on men who suffer from complete impotence. A pump that is implanted in the groin allows these men to manually create an erection by inflating the inserted reservoirs by hand. Although these reservoirs are normally sized as direct replacements for the existing chambers, larger cylinders can be implanted.
Superficial Penis Enlargement
While not considered true penis enlargement, there are methods that can be used to make the penis appear larger. For instance, trimming the pubic hair will allow more of the penis to be exposed thereby making it look bigger. Similarly, an overweight person can effectively make his penis look larger by shedding a few pounds and increasing the "relative" size of his member.
Posted by PRS
Tuesday, February 6th, 2007
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