Before thinking about how you can increase penis size and why you feel the need to do this, you should know that the size you are given is down mainly to the genes you inherit through your ancestry. This is normal and natural, just as in your overall size in general. Everyone is different and you will grow to whatever size you should be.
Men are more concerned about their own penis size than their partners are, and the concerns are most often unfounded. If the penis is 2 inches or longer it is big enough to perform any sexual activity from procreation to pleasuring your partner. Technique is more important than size.
If you think there is a problem with your genitals, check with a urologist. More than likely, there is nothing wrong.
Boys’ penises start to grow during puberty achieving between 2 and 5 inches (5 – 13 cm) in length. They will continue growing until approximately the age of 20. If you are under 20 you may still experience some growth naturally. The average adult man will have a penis size of 5.1 – 5.9 inches (13 – 15 cm) erect.
The oversize penises seen in pornography are not the standard. The producers seek out actors who are above average size. Some of them are accidents of nature, just like having a freakishly large nose. Others are not real. Fake body parts and trick photography are common in porn production.
Literary descriptions are also generally inaccurate. Writers on the subject tend to be men; they also tend to describe their wishes rather than reality. “Letters to magazines” are an example of such fiction, as is much of what is written on the Internet. Men often lie about penis size to flatter themselves. This makes surveys less than reliable.
The following are the known enlargement methods:
Surgical penis enlargement usually takes the form of implants for increasing girth or severing of the ligament that attaches the base of the penis to the pelvis for added length. This is major surgery done on an in-patient basis with general anesthesia. As any surgery, this is risky. The results are not always what people expect. A common side effect of the ligament severing is inability to control direction of the penis. Sometimes during surgery nerves can be severed and all sensation in the penis can be lost completely.
Generally, doctors will only do this in cases of severe deformity or trauma.
Non-surgical enlargement methods are various forms of stretching by hand, mechanical device or attachment of weights and the use of vacuum pumps. All of these carry the risk of severe trauma and potential loss of sexual function if done improperly or excessively. The inner tissues of penis, the corpora cavernosa, are fairly delicate and can be damaged. The gains are seldom dramatic.
Hand stretching, also called jelquing, is probably the most harmless, as a person will likely stop before hurting himself. However, there is no medical evidence that it is effective for anything beyond pleasuring oneself.
Traction by use of weights or mechanical devices can add some length, but it is not a permanent effect and will reverse if the practice is discontinued. Excessive traction can tear penile tissue which may negatively affect the ability to achieve erections and deform the penis. Also, if the attachment is too tight it can impair blood circulation. This can lead to scarring, loss of sensation, and, in extreme cases, necrosis of tissue, which requires surgery to treat. Untreated, it can be life-threatening.
Vacuum pumps do not produce a permanent enlargement effect either. They are really just sex toys. They can, however, cause permanent deformation of the penis due to scarring if the suction is strong enough to break blood vessels.
There are no pills, creams, powders, or drops that will make a penis grow larger or longer. The emails offering these are scams and the advertisements are lies. These “medicines” are usually not tested for safety, either. At best, there will be no effect whatsoever. At worst, you can develop an allergic reaction or get poisoned with substandard ingredients.
There are no “miracle foods” that affect penis size. Vegetables are good for you, but for completely unrelated reasons.
It should be noted that one thing that affects perceived penis size is excess body weight. Having “extra padding” will conceal some of the length of a penis. Getting some exercise and improving your general physical fitness is the best way to improve your sexual performance and length. A healthy diet would definitely be helpful in this.
Masturbation does not affect penis size one way or the other. The penis is not a muscle and cannot be exercised.