Q&A: Penis Enlargement Pills And Average Penis Size
Posted February 23, 2009
QUESTION: My penis size is 6 inches long but I heard that is considered small. I’m thinking about buying some herbal pills to enlarge it. What do you think? Is it safe?
First things first: 6 inches long is nowhere near small when it comes to penis size. In fact, several studies of penis size have found that the average erect penis length is anywhere from 5.1 to 5.8 inches. That makes you above average in length.
“Safe And Effective”
Second, there are currently no ways to increase the size of a man’s penis that are considered “safe and effective”. Although you may notice many advertisements for herbs, pills and weights to increase the size of a man’s penis, I know of no product that has been scientifically tested and found to actually work.
To make matters more challenging, the vast majority of penis enlargement products are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and are often sold as nutritional supplements. This means that even scientists and doctors don’t often know what chemicals or ingredients are used to make herbal penis enlargement pills, and so it’s very difficult – if not impossible – to know what types of health risks you might be facing if you were to take herbal pills for penis enlargement.
Talk To A Healthcare Provider
If you do decide to go forward and buy herbal pills that are marketed for penis enlargement, in spite of the fact that no scientific evidence supports such claims, I would strongly encourage you to speak with your healthcare provider.
Show him or her the pills that you are thinking about taking as well as any ingredient lists or web site information related to the pills so that he or she can give you more informed feedback about what effects, if any, such pills may have on your health and well-being.
Finally, you might spend some time considering why you are focused on your penis size. If you were worried that you didn’t measure up to other men, perhaps you now feel reassured that your size is well within the normal range of penis sizes.
If you have concerns about being able to please a sexual partner, you might find it helpful to know that sexual technique, knowledge, communication and a focus on mutual pleasure tend to be far more important to a couple’s sexual satisfaction than penis size.