February 23, 2009

Q&A: Penis Enlargement Pills And Average Penis Size

Another common question podcast addresses a male reader's concerns about his penis size and the safety and effectiveness of penis enlargement pills.

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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.

Why Worry?

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.

Recommended Reading

Books you might find interesting that are related to these topics include For Each Other: Sharing Sexual Intimacy and The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex.

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    I've tried a lot of penis enlargement products during my days on the Internet, but none of 'em have actually worked – so I'm thinking of buying a new one, just to see if it's possible for me to actually enlarge my penis – despite the fact that I'm only 21.

    The last product I tried out was called something similar to “större penis”. The company told me that my penis was going to get bigger in 24 hours, but it has been 4 months and I've seen no results at all.

    What about the enlargement product you're talking about in the post above, does it really work, or is it just something you're trying to sell for money? I *really* need a bigger penis, and I'm willing to do just about everything!

    Send me an e-mail with your answer… please. I'd be thankful forever! I really want to satisfy my wife in bed. If I don't, she may start having sex with someone else…