Men have always placed great importance on the size of their penis. For a long time, penis size has been associated with virility and manhood. In many cultures a man with a large penis was considered more masculine, fertile and strong, while those with a smaller penis were looked down upon. It is since then that men have been looking for methods of penis enlargement. This unending quest to get a bigger penis size has lead men to go to extreme lengths and try out even dangerous methods.
The never ending penis size debate
Even today things haven’t changed much. Despite studies which prove that over 85% of women are satis?ed with their partner's penis size, men remain unsatisfied when it comes to their manhood. According to research carried out by Professor Kevan Wylie, a consultant in sexual medicine at the University of Sheffield, it was observed that 45% of men were unsatis?ed with their own penis size and wanted to increase their length.
Men with a small penis continue to feel inadequate in bed and this can really damage their self-confidence and affect their social life. It can also reach a level where a man feels uncomfortable while using public urinals or shared shower rooms and even starts avoiding intimate relationships. Most men's view about their penis size is often formed while growing up, when they start comparing their penis to others. Instead of actually measuring their penis, most men make perceptions about their own size depending on who they compare it with.
In fact, there are even a lot of ethnic and cultural stereotypes around penis size, for instance it is believed that black men have larger penises, while Asians have smaller ones. However, none of these believes have been supported by scientific research.
What is actually meant by a small penis?
As per the measurements by the NHS that are based on a review of 50 studies on penis size conducted since 1942, which have measured over 11,531 penises, the average penis size is about 14-16cm (5.5-6.3 inches) when erect. The average girth for an erect penis is 12-13cm (4.7-5.1 inches). According to the NHS, a penis is only said to be small if it measures less than 3 inches (7.6cm) long when erect.
The correlation between penis size and sexual pleasure
Men seeking methods of penis enlargement often claim that when it comes to penis size and sex, the bigger the better. While women claim to emphasise more on the girth over length when it comes to pleasure during sex, there are studies that show larger penises were preferred by women. A study that had women rate 3D computer generated images of upright males with varying flaccid penis sizes found that women found heighted men with a large penis more attractive than other men.
So, there is a reason to believe that men with a larger penis have an edge over men with smaller manhood. This gives most men enough reason to want a bigger penis size. Here it must be noted that penis size alone can’t be a measure of greater sexual satisfaction as factors such as the length of intercourse and erectile function also play a major role in female pleasure. However, it can’t be denied that if you are well endowed, the chances are that you’ll benefit from a boost in the bedroom.
How to get a bigger penis size?
If like most men, you also want to enlarge your penis size then there are many methods of penis enlargement available on the market. A lot has been said about the safety and effectiveness of penis enlargement methods and the opinion is divided on it. While some do believe in the options, there are others who say that it is a scary world.
Although it cannot be denied that many methods of penis enlargement have caused serious injuries, there are some products and procedures that are really effective in increasing penis size. It goes without saying that penis enlargement surgery is a popular way to increase size permanently. However, it does not make it one of the preferred options as it comes with its fair share of risks. Infection, scars and an unnatural feeling are some of the things that you can experience afterwards, not to mention that it is incredibly expensive and most insurance does not cover it.
That leaves us with home-based methods of penis enlargement such as penis enlargers, supplements, oils, and pumps. There is no evidence to prove the effectiveness of penis enlargement oils, pills and creams, but there is one method that has been proven to result in bigger penis size. Traction method, mainly used in penis extenders, has been found to be one of the most effective non-invasive methods of getting a bigger penis size.
Researchers have found that penile extenders that stretch the penis over a period of months through traction can help enlarge your penis size. The conclusion is based on the review of five evidence-based surgical studies of 121 men and six non-surgical studies of 109 men published between 2000 and 2009.